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Glasgow theatre celebrates inspirational women

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The Citizen's Theatre is marking the creativity of women from the city, and launching a campaign to save statues

A Glasgow theatre is celebrating the work of the city’s creative women,

The Citizens Theatre is running a celebratory day at local Gorbals initiative Tomorrow's Women as part of its year-round creative programme, working alongside women who are engaging in alternatives to custodial services.

The group, led by staff from Citizens Learning, will be joined by guest speaker DJ Susie McGuire, and will sing power ballads, including songs written and recorded by the women, sharing poetry, and creating statement mirrors in support of gender parity.

They will be making white roses in support of International Women's Day to mark the #MeToo campaign and encouraging others to press for progress.

The theatre’s executive director Judith Kilvington said: "Our work generates a safe space within which women can explore issues that impact their lives, so reinforcing a shared female commonality. Our artistic interventions, are designed to generate positive change and personal development.”

As part of the theatre's We Are Citizens £1.6 million public fundraising appeal, an SOS message via social media will be sent out to save statues at the theatre.

The theatre's four statue muses represent Comedy, Dance, Music, and Tragedy. The statues need to be saved as part of the Citizens Theatre's ambitious redevelopment with plans to move them from the building's foyer to outside on the front of the new building in Gorbals Street.