East Dunbartonshire will mark International Women’s Day this year with a cultural evening of opinions, stories, music and readings from the female perspective.
Kirkintilloch Town Hall will host 'Reflections of a Strong Voice – Women, how we got to now' on Friday 8 March at 7.30pm.
The event has been organised by the EDLC Trust in partnership with East Dunbartonshire’s Women’s Heritage Group which was developed through the successful Made in Kirkintilloch Project. The evening will showcase the group's series of powerful monologues ‘Women of their Time’, inspired by stories of local women and their lives.
Kirkintilloch Ladies Choir will celebrate women through song and a powerful musical performance.
Jo Mango, an East Dunbartonshire based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, will be lead artist on the night linking performances through song and conversation.
One of Scotland’s leading female singer songwriters, Jo has performed internationally, including the Carnegie Hall in New York, South By South West festival in Texas and the Roundhouse in London. She has also collaborated on performances with David Byrne, Roddy Woomble, Midge Ure and many others.
Councillor Vaughan Moody, Joint Leader of the Council and Chair of the East Dunbartonshire Leisure & Culture Trust, said, "International Women's Day allows us to celebrate the social, political and economic achievements of women while focusing our attention on areas that require further action.
"There are so many exciting elements to this event and hopefully it will help to inspire women as well as promoting positive change in our communities.
"Please bear in mind that this production is aimed to be a safe and enjoyable event with stories and experiences of real lives and it may contain strong language so it is only open to over 16s."
Places are limited for the performance so be sure not to miss out. Tickets cost £8 and can be booked online (www.booking.edlc.co.uk/horizons/culture) or by calling 0141 777 3143 (Mon - Fri: 9am-1pm & 2-4pm).