Having tenants based on the canal, Birmingham's canals have become an area very close to our hearts. We are passionate about sharing the understated beauty of our canals, (after all Birmingham does have more canals than Venice!) and plan to create more awareness to really give the canals in Birmingham a name over the next few years. We contacted Canal & River Trust to create an event which would showcase the canals, the people who work and live on them or nearby. The Birmingham Canal Festival was a successful family day with canal activities, films on the water and a floating market, involving the local businesses to get involved.