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Graphic Novel by Candice Purwin
Marking our fifth anniversary, we have published ‘Idle Women on the Water’, a graphic novel by Candice Purwin
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Mud to Medicine
The creation of the UK’s first physic garden created by and dedicated to women.
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On the Water
Idle Women's Inaugural touring project in Lancashire, West Yorkshire & St Helens
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Idle Women is an arts and social justice project that creates vibrant and adventurous spaces with women and girls in places where they are least imagined.

A still taken from a video of a tree covered in blossom

Idle Being

When we can’t meet in person, we miss the things we never noticed. The absence of small intimacies adds to our sense of isolation.

Banner Culture

We are very happy to announce that through a new commission supported by Idle Women, Super Slow Way,  Mid Pennine Arts and workshops with women from

Aya Haider

Aya Haider

Cubitt collaboration with British-Lebanese artist Aya Haider

Herbalism Summer Course

Herbalist and teacher Mara Baughman specialises in how hormone systems affect every aspect of our health from our mood to chronic conditions. Mara will be in residence with Idle Women throughout August.

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Power Tools

Fun, approachable and concise videos giving instructions on basic DIY tasks. Produced via a transformative project in St Helens

Mud to Medicine Dry Stone Walling

Mud to Medicine

The creation of the UK’s first physic garden created by and dedicated to women.

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Helen

Helen is a multi faceted project supported by Arts Council England Ambition for Excellence Award

On the Water

Idle Women’s Inaugural touring project in Lancashire, West Yorkshire & St Helens