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June 12

River Foss Society: Three-mile evening circular walk around Crayke. Meet Durham Ox pub car park with optional meal afterwards. Contact Anne Bednarski 01904 764086.

June 13 to 16

Middlewich FAB Festival: Narrowboat rally as well as music and street theatre with juggling, parades through the town, stalls, music at various venues, and Morris dancing. Many events are free. Acts include Toploader, Emma Stevens, The Virginmarys and Showaddywaddy. See www.fabfestival.co.uk

 

June 15

Open MiC evening: The Ship Inn, Brandon Creek. BBQ throughout the day, karaoke following open MiC. To book a slot please email : info@theshipbrandoncreek.co.uk

June 15 and 16

Roses & Castles workshop weekend: Learn to paint the traditional folk art of the canals at Audlem on the Shropshire Union Canal. (One day £45, weekend £75.) Contact Jane Marshall of Day-Star Theatre on 01270 811330 or at jane@day-star-theatre.co.uk

June 16

IWA Towpath Walks Society, London: Regent’s Canal: Islington – Mile End. Starts 2.30pm from Angel tube station. Costs £10, £8 student/concs. Contact Roger Wilkinson 0203 612 9624.

Sandiacre Lock Cottages: Visit these historic 1779 cottages, 1.30pm to 4.30pm. Erewash Canal, Lock Lane, Sandiacre NG10 5LA. Admission free. For details contact Glyn Stenson 0780 925 1441 or glynstenson@hotmail.com (also May 19, 1.30pm to 4.30pm and May 27, 11am to 3pm).

June 22

Glass artist Kathryn Webley: Exhibiting her hand-made canal-inspired fused glass at: Artsmix Market, Albion Market Place, Leeds.

June 22 and 23

The 40th Footman James Bristol Classic Car Show: Bath and West Showground, A371, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN. www.bristolclassiccarshows.com

June 28 and 29

River Foss Society: Walk the length of the River Foss along the Foss Walk over two days (28.5 miles in total). Do one day or both. 9.30am start. Contact Bob Jowett for details and start /finish points on 01904 764702 bob.jowett1@btopenworld.com

June 29 and 30

Rally and Canal Festival: Braunston Marina. Rally of surviving FMC boats, parades, trade stands, canal societies, music, food, bar and more. £20 per car. Braunston, near Daventry, Northants NN11 7JH. www.braunstonmarina.co.uk

June 30

Normous Newark Autojumble: The Showground, Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, NG24 2NY. www.newarkautojumble.co.uk

Pocklington Canal Amenity Society: Pond life at Melbourne Arm, noon to 4pm. Pond dipping, boat trips. Contact 07761963565 or email dejaysmith@btinternet.com for more information.

Weekends

Puppet Theatre Barge presents A Child’s Garden of Verse: Floating theatre moored in Little Venice, Blomfield Road, London, W9 2PF. Performances Saturdays 11am and 3pm, Sundays 3pm. (June 29 11am captioned). Children £9, concessions £10, adults £13, booking on 020 7249 6876 or www.puppetbarge.com

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