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The Burslem Port Trust are inviting local residents of Burslem and Middleport to volunteer with a team of visual and performance artists from Stoke-on-Trent. Collaboratively they will create a series of interpretative art works and promotional materials, reflecting the vision and aims involved in the regeneration and restoration of the Burslem Branch Canal.

The artists, who have been commissioned by the Burslem Port Trust, will create an illustrated map installation and a series of interactive workshops involving bespoke screen printing and music. The music will be performed during the map installation taking place along the canal footpath at a special launch event as part of Heritage Open Days taking place on 19th September 2021.

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Historic view towards Burslem

The Trust seeks to reopen the Burslem Branch Canal, creating new waterside facilities to deliver sustainable leisure, tourism and thus employment.

We aim to make a major difference to the quality of life in Burslem and Middleport through a major regeneration project which will extend from Rogerson’s Meadows and the Trent and Mersey Canal to Furlong Mills in lower Burslem.

The completed project will deliver the re-opened Canal Branch, a mooring basin in a newly constructed pool at Furlong Mills, recreational facilities in the heritage buildings on the historic wharf, and outdoor/sporting activities along the canal side.

It will provide a high-quality canalside setting for the residential redevelopment sites.

You can find out more about our project here.

Strategic Action Plan

Our Strategy and Action Plan demonstrates how the re-established Burslem Branch Canal can help achieve stakeholder organisation’s strategic objectives including: economic and social development, environmental enhancement and physical and increased waterway and towpath activity.

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