Archive for July, 2011

Canal Festival 2011 programme


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16 & 22 August, 7pm

Did you know there’s an underworld in central Manchester?! As part of the Rochdale Canal Festival 2011 we’re offering FREE underground tours of the Manchester and Salford Junction Canal with the Inland Waterways Association.

All participants must wear sensible walking boots/clothes, bring a torch and be able to manage stairs.

Great North Western Goods Warehouse, between Deansgate and Peter Street. Meet in the large open space near the water feature

Booking required (25 people max). Telephone: 07795 838 335


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As part of the Rochdale Canal Festival 2011 we will be holding a Mytholmroyd Masquerade, on Sunday 21 August from 12 noon onwards. Come and make masks and costumes based on canal creatures and plants and then take part in a performance with the Handmade Parade theatre organisation, including giant puppets and stilt walkers.

FREE fun for all the family – just turn up at St Michael’s Church!

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As part of the Rochdale Canal festival 2011 we are teaming up with Adactus Housing Group to present The Miles Platting Festival, taking place on the 14th of August from 12.00pm-4.00pm, at Victoria Mill hut, Miles Platting.

The festival promises to be as successful as last year. Kayaking and Angling will be taking place on the canal and there will be music, food and entertainment happening throughout the afternoon!

 Watch this space for updates!

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