We’re all done for 2016, but there’s plenty coming in 2017 – and we’d like you to join in…

The Rosemary Branch theatre was packed for the two nights of our run of Idle Women of the Wartime tench-croppedWaterways. As well as the show we premiered the short video made by Erin Hopkins that will, after a bit of final tweaking, be here and on our crowdfunding site. Because we do needs funds! We are applying to the Arts Council for a grant, we’ll be offering free entry to our shows (with donations) and we have a crowdfunder – we’re focussing that on the costs of running Tench and paying her skipper. Click on the picture of Tench to find out more. And if you’d like to sponsor or support a show email us and we’ll have a chat.


Next year marks 75 years since Eily (Kit) Gayford started the scheme by training with a working boat couple, the September 16 Tour flyer.inddSibleys. We plan to celebrate that anniversary by recreating the journey the trainees made (London, Birmingham, Coventry, London).  crewed entirely by women. Would you like to join in? Crew for a day, two days, a week? Get some experience of handling a full size working boat? Or just like to stay in touch and hear about our plans and shows in your area. You can sign up for our mailing list by clicking on the image on the right.



Wonderful tales of unassuming women  Siân Rowland (Twitter)

Brilliantly fun and illuminating

And lots of ‘I’ll come and crew!’


Want to know more about the trainees? We have a page of resources and links where you can find out more about the books, articles and film about them.


Thank you to ABNB boat brokerage who have supported our autumn tour and will be supporting us again next year with advertising, flyers and posters.