Carnival, Education with sparkle


'Beginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but it's everything in-between that makes it all worth living'.

Bob Marley

Route Canal Arts is a new venture for community artist and entrepreneur Simon Tipping, focusing on art in education and family learning settings. Fine arts trained, Simon Tipping has over 30 years experience of working with people, young and old and has spent much of the last 15 years working in the carnival sector and on street arts events. Simon was a co-founder and Director for 12 years of Festive Road , which specialises in carnival and outdoor arts that aims to bring communities to life, and make ‘art’ relevant, participatory and accessible.

Route Canal Arts:

Our mission: To support, deliver transformative workshops and events of creative activity that develop the imagination, confidence and skills of participants and artists

Our vision: Nurture each community’s self-esteem and imagination to help them create, collaborate and celebrate

Our values: To deliver high quality educational art workshops and products, skill share, recycle, work with diverse communities, team build and encourage partnerships and collaborations

From one day workshops to full-scale project development – contact Simon Tipping to find out more about what we can offer you .