Posts Tagged ‘boating community’

Calico Jack to play at Cross Guns re-opening, 1st March

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Boatie band Calico Jack will play at the re-opening of the Cross Guns in Avoncliff, a favourite boaters’ pub, from 4pm to 8pm on Wednesday 1st March.

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Boats are Homes Protest, Devizes Wharf 4-8pm 15th September

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

On Thursday 15th September at 5pm, CRT Chief Richard Parry will launch a CRT publicity boat at Devizes Wharf SN10 1EB as part of the K&A Waterways Partnership AGM.

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Boaters stage protest against unlawful enforcement policy at CRT’s Devizes office

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

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Around 30 boat dwellers without home moorings and supporters from the local community took part in a protest opposite Canal & River Trust’s (CRT) office in Devizes on 6th August 2016.

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BBC Wiltshire to feature boat dwellers’ protest at CRT Devizes office tomorrow

Friday, August 5th, 2016

BBC Radio Wiltshire Breakfast Show will feature tomorrow’s protest against CRT’s punitive and unlawful enforcement policy towards boaters without home moorings. Listen out for the live interview at 7.25am.

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Protest at CRT Devizes office 6th August

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Liveaboard boaters and their supporters are invited to join a protest at Caen Hill, opposite CRT’s office in Devizes at 2.00pm on Saturday 6th August 2016 to express our opposition to CRT’s punitive and unlawful enforcement policy against boaters without home moorings. This policy has seen so many liveaboard boaters on the K&A having their licences restricted to 6 months, threatened with losing their homes, being pressured to give up their homes, and boat children’s education and welfare suffering due to the long distances they are being forced to travel to school.

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A Year on the Cut

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

AScreen shot 2015-01-14 at 10.18.41 Year on the Cut is a  new documentary video project by Wendy Zakiewicz and Slack Tide Films,  a study of the Kennet and Avon Canal between Bath and Devizes.

Combining interactive, community-sourced elements with a more traditional documentary core in Zakiewicz’s empathic and conversational style, A Year On The Cut will chart the changing seasons and the stories of the boat-dwelling population over the course of 12 months in the Avon valley.

Wendy, a boater on the Kennet and Avon,  told us “The project  has two aspects to it. One aspect involves getting people along the canal to participate by taking film footage over the course of the year, on any device available (phone, etc), and submitting it to our website. All contributors will have access and be able to use the archive created and I will also be using certain clips as footage for the second part of the project which is a documentary that I am making.”

More information can be found at www.friendlychaos.org. Sign up on the website and further news will be available shortly about how you can submit films directly.

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