Banbury Floating Market
01 – 03 Aug 2014
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
There will be plenty to see and do (and buy) at the Banbury Floating Market.
Come along to see a number of canal boats trading in all sorts of canalware, arts and crafts, gifts, souvenirs and more.
To be held on the towpath between Tom Rolt Bridge and Museum Bridge, adjacent to Spiceball Park.
Linocut exhibition at Audlem Mill
14 Jul – 03 Aug 2014
11:00 am – 4:30 pm
An atmospheric exhibition of linocut art by celebrated canal artist Eric Gaskell will be held at Audlem Mill alongside the Shropshire Union Canal from 14 July to 3 August.
The show features works that look at a variety of canal-based motifs; the lock gates, the tumbling water, townscapes and landscape, the boats. All the prints are taken from limited edition sets, printed using either multi-block or reduction methods.
Eric Gaskell was born in Wigan, and studied painting/printmaking at Wigan and Sunderland. He left art college in 1980, winning two scholarships to New York and Istanbul. He has been creating art, illustration and design for more than 32 years and has exhibited widely in one-man and group shows in the UK, Europe and North America. His work has been published and is in many private collections. His small book “Canal Linocuts” (available from http://www.canalbookshop.co.uk) has become a cult book for collectors.
For two days during the linocut exhibition (26/27 July), Audlem Mill hosts the annual Gathering of Historic Boats. About 50 ex-working boats will be moored in the bottom three pounds of the Audlem flight of fifteen locks, and on the Sunday afternoon, 27 July, there is also a display of 300 vintage and classic vehicles on the village playing field, close to the canal wharf. All these events are free entry.
IWA Shrewsbury District Lock Wind
02 – 03 Aug 2014
Llangollen/Shropshire Union Canal
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Come and watch, or join in the fun, of this traditional lock wind.
In the beautiful setting of Hurlstone Junction on the Llangollen and Shropshire Union Canals, the IWA Shrewsbury District are holding a lock wind.
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