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As reported in the Historic Narrow Boat Club newsletter: nb. Renfrew was fitted with a dance floor, back scene and seating for an experimental dance performance at the end of September 2011. TUG by the Dog Kennel Hill project took place between Nottingham city centre and the river lock and included music, song and dance viewed by passenger and unsuspecting walkers on the towpath.

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Clips from the TUG

And then there was The Rootless Forest earlier this summer too:

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Forest Construction

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Whilst I’m not going to express a view on the artistic or economic merit of such pieces, after all that’s for individuals to decide, I do believe they show that our inland waterways can be a source of inspiration for many. Though perhaps not in quite so overt a way as the artists represented in these two examples…

Oh, and if you’re more a fan of old boats than avant garde art, here’s a couple of images of the day boat beneath the forest

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