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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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A week on the Chesterfield Canal

Last week we left Kate’s boat poised to start the journey along the Leeds and Liverpool (where we will be following the route worked by a very small number of women between 1944 and 45) and headed across the Pennines by road to the Chesterfield Canal. We were on the

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We couldn’t have done it without you

Happy New Year from team Alarum! We’re currently looking ahead to touring plans for 2018 (more information shortly – or keep up to date with progress by browsing the rest of our shiny new website), and we’ve also been reflecting on the past year. It’s been an adventure and as

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Final week of the tour!

Over the last 14 weeks we’ve experienced a lot of what the original trainees would have gone through; stemming up, breasting up, learning to splice ropes, steering round sharp bends … and lots of modern day trainees have joined us throughout the journey too. There are still a few opportunities

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It’s all about the conversations

The journey continues. This last week we’ve done several shows in Milton Keynes: at Lionhearts we met the owner of Ash, the partner of Willow, in one of Heather’s songs and in the tiny village of Woolstone we estimated that nearly everyone who could come to a matinee was there!

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Uxbridge to Leighton Buzzard

So much has happened this week, it’s hard to pack it all into one blog post. On Friday we were at Hillingdon Boat Club. In the audience was IWA member, Andrew Simpson, who heard that we planned to stop the next day in search of a milepost dedicated to Eily

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Week 2

Week 2 began with shows at Cavalcade: tasters in the morning and shows in the evening. On Saturday, Kate performed Isobel’s War under extremely challenging circumstances! A last minute change of venue meant that our sizeable audience carried chairs from one marquee to another while Kate set up to perform.

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