On 22nd February 1819, 60,000 people watched the first boats travel along the brand new Sheffield Canal. Join Canal and River Trust to mark the occasion exactly 200 years later, as they throw a big party.
Here's what's in store:
11am-3pm – Drop into Victoria Quays and let the kids be transported back in time on a whirlwind adventure with Rusticus. Warm yourselves up in the cosy quayside igloo with crafts and games and dance away with a silent disco for all ages.
1:30pm – Watch the flotilla of brightly coloured boats arrive into Victoria Quays, recreating that first ever journey on the canal.
4:30pm/5:30pm/6:30pm/7:30pm – Travel back to 1819 with a performance in a giant igloo. Take a seat and watch as the history of the canal is unveiled with a giant storybook and live actors. Tickets for the performance are £5 (kids free) – book now.
Throughout the day from 12:30pm, Timewalk Project is hosting storytelling, music, poetry and comedy in the Dorothy Pax canalside bar, which will be renamed Tontine Inn for one day only.
7:30pm-9pm – Relax and enjoy a drink in the Dorothy Pax bar, and marvel at the fire dances on the quayside by Inferno Ash.
9-10pm/10-11pm – Round off the day with a dance at the silent disco in the giant igloo. Tickets £5 – book now.