See a flotilla of boats in Hackney

See a flotilla of boats in Hackney

This event has finished Took place on: Sunday, 13th Jun 2021

 Free

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A protest flotilla of boats will be on the River Lee between Walthamstow Marshes and Hackney Wick.

The flotilla of boats are protesting against the Canal and River Trust’s introduction of new mooring restrictions on the Lower Lee (Hackney and Tottenham) and Broxbourne.

A ‘towpath protest’ of boaters on foot and canal wanderers alike will gather at Walthamstow Marshes before following in the flotilla’s wake to Hackney Wick, raising awareness of the Canal and River Trust’s policy changes.

Towpath users can chat to boaters stationed on the towpath to find out more about the restrictions and the campaign to resist them, before heading back to Walthamstow Marshes for the conclusion of the protest with speeches and entertainment in the form of a circus show, children’s activities and live music.

DAYTIME

Boat flotilla convoy with live acts onboard (brass band, buskers, soundsystems), moving from Walthamstow Marshes to Hackney Wick and back

March on the towpath alongside the flotilla

Multiple NBTA stalls on the towpath with cakes for sale and discussion for free

LATE AFTERNOON/EVENING

Afternoon gathering at Walthamstow Marshes:

NBTA talk

Live music (Village Butty roof stage):

Gator Dogs Brass Band (7-piece New-Orleans style)

Dub Righters (pop reggae)

Chewy She (trash-electro-disco)

Traditional folk band

Family-friendly punk band

Soundsystem boats

Boater circus show

Children’s activities


Contact and Booking Details

This event has finished Took place on: Sunday, 13th Jun 2021

 Free

Booking details and information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer: All information given is correct at the time of compiling the listings. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.

2021-06-13 2021-06-13 Europe/London See a flotilla of boats in Hackney A protest flotilla of boats will be on the River Lee between Walthamstow Marshes and Hackney Wick. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/06/13/see-a-flotilla-of-boats-in-hackney-264433 ,,,
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