Regent’s Canal heritage

  • 07
  • Jun

The Islington Canal Heritage Project has been gathering stories and photos about Regent’s Canal over the last year.

Young Actors Theatre Islington have come together with pupils from the Blessed Sacrament Primary School in Islington to bring the stories of Regent’s Canal alive, and have created the play ‘The Islington Canal Tales’.

A free show for the public will be performed at the Young Actors Theatre Islington on Wednesday 19 of June at 2pm. Please book through the Young Actors Theatre website.

The play will also be performed by years 5 & 6 Blessed Sacrament pupils at The Cally Festival on Sunday 23 June.

As part of the project a free booklet and exhibition about the history of the canal will be launched at the Angel Canal Festival on 1 September 2019. Through Canal Photographic Workshops, young people have created a zine about the canal, which will also be on show at the Angel Canal Festival.

This all forms part of the celebrations building up to the 200th anniversary of the completion of the Regent’s Canal in 2020.

To find out more, visit, follow on Twitter @eecanalfest, or call Carolyn Clark on 07773 784 517.

The project is supported with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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