This Year's Brentford Canal Festival Postponed

Event has been deferred following update advice concerning Indian variant

Activities from the event would have been held at the canal basin
Activities from the event would have been held at the canal basin. Picture: Brentford Voice



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The planned Brentford Canal Festival which was due to take place this month has been postponed following revised coronavirus guidelines due to the Indian variant of the disease.

A statement from organisers Brentford Voice says, “We’re very sorry to have to announce but we’ve decided to defer the proposed Canal Festival to next year. As I’m sure you’re aware Hounslow is one of the boroughs as is Ealing that the latest addition of a new variant of concern first identified in India is currently getting to grips with.

“That along with the uncertainty of accurate advice being given from the government as demonstrated when some affected local authorities said they were not consulted about the new advice urging people not to travel into and out of areas hardest hit by the Indian coronavirus variant unless necessary, gave us no other choice than to defer as we felt we had to put our community's welfare as our priority.

“However, we will be back next year with what we fully hope to be a safer and cracking Brentford Canal Festival.”

It is the second year in a row the event has had to be cancelled due to the effects of the pandemic.

A taster event is being considered before or around Christmas once public health guidelines are more predictable

The festival, which aimed to reignite people’s interest in Brentford’s waterways and the town’s rich heritage and culture, was due to be held on Saturday 26 June from 12 – 6pm based around the basin, the gauging lock, Brentford Dock piazza, Market Place and Catherine Wheel Road.

It would have showcased Brentford and all it has to offer with fun for the whole family, including live music, entertainment, arts and crafts, water activities, and food & drink.

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May 26, 2021

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