Elder Street

Part of our All We Can Do programme

We deliver a year-round creative residency at the Elder Street project, a respite shelter for women experiencing homelessness based in Govan. The residency includes creative writing, drama, songwriting, art and upcycling.

Since the first session in February 2019 the weekly workshops have thrived, with enthusiasm from both the residents and staff. The staff have embraced the project by taking part and encouraging the women to develop their creativity during the sessions. The group have produced incredible pieces of writing, poetry, art and print work, songs and upcycled clothing and jewellery. Their first Sharing performance at the centre took place in June 2019. The event was attended by members of the local community, Women’s support services and MP Alison Thewliss.

We created a window art installation during the winter months and enjoyed switching on the lights, illuminating each individually decorated, stain glass window effect across the building. Another recent project highlight was the Do You See Me? portraiture exhibition.

The women are also invited to Citizens Theatre productions and have seen many of our recent shows. We look forward to welcoming our All We Can Participants into the newly redeveloped theatre to experience live performances.

The Citizens Theatre has a long history of working with women’s groups in the community. Find out about other Projects for Women.

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