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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Volunteering Drop-In

First Sunday of the month
9.30am – 3.30pm
Bond’s Mill Gatehouse GL10 3RF

Why not join the canal volunteers for a volunteer drop-in session or two. Stay for as long as you like and help the team restore the canal. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. Free cake provided!

Informal sessions with a focus on vegetation management and towpath repairs. Sturdy boots and steel toe caps recommended! Contact ian.moody@stroud.gov.uk for more information.

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Sunday Canal Walk

Every Sunday Meet 12pm
Walking for Good Health
Meet near to Waitrose car park at midday. Start time for the walk is 12.30pm FREE For more information CLICK HERE

A slow walk, time to reflect, listen and discuss, or to simply stroll along the canal in companionable silences. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

There are 4 routes which end at the same point next to the Waitrose starting point. This makes sure that anyone who is struggling for any reason (or who simply doesn’t want to do one of the longer walks) always has an “opt-out” route.

The first walk is approximately 1000 steps, the next 2 variations are approximately 2000 and 4000 steps and the last is approximately 6000 steps.

There’s even a quick shortcut route if you’d prefer to head straight to the canal side Upper Lock Cafe.

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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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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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Wool and Water Festival

Saturday 31st August – Monday 30th September
Event listings: www.woolandwater.org
Various locations

The Wool and Water Festival is a collaboration between the Stroudwater Textile Trust in celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Cotswold Canals Trust and the Museum in the Park.

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