Tranquil Tales: Kidsgrove Canal Art Trail

Students artists from Staffordshire University invite you to connect with nature at this free exhibition and activity day

  • Date:
  • Time: 12pm – 3.30pm
  • Location: Harecastle Tunnel (North Portal) , Kidsgrove Canal, ST7 1AQ
  • Category:
  • Free event

Hosted in partnership with Appetite and the Canal and River Trust, Staffordshire University BA (Hons) Fine Art students have created a public art trail, responding to the history, ecology and potential future of the canal.  

12 – 1pm and 2 – 3pm: Foraging Walk with Emma Cronin of Wild Pickle

Forager and fermenter Emma Cronin of Wild Pickle will lead two one-hour foraging walks during the afternoon. Along the way you will note the surprising number of things that can be foraged in late winter and also get an overview of the Forager’s Code of Practice. Booking via Eventbrite is essential.

1pm: Guided Art Trail Walk

A chance to hear about the art works displayed along the Canalside, meet at the Kidsgrove Canal Harecastle Tunnel North Portal at 1pm.

12 – 3pm: Drop-in activities throughout the day

Hands on creative activities and meditation sessions with Art Students from Staffordshire University, plus take part in a Pollinator Habitat Survey with Biodiversity Specialist Andrea Ku.

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