We received this message from Pete and Sully in Wootton Rivers a while ago: “It’s not every day you meet a super hero, so imagine our surprise when my grandson came running in telling us Spiderman was on the lock gate at Brimslade. He is obviously on his holidays and supporting the Kennet and Avon boating community in their fight against injustice. Good on him”.
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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.
A 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.