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February 2020

Acts of Abandon

Saturday, February 15, from 19:30 to around 21:30
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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£6.00
Acts of Abandon event poster

This is an Alarum Theatre event that BCNS are hosting at the Titford Pump House. Kate and Heather performed for us last year doing their Idle Women and this year they have 2 separate performances both of which should prove very entertaining. BCNS will provide some light refreshments. Tickets are limited owing to our capacity, so interested people are asked to reserve their seats on line at eventbrite as per the flyer. Put Acts of Abandon in the search box…

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March 2020

From Postman to Paediatrician & the formation of WASUP

Thursday, March 5, from 19:30 to around 21:30
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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Talk by Prof. Abdul Rashid Gatrad OBE, founder of WASUP, Walsall Against Single Use plastic (WASUP) is about raising awareness through posters, videos talks etc and practically discussing with various groups how to decrease the use of plastic in their organisation in Walsall

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March BCN Cleanup

Saturday, March 14, from 08:00 to around Sunday, March 15, from 17:00
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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Canal clean-up, volunteers pulling a tyre from the canal

Another weekend dedicated to cleaning up a part of the BCN, any help, from anyone interested in the BCN, would be greatly appreciated. You don't have to be a member to join!   The Waterway Recovery Group event is supported by Canal and River Trust, BCNS, Friends of Tipton Cut Dudley Canal Trust Withymoor Island Trust IWA West Midlands Branch Coombeswood Canal Trust Details to follow as soon as they are available.

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April 2020

South Staffs & the Hatherton Canal

Thursday, April 2, from 19:30 to around 21:30
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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Accommodation Bridge, Hatherton Canal

Talk by Ian Pell about South Staffs and the Hatherton Canal. Below is a video from the Lichfield & Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust website:

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May 2020

1st BCN Explorer Cruise 2020 – NOW FULLY BOOKED!

Tuesday, May 5 to around Wednesday, May 13

After the success of our many previous cruises, it is the intention of the BCN Society to hold two cruises in 2020 to encourage boaters to explore the Birmingham Canal Navigations. We have found that many boaters like the additional security of cruising in company with other boaters and particularly enjoy the social side of informal gatherings and organised activities at the designated mooring locations.  Priority will be given to boaters who have not been on a BCNS Explorer Cruise before.…

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Chasing the Boats: Canal photography through the years

Thursday, May 7, from 19:30 to around 21:30
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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A talk by Kevin Maslin about his photography work on the BCN.

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2020 BCNS Boat Rally (Bradley Canal)

Saturday, May 16
Bradley Workshops, Bradley Lane
Bilston, West Midlands WV14 8DW
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BCNS Brownhills Rally 2019 - photo by Bob Fox

The Birmingham Canal Navigations Society (BCNS) celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2018 marking a significant milestone in seeking to conserve, improve and encourage a wide range of interests in the 100 mile network of Birmingham and Black Country waterways known as the Birmingham Canal Navigations The Birmingham Canal Navigations now make up 100 miles of canals across the West Midlands. BCNS Brownhills Rally 2019 - photo by Bob Fox The hub of the Birmingham Canal Navigations, which last year celebrated…

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2nd BCN Explorer Cruise 2020 – still places available

Monday, May 18 to around Monday, May 25

After the success of our many previous cruises, it is the intention of the BCN Society to hold two cruises in 2020 to encourage boaters to explore the Birmingham Canal Navigations. We have found that many boaters like the additional security of cruising in company with other boaters and particularly enjoy the social side of informal gatherings and organised activities at the designated mooring locations.  Priority will be given to boaters who have not been on a BCNS Explorer Cruise before.…

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BCNS 24-hour Marathon Challenge

Saturday, May 23, from 08:00 to around Sunday, May 24, from 14:00
Narrowboat Governor on the BCN

The BCNS Challenge will take place on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th May 2020, starting at 8am on Saturday and finishing at 2pm on Sunday. The event is open to everyone with a boat licensed for use on Canal and River Trust canals. Historic working boats and pairs are especially welcome. We also welcome walking teams, so if you don’t have a boat but want to explore the BCN please feel free to join us. Boats may start at any…

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August 2020

A walk with CRT’s Senior Ecologist

Thursday, August 6, from 08:00 to around 17:00

A walk with Paul Wilkinson, CRT’s Senior Ecologist. (TBC)

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September 2020

Emma Purshouse & Brendan Hawthorne

Thursday, September 3, from 19:30 to around 21:30
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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An evening with Emma & Brendan, Black Country wordsmiths

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October 2020

Canal Companion Q & A session

Thursday, October 1, from 19:30 to around 21:30
Titford Pump House, Engine Street
Oldbury, West Midlands B69 4NL United Kingdom
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Canal Companions cover page for the Cheshire Ring

Michael Pearson, of Pearson Canal Companions Canal Companion Questions  and Answers session with Michael Pearson, the man behind Pearson Canal Companions.

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