Leeds Waterfront Festival 2016

Canal Connections had the honour of managing the Leeds Waterfront Festival 2016 on the 200th anniversary of the completion of the Leeds Liverpool Canal.

This yearly Festival is renowned for bringing the city’s waterways alive through a fantastic eclectic mix of arts, performance, music and family fun. The array of activities and creativity on the water, boats and on dryland stretch across 4 miles of Leeds waterfront and attract thousands of people.

In 2016 the fun strectched right across Leeds Waterfront from the heritage of Armley Industrial Museum and Thwaite Mills to the family-friendly activities, music and street food at Leeds Dock and Royal Armouries, finishing up at the fabulous Granary Wharf, the start of the Leeds Liverpool.

Images courtesy of Mark Wheelwright

In the lead up to the Waterfront Festival 2016 Mark Wheelwright undertook an interesting project whereby he took portraits of people along the canal to explore the range of people who regularly use and enjoy the canal. Here are a selection of images he captured: