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Take to the water for the annual Coracle Regatta on the River Lea Navigation for the chance to race a Druid style boat and win the coveted trophy.

Take to the water for the annual Coracle Regatta on the River Lea Navigation for the chance to race a Druid style boat and win the coveted trophy. Beating the bounds Taking place during the Hackney WickED arts festival, the Coracle Regatta is an annual event that tests the boundaries between the local Hackney Wick community and the Olympic Park development. An unusual twist on the traditional beating of the parish bounds, the regatta sees circular, one person boats take to the river next to the high fences surrounding the site of the 2012 London Olympic Games. Water dodgems Based on a Druid design and woven from strips of ash tree, coracles are colourful circular rowing boats that have a tendency to criss-cross their way across the water. Full instruction on how to manage the vessels is provided and their should be ample opportunity for everyone to have a go at racing across the water. Jolly day out Organised by artist Harry Meadows, the Coracle Regatta is an event artwork that juxtaposes the themes of modernity and ethereal fancy. For those who don't want to take to the water, there are refreshments available at the Eton Mission Rowing Club as well as a full commentary of all the events by the Master of Ceremonies. The Coracle Regatta takes place from 3pm - 6pm, Sunday 31st July 2011. Admission is free. Great River Race Thames Festival Vintage Festival at Southbank Centre Alternative Village Fete Big Sleepover London Water Poet Garden Party Gladiator Games London Summer at Vauxhall City Farm London Design Festival Gorilla Circus Flying Trapeze Classes Summer Holiday London London Summer Picnics Open Air Theatre London Silent Cinema London


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