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Angel Community Canal Boat Trust (ACCT) is the charity which operates and manages the community canal boat ‘Angel II of Islington’ based at City Road lock, Islington, London for the benefit and use of local people, and particularly young people. Since 1976, our 12 berth community narrowboat has, each year, provided some 2000 young people and other disadvantaged … [Read more…]

Sophie paints Angel’s rear doors in traditional style

Thanks to funding from the Inland Waterways Association the rear doors of the Angel Boat have been repainted in traditional style.  Covered in a story in the Islington Tribune  Sophie Harris-Greenslade (aka The Illustrated Nail) has completed her first venture as canal artist, replacing the artwork which had faded over 20 years of exposure to … [Read more…]

Arts4Dementia opera on the Angel Boat

Opera onboard the Angel Community Canal Boat May 2018 On Thursday mornings throughout May, A4D are running their popular A4D Opera programme onboard the Angel Community Canal Boat! Celebrated mezzo-soprano Vivien Conacher will lead the group in opera choruses as the boat rises and drops in the lock, before travelling along the leafy canals of Angel … [Read more…]

New skipper and project manager appointed

The Angel Boat has a new skipper!  After over 7 years with us, John Checkley is leaving to become a full time carer.  Phil Gavigan, who has been involved in community boating since the 1980s, is joining us and will be introducing himself to all of our regular users in the coming months. We wish … [Read more…]

Music on the Wharf

A great evening!  Many thanks to Vivien Conacher and Berrak Dyer, and Martin Klute, Brian Iddenden and Rick Bolton

Opera aboard the Angel Boat!

Fancy some opera while taking a canal trip through Islington on the Regent’s Canal?  See a booklet about Arts4Dementia Opera Aboard the Angel Community Canal Boat May 2017 here – Opera Booklet

Angel gets a repaint

Skipper John assisted by a small team of volunteers has been giving Angel II of Islington a repaint in wet dock in west London in preparation for the 2017 cruising season.