Event cancelled until further notice due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation.

Join Jill Oakland as part of Local and Community Month and discover the little known story of the efforts of the Inland Waterway women or 'Idle Women' who volunteered to operate canal boats carrying vital goods and supplies during the Second World War. 

Tickets cost £5 and are available to book below or by calling 0115 9221773. Canalside Members can purchase a discounted ticket of £4.50 - please note you will need to bring your membership card with you to the event. If you aren't already a member and would like to benefit from discounts on events and purchases on our tearoom and shop, as well as support our work with the local community, please sign up here.

Light refreshments will be available to purchase from our tearoom (doors open at 4.30pm).

Booking for this event has now closed.