Canal Wildlife Walk

Wednesday 28th August 6pm – 8.30pm FREE
Meet in the car park at Fromebridge Mill pub, Whitminster GL2 7PD                      

A guided walk given by Martin Wright and Val Kirby -Cotswold Canals Trust and Anna Tarbet – Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust that will take you along the derelict canal, across farmland and back along the River Frome.

Suitable for 7 years and over.  Wear wellingtons or waterproof shoes and bring a waterproof jacket and a torch. For more information call Cotswold Canals Trust on 01453 752568

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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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Walled Works

Saturday 31st August – 22nd September
All day
Canal side location to be confirmed

Graffiti as canal side art and community voice. Youth community groups working with the Dan Sparks collective

Walled works is an installation that forms part of a series of community led exhibitions within the Wool and Water festival. The series of works celebrating 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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Wildlife Imprints

Saturday 7th September – Sunday 8th September 11am – 4pm
Location to be confirmed

Celebrating the canal as a wildlife corridor through printmaking. Community Groups working with Stroud Artists Cooperative.


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.

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Connecting Communities

Saturday 7th and Sunday the 8th of September
12pm to 5pm
Canal bridges from Stroud to Stonehouse

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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