July and August 2021 have been and gone! We all took a break and enjoyed the summer sun (and rain). We had a good harvest from the garden and a beautiful show of flowers this year. Think everyone was doing the same, taking a breath from the lockdowns and stress of covid-19.
Work on site slowed down for awhile but we made a base for the new green house and made a start on the service area for narrowboats. We have coal and gas, elsan and compost facilities. as well as water for passing boats. It was quite busy with lots of waving and saying hi to passing boats was had. We have had a few historic’s going passed on there way to the Brownhills Festival at the top end of the curly wirley.
In other news we will hosting a production of I Dig Canals by Alarum Theatres on 8th & 9th October.
Written and performed by Kate Saffin and Heather Wastie, I Dig Canals is a new show from Alarum Productions based on the oral histories of the women who campaigned to save the canals of the black country during the 1970s combining theatre, storytelling, poetry and music.
There will be hot soup available, and you’ll need to bring your own chair to the performance -which will be under cover in case of bad weather!
Generously supported by the Arts Council and Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust.
Listen to our I Dig Canals podcast to hear the oral histories that inspired the show here:
Kate and Heather also received a lovely quote from Richard Parry if you want to use it anywhere!
“Beautifully judged… lovely balance of humour, songs, physical comedy and genuine pathos – in short, a triumph. Two wonderful talents.”
For tickets to the show 8th October:
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