Now that our Spring programme is well underway we have been planning the summer months, always ahead of the seasons! What an exciting programme of events it is going to be! So between now and the Autumn GWL will be popping-up in a few places.
Summer events are listed below, just click on the title of each to take you direct to the page or check our calendar of events for further details.
Feel free to contact us with any questions and please pass this information on to colleagues, friends and family.
Hope to see you at an event soon,
Lifelong Learning Assistant
Friday 7 May, Friday 14 May, and Friday 21 May, between 1pm to 3pm
GWL pops-up at the CCA on Sauchiehall Street at various points throughout the Long Loch Exhibition. Why not come in an see us to find out more.
Friday 28 May, 10am – 3pm
Open Doors Day at Glasgow Women’s Library, pop in to see us at 81 Parnie Street, Glasgow G1 5RH. Library staff will be unveiling remarkable artefacts from our archive, showing how you can become a women’s history detective, revealing our plans for the ultimate auction of pleasures and screening more from the second wave feminist testimonies collection.
Friday 28 May, 7pm at the CCA, Sauchiehall Street
Screening, for the first time in Glasgow, a sample of filmed testimonies by women involved in the birth of the feminist movement in Scotland. Followed by a screening of the F Word, a film that seeks to answer the questions… What impact has feminism had on young women’s lives? And, what relevance has it for them today?
Saturday 29 May, 10am from the CCA in Sauchiehall Street
Back by popular demand, this walking tour within Garnethill’s confined boundaries will spotlight the women who pioneered European art movements, designed the banners for suffragette processions, created the first (and only) women’s library in Scotland and made Garnethill into the most exciting cultural and multicultural hotspot in Glasgow. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Saturday 29 May, 2.30pm at the CCA in Sauchiehall Street
Visions of new a home for women, art, feminism and reading in Glasgow. What will the new space look like? What facilities should it contain? And, what reading, making, performing, learning and researching could take place there? And…Swap a Book and Make a Kite!
Thursday 17 June, 4pm to 5pm at The Mitchell Library
Women Writers Unite to examine the physical, emotional and spiritual journey which forms a pivotal part of most women’s lives. Authors Louise Welsh, Leela Soma, Joyce Ito and Sarah Ward share their own work, as well as the experiences of others on themes of migration, asylum, and the struggle to live across two very different cultures. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Wednesday 23 June, 7pm
Jackie Kay visits the library to launch one of the most inspirational stories – her own. With music from Suzanne Bonnar. Book early to avoid disappointment. (this is a ticketed event with limited seating available, no admission on the night without a ticket).
Sunday 20 June or Sunday 27 June, 2pm
Back by popular demand, this pioneering women’s heritage walk, developed by women historians at GWL, reveals a hidden history of the West End. Part of the West End Festival, tickets are available for £6.50 from Barrett’s News Agents in Byres Road (opposite Hillhead Subway)
Merchant City Festival: Women’s Heritage Walk
Women Make History are planning a Merchant City walk as part of the Merchant City Festival in July, details still to be confirmed but keep an eye on the festival programme and our website for more information.
And, one to watch out for…
In September 2010 GWL brings you, The Auction of Pleasures: What’s Your Pleasure?