Celebrating 200 years of Victoria Quays Sheffield

We were honoured to received a phone call on Thursday, from a number we didn’t recognise. Luckily I answered it.

A very pleasant man called Andy was on the line. He did initially ask to speak to Sarah – fortunately I didn’t take offence, though I have to say my suspicions were triggered of yet another bogus call.

Once we’d worked out he was genuine, he explained he’d called to ask our permission to use one of Barry’s stunning images. He’s putting together a film for the Sheffield Quays Big Birthday Bash, which is being held on Friday 25th February. If you’re interested, you’ll need to buy tickets ..

Here’s the blog post from last March with the requested photo as the featured image

There’s also a Facebook page for the event …

AT 2pm on February 22nd 1819 Sheffield became directly connected to the sea. Quite possibly one of the most significant events in Sheffield’s History. Other celebrations will follow this year but this is the actual date it opened. Timewalk project is working in partnership with Dorothy Pax and the Canal and River Trust to celebrate the canals Bi-Centenary at the Dorothy Pax (called Tontine Inn for the day) in the Victoria quays. There will be storytelling by story teller and authoress Carmel Page, music, comedy and poetry and so much more.”

We’ve been promised a link will be sent following the event, of the finished film. If we can we’ll share it with you. However, if you’re anywhere nearby, check this out and if you can get down there and take part in the celebrations 🙂

Sounds delightful. Shame we’re nowhere near – and also we’ve booked ‘free’ tickets for CRT’s first ever ‘Silent Disco’ in Birmingham that same evening at 8pm. It’s being held at Cambrian Wharf and sounds like heaps of fun:

Join us for a night on floating tiles and experience the canal, like never before! Held on 100 sturdy pontoons, you’ll be able to dance under the stars in the first ever floating canal silent disco!”

Not sure if there’s any tickets left for the disco though, so get in quick if you’re remotely interested …

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