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.
Join us at Titford Pump House on Saturday 10 June. Doors open at 19:00, the show starts at 19:30.
Real ale – courtesy of The Old Swan at Netherton (aka “Pardoes”)
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Watch the video to learn more…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADjsDWKA4kY
Book via Eventbrite, then pay at the door. (£5)