Here at the Canalside Heritage Centre we are planning an exciting new project which will build on our current work with the local community. The Arts Ark will be a narrowboat, converted into a fantastic floating arts facility, which will take arts and culture out along the canal and river to the widest range of people possible. A particular focus will be on groups who find it difficult to visit the Heritage Centre to take part in the activities we run. We plan to take arts activities to these groups and also bring them to the Heritage Centre 

In order to do this we need to establish an accessible pontoon at the front of the Heritage Centre to allow the widest range of people possible to use the Arts Ark.