PRESS RELEASE: IWA's Saul Waterways Pageant Programme Announced

Issue date: 15th July 2014

The Inland Waterways Association (IWA) is pleased to announce its programme of events for Saul Waterways Pageant, taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend at Saul Junction.

The event will showcase a diversity of interests on and around the waterways. As well as water-based competitions and demonstrations, activities will include walking, fishing and cycling as well as featuring live music, markets, refreshments and a real ale bar.  

On the water, a daily Historic Lifeboat Parade will take place and Severn Area Rescue Association will perform demonstrations throughout the event. Competitions will include boat handling, and an illuminated boat display on the Saturday Evening.

Over the weekend there will be a market featuring stalls from boaters, charities, local groups, exhibitors and traders. A Boat Jumble will take place on the Bank Holiday Monday and attendees are invited to hire a stall, or bring a few items along to be sold on their behalf. Space is limited so tables must be ordered in advance.

Live music throughout the event will include folk, blues, 60s and 70s rock and pop as well as sea shanties, played on a range of instruments from electric and acoustic guitars, to bodhran, harmonica, mandocello, tenor guitar, flute, cajon, bodhran, ukelele bass and piano.

Tim the Magician will entertain children on each day and there will be craft workshops including rope-making.

Full details and timetable are available on IWA's website.

Evening entertainment for boaters and campers will include a quiz, live music and an open mic night. A few spaces are still available for boaters and campers. Booking forms are available for download online from IWA's website.

There will be no admission charge for those visiting during the day, although programmes will be available for £2 which includes entry into a lucky draw to win £50.

The event takes place at the junction of the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal and Stroudwater Navigation over the weekend Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th August 2014 and aims to promote the restoration work taking place on the Cotswold Canals as well as the use of the waterways locally and nationally.  

ENDS

Notes for Editors

Find out more about Saul Waterways Pageant

A few spaces are still available for boaters, campers and traders. To book, please download and return the relevant booking form: Boat booking form; campsite booking form; trade booking form

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Find out more about Cotswold Canals Trust by visiting their website

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