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Canal Connections

We talk to people who make the waterways part of their life

Dee Caffari

What happens when a record-breaking round-the-world yachtswoman swaps the open seas for our slower-paced inland waterways? Dee Caffari explains all

Kate Webley

Glass artist Kate Webley tells us about her floating studio on the Chesterfield Canal

Jeremy Burge

Tech guru Jeremy Burge reveals how he’s bringing the canals to the attention of the younger generations

Chris Coburn

Chris Coburn completed the first Dover-Calais crossing by narrowboat 30 years ago

Rob Pointon

Plein air artist Rob Pointon has travelled the world for his work but the UK’s canals and rivers continue to provide inspiration

Nicola Thorp

Actress and equality campaigner Nicola Thorp tells us why living afloat has been good for her mental health and how our inland waterways can become better spaces for women

Jones the Boats

Retired Welsh trip-boat operator Peter Jones was recently awarded IWA’s Tetlow Cup in recognition of his outstanding service to the waterways. We spoke to him about his remarkable canal career

Lesley Banks

Artist Lesley Banks’ next exhibition celebrates Scotland’s Year of Coasts & Waters. She tells us about the canals residency that started it all

Ian Rank-Broadley

Sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley tells us about his latest commission: three bronzes by City Road Basin on the Regent’s Canal in London

David Suchet

Best known for playing moustachioed Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, David Suchet is also a keen boater and all-round waterways do-gooder. Here he reveals the moment he fell in love with our waterways

Maid of Gingerbread

Liveaboard baker Emily Garland reveals the benefits of having a small boat on London’s waterways

Nick Wolfe

Carrying cargoes on a historic narrowboat all year round, Nick Wolfe lives the life of a traditional working boater. He tells us about his experiences aboard

Jeremy Corbyn

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn jumped off the 2019 election trail to talk exclusively to WW about his little-known passion for the canals

Tim Whitelock

Roses and castles artist and teacher Tim Whitelock describes his 50-year fascination with the artform