Reclaiming the Coventry Canal
Reclaiming the Coventry Canal Festival will unite Coventry’s vulnerable communities to symbolically reclaim the canal - a unique element of the city’s industrial and environmental heritage. The project will involve outdoor activities co-ordinated by local artists and organisations to illuminate the canal’s historical, environmental and cultural heritage.
Special attention will be given to traditionally under-represented communities and the values they attach to waterways. After the festival, attendees will move to the waterway to symbolically take to the canal while local artists perform from the top of a barge along the canal.
This is a collaborative project involving Coventry Peace House, Sergio Ruiz Cayeula (Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience, Coventry University) and Alastair Smith (Global Sustainable Development, University of Warwick).