Canal News – Hallowe’en – what’s on and coming soon

Halloween Nights

Halloween in Shankhill  After dark on October 31st

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 26 October – 27 October 2012

This Halloween, visit the Museum’s eerie gas-lit village where little devils and mini ghosts and ghouls can trick or treat in SAFETY along the Museum’s cobbled streets, collecting sweets as they go.

6.30pm – 10.00pm

There is plenty for the family to see and do with activities including; street theatre performances, circus skill games, magic tricks, balloon animal making, face painting, fire juggling and meeting birds of prey.

Enjoy a sing along with the pianist in the Bottle & Glass Inn or for a more spiritual experience visit the mystics and psychics.

Come along in fancy dress and join the musical parade through the Museum’s village and you could win a prize for best dressed adult or child.

*This is a pre purchase only event.

Tickets are now on sale

Book your tickets online or call 0121 520 8054


Adults £14.95

Senior £11.95

Young People £7.95

Carer £7.45

 Halloween children’s boat trips through Dudley Tunnel

The northern entrance to Dudley Tunnel on the Dudley No. 1 Canal, next to the Black Country Museum.  © Copyright Martin Clark and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

31 Oct 2012

16:30 pm – 20:30 pm

Have a Hallowen to remember with a spooky boat trip through Dudley’s spooktacular underground caverns.

You’ll meet the wonderful Groovy UV Entertainments Company and their amazing ‘glow in the dark’ Halloween puppets. There’ll be incredible lightshows, great family entertainment and the kids are guaranteed lots of fun.

Prizes for the best fancy dress.

Please book early to avoid disappoinment.

Shugborough October 2012 – Valerie Daft

Art and walking in Birmingham

28 Oct 2012

10:30 am – 14:00 pm

Celebrate the art of walking with a day of walks, talks and feasting in Birmingham.

This unique event has been organised in collaboration with the National Trust, the Canal & River Trust, IKON Gallery and The Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

It’s a unique and exciting opportunity for the public to experience a relaxed walk through Birmingham whilst appreciating great art.

The day starts at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, where people can discover how walking inspired many Romantic artists including the enchanted wanderer Thomas Fearnley in the exhibition In Front of Nature: The European Landscapes of Thomas Fearnley. This will be followed by an autumnal stroll along a scenic stretch of the Birmingham canal to the popular cultural haven, Brindley Place.

The next stop is the Ikon Gallery (Birmingham’s leading contemporary art gallery) for Sunday lunch followed by a tour of the fascinating exhibitions, Yael Bartana: And Europe Will Be Stunned and Arefin & Arefin: The graphic design of Tony Arefin.

Date: Sunday 28th October 2012

Start times: 10.30am or 11.30am

Price: £20 per person includes lunch at Ikon Gallery’s award winning café/ £5 per person without lunch. Booking is essential.

Further Information/ Bookings:

Telephone: 0121 414 2261


Brindley Wharf, Birmingham

Located between the rear of the International Convention Centre and Brindley Place. A beautifully restored section of the Birmingham Canal Navigations (BCN).  Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved] © Copyright Graham Taylor and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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