The Ring: Sights and Sounds (Saturday)

September 29, 2018 / 11:00

Diglis Island and Oil Basin

Sat 29 September

11am – 3pm

The Ring: Sights and Sounds

Diglis Island and Oil Basin, Diglis Dock Road, Worcester

See more events on Sunday 30 September

Parking limited, please park in Worcester City Centre and walk along the tow path.



Sat 29th September

Explore, find and enjoy Emily Wilkinson’s pavement poems and Sam Underwood’s listening devices in the area around Diglis Oil Basin between 11am – 3pm.

11.30am          Sound Walk with Sam Underwood
12.30pm         Diglis Island Visit with Rich White (booking essential)
1.30pm            Sound Walk with Sam Underwood
2.30pm           Diglis Island Visit with Rich White (booking essential)

To book a place on a Diglis Island Visit please click here.


Emily Wilkinson, 21 Miles:

Haiku Stencil Pavement Poetry

Follow a haiku poetry trail by artist, Emily Wilkinson in the areas around Diglis Oil Basin and the towpath next to Diglis Lock to inspire your waterway walk. This local artist has created a series of temporary chalk pavement poem stencils inspired the Worcestershire Ring.


Sam Underwood, Heed:

Interactive Sound Devices and Walks

Come down to the Severn River on 29th and 30th September to discover listening devices inspired by soundscapes of local waterways, including some made from flood waste collected from the river. Sound artist and musical instrument designer Sam Underwood will be waterside at Diglis Oil Basin to demonstrate how the devices can transform how you can hear your surroundings. Suitable for all ages.

Sam will also lead sound walks on Saturday and Sunday. An opportunity to explore the rich soundscape of Diglis Oil Basin and surrounding spaces.


Rich White, Occupation:

Diglis Island Visit Day

See the sculpture, Occupation on Diglis Island before it is dismantled and recycled in early October.

Artist, Rich White will lead guided tours of the island with special guest contributions from previous residents and canal workers. Booking is essential, click here to book a free ticket.



The Canal & River Trust’s ‘Arts on the Waterways’ project The Ring invites you to enter an art competition with great prizes, inspired by a 21-mile circle of Worcestershire waterways! Selected entries will be exhibited at The Hive on a special screen on Level 1. Visit The Ring for inspiration and share your artwork, poems, stories, songs and films with artist-poet Emily Wilkinson at the 21 Miles blog or on social media @theringworcs #TheRing21.

Submission Details

Feel like getting creative this summer? If you live near or are visiting The Ring (Worcestershire’s 21-mile network of canals and waterways), you are invited to submit your art, writing or music to this blog and share it online. There are fabulous prizes to be won, including a tent from OLPROCanal & River Trust merchandise and fab stationery from The Hive!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit part of The Ring network
  2. Create something based on your visit which belongs to one of the following categories:
  • Photography
  • Poetry & Creative Writing
  • Drawing, Painting & Mixed media
  • Film, Sound & Music
  1. Submit your response by email or social media: You can email, and it will be posted online by our artist blog curator. Please include your name, age and a title for your work. If entering via social media post an image or video of your work, and tag @theringworcs using hashtag #TheRing21.
  2. Here are the criteria for submissions if emailing. Please read carefully!

IMAGES: No more than three per submission, must be 72dpi / RGB and under 1mb in size.

FILM & SOUND: Please upload your work to youtube, Vimeo or SoundCloud and send us a link to share. All appropriate entries will be shared online.


The deadline has been extended: please submit your work by 30th September 2018!