The Parish Council has provided a grant to help fund a visit by The Alarum Theatre to The Lionhearts Cruising Club in celebration of MK50

Date: Saturday 13th May, at 19.00 gate opens 18.00pm

Click here to book – donation accepted on the night

A double bill of theatre, poetry and music to whisk you back to the days of World War II when a shortage of crews to keep the working boats going brought a new breed of boater to the canal.

Young women, later nicknamed ‘Idle Women’, took on the challenge of managing a pair of 72ft narrow boats and 50 tons of cargo. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the start of the women’s training scheme, Kate Saffin and Heather Wastie will bring Isobel’s War and Idle Women and Judies to waterside (and nearby) venues, recreating the journey the women took (London-Birmingham-Coventry-London).

Travelling with the show will be historic narrow boat Tench steered and crewed by women.

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Date:  Sunday 14th May, at 14.00 gate opens at 13.00pm  – FREE performance and FREE tea for ladies of the parish, please book via emailing .  Limited to 60 places.  This performance has been part funded with a grant from Great Linford Parish Council.


Watch the video to learn more…