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Contact Information

6, 187, 414

Press/Media/Advertising: Tel: 07774 890750 Email: General Enquiries: Tel: 07979 676461 Email: Trade Show: Tel: 07788 204442 Email: Waterspace and Boat Entries: Tel: 07867 488161 Email: f

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Warwick Avenue




Paddington Green


Little Venice

Canalway Cavalcade


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Westbourne Green Royal Oak


18, 46



Cavalcade area 46

Footpaths and bridges Nearest bus stops

7, 23, 27, 36



Nearest Tube: Paddington (Hammersmith & City line) station leads directly on to the towpath and Paddington (Bakerloo or Circle line) and Warwick Avenue (Bakerloo line) - both approximately 5 minutes’ walk. Nearest Rail: Paddington - less than 5 minutes’ walk. The footbridge over the platforms connects to the canal towpath - follow the signs for ‘Little Venice’ , ‘Sheldon Square’ or ‘Grand Union Canal’. To find the footbridge from the main concourse, walk along platform 8. By Bus: To Bishops Bridge/Little Venice: routes 18, 46, 332. To Westbourne Terrace: routes 7, 23, 27, 36. To Warwick Avenue Station: routes 187, 414. By Car: There is limited on-street parking in the area at weekends - be sure to check the signs. By Boat: Little Venice is the junction of the Regent’s Canal and the Paddington Branch of the Grand Union Canal (GU). It can be approached from the GU main line at Bull’s Bridge (either from the Thames at Brentford or from the Midlands and beyond), or via the Regent’s Canal from the Thames at Limehouse or the Lee Navigation via the Hertford Union Canal. Published by: Canalway Cavalcade, proprietors: Inland Waterways Enterprises Ltd., a private limited company (registered in England no. 4305322) wholly owned by The Inland Waterways Association to whom all profits are given. Registered Office: Island House, Moor Road, Chesham, HP5 1WA. Tel: 01494 783453.The Inland Waterways Association is a non-profit distributing company limited by guarantee. Registered in England no. 612245. Registered as a charity no. 212342

3rd - 5th May 2014 Little Venice - London W2

trade & craft stalls

Teddy Bears’ picnic Kids’

activities boat parades & processions competitions

Punch & Judy


real ale bar one man band live music Morris sides

food and snacks

family fun

Admission is free!

Canalway Cavalcade CANALWAY CAVALCADE is a major event in the national canal calendar. Organised by IWA volunteers annually since 1983, it now always takes place over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend 3rd to 5th May at Little Venice in Paddington, the capital’s most iconic canal venue, and one of its major tourist attractions. It combines a boaters’ gathering with a trade show and a wide range of activities, attractions and delicious food stalls - extending along Warwick Crescent and the towpaths towards Paddington Station, onto the Paddington Stone Wharf and in Rembrandt Gardens.

Boats About 150 boats are likely to attend and will moor in or adjacent to the Pool of Little Venice and towards Paddington station. During the event, visitors see the area at its best, full of colourful boats decked with bunting, creating a marvellous spectacle. A wide diversity of boats is always represented, including historic canal working boats, holiday and residential narrowboats and cruisers.

competitions, guided walks, boat trips by various operators, food stalls and a licensed bar, a trade and craft show, music of all kinds, theatre and puppets on the barge May Brent in The Pool. Children’s activities range from kayaking to a Teddy Bears’ Picnic and Punch & Judy in Rembrandt Gardens. There will be a themed pageant of decorated boats, a procession of illuminated boats and a parade of historic and working craft.

Trade & Craft Shows The trade and craft show, along Warwick Crescent and the towpaths, is always lively and well patronised and our traders wouldn’t miss the event for anything. So come on down and join in the fun!


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The programme includes a wide range of activities for all the family. There will be floating events and

Main Highlights Saturday 2.00pm 2.30pm Sunday 11.00pm 12.45pm 3.00pm 8.30pm Monday 10.30am 1.00pm 3.00pm

Opening Ceremony Pageant of decorated boats Boat handling competition Blessing of the boats Teddy Bears’ picnic M  usic followed by a procession of illuminated boats Boat handling competition Awards Ceremony Procession of historic & working boats




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Saturday 3rd May 10am - 6pm Sunday 4th May 10am - 6pm and 8pm - 10.30pm Monday 5th May 10am - 5pm



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Theme:  Canalway  Cavalcade - A Capital Event For London

Canalway Cavalcade Leaflet 2014