Category Archives: Events

Forthcoming Attractions – Autumn Road Run

Forthcoming Attractions

Autumn Road Run

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A few video clips from the Severn Valley Railway Gala, September 2014

A few video clips from the Severn Valley Railway Gala, September 2014

Free Forum – World War 1 in Staffordshire

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Canal News – Sept 20th & 21st

Canal News – Sept 20th & 21st

Tipton Canal Festival

Canal Festivities
20 – 21 Sep 2014
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Address
Tipton,
West Midlands,
DY4

A two day festival on the canal in Tipton.
A two day festival in Tipton with events such as:
• Static narrowboat parade
• Working boat interaction sessions
• Boat Trips
• Small animals from Dudley Zoo
• Birds of prey
• Model railway exhibition
• Car boot
• Black Country Classic Car Club exhibition
• Wolverhampton & Birmingham Triumph Club motorbike display
• Hog roast
• Live entertainment on and off stage
• Children’s rides
• Children’s interactive entertainers
• Trade & charity stalls/boats
• Local artists
• Tipton Camera Club photo display
• Water taxi service to Barge & Barrel

Tapton Lock celebration weekend

Tapton Lock
20 – 21 Sep 2014
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Address
Lockoford Lane
Chesterfield
S41 7JB

The second Tapton Lock celebration weekend is taking place on the Chesterfield Canal on the 20 and 21 September.
Last year was so successful, they’re doing it all again this year!
Junction Arts and the Derbyshire Countryside Service are offering two days of free activities including art workshops, nature walks, adventure activities and music.
Free parking also.

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Whitchurch Waterway Trust Boat Rally

Whitchurch Arm of the Llangollen Canal, photo by Adrian and Gillian Padfield

Whitchurch Arm of the Llangollen Canal, photo by Adrian and Gillian Padfield

20 – 21 Sep 2014
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Address
Whitchurch,
Shropshire

A boat rally on the Llangollen canal in Whitchurch.
A boat rally on the Whitchurch Arm of the Llangollen Canal. The theme for boat decorating this year is ‘The Horse’. Entertainment includes stalls, food, trading boats, a dog show, second-hand book stalls and more. You will need to book if you want to tie your boat in the Whitchurch Arm, otherwise the event is free.
For more information visit: http://www.whitchurchwaterway.org.uk/boatrally2014

Learn the traditional craft of Roses & Castles painting at The Canal Museum

Example of Roses & Castles decorative folk art

Example of Roses & Castles decorative folk art

20 – 21 Sep 2014
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Address
The Canal Museum
Stoke Bruerne
nr Towcester
Northamptonshire
NN12 7SE

For more information, prices and availability please contact Louise.Stockwin@canalrivertrust.org.uk
Take part in this 2-day painting course to learn the traditional craft of Roses & Castles – the decorative art used to decorate working narrowboats.
For more information, prices and availability please contact Louise.Stockwin@canalrivertrust.org.uk

Aston Manor Road Transport Museum

Aston Manor Road Transport Museum

 

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Chasewater Railway September Gala 2014, Sunday – when the sun came out!

Chasewater Railway September Gala 2014

Sunday – when the sun came out!

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Chasewater Railway Gala September 2014 – Saturday

Chasewater Railway Gala September 2014 – Saturday

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Model Railway Exhibitions – September 2014

Model Railway Exhibitions – September 2014

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• Soar Valley Model Railway Club – Heart of the Midlands Model Railway Exhibition

• Sat 6th September 2014 – Sun 7th September 2014
• University of Loughborough, Holywell Park Conference Centre, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3GR

OPENING TIMES: 10:30am-5:00pm (4:00pm ON SUNDAY)
ADMISSION: Adults £8.00 Concessions £7.00 Children £4.00 Family £20.00
*LAST MINUTE CHANGE OF VENUE* Due to circumstances beyond the control of the University and ourselves, we have had to move venue to the Holywell Park Conference Centre. Free on-site parking, disabled access, refreshments available. Bus connections from Loughborough Railway Station, Town Centre and Leicester City Centre. 5 minutes from M1 Junction 23.
CONTACT: 01530450187
QUICKINFO:
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• The Gauge 0 Guild Ltd – Guildex 2014

• Sat 6th September 2014 – Sun 7th September 2014
• International Centre, St Quentins Gate, Telford, Shropshire TF3 4JH

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10.00 TILL 5pm SUN 10.00 TILL 4pm
ADMISSION: Adults £12.00
Members are admitted for £5.00 on production of valid membership card. Apart from 2 Guild test tracks, in 7mm fine scale, there will be 15 layouts. As usual there will be the Guild Bring and Buy stand and the Executor and Trustee Stand present, and Guild Services stands. Ten Demonstrators and the Loco Clinic will be attending. Around 90 Traders will be on hand to provide most of what is available in 7mm scale. Reduced rate £5.00 for members with valid card.

This is the Annual two day Convention of the Gauge 0 Guild and draws together membership from all over the world. The Annual General Meeting is also held on the Sunday, separately from the Show.

CONTACT: 0845 603 6213
QUICKINFO:
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• Apedale Valley Light Railway – Tracks to the Trenches 2014

• Fri 12th September 2014 – Sun 14th September 2014
• Apedale Country Park, Loomer Road, Chesterton, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffordshire ST5 7LB

OPENING TIMES: FRI 12pm – 5.30pm, SAT & SUN 10.30am – 5.30pm
ADMISSION: Adults £8.00 Concessions £8.00 Children £4.00 Family £20.00
As part of the Track to the Trenches event at Apedale Valley Light Railway marking 100 years since the start of the First World War, we will be displaying 10 model exhibits plus a 7 1/4″ miniature ride-on-railway.

