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How to get to Canalway Cavalcade

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’ or ‘Sheldon Square’. To find the footbridge from the main concourse, walk along platform 8. BY BUS: To Bishops Bridge/Little Venice: routes 18, 46, 159, 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 The Inland Waterways Association is a non-profit distributing company limited by guarantee. Registered in England no. 612245. Registered as a charity no. 212343.


Little Venice, London W2 May Day Bank Holiday Weekend

Saturday 4th - Monday 6th May 2013

Fun for all the family trade & craft stalls boat parades & processions competitions ~ Morris sides kids’ activities & entertainments Punch & Judy ~ Pirates Teddy Bears’ Picnic ~ music a real ale bar ~ food and snacks and lots, lots more.....

Admission is free!

CANALWAY CAVALCADE OPENING TIMES Saturday 4th May Sunday 5th May Monday 6th May cavalcade_2013/canalway_cavalcade_2013 MAIN HIGHLIGHTS

SUNDAY 11.00 am 12.45 pm 3.00 pm 8.30 pm MONDAY 10.30 am 1.00 pm 3.00 pm

10 am - 6 pm 10 am - 6 pm and 8.30 - 10.30 pm 10 am - 5 pm

For more information phone 07979 676461 Or visit the IWA website:

SATURDAY 2.00 pm 2.30 pm

London’s waterways

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

Canalway Cavalcade is supported by


ANALWAY CAVALCADE heralds the start of a summer of special celebrations for waterways lovers everywhere. This year’s Cavalcade theme is Celebrating London’s Waterways, with linked events and festivals taking place all over the London area: Rickmansworth Canal Festival 18 - 19th May; Ware Festival 5 - 7th July; IWA National Festival at Watford 19 - 21st July; Olympic Park Event 10 - 11th August; Angel, Islington 1st September; Slough 7 - 8th September. 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 (4th to 6th 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 from Warwick Crescent and into the Paddington Stone Wharf and Rembrandt Gardens. 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, with the occasional Dutch barge. The programme includes a wide range of activities for all the family. There will be floating events and 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. A canal holiday and many other prizes can also be won in the Grand Prize Draw - tickets will be on sale at all the waterways events during the summer.

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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Canalway Cavalcade pre event leaflet  

Publicity leaflet distributed mid April to local residents, supporters and the waterways fraternity in and around London

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