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Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways: The Navigation Lapworth

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Old Warwick Road

Lapworth

Solihull

West Midlands

B94 6NA

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A double bill of theatre, poetry and music to whisk you back to the days of World War II when a shortage of crews to keep the working boats going brought a new breed of boater to the canal. Young women, later nicknamed ‘Idle Women’, took on the challenge of managing a pair of 72ft narrow boats and 50 tons of cargo. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the start of the women’s training scheme, Kate Saffin and Heather Wastie will bring Isobel’s War and Idle Women and Judies to waterside (and nearby) venues, recreating the journey the women took (London-Birmingham-Coventry-London). Travelling with the show will be historic narrow boat Tench steered and crewed by women.

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Come and enjoy Isobel’s War (Kate Saffin) and Idle Women and Judies (Heather Wastie) in the canalside garden of The Navigation.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

And more about Alarum and the tour on the website:

www.alarumtheatre.co.uk

There will be a a bar available with food and drink, and the show will start at 7:30pm. Please note that this performance will be held outside.

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Old Warwick Road

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B94 6NA

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