Every year we like to get out and about supporting shows and events. We have alread attended a few events and shows such as The Canalway Cavalcade at Little Venice, Padddington (go to http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000247863879 to see some lovely photos) and The Spring Gardening Show at the Three Counties Showground (a great show with lots to see – http://www.threecounties.co.uk/springgardening/.
So what are we up to next? We have a busy few months and you can find us at:
2nd to 5th June – Crick Boat Show – this is one of the biggest inland waterways events of the year in Crick, Northamptonshire. You can see boats, find lots of exhibitors in the inland waterways and boating industry, and take part in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations at the show. Take a look at last year’s show at http://www.crickboatshow.com/gallery11.html. We will be on stand KF87.
13th to 17th June – BBC Gardeners World Live (http://www.bbcgardenersworldlive.com) - this is held at the NEC in Birmingham and has live demonstrations from all your favourite gardening experts, award-winning and inspirational Show Gardens, unbeatable plants and great shopping. Tickets also include entry to the BBC Good Food Show Summer for celebrity entertainment and seasonal recipe ideas.
8th July – Shared Ownership Open Day – if you are considering buying a share in a narrowboat why not come along to our open day at Alvechurch Marina. Go to http://www.abcboatshare.com/ for more details on boat shares.
18th to 22nd July – RHS Flower Show Tatten Park - This year’s show includes the orchestra gardens, local schools are competing to fill trugs in the RHS Summer Fruit and Vegetable Competition and three young designers are battling it out to be named National Young Designer of the Year 2012. In the flower bed competition, entrants are marking the London Olympics with a ‘Celebration of Sport’ theme. And then there is us, so see you at the show!
21st and 22nd September – Beer Festival and Boat Ownership Open Day - there will be another beer festival at The Weighbridge Pub at Alvechurch Marina. This will include a Boat Ownership day on 22nd September and lots of things to see on the other days – and don’t forget the beer tasting you can do!
If you are attending any boating events let us know and we can post them for others to go to. We hope to see you at some of the events we are going to, come and say hello!