Posted by Claire Pitt onMay 26, 2016
Hazlehurst Studios will be joining the Canalival on Saturday the 4th June.
Throughout the day there will be fun things to watch, listen and do!
Halton Heritage Partnership in association with The Suitcase Ensemble and Halton Young People’s Theatre presents….
A celebration of working life and working together
In partnership with Hazlehurst Studio’s Old Town Bloom Garden.
Seed planting, face painting and craft activities from 10:30am
Hazlehurst Studios, and onboard Ada (widebeam boat moored on Bridgewater Canal by The Brindley)
Performance, storytelling and music from 1:30pm
The Brindley Cafe Terrace (accessed via canal towpath)
Local history talks and walks from 3pm
Departing from Ada, moored by The Brindley
Film screenings and heritage displays throughout the afternoon
The Brindley foyer and onboard Ada
If in doubt, look out for signage!
And now for the history of the Canalival…
(Some of the following may not be true.)
A little known tradition amongst canal boat workers and dwellers in the late 19th and early 20th Century was the yearly June gathering alongside the Bridgewater canal, in the grounds where the Brindley Theatre now stands.
The canal-side mini carnival, or “Canalival”, was an opportunity for people to meet, trade, exchange gifts, and to share songs and stories.
The event became a popular local tradition until 1946, when a young canal boat girl tragically plunged to her death in the waters. The Canalival was permanently cancelled.
Now a troupe of young performers and artists have convened to revive the Canalival. The group will re-create the entertainments of the canal people, share anecdotes, myths and tales of canal life, and perhaps shed some light on the mysterious events that took place 70 years ago.
We are therefore delighted to invite you to the Canalival. A performance by Halton Young People’s Theatre, alongside live music, heritage walks, talks from local heritage groups, arts activities with Hazlehurst Studios and more.
Saturday 4 June, various locations around the Bridgewater Canal near the Brindley (look out for signage). Activities from 12.30pm-4pm (performances begin approx 1.30pm).
Commissioned by Halton Heritage Partnership, as part of their Heritage Lottery Funded project “Working Lives: Working Together.”
With Hazlehurst Studios (in our High Street Garden) there will be some fabric dyeing, windsock making, face painting and a few other things to do, as well as chatting with the resident artists and finding out what is next for our community garden project ‘Old Town Bloom’ which is in its third year and this year will be the best yet, thanks to the continuing support from Runcorn Town Team and new funding from Tesco ‘Bags Of Help’ Scheme. For more information check out the Facebook Page: Old Town Bloomers
The Facebook Event Page for the ‘Canalival’ is here: Canalival Event page
Please keep an eye on that page for any last minute changes to the schedule, including wet weather alternatives (fingers crossed for sunshine!).
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