On 11th May we celebrated the launch of our exciting and jam-packed summer programme, full of new opportunities, workshops, sessions and initiatives. From the various exciting aspects of our new interactive project Women Making an Exhibition of Themselves to the continuation of our ever-popular Story Café and Creative Writing for Fearties workshops that aim to promote a world of women’s words, there’s something for everyone! Here’s just a small taster of what’s coming up at GWL this June!
As part of our ground-breaking Women Make History initiative, we here at GWL are proud to encourage women’s discourse on current affairs and political involvement with Anti-Nuclear Movements, a session which will take an in-depth look at anti-nuclear activists of the past using our extensive materials surrounding the nuclear and anti-nuclear agendas. If you’re unsettled by the proximity of the UK’s nuclear arsenal to you and your family, by the rising tensions between Eastern Asia and a USA with Trump at the helm, or are simply looking for research and inspiration, then this is the session for you! Anti-Nuclear Movements will take place on Tuesday 13th June from 11am – 2pm.
As part of a special In Conversation discussion, we are delighted to be welcoming writers Sara Sheridan, Kaite Welsh and Lucy Ribchester to GWL to discuss their love for rebellious crime stories, strong female characters and the historical crime fiction genre that connects them as writers and champions of remarkable women who struggle and triumph amidst a patriarchy of power and pressure. Come along and meet Lucy, Kaite and Sara on Thursday 22nd June from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Tickets cost £2, though the event is free if you are currently a student, person on a low income, unemployed or are in receipt of benefit/Friends of GWL. This is a woman only event.
Celebrating Belonging: Readings on Journey, Community and Belonging is the next stage in the ongoing Belonging Project, which has involved over 1,200 people across Scotland in the past year, engaging them on the topics of migrant/refugee journeys to settling and, ultimately, building a sense of belonging within our country and communities. This event, showcasing new documentation and writing collated during the Belonging Project’s workshops, marks GWL’s celebration of Scottish Refugee Week. Celebrating Belonging: Readings on Journey, Community and Belonging will take place on Thursday 22nd June from 12.30 – 2pm and is a women only event.
Also, don’t forget that our ever-popular Women’s Heritage Walks will be taking place twice throughout the month, and we’d be delighted to see you at one if you’re interested in learning more about the women who’ve shaped your area of Glasgow, or simply want to learn something new while you go for your walk. Our Women Make History volunteers will be on hand to guide you through the area, armed with thrilling, proud stories about the independent, intelligent, resourceful and creative women who’ve long helped to sculpt Glasgow into the place it is today. Join us as we explore the Merchant City on Saturday 10th June at 2pm and the East End (Bridgeton and Calton) on Saturday 24th June, also at 2pm. Each walk lasts approximately two hours and costs £10, £6 if you are currently a student, person on a low income, unemployed or are in receipt of benefit, as well as for Friends of GWL. Children 15 and under can attend the walks for free but must be accompanied by an adult.
For full details of everything happening over the next few months make sure you pick up a full copy of Summer Programme in the form of our sunny, colourful brochure available now in GWL. Alternatively, browse info about all upcoming events and projects happening this season online in the Events Calendar or via our downloadable Summer Programme pdf.
Don’t miss out!