People in Islington will have the pleasure of seeing a free exhibition on the history of the Regent’s Canal in Islington.
This is the culmination of the Regent’s Canal Heritage Project
spearheaded by the Young Actors Theatre of Islington (YATI) supported by the National Lottery
Heritage fund. A free 40 page booklet accompanies the exhibition.
The display will feature: now and then photos; stories and memories from twenty people about
working and living by the canal; historical accounts; maps showing what was where; a look at
the industries which thrived on the canal banks with a focus on timber, ice and marble. Zines
will be on show produced by young people during canal photography workshops in the spring.
The exhibition will be on the Barge Fiodra, moored on the towpath by City Road Lock and a
neighbouring stall during the Angel Canal Festival from 11am to 5pm on Sunday 1st September.