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Film celebrates Black Country canals

By Heather Large | Attractions | Published:

A celebration of Black Country women through history will take tomorrow.

View looking over the bridge off the Black Country Route, Bilston

The I Dig Canals project has collected women’s stories about their involvement in campaigns to save canals from the end of the war to the 1970s.

Women were interviewed, archives were visited and some of the material is shared in a book, a series of podcasts and a short documentary film.

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Alarum Productions was forced to cancel the final public events of the I Dig Canals project.

But they've been replaced with a now-virtual celebration event tomorrow at 6pm and it will be available on YouTube for anyone to attend from the comfort of their own homes.

The event will bring to a close 11 months of work, launch the book and show the film for the very first time.

Thanks to project funding from lottery players via the National Lottery Heritage Fund, there is no charge to attend.

Alarum Directors, Heather Wastie and Kate Saffin, and Project Manager Nadia Stone will give a taste of the kind of material collected and be there to answer questions once the film has ended.

To access the event, click here

Heather Large

By Heather Large
Special projects reporter - @HeatherL_star

Senior reporter and part of the Express & Star special projects team specialising in education and human interest features.

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