2nd February 2024

Young Performers Inspire at IWD. TICKETS are still available to watch young performers from across Swindon take to the stage. It’s a special performance to mark International Women’s Day 2024.

Youngsters from the award-winning Revolution Performing Arts will celebrate the rights, power and passion of women in a new show, entitled ‘Actually, I Can,’ at Swindon Arts Centre on Sunday March 10.

Around twenty-five members of Swindon and Wiltshire’s leading performing arts company for children and young people will perform in the show. They’ll be sharing messages of resilience, hope and strength.

For Mothering Sunday

The event, which aptly takes place on Mothering Sunday, is supporting several local charities and organisations. All led by, and for women, who’ll be represented at the event including:

  • Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service
  • The Emporium of Loveliness
  • Mardy Moo
  • Nightingale Florists
  • Beauty Care by Suzanne and …
  • … Ainslie’s Pavilion Project.

Fiona Da Silva-Adams, founder and CEO of Wanborough-based Revolution Performing Arts, said: ‘Our members, aged between eight and 18 include our:

  • Level Up Dance Company and
  • Level Up Theatre Company

They’ll be performing emotive dance and drama that they chose and choreographed themselves.’

Young Performers Inspire at IWD - Fiona Da Silva Adams, founder of Revolution Performing Arts
Young Performers Inspire at IWD – Fiona Da Silva Adams, founder of Revolution Performing Arts

‘They’ve been rehearsing for a few months. And to see their excitement, pride and togetherness has been fantastic. We can’t wait for them to share their message of resilience, hope and strength.’

As well as the performance, the audience will hear from inspiring guest speakers. Their number will include local media consultant and journalist, Fiona Scott. She’ll talk about the community project Ainslie’s Pavilion. Fiona set that up in memory of friend who died of breast cancer after a twelve-year fight. And Kate Rowland from Swindon Domestic Abuse Support Service.

A celebration

It’s a celebration of all that it is to be a woman. Along with recognition of:

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