Public Boat Trips – Ebley

Every Saturday March 30th – September 28th
12pm – 4.30pm
Ebley Wharf GL5 4UB

Why not get out on the water and discover the canal on Perseverance the Cotswold Canals Trust trip boat. A fun and gentle trip lasting 25 minutes costing £5 for adults, £3 for children under 16 years old.

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Walled Works

Saturday 31st August – 22nd September
All day every day
Wallbridge opposite the Upper Lock Cafe & canal side bridge beneath Horse Trough roundabout

Graffiti Art as canal side art and community voice. Youth groups from The Door and Stroud District Youth Council worked with the renowned Dan Sparks Collective developing positive relationships with the canal & their environment through the art of spray.

“I want to show my family now I am really proud of this work” Stroud Youth. ” You can’t call this graffiti it is art!” CCT volunteer. “Such a great project for young people thank you. It is projects like these that make a difference.” Community Police Officer

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Wildlife Imprints

Saturday 7th September – Sunday 6th October 11am – 4pm
Stroud Brewery GL5 2BU

Celebrating the canal as wildlife corridor, a link between communities and a looking glass into our industrial heritage through mono printmaking.

An unfiltered exhibition of work made during four workshops in July / Aug ‘19 at the Stroud Brewery by: residents of Moreton Hill Care Centre: Members of Interplay – inter-generational social group: Re Connect Art Group for people with long-term health conditions and carers and others who turned up and abandoned themselves to mono printmaking.

This exhibition forms part of a series of community led exhibitions and performances within the Wool and Water festival over the 7th and 8th of September. The series of works celebrate canal and textile heritage through work by local artists and community creatives.

Many thanks to Stroud Brewery for hosting these sessions.

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Connecting Communities

Saturday 7th and Sunday the 8th of September
12pm to 5pm
Canal bridges from Stroud to Stonehouse : Wallbridge, Chestnut Bridge, Hilly Orchard Bridge, and Ryeford Footbridge

Flags and banners decorate canal bridges from Stroud to Stonehouse to celebrate and connect canal communities from Stroud and the UK. Community groups working with Deb Hoy.

This installation forms part of a series of community led exhibitions and performances within the Wool and Water festival over the weekend of the 7th and 8th of September. The series of works celebrate canal and textile heritage through work by local artists and community creatives.

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Now Leaving from Platform 2

Saturday 7th September
2.30 pm
Stroud Railway Station Platform 2

A platform performance inspired by local people and their stories. Community stories performed by poet Jonny Fluffypunk and performative historian Stuart Butler.

This performance forms part of a series of community led exhibitions and performances within the Wool and Water festival over the 7th and 8th of September. The series of works celebrate canal and textile heritage through work by local artists and community creatives.

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