Falkirk Community Trust and Scottish Canals are looking for submissions for creative work to feature in the one day outdoor event Canal Festival Time Machine.
This is a one off event celebrating the history and heritage of our waterways. The event takes place on the 24th May from 11am – 5pm across three main sites: The Kelpies, Falkirk Wheel and Lock 16 and the 4-mile stretch of the Forth & Clyde Canal that runs between.
Between the majestic Kelpies and Falkirk Wheel the tales of the Forth & Clyde Canal will be brought to life through art, music, and performance. There will be a flurry of jaw-dropping spectacles, aerial performances and activities, magical theatre, live music -a fun filled celebration.
We are looking to commission three pieces of work, one for each of the significant periods of history. We are open to one organisation representing all three, or commissioning three different pieces by three different organisations. The work should be interactive, combining visual arts with performance.
In 1790 the Forth & Clyde Canal opened. It moved heavy industry, coal, Iron and clay, the canal banks hosted 60 different foundries including an explosive factory and a vinegar Factory. It was a crucial lifeline to the central belt of Scotland.
In 1867 the canal was bought by the Caledonian Railway company. The progresses of steam locomotives and the investment in the railway meant that they could provide a quicker movement of good, and therefore the canal became obsolete and silent. The canal closed in 1963.
In 2001 the canal reopened as part of the Millennium link which was part of the largest canal restoration in the UK. The canal has transformed from an industrial area to a green space with wildlife. A space for leisure activities.
For more information on the history of the canal please visit https://www.scottishcanals.co.uk/heritage/forth-clyde-canal/
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