Canal Art and Culture
Interest Group leader: John Rowe
Meeting information: We meet on the second Friday of each month at 2pm to 4pm.
Meeting venue: Ickenham.
** Our Group Meetings have now moved to meeting back face-to-face but also on Zoom. What we call a Hybrid meeting. If you want to join this group even if you want a taster, we are open to all so contact John via the 'Click to send a message!' above to ask for details. **
The Canal Art and Culture Group began in November 2016 with the aim of encouraging members to follow the traditional “roses and castle” painting used by the early canal boatmen and learn about their way of life.
The format of the two hours is as follows:
During Session 1 (2.00 until 3.00) we paint various items (provided by group members) using traditional canal boat styles and colours.
During Session 2 (3.00 until 4.00) we have a presentation covering various aspects of canal life, history and culture.
Group members are welcome to attend either or both sessions.
In addition to regular meetings, we organise visits to festivals, museums, restoration projects, etc., throughout the summer months, the timing being dependent on the dates of the events.
This is a link to the History Timeline which shows the period 1760 to 1960 and covers the life of canals in England. This 200 year period of carrying goods on the canals was brought to an end by the bad winter of 1962/3.
Next Meeting: Friday 8th July (face-to-face and via Zoom)
Presentation: John will be giving a presentation on "Thames and Medway Canal - Higham & Strood Tunnel
Talks for 2022 all start at 3pm, in the hall and also online via Zoom. Open to all Hu3a members
|July 8th||Thames and Medway Canal - Higham & Strood Tunnel|
|August 12th||Wey Navigation|
|September 9th||Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal - Oxenhall Tunnel|
|October 14th||Aire & Calder Navigation Main Line|
|December 9th||Clothes of the Cut|
|Dates for your Diary|
|Tue Jul 12th||The Canal Art and Culture group Walk Thames walk - Island Gardens to Tower Bridge.|
The Canal Art and Culture Group have anounced their first walk of 2022. It will be a Thames walk meeting at the DLR Island Gardens station at 11:00am and walking to Tower Bridge. John will lead us passed Cutty Sark, Various Docks, The Grand Surrey Canel, Brunel Museum and River Neckinger to name some of the things we'll see.
The group will stop halfway along the walk for 15 to 20 minutes to allow those who may wish to bring a light snack to indulge. We will return home via Tower Hill Station on the District and Circle Line.
Register your interst by 8th July please. or want more details, contact Alan Stack via the website.