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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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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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