what: World’s Smallest Canal Boat Festival
when: Sunday, September 27th, 1-7 pm
where: Grand Union Canal, Mary Seacole Memorial Park
tickets: click here to purchase
While the government’s “Rule of 6” effectively bans audiences at Harlesden’s Mary Seacole Memorial Park this weekend, no such prohibition exists on the adjacent Mitre Bridge, where ticket holders for the “World’s Smallest Canal Boat Festival” can observe social distancing while enjoying music and theatre on a floating stage whilst awaiting their tour of Kensal Green Cemetery.
Created shortly after completion of the canal which forms its southern boundary, Kensal Green, the greatest of London’s “Magnificent 7” cemeteries, has been a resting place for English notables, including hundreds of thespians, since the early 19th Century.
Actors practiced in immersive theatre will guide ticket holders in the cemetery and maintain social distancing on Mitre Bridge during performances by Zimbabwean blues sensation Amy and the Calamities, Bluegrass masters Copper Viper, and short theatrical works on sustainability, veganism and animal ethics provided by Patch Plays.
This beachhead for culture and education in the heart of Industrial West London, is sponsored by Bards on Boats, Ltd., and Your Canal Boat CIC to demonstrate that London’s canals can be as vital for Covid-19 era performance as they were for 19th Century transportation.
Tickets for the event are on sale through Eventbrite.
For more information:
Sarah Kate Michele, Artistic Director, Bards on Boats
tel: 7411 9832461
Special thanks our to our generous sponsors who helped make this event possible: