A Birmingham Literature Festival Event
Thursday 11 October 11am
For 150 years canals were the high-tech water machine driving the industrial revolution. Amazing feats of engineering, they carried the rural into the city and the urban into the countryside and changed the lives of everyone. And then, just when their purpose was extinguished by modern transport, they were saved from extinction and repurposed as a ‘slow highways’ network, a peaceful and countrywide haven from our too-busy age. Today, there are more boats on the canals than in their Victorian heyday. A discussion with Canal and River Trust Writer in Residence Jasper Winn and Canal Laureate Nancy Campbell.
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