Idle Women of the Wartime Waterways – written and performed by Heather Wastie and Kate Saffin – is making an appearance in Grimley this week, and this is certainly an event for the diary.
The performance itself is made up of poetry, music, and theatre which aims to take audience members a step back in time. Travelling back to World War II, Idle Women – the nickname given to women who took on the challenge of manning narrowboats – will take us on a historical journey that will introduce an altogether new type of worker. These so-called Idle Women took on the task of managing two 72ft narrowboats and a staggering 55 tons of cargo…
Heather Wastie and Kate Saffin are here to ensure that the story of Idle Women does not go untold!
The event will be made up of Wastie’s Idle Women and Judies alongside Saffin’s Isobel’s War, and can be found in the garden of the Camp House Inn, in Grimley (WR2 6LX), on Wednesday September 7th, starting at 7:30pm.
Further information can be found here: http://www.alarumtheatre.co.uk/