Volunteers’ Work Takes to the Stage

Last updated: 4.48pm, Thursday 30th August 2018 by

Talented women will have their work performed at the Tron Theatre Glasgow
in September

A group of women from Glasgow’ East End are to have their creative writing showcased on stage in Glasgow.

It has come about after they got involved in a creative writing group with generous help from a theatre company and Creative East End.

Wildfire Theatre Company has been working with the emerging women writers most of who are signed up to our volunteering initiative.

We have an extensive programme of volunteering opportunities and encourage people living in communities where we have our homes to get involved in volunteering.

Now the short pieces of writing from the women will be performed by actors from Wildfire Theatre Company which was created by Pauline Lockhart, Wendy Seager and Natalie Arle Toyne.

Wildfire’s key aim is to make sure opportunities are equally distributed and potential is nurtured no matter what community people live in or what social class you happen to be born into.

These are values that we agree with and are shared across the Scottish housing association movement by its many housing association members.

The performances take place at the Tron Theatre, Trongate, at 8 pm on September 7 and 8.

The women’s short pieces of creative writing will be read out and they are rightly being billed as “new local writers.”

The idea of working with women who have a story to tell arose after Wildfire began working with women in Edinburgh which led to performed readings and sell out performances at the city’s Traverse Theatre.

Margaret Anne Gachagan, our volunteering programme coordinator, said: “This is a superb opportunity for the exceptional and inspirational work done by these women to be showcased on stage revealing the sheer scale of their talent.

“We are immensely grateful to Wildfire Theatre Company and East End Creative for investing their time and talent with the women and giving them a voice for their work.”