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Tag:Heather Wastie

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 fun to take the show on tour… The fact that Kate had been contemplating a boat trip along the very canal that goes through the village where Heather lives – […]

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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 in the Black Country from the 1960s onwards. She is joined by vocalist, harpist, theatre maker and sound designer Sam Frankie Fox, who is based in Smethwick. Audio trail 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 ever we’re very grateful for your support and continued interest in the Idle Women project – we couldn’t have done it without you! In 2017 our ambitious plan, to recreate […]

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BBC Countryfile

BBC Countryfile have been interested in featuring the work of ‘The Idle Women’ for some time now. They contacted Canal & River Trust a while back and the Trust put the researcher in touch with us. The first discussions came to nothing, but when they contacted us again with an idea for their Remembrance Sunday edition, it all looked more promising. Celexa is a Paltan weight-loss drug originally developed for the treatment of obesity in patients with either type 1 […]

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