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Five Most Unusual Venues from Alarum’s Performance History

Across our many shows and tours, a whole host of venues have become sites for performance, transformed through theatre magic to stage historical scenes and stories from the waterways. In our fourth instalment of our 5th anniversary blog series, we’re taking a look back at our performance venues from the

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Five Quick-fire Questions for Kate Saffin

Our 5th anniversary blog series continues with another interview, this time on Alarum’s other co-founder: Kate Saffin. Alongside her projects with Alarum, Kate is a writer, storyteller, and actor. Currently living on a narrowboat, she’s a proper boater too. In this quick-fire interview, Kate looks back on Alarum’s achievements and

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Five Quick-fire Questions for Heather Wastie

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day and, rather appropriately, marks the 5th anniversary of Heather and Kate’s first phone conversation. The moment they decided that, yes, Heather’s work Idle Women and Judies and Kate’s solo play Isobel’s War would make a rather good double bill and it might be

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Walking Through Waterways History

We are delighted to announce that we have been commissioned by Creative Black Country to run a project to engage and connect local people during lockdown. Leading the project is Alarum Co-Director, writer and musician Heather Wastie, who was involved with her family in campaigning for the restoration of canals

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Happy birthday to us! We’re five!

This year, 2021, marks Alarum’s 5th anniversary! To celebrate we gave our wonderful work experience student, Jess Saunders the task of summing up the last five years of performing, creating, producing and boating in five blog posts. Each blog post will be made up of five fun facts and archive photos.

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The ‘I Dig Canals’ project

We’ve done it! We have completed nine months of work capturing stories which are fascinating, touching, funny and occasionally heart stopping… like the moment when Sheila spotted her small son floating past the window as she did the washing up! We’ve had a wonderful team of volunteers and a first

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After the interval: an audience survey

How you can help – and no, we’re not asking for money… After the Interval survey Since 2016 we have proudly toured our shows across the UK. Now our tour planning is in limbo, as we play our part in preventing the spread of coronavirus. Although this is a challenging

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