Summer 2016

IDLE A5alarumA new venture for 2016: a waterways tour with Heather Wastie, current Poet Laureate for Worcestershire, in a double bill. Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways will whisk you back to the days of the second world war when there was plenty of work for the narrow boats but not enough good crews. So, young women joined the Women’s Training Scheme and learned to handle a pair of loaded boats on a round trip from London to Birmingham and back via Coventry.

You can find us on the Staffs & Worc and Shropshire Union canals this June and July. Click on the poster on the right for more details.

And here for a quick link to the map of all the waterside venues we will be visiting.

…great to see such committed, spirited performances. Loved your focus on forgotten women and stories

                                                              COMING UP

                       MONDAY JULY 4TH 7.30pm FOX AND ANCHOR, COVEN WV10 7PW

                                           Free entry, donations welcome

                       WEDNESDAY JULY 6th 7.30pm  THE BRIDGE INN, BREWOOD 

                                           Free entry, donations welcome