Unravel the relationship between water and British folk music, discover a forest of figs beside the River Don and hear tales of life on the water in the 1950s.
Join us as we journey to Stoke Bruerne on the Grand Union to hear stories about the Idle Women in this suffrage centenary special
Join us as we take a leisurely walk and boat trip along the Grand Union Canal with poet Will Burns and festival director Joanna Cherry, exploring the benefits of regular ‘canal time’
Waterfront spends the day with angler, author and squeaky-gate appreciator Chris Yates, to talk about our very natural connection with water.
Amble beside the Calder & Hebble with the ‘Bard of Barnsley’ as he shares a poem or two and talks of his love of Britain’s waterways
Take a walk with Trust ecologist Mark Robinson and author Hugh Warwick as they explore how canals provide safe passage for our most-loved creatures
Sit by the fire with traditional music specialist Sam Lee, as he unravels the relationship between water and Britain’s folk heritage
Join Waterfront podcast presenter David Bramwell as he heads to the St Pancras Lock Open Weekend for the grand unveiling of a new pair of 2.5-tonne lock gates.
Alice Lapworth shares tales of her time on the canals in the 1950s, sharing space with a family of 11, sleeping under her parents’ bed and jiving to gramophone music on the towpath.
A forest of figs and a flurry of salmon: all manner of unexpected wonders await on our trip to the River Don