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Check out the latest events coming up in the world of waterways…

New film… New podcast… Writing workshop places still available

Kate and Heather have both been busy creating… While Kate is working hard on the script for a new audio drama, Heather has made three short films with James McDonald from Clear Picture Productions Ltd. The second of these has now been uploaded: ‘At the online launch of the I Dig Canals book and film, Heather’s short song about rubbish on the cut proved to be very popular, so she decided to extend it…’

To watch the film click HERE. While you’re there, please subscribe to the YouTube channel. They would love to make it to 100 subscribers which unlocks new features for them

They’ve also uploaded a new I Dig Canals podcast, Peace And Solitude in which Heather reads an article written by her mother, Sheila Smith. The article appeared in Broadsheet, the Staffs & Worcs Canal Society newsletter in 1975, musing on the down side of successful campaigns to restore the waterways.


Heather’s third film now available on YouTube

Click below to watch the third and final film in the series made by James McDonald of Clear Picture Productions Ltd at Debdale Lock on the Staffs & Worcs Canal.

Heather remembers the poor state of the canals when she was a child, describing the water as ‘soap sud soup with beer bottle croutons’…

I Dig Canals – Histrionic Water


Poetry workshop Thursday 19th November

There are a few places left on next Thursday’s online poetry workshop. We’ll be thinking about how to shape a poem. How long will the lines be? How long will the poem be? Will it be separated into stanzas? Will there be some rhyming going on…?

The subject of the poem will be the writer’s choice and anyone who likes to write is welcome. Click below for details and to book. (Kate’s workshop has already taken place so scroll down a little way for the relevant info.)

Shaping a Poem

Meanwhile there are several creative ideas bubbling away as we near the end of our Arts Council emergency funding. More news on those later!

In the meantime, you’ll find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (links below) and our I Dig Canals podcasts are available any time you would like to listen.

Oh, and the I Dig Canals and Idle Women books are on sale via our website! Click here to order. We think they would make smashing Christmas presents!

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