Hinterlands is a new national programme, led by the Canal & River Trust, and funded by Arts Council of England and the Arts Council of Wales inviting artists to explore waterway corridors as a creative space for five communities across England and Wales.

Hinterlands takes inspiration from the history of canals, a key technological development of the Enlightenment, fostering the same spirit of social revolution and ingenuity to inspire artists to re-imagine the future of the waterways as the longest and most accessible cultural space in the UK.

The Trust’s target location for Wales is Pontypool and the lower end of the Monmouthshire & Brecon Canal in Torfaen CBC. Peak will work in partnership with Canal & River Trust to bring together a Creative Producer with local people, artists and community partners, who together will develop and support networks, communication and collaborations to boost the region’s creative potential. The project will enable artist led exploration of the canal corridor in the Pontypool area, and research the scope for generating prosperity and fresh cultural connections.


Hinterlands Event

Tuesday 1st of May 12-3pm

What Grows Here?

An invitation to gather by the water, to mingle and meet each other and celebrate the spring!

Exchange seeds to sow, eat cake, sip wild foraged tea, share ideas for the future of what food, skills and resources might grow along the Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal and celebrate the first growing season of Talygarden, an allotment by Talygarn Unit, Hafal and Growing Space.



Follow Hinterlands on Twitter:@HinterlandsWAL and Facebook @hinterlands.canalrivertrust