We are delighted to be hosting Alarum Theatre at Hollingwood Hub on
Tuesday 12th June, starting at 2 p.m.
Katey’s Coffee Shop will be open.
Free onsite parking.
To book your ticket, click here.
Please note that the £6 charge is payable on the door.
A double bill of theatre, poetry and music to whisk you back to the days of World War II. A shortage of crews to keep the working boats going brought a new breed of boater to the canal. Young women, later nicknamed the Idle Women, who took on the challenge of managing a pair of 72’ narrow boats and 50 tons of cargo.
Come and enjoy Isobel’s War (Kate Saffin) and Idle Women and Judies (Heather Wastie), as they follow the routes worked by lesser known women including Daphne March. Before the Women’s Training Scheme formally started in 1942, there was one woman already working a single boat. Daphne March operated the Heather Bell throughout the war in the West Midlands. Our Spring 2018 tour follows the route that Daphne mostly worked on a route from Worcester to Tipton and Cannock, and then by Nancy Ridgway, over the Chesterfield, and from Liverpool to Leeds.
Click here to read more about Alarum Theatre and its work.
Click here to watch the video of its 2017 tour on historic narrowboat Tench.
Click here to see the full programme for their summer tour.