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June 24, 2022

Did you know? Five facts we learned from I Dig Canals Birmingham

We’ve just finished our I Dig Canals Birmingham project, funded by the John Feeney Charitable Trust. This project enabled us to interview and record...

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April 22, 2022

Why do we focus on women’s stories?

The stories we’ve been collecting recently have been wonderful in their richness and incredible in their detail. We’ve been able to speak to seven...

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September 24, 2021

Seeking stories from Birmingham’s canal women

Alarum hopes to step back in time once more through the memories of more women. Intern Louise Bradfield explains. When Birmingham comes up in...

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May 27, 2021

Five Most Memorable Moments from Alarum’s Five Years

Finally, the last five things on our list commemorating Alarum’s 5th anniversary – five moments from Alarum’s journey that stand out from the rest as...

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April 3, 2021

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...

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March 23, 2021

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...

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March 8, 2021

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...

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February 1, 2021

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...

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October 26, 2020

Women’s History Network 2020 Community History Prize: ‘Highly Commended’

We have been Highly Commended by the Women’s History Network for our I Dig Canals project. Here’s what Chair, Elspeth King wrote: ‘The panel were particularly taken with...

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July 5, 2020

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...

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