New festival comes to Birmingham’s canals

Regency Wharf Regency Wharf will be showing films from the Flatpack Film Festival in an outdoor cinema

A new festival will celebrate the history of Birmingham’s city centre canals and encourage people to explore the waterways.

The event, organised by the Canal & River Trust, will take place on September 16 and 17 and include fishing taster sessions, a floating market, an outdoor cinema and live music.

Peter Mathews, chair of the Canal & River Trust’s West Midlands Waterway Partnership, said: “Birmingham’s canals are world famous and attract thousands of tourists each year but as the charity that cares for them we really want to see local people enjoying them and reaping the benefits of this wonderful historic resource on their doorsteps."

Fishing sessions

Festival-goers will be able to venture onto a historic working narrowboat, Regency Wharf will show films from the Flatpack Film Festival in the outdoor cinema and other canal-related screenings will take place on a narrowboat moored in Gas Street Basin

A floating market moored near the Barclaycard Arena will offer food and handmade crafts, while the Canal House will have live music and outdoor activities for children.

Organised by the Canal & River Trust, in partnership with Regency Wharf and several other canalside venues, the festival will also include fishing taster sessions.

Latest Jobs

Sales Executive

The WINDBOATS GROUP is one of the UK’s longest established yacht building companies and manufactures... Read more

Events Sales Executive - Conferences

We are looking for an experienced & talented Sales Executive to join our award winning B2B media com... Read more

Media Sales Executive

We are looking for an experienced Sales Executive to join our award winning B2B media company. Merc... Read more

Yacht Valeter

Berthon are looking to recruit a Yacht Valeter. Read more

Project Manager (Boat Building)

Cockwells build a range of custom & semi-production yachts to order, using both wood and composite m... Read more

View all jobs