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Grab a drink and a boat and head down to Regent’s Canal this weekend for ‘the first and only floating carnival’, aptly named Canalival. There will be DJs, dancers and decorated boats for you to drift along the canal in. Bring on the waterborne fun! The organisers, who have been working closely with the Canal & River Trust, have raised over £3300 to fund the free event.
Sat June 1 noon-late
Canalival starts outside Gainsborough Studios, 1 Poole St, N1 5ED
Visit the Canalival Facebook page for details.