AUG 00] RUGBY
BOROUGH COUNCIL NEWS
Canal Festival Aims To Be A Cut Above
Music and stories
will entertain the crowds who head for the water and take part in the
Rugby Canal Arts and Heritage Festival this weekend.
Rugby Borough Council
promises two days of family fun. There will be children’s
entertainment from the Storytellers Theatre Company and Tales of the
Water from storyteller Martin Watssman who is travelling form Scotland
for the event.
And there will be
live jazz, blues and folk music, plus plenty of activities. There will
also be craft and heritage exhibitions, and boat trips for those who
wish to take to the water.
The site is right
next to the Oxford Canal on the very edge of Rugby, and aims to repeat
the success of a similar event two years ago.
This one is part of
the Rugby’s Millennium Year of the Arts Festival.
recreation and arts manager for Rugby Borough Council, said:
“The canal arts
and heritage festival is a Millennium Commission Lottery project
forming part of the UK-wide Millennium Festival.
“The last event
in 1998 was such a success with around 3,000 visitors having a great
day out and many asking when the event would happen again.
year seems the ideal time to revive the Festival and we hope many
more people will take the opportunity to visit.”
The event takes place
on on Saturday and Sunday (2 and 3 September) at the Old Royal Oak on
the A428 Crick Road, Hillmorton, between Rugby town centre and M1
It runs from noon to
6pm both days. For more information call the council’s recreation
and arts department on 01788 533711 or 533712.