Arts on the Waterways

Our waterways are special places for people, nature and the arts to flourish. We're inviting local communities to join us with our wide-ranging arts programme.

Most of our 2020 Arts on the Waterways events have been cancelled due to the pandemic restrictions, but our canals have still been a source of creative inspiration for many people up and down the country.

We're eagerly looking forward to the day when we can invite you all back for a new programme of events and activities along our canals and rivers. In the meantime, have a look at some of the ways we've continued to encourage people to engage creatively with our beautiful waterways, both at home and along the (socially-distanced) towpath.

Coming soon

Hinterlands sign: Canal as Slow Food Highway

We're already planning the return of our Arts on the Waterways events and projects. You can expect to see the return of Hinterlands, our national programme of socially engaged arts projects, as well as more from other programmes we’re part of, such as Super Slow Way, Coventry UK City of Culture 2021 and Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Keep an eye on these pages or sign up to our email newsletter to be the first to see what we've got in store.