Five attractions for Easter
Floating market at Alvecote
18 – 21 Apr 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Make your way to Alvecote on the Coventry Canal to and enjoy browsing around a market with a difference.
Come and browse at this floating market where colourful narrowboats will be selling everything from tiller pins to take-aways.
Why not take your family along and take a walk along the picturesque towpath while you’re there?
The RCTA is still taking bookings from trading boats. For more information and to book your place at one of these events visit http://www.canaltraders.org.uk/markets.html.
If you’ve got any questions about the upcoming markets please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet the Easter Bunny Boat Trips
19 – 21 Apr 2014
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Take a special boat trip to meet the Easter Bunny.
Children’s activities on board during the cruise.
Depart: on the hour, every hour from 11am – 5pm.
Pick up/drop off point: Kings Cross, Granary Square, Canalside steps, Regents Canal, London. N1C 4AA.
£10 adults, £8 child, senior. onboard activities include: decorate an egg, make an Easter chick and meet the Easter bunny!
Please email or ring to book.
Ellesmere Port ‘Then and Now’ Exhibition at the National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port
05 Mar – 29 Apr 2014
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
National Waterways Museum, South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. CH65 4FW
Rare images go on view at the National Waterways Museum.
A six week exhibition, commencing Wednesday, 5 March, on Ellesmere Port will include both old and new images of the town, hence its title ‘Then and Now’. It’s a major fringe event of the new and exciting Port Arts Festival and will give locals, and others with a knowledge of the town, a chance to reminisce. It’ll also help newcomers understand a bit more about this fascinating industrial town with its many phases of development.
The exhibition includes photos of the Beatles, Joe Mercer, Pat Phoenix, various pubs and clubs, stories of its development (e.g. why did the town centre keep moving?), industry and many other fascinating aspects. Alongside these rare images will be new ones taken by students from West Cheshire College and members of the Ellesmere Port Local and Family History Society plus a good selection of previously unseen images from the local community.
The exhibition will be open daily at the National Waterways Museum at no additional charge to the normal admission fee. Please contact 0151 355 1936 for further details or, for additional information about the exhibition, email@example.com, on behalf of the Ellesmere Port Local and Family History Society, who are curating the exhibition.
Spot the bunnies during Gloucester Waterways Museum’s Easter tea cruise
19 Apr 2014
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Gloucester Waterways Museum
Cruise along the canal and tuck into tea and cake this Easter
Relax on board Gloucester Waterways Museum’s pleasure boat the King Arthur this Easter. Seasonal tea cruises will be departing from the museum at 2pm on 19, 20 and 21 April. Delicious tea and cake will be served to passengers during the journey and our younger guests will be encouraged to “spot the bunnies” along the canal towpath en route.
A special way to celebrate Easter with family and friends. Tickets cost £10.50 for adults and £8.50 for children or £30 for a family of two adults and two children. To book tickets telephone 01452 318200.
Oxford Canal art exhibition
02 – 27 Apr 2014
11:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Jam Factory Restaurant and Bar
Enjoy an exhibition of art related to the Oxford Canal.
Visit Oxford’s Jam Factory to see the winning entries from the Oxford Canal Heritage project’s art competition. The entries will sit alongside professional artists work in the ‘Inspired by the Canal’ exhibition at the Jam Factory.
The Oxford Canal Heritage art competition attracted over 70 entries from retired people to children in Oxfordshire schools and include paintings, sketches, textiles, collages, pottery, photographs and models.