Junction is an arts project that aims between April and June to help connect people with the canals that run from Belmont Row down to Camp Hill Locks at Bordesley. Its an historic stretch of canal lined with old industrial buildings offering green space and the tranquility of being by the water right near Birmingham city Centre.
The walks explore the waterways through the graffiti and street art found there and are a collaboration with Ghost Streets and the guys that run High Vis Street Festival.
This May Bank Holiday we recommend combing a walk with either a film or talk:
Walk +Film - Sun 5 May 5pm walk starts at Belmont at ends at the Custard Factory where you can get a ticket as part of Flatpack put your feet up and watch Bombin at the Mockingbird 7.30pm. You will be transported back to 1987 and the UK's emerging Hip hop and graffiti scene. Book film here.
Walk +Talk - Mon 6 May 10.30am walk starts at Belmont and ends at the Custard Factory. With an optional walk across to B-side Hip Hop Festival at the Birmingham Hippodrome where we are hosting a photography talk 'Street art and graffiti through the lens' with acclaimed Birmingham photographer Vanley Burke. Book here.
The canal walk takes you on a exploration of the graffiti found on the canal with street art by super talented Annatomix and Lucy McLauchlan. We leave the canal by Upper Trinity Street where we head towards the Custard Factory Digbeth proper - where the painted walls take a dramatic shift from the rawness of the canal graffiti to the aesthetic beauty of the quarters street art.
Book a walk click here if you study, work or live in Digbeth or Curzon Street you can join for free using code JunctionHS2 proof of eligibility required at the start of each event.
Street art by Gent 48 featured in the photography below.