We have 6 main Festival areas for you to visit with a host activities and organisations. Can you visit them all on the day and find the letters displayed? If you can solve the anagram of these letters, you can collect a small prize on the day and be entered into the grand prize draw to win a 2 hour private hire on the Lochrin Belle!
Activities are for the duration of the Festival (12pm-4.30pm) unless a specific time is given.
Bridge 8 Hub Taster Sessions (12-2.30pm) Try out our Akwakats … a different approach to cycling on the canal!
Raft Race (2.30pm-4.30pm) Have YOU entered?
Biketrax eBike taster sessions and bike hire.
The Four Sisters Boatel (12-3pm) Open day house boat. Ever wanted to holiday or even live on a houseboat? Come and see what life is like on board our luxury holiday let boat. Light refreshments available.
Octangle Beauty Short treatment demos, mini taster treatments and goodie bags.
Watershed Coffee Barge Normal service of drinks and snacks to enjoy, sit down or takeaway.
Lochrin Belle Canal Boat (static) Hop on board for some free creative activities led by a local artist, Fiona Maher.
PRINTMAKERS and NEARBY DEVELOPMENT SITE
Edinburgh Printmakers workshops and studio tours, exhibition gallery, shop and sunny courtyard.
Holy Cow Lounge (at the Printmakers) Vegan cafe.
The Grove Community Garden Open garden, Herbal tea, Homemade cake, plants available for a small donation, recipe ideas, Seed library expert.
Foragerium (12.30-2pm at The Grove) Workshop: Urban foraging, food preservation techniques and our place within the ecosystem.
The Forge Visit the Community maker-space!
Rhyze Mushrooms Log inoculation sessions – spawn your log, take it home and watch them grow!
Community Performance Stage Some great musical acts, dance and talks are scheduled but there is still space for more! Music, poetry, storytelling, dance and more all welcome 🙂 Contact us if you’d like to be involved!
Espresso Green Artisan locally roasted coffee, tea and delicious homemade treats.
NKS Community Stall Fabulous food, henna and information.
Lions International Tombola and lucky dip games.
Boroughmuir High School With support from The Prince’s Trust, we are delighted to present our social enterprise Boroughmuir Beans. Our pupils are undertaking barista training. Profits go back into the business and further training.
HARRISON PARK EAST
North Merchiston Club Come and enjoy Café 48 for all, outdoor bouncy castle and soft play for the little ones and plenty of shows, workshops and demonstrations from some of our regular classes at North Merchiston Club.
Axe Boom Boom (4-4.45pm) Capoeira, Drumming and Acrobatics show!
People Know How & Polwarth Parish Church Refreshments, scones, activities in the garden, a space for quiet reflection, stalls, music and visiting the boat All Aboard.
Two’s Company Befriending (at Polwarth Church) Edinburgh City Mission’s activity to highlight loneliness and encourage small acts of kindness.
Birchwood Art Studio (2-3.30pm) Try your hand at figure drawing with life model and a tutor – stay 5 mins or 90mins!
HARRISON PARK WEST
Forth Canoe Club Inclusive paddling community. Watersports taster sessions starting every half hour until 4pm. Donations welcome.
Edinburgh Union Canal Society Refreshments, raffle and information on plans for the Ashley Terrace Boathouse
St. Michael’s, Slateford Road (stall in Harrison Park) Teddy Bear tombola and other games!
Driftwood Adventure (1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 4pm)Taster Kayak and Paddleboarding Adventures – £15pp for 45 mins. Book direct with Driftwood.
Joy Rides Edinburgh Enjoy a wee spin in the fresh air and explore the canal festival. Book beforehand or come and find us on the day. Donations welcome.
Edinburgh Canal Festival is being organised by Fountainbridge Canalside Community Trust, c/o Scottish Canals Office, 23 Lower Gilmore Place, Edinburgh EH3 9NY www.fcct.scot
Charity Reg. No: SC035342 Company Reg. No: 265866