Idle Women: Open Boat

  • 17 & 24 May
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
  • FREE
  • Shepley Bridge Marina
    West Yorkshire
    WF14 9HR

Each Wednesday evening, we invite the women of Dewsbury, Ravensthorpe, Mirfield and surrounding towns to come aboard the Selina Cooper narrowboat.

This is a weekly, free meet up to build new friendships and try out a range of different arts activities and tasty snacks on-board.

The workshop is suitable for those with lots, little or no experience in being creative and creating art. All women are welcome to come and learn something new or improve their existing creativity.

The meet ups run every Wednesday from 5:30-7:30pm from 15 March – 31 May. Feel free to come to as many or few as you wish.

Girls under age 16 must be accompanied by a guardian.

Want to know more about idle women on the water? Check out this video from participant Madiha Ansari-Khan

or visit the idle women website

How to get there

The narrowboat is situated in the marina on the A644 between Dewsbury and Huddersfield. Entrance is off the road, just before Steanard Lane if approaching from Huddersfield direction, or just after Steanard Lane if approaching from Dewsbury. A one-way traffic system operates within the marina area.

The marina is served by a number bus routes operating between Dewsbury and Huddersfield or Halifax via Mirfield. Ask to alight at Steanard Lane.

By rail, the nearest station is Mirfield. From the station, turn left towards Mirfield (if arriving from Huddersfield/Halifax direction), or right (if arriving from Leeds/Wakefield).

Parking on site is limited but street parking is available on the nearby Low Mill Lane.

Bus: 203, 262, 278, 253

Stop: Church Lane/Huddersfield Road

You do not need to book tickets in advance, just turn up. If you have any access requirements, we request that you please email in advance.

Wed 17 May, 5.30PM – 7.30PM

Wed 24 May, 5.30PM – 7.30PM



Selina Cooper Narrowboat
Shepley Bridge Marina
West Yorkshire
WF14 9HR


17 & 24 May
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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