Idle Women Caretakers 


Idle Women Caretakers are a multi skilled team of specialist practitioners responsible for the artistic direction, day-to-day running, outreach, delivery and production of projects. 


Rachel Anderson 

Cis O’Boyle

Uzma Raziq

Emma Blackburn

Project Caretakers

Charmian Griffiths –  Power Tools Producer, Idle Women Web Editor

Crin Claxton – Helen Technical Operations Manager

Press Office


Project based press management and media relations.


Janette Scott Arts PR

IDLE WOMEN brand and website (2019)

O-SB Designs

Founding brand and design (2015-2019)

Laura Salisbury



Jessie Leong,  Dana Popa, CJ Griffiths, Wendy Burnett

Idle Women Sisterhood 


Idle Women Sisterhood are an integral group of women who generate opportunities for all women to belong. 


Riffat Batool, Riaz Begum, Emma Blackburn, Uzma Raziq, Tayyaba, Amina Iqbal, Rehmat Hasham

CIC Directors 


Idle Women is a lesbian-led Community Interest Company


Rachel Anderson, Cis O’Boyle, Alana Jelinek, Jill Raymond

Management Committee and Trustees


Kariima Ali, Adelaide Bannerman, Parveen Butt, Maria Carroll, Anna Hart, Nao Negai. Laurie Peake, Jill Raymond

Founding Partners 2015-2017


Idle Women (on the water) began through partnering with Super Slow Way, Creative Scene, Canal and River Trust and Heart of Glass and with support from Arts Council England Strategic Touring (2015-2017).

Idle Women would not have been possible without the support of Laurie Peake, Director Super Slow Ways


Current Partners
Canal & River Trust
Humraaz  Support Services