Issue date: 6th June 2012
Stroud on Water Festival which incorporated this year's IWA Trailboat Festival was opened by Professor Mark Horton (from BBC's Coast) on Saturday 2nd June. The event which took place from 2nd - 4th June gave Stroud and Gloucestershire a taste of canal life and a chance to take a 3 mile trip along a newly recovered stretch of the canal.
There was a flavour of Glastonbury about the site with three stages offering a diverse choice of entertainment - folk, rock, poetry and dance.
The festival included celebrations for the Royal Jubilee and the 40th anniversary of the Cotswold Canals Trust. Trade stands added more interest and the children's entertainment has been described as exceptional.
Fireworks themed to patriotic music provided the finale on Monday evening.