News article created on 28 May 2015

Future of Manchester's canals under the spotlight

The future of Manchester’s canal heritage comes under the spotlight at our regional waterway partnership annual ‘outburst’ on Thursday 11th June.

The Manchester & Pennine Waterway is inviting anyone with an interest in the local canals to join them in the discussion. Five minute soapbox sessions are available to people who have a particular point to raise.

Canal poet laureate Jo Bell, Canal & River Trust chief executive Richard Parry and Jessica Bowles from Manchester City Council will be among a range of guest speakers contributing to the debate.

The event will be held at the Mechanics Institute, 103 Princess Street, Manchester, M1 6DD, from 9am – 2pm, including a buffet lunch.

Tickets are free but places must be booked in advance with Tracey Jackson by emailing her on or calling 03030 404040/4211.