Treasure the Treasures!

Treasure the Treasures!

As part of the National Heritage Open Day scheme this week, Canal Connections will be hosting three unique opportunities, 'Treasure the Treasures' to learn more about the heritage of our city’s waterfront on Saturday 10th September.

Enjoy a guided walk around Granary Wharf

You can enjoy an insightful guided walk around Granary Wharf with Mike Clarke, president of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal Society, exploring what was, is and what ‘might have been’ for Leeds and it’s canals. This rare opportunity comes before celebrations later in October, when Granary Wharf will be the starting point for a dramatic re-creation of the first canal voyage between Leeds and Liverpool 200 years ago by the society’s flagship vessel ‘Kennet’!

You will be met by Mike at River Lock at Granary Wharf and your guided journey through history will begin. Mike not only shares his vast knowledge of the history of the canal, but also raises compelling questions around the more than 200 years since Granary Wharf was at the heart of Leeds industrial development. From River Lock you will be guided to Office Lock, Water Lane and the ‘Hol Beck’.

There are two tours scheduled on the day at 10.30am – 11.30am and repeated at 2.15pm – 3.15pm.

Places are limited so please contact us ASAP to ensure your place is reserved. You can book by calling or texting 07803 726371 or emailing trevor.roberts@canalconnections.com

Unique Digital Workshop at Castleton Mill

A digital heritage trail workshop at Castleton Mill hosted by Dr John Barber from Leeds University will show you how to use innovative smart phone technology to create augmented reality trails. This workshop is suitable for people of all ages, just bring your smartphone along! This is a unique opportunity to use open-source smartphone technology to create an augmented reality heritage trail. Learn to create holograms and photospheres in the creative environment at Castleton Mill.

This workshop takes place 12.00 noon – 1.45pm.

'Heritage and Nature' Art Exhibition at Castleton Mill

‘Heritage and Nature’ is an exhibition of images produced by Yvonne Roberts, artist in residence with Canal Connections. Yvonne provides a contemporary reflection on the Leeds and Liverpool canal and its surrounding environments, shedding light on familiar sites from less familiar perspectives. Castleton Mill, recently restored including its original features, provides the perfect backdrop to these inspiring and beautiful images.

This work is available for viewing 12noon – 2pm.

Places are limited so please contact us ASAP to ensure your place is reserved. You can book by calling or texting 07803 726371 or emailing trevor.roberts@canalconnections.com

 

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