Historic boat rally weekend

Paul James and his new painting
Paul James and his new painting

More than 80 historic boats will be in Braunston Marina this weekend for the 2014 Braunston Historic Narrowboat Rally and Canal Festival.

Open 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, there will be a real ale tent, exhibitors, traders and waterways artists, an open-air Songs of Praise church service on Sunday, live music from bands and groups, morris dancing, fast food, a theatrical presentation, and more.

Entrance to the event is free, but there is a £10 car parking charge.

Pictured is artist Paul James and his new painting, called Guarding Gifford.

They will both be found among many other works of canal art in the Canal Artists’ Tent at the festival.