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Sheffield’s Women Of Steel will be honoured with a classical music concert to launch the new Music In The Round season at the city’s Crucible theatre – boosting their £150,000 statue appeal.

The internationally renowned Ensemble 360 will play classics Schumann’s Piano Quartet in E flat and Schubert’s Octet of 1824, at Sheffield Crucible Studio, on Thursday, October 9.

Women of Steel Kathleen Roberts, Kit Sollit, Dorothy Slingsby and Ruby Gascoinge with Deborah Chadbourn. Photo: Scott Merrylees

Women of Steel Kathleen Roberts, Kit Sollit, Dorothy Slingsby and Ruby Gascoinge with Deborah Chadbourn. Photo: Scott Merrylees

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The evening will raise money towards a city centre statue to honour the women who kept the steel mills going, making munitions, to help win two world wars.

Some of the surviving Women Of Steel from World War Two, now in their 90s, have been invited to attend the concert.

They were also invited to meet Deborah Chadbourn, Music In The Round executive director, to show her a maquette of the statue.

Deborah said: “We are proud to support this appeal for these inspirational women with an night of popular classical music everyone will enjoy.”

To buy tickets – priced £16.50, £11 for disabled and unemployed or £5 for under 18s and students – call 0114 249 6000 or visit www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk.

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