We headed up north to visit IKON Gallery in Birmigham who run their youth programme in a canal boat! We met up with a lovely lady called Kate who showed us inside the boat. Unfortunately there was no chance for a test drive as the canals were frozen over. We found the meeting very useful. It gave us ideas about how to use the space inside the boat as a studio as well as some pointers about how to acquire a boat from ex hire fleets etc.
Here is a link to the Slow Boat page. A very inspiring project and well worth a visit.