Ikon Black Country Voyages

Smethwick Community Duck Race

11 April 2015

10am-2pm, free

Smethwick Locks
Main access to canal via Brasshouse Lane, Smethwick, B66 1RR

Join us for this inaugural fundraising event with prizes for the first 3 ducks over the line and best decorated duck.  You can sponsor a duck for £1 – available online, by visiting Ikon Shop or the Canal & River Trust at Peels Wharf* in Tamworth or Cambrian Wharf** in Birmingham. Alternatively just turn up on the day. All funds support Ikon, Birmingham Canal Navigations Society and Canal & River Trust for their work in the Black Country. For more information call 0303 040 4040 or email ian.lane@canalrivertrust.org.uk


Timings on the day:

10am-12pm: Join Black Country Voyages for a duck decorating workshop. No need to book, just drop in.

12-12.45pm: Final registration of ducks

1pm: Duck Race starts

Food stalls available. Free parking is available just off Brasshouse Lane on Great Arthur St., B66 1DP.

Prizes have been donated by Keir construction group, The Sealife Centre in Birmingham as well as Café Opus at Ikon.

Black Country Voyages (2014–2017) is an art programme for local young people, aged 15–19 years old, involving members of the Ikon Youth Programme (IYP). It takes place on board a canal boat, generously lent to us by Sandwell Council. Midlands based artists Juneau Projects led Black Country Voyages in 2014, with a project inspired by nature. Black Country Voyages is organised in partnership with the Canal & River Trust. For more information visit www.blackcountryvoyages.org or call Ikon on 0121 248 0708.


* Peels Wharf, Lichfield Street, Fazeley, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B78 3QZ
** Cambrian Wharf, Birmingham, just off Edwards Road adjacent to the Farmers Bridge flight top lock, B1 2AN

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