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Events of 2006

The following is a list of inland waterways events which will be held this year. In addition to these there are many local events organised by boat clubs, waterways societies and other organisations. If you would like to add an event to this list please contact me.

DateEventDescription
Friday 6th - Sunday 15th JanuaryLondon Boat ShowHeld at ExCeL in London's Docklands . A huge display of boats and boating equipment and services, including some exhibitors concentrating on inland waterways.
Monday 30th January to Thursday 23rd February Exhibition by Guild of Waterway ArtistsAt the John Radcliffe Hospital, Level 2, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford. Tel 01865 371188. www.saa.co.uk/art/michele
18th - 26th FebruaryNational Boat, Caravan & Outdoor ShowHeld at the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham. Includes some canal and river boat related stands.
Saturday 4th March to Sunday 23rd April Waterways, Flowers and Modern Art by Michele FieldTo be held at the Museum of Oxford, St Aldates, Oxford, open Tue to Sat 10:00 - 4:30, Sun12:00 - 4:00 Closed Mon. Exhibition admission free. Please telephone museum to check on opening times as these may vary, tel 01865 252761.www.saa.co.uk/art/michele
Saturday 11th March to Sunday 21st MayThe Living Waterways Exhibitionat The Museum of Oxford, located in Oxford's historic Town Hall, St aldates, Oxford Tel: 01865 252761 email museum@oxford.gov.uk
Saturday 15th April - Monday 17th April IWA National Trailboat FestivalOn the Lancaster Canal
Saturday 29th April - Monday 1st MayCanalway CavalcadeOrganised by IWA Festivals at Little Venice - telephone 07753 635006
Saturday 6th MaySouth Pennine Boat Club 3rd Annual Boat Rally Battyeford Lock - Calder & Hebble Navigation. Will be open to the public, free of charge, on Satuarday between 11am and 5pm, making it a great day out for all the family, with many activities including games, stalls, brass band, boat rides, boat show and children's entertainer with food and drink available throughout the day. Boaters are welcome to for the whole weekend. Please contact the Rally Mooring Officer, Michael Chadwick for a mooring booking form on 01706 524295.
Saturday 13th May to Sunday 4th June 2006Artweeks Open house & Studio Art ExhibitionOpen 12 to 6pm daily.Late night Thursday untill 8pm KIDLINGTON, OXFORDSHIRE. Subjects to include Canals, Landscapes & contemporary floral canvases and more.Please Tel or Email for address if you like to visit. Tel: 01865 371188 www.saa.co.uk/art/michele
Saturday 20th - to Sunday 21st MayThe Rickmansworth FestivalA celebration of the waterways and the environment takes place in the Rickmansworth Aquadrome and along the Grand Union Canal between Batchworth and Stockers Locks. Free admission open until 23:00 Saturday and 17:00 Sunday
Saturday 27th - Monday 29th May IWA National Campaign RallyOn the Basingstoke Canal
Friday 9th June - Sunday 11th JuneThe Beale Park Thames Boat Show The show offers a choice of boats for buying and trying, for more information seewww.bealepark.co.uk/boat_shows.php.
Sunday 11th JuneNauticalia Raft RaceHeld at Manor Park Shepperton
Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th July29th Thames Traditional Boat RallyHeld at Henley. For more information see www.tradboatrally.com/
Saturday 26th - Monday 28th AugustIWA National Festival & Boat ShowOrganised by IWA Festivals. The Inland Waterways Association National Festival is being held at Beale Park this year on the River Thames. Hundreds of boats and caravans will be on site and the extensive stands, entertainments and exhibits make this the largest inland boating event in the world - More information
Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th SeptemberParkhead Boat Gathering This biennial event is centred around Parkhead Locks and the southern end of Dudley Tunnel. For more information see http://parkheadboatrally.freesuperhost.com/
Monday 2nd October to the Saturday 30th DecemberAutumn Art Exhibition by Michele Field At the Horton Hospital, Oxford Road, Banbury, OXI6 9AL. Exhibition near the canteen. Tel: 01865 371188 www.saa.co.uk/art/michele
Sunday 3rd December to Friday 29th December 2006 Christmas Art Exhibition by Michele Field At the John Radcliffe Hospital, Level 2, Headley Way, Headington, Oxford. Tel: 01865 371188 www.saa.co.uk/art/michele

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