Idle Women activities put women who face the most barriers to being involved at the heart of what we do. We invite women to develop new skills and interests, make friends, and grow together.

All Growing projects

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.

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

Medicinal Plant Study Group

Monthly meet up for women to explore local medicinal plants, focussing on one plant per month with some practical herbalism techniques  and creative ways to