We are thrilled to announce that next summer will see a huge performance take place in, on and around the Bridgewater Canal to celebrate its 258th birthday.
This year Brazil and Manchester-based artists Lowri Evans and Renato Bolelli Rebouças have spent a month living on and around the Bridgewater Canal, getting to know the waterway and the people who use it.
During their time they have been fishing for stories and secrets, setting up beaches on the canal banks and building blue-prints that stretch from Boothstown to Barton.
They are collecting up all these stories and new friends and taking them back to Brazil before they return in June 2019, to reconnect with everyone, discover new friends and together, create a one day colourful celebration of community connected by a very special canal.
If you would like to get involved, this is your chance. Whether you fancy yourself as the canal’s next carnival queen or Salford’s next samba dancer, there’s an opportunity for everyone to take part and build something together.
We are looking for makers and shakers, builders, bikers, boats. We’re looking for knitters, actors, dog walkers and more. If the canal holds a special place in your heart or you have a story to tell, we want to hear from you.
We can’t have a carnival without you!
You can get in touch and find out more about what we are doing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org