CONTACT: 08450941953
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• Warners Group Publications – RM Web Live!

• Sat 13th September 2014 – Sun 14th September 2014
• Ricoh Arena, Phoenix Way, Foleshill, Coventry, Warwickshire CV6 6GE

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10am-5pm, SUN 10am-4.30pm
ADMISSION: Adults £11.00 Children £5.50 Family £33.00
Whether you’re an existing modeller looking to enhance your skills, or you’re interested in trying something new and don’t know where to start – RMWeb Live is a brand new railway modelling event with a difference! A series of skills zones and demonstrations covering key modelling topics will be taking centre stage. There will also be quality exhibitors, the RMWeb Theatre and a variety of model railways – some never seen before at a railway modelling even

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• Meridienne Exhibitions – The International N Gauge Show

• Sat 13th September 2014 – Sun 14th September 2014
• Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, the Fosse, Fosse Way, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV31 1XN

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10am-5pm, SUN 10am-4.00pm
ADMISSION: Adults £9.50 Concessions £8.50 Children £4.50
The International N Gauge Show will be returning on the 13th and 14th September and is set to be the best show to date. Many of the leading manufacturers and suppliers have already confirmed their attendance and the full list of exhibitors and layouts can be seen below. This is updated regularly as more exhibitors confirm they are joining us. This is an exhibition dedicated to N Gauge Modelling at its best and attracts nearly 3, 000 enthusiasts every year. Make a note in your diary now.

QUICKINFO:
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• Trent Valley Model Railway Society – Lichfield Model Railway Exibition

• Sat 20th September 2014
• Emmanuel Christian Centre, Netherstowe, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6TS

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10am-4.30pm
ADMISSION: Adults £4.00 Concessions £3.00 Children £3.00 Family £11.00
Our 4th show is back and better than ever 14 layouts covering all the popular gauges with a variety off different eras and countries a great friendly show for all the family

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Bournville Model Railway Club – Pete Bridge

• Redditch Model Railway Club Ltd – 41st Redditch Model Railway Exhibition

• Sat 20th September 2014 – Sun 21st September 2014
• Trinity High School, Grove Street, Redditch, Worcestershire B98 8HB

OPENING TIMES: SAT 10am – 5pm, SUN 10am – 4.30pm
ADMISSION: Adults £5.00 Concessions £4.50 Children £3.00 Family £14.00
This is the 41st Redditch Model Railway Exhibition and will feature the debut of the club’s new exhibition layout Oakenshaw. Venue is off access 1 on town centre ring road 15 minutes from junction 2 or 3 on the M42. 15 minute walk from the rail and bus stations – train every 30 minutes from Birmingham New Street both days

The exhibition will see the exhibition debut of Redditch Model Railway Club’s new layout Oakenshaw

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• Warley Model Railway Club – Warley / Macmillan Coffee Morning

• Sat 27th September 2014
• Unit 1f, Pearsall Drive, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 2RA

OPENING TIMES: 11am – 4pm
See the Warley Model Railway Club at home. Free admission. Layouts, demonstrations and refreshments available. A fun day out for all the family and enthsiasts alike. Have a go controlling on Yardlea our 00 gauge club layout. Layouts on show in N gauge, 00 gauge, O gauge, 7mm finscale, EM gauge, Narrow gauge and G scale. All in aid of the Macmillan Coffee Morning.

CONTACT:
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Canal News – Alvecote, Market Drayton & Alrewas

Canal News

Annual Alvecote Working Boat gathering

A Boat Trip on the Coventry Canal

A Boat Trip on the Coventry Canal

23 Aug 2014
1100 am – 8:00 pm
Address
Samuel Barlow
Robeys Lane
Alvecote
Near Tamworth
Staffs
B78 1AS

Head to the boat gathering at Alvecote Marina on the Coventry Canal, with stalls and entertainment galore.
Attractions will include historic working boats from the Narrowboat Trust, live music, a beer festival, craft stalls and lots more.

Floating market at Market Drayton

Floating Market

Floating Market

22 – 25 Aug 2014
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Address
Market Drayton, Cheshire
Make your way to Market Drayton on the Shropshire Union Canal and enjoy a few hours 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?
Trading boats
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 michael@canaltraders.org.uk.

Alrewas Arts Festival

Alrewas
23 – 30 Aug 2014
11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Address
Alrewas, near Lichfield
Staffordshire

The picturesque village of Alrewas is staging a week-long arts festival, kicking off with an arts and crafts street market on the opening Saturday followed by a ceilidh at the village hall in the evening.
Bank Holiday Monday, August 25, will be Music Monday with a variety of bands and musicians playing at pubs and clubs throughout the village from noon until midnight. Art and photographic exhibitions will be open to the public throughout the week and it will be a good opportunity for canal boats, displaying and selling crafts, to moor up in the village.
A graffiti art project involving local youngsters will be on display under one of the canal bridges, so watch out for it as you pass.
There will also be a variety of entertainment on offer, including a folk breakfast, lunchtime concerts, drama, dance, comedy, storytelling, poetry performances and daily morning movies for youngsters. There will be big art events and some patchwork surprises.
The festival will end with a twilight lantern parade, firework display and a grand finale open-air concert on the village playing field, featuring some great bands, ranging from jazz to hard rock.
There is no charge and all are welcome. Bring chairs, blankets, wine and nibbles and enjoy. To find out more and view pictures and video clips from previous festivals, go to the festival website: http://www.alrewas-artsfest.co.uk

Joint Event – Chasewater Railway and Aston Manor Road Transport Museum

Thursday 14th August

Grandparents Day