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News article created on 18 June 2014

Floating market to visit Birmingham

Following the success of last year's venture, the country's largest floating market will return to Birmingham city centre at the end of the month.

On market day there should be plenty of exciting things to do, see and eat, and it should be a really great family day out. Michael Wooding

Taking place on the 27 – 29 June along the towpath near the National Indoor Arena, this three day event is expected to be real hub of activity with 24 trade boats selling everything from books, cheeses, handicraft, fashion and a whole variety of food.

Peter Mathews CMG, chair of the west midlands waterways partnership for the Canal & River Trust, said: “I’m delighted to welcome this floating market to the Birmingham and hope that the local people come and visit our beautiful canals and help support this really wonderful community event along the water.”

Michael Wooding, from the Roving Canal Traders Association adds: “We want to get as many people as possible to visit the waterways this summer and really get out and see what there is to see and do along the canal.  On market day there should be plenty of exciting things to do, see and eat, and it should be a really great family day out.”