A group of people watch boats on the Union Canal.

Pester and Rossi: Setting Sail

Bridge 8 Hub and Paddle Cafe

On Sunday 31 July, join Pester and Rossi and artist Sarah Kenchington for Setting Sail – a free and unticketed launch event. Setting Sail features a special performance on board the canal boat Panacea, devised in response to local people’s ideas and experiences of the Union Canal, and the unveiling of A Float for the Future – a community raft – and a celebration song penned by local people in collaboration with Rhubaba Choir. The collaborative artwork reflects all who have contributed to the project in a joyful celebration of people and place.

Itinerary for Setting Sail

1pm – Opening event at Bridge 8 Hub, all welcome

1:30pm – Panacea and community raft A Float for the Future set sail from Bridge 8 Hub 

ETA 2:30pm – A short stop by the Street Workout Area, just after Bridge 5AA, Wester Hailes 

ETA 4:30pm – Stop at Harrison Park

ETA 5:45pm Arrive into Lochrin Basin, Fountain Bridge

The event forms part of Pester and Rossi’s commission for 2022.

Supported by the PLACE Programme, a partnership between Edinburgh Festivals, The Scottish Government, the City of Edinburgh Council and Creative Scotland. Special thanks to collaborators: Fallopé and The Tubes, Charlie Knox (TruDat Sound), Sarah Kenchington, Rhubaba Choir, WHALE Arts, Bridge 8Hub and The Sorted Project.

Pester and Rossi: Setting Sail


Pester and Rossi


Bridge 8 Hub and Paddle Cafe

Calder Crescent, Edinburgh EH11 4NE




Opening times

Starting at Bridge 8 Hub and Paddle Cafe, travelling towards Lochrin Basin

Sunday 31 July

1pm - late afternoon

Visitor information

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Bridge 8 Hub and Paddle Cafe

Calder Crescent, Edinburgh EH11 4NE

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