Events Calendar


Aug
20
Wed
2014
Over Festival on the Canal 2014 @ Over Canal Basin and The Wharf House
Aug 20 – Aug 21 all-day

Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust’s ‘Over Festival on the Canal 2014’ was the most successful yet.

The annual ‘Over Festival on the Canal’ was the largest so far. The site including the canal basin at Over, was visited by more than 1000 people to savour and discover and enjoy the wide variety of attractions in near perfect weather. The site is also the head office of the Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust and Visitor Centre at The Wharf House, the AA-Red Rosette-awarded Restaurant with Rooms.

Entrance to the Festival was free, for all to enjoy the usual sideshows and stalls associated with a family fun day out. There was obviously a watery theme, enhanced by visitor participation with a Model Boat regatta, Fire Brigade displays and canoeing and kayaking. The Canal Trust’s own heritage boats provided tours of the canal to Vineyard Hill. This year included the addition of Shetland ponies to provide rides for children, circus skills and other attractions in partnership with the Scout Network.

There were large marquees housing a range of local produce and crafts for sale, including local beers, cider and perry. There was the largest programme to date of live music on the river terrace with The Wharf House providing refreshments of Tapas and a hugely successful Beer Festival.

For everyone there the message of canal restoration through Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust was implicit everywhere.

Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust is grateful for the generous support of Gloucester Quays and the Gloucestershire Network of Scouts in mounting this Festival.

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The Festival next year will be held on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August 2015.

Aug
20
Sat
2016
Over Festival 2016 @ Over Canal Basin and The Wharf House
Aug 20 – Aug 21 all-day
Aug
19
Sat
2017
Over Festival on the Canal 2017 @ Over Canal Basin and The Wharf House
Aug 19 – Aug 20 all-day

Over Festival 2017 Report – Volunteer Jenny Birkett reports on her first Over Festival experience….

..being a new volunteer, I was impressed to see how the volunteers got on with our jobs in good humour. After Friday’s preparation it was great to see the Festival take shape on Saturday morning in time for the visitors.

My role was to help in the refreshment tent very ably organised by Margaret. The donated cakes just appeared, and I soon got into the team effort providing cuppas and cake. Maggie asked me to take some photos too, so I could excuse myself from the washing up and enjoy what was going on around the site.

The weather was kind, so our visitors were able to enjoy all the Festival had to offer, relaxing by the water, listening to music, watching the model boats, the trip boats and a lively demonstration by the Gloucestershire Fire Service Search and Rescue team.

I thoroughly enjoyed being part of the volunteer team, which by working together created a very successful event.

GB

Over Festival on the Canal 2017 – Two festivals in one!
Aug 19 – Aug 20 all-day
Over Festival on the Canal 2017

This year’s Festival promises to offer another fun weekend around Over Basin with an even bigger craft and produce marquee, boat trips, walks, fun for the children, demonstrations and refreshments.

Meanwhile, on the terrace at The Wharf House, a second part to the event with some great local bands playing and an excellent array of beers, ciders and perrys. There will be the popular Wharf House cream teas as well as a BBQ.

The following week there will be a continuation of festivities at Malswick House.

Beer, Cider, Live Music & Hog Roast

Saturday 26 August 2017, starting 4pm on the edge of Newent.

Free admission to both events.

We hope you can make it!

Sep
16
Sat
2017
Newent & Oxenhall Open Day on the Canal @ Oxenhall
Sep 16 @ 11:00 am

Come and find out more about our plans for Newent Station.

In Oxenhall Village Hall: • Guided Walks • Refreshments • Displays • Sales Stand • Tombola.

Also, learn about our new site just a short distance away at Malswick.
Parking at Oxenhall – follow the signs.

We hope to see you there!

Nov
21
Tue
2017
Speaker Meeting – Nick Worthington of Canal and River Trust @ Royal Oak, Much Marcle
Nov 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Nick Worthington – What is going on with Canal and River Trust in our area

Nov
25
Sat
2017
Winter Bazaar @ St Katherine's Hall
Nov 25 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Jan
16
Tue
2018
Speaker Meeting – Nigel Jeffries on Thomas Telford @ Royal Oak, Much Marcle
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Nigel Jeffries tells us more about this famous civil engineer, architect and stone mason.

Feb
20
Tue
2018
Speaker Meeting – Paul Barnett on Rout on the Riviera – The Slapton Sands Disaster @ Royal Oak, Much Marcle
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The tragic events of April 1944 and one man’s determination to recover a sunken tank.

Mar
20
Tue
2018
Speaker Meeting – Boaters Craft Group from The Gloucester Waterways Museum @ Royal Oak, Much Marcle
Mar 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Telling the story and lives of the narrow boat women and demonstrating some of their crafts.

Apr
17
Tue
2018
Speaker Meeting – The Creation of The Panama Canal @ Royal Oak, Much Marcle
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

We will hear from Alistair Patrick about a slightly larger canal than usual.

May
15
Tue
2018
Speaker Meeting – The Kennet and Avon Canal @ Royal Oak, Much Marcle
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

An update on a southern canal after its restoration and re-opening from Mike Rudd.

Jun
9
Sat
2018
Hellens Garden Festival
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day
Ledbury Community Day
Jun 9 all-day