For the last few months staff, volunteers and learners at GWL and beyond have been speaking about sectarianism – what it is, how it affects women, their lives, and their communities, and what can women do about it.
Alice started volunteering at the library in 2009 and now, after helping on a number of projects, she works for us as a sessional tutor with the national lifelong learning project. Here Alice talks about her journey with GWL
Glasgow Women’s Library is developing a new project, Mixing the Colours, which will be looking at women in Scotland and sectarianism – and we’d like your help!
Morag talks to curator Andrea Kusel and artist Sharon Thomas about the Equals exhibition and the Herstory Portrait series, both on display at Paisley Museum and Art Gallery until 21st October
The National Lifelong learning team braved the Edinburgh festival crowds last week for the latest Mapping Memorials to Women in Scotland session. While festival goers sweltered in the sunshine outside on George IV Bridge, we took an enthusiastic group on a guided tour of the Women of Scotland website, showing them some of the great [...]
Our new Dumfries women’s reading circle met for the first time at North West Resource centre on Wednesday 27th June. This new group is a chance to meet up with other women, have a cup of tea and chat about novels, poems or stories you’ve read and enjoyed. Rather than everyone reading the same book [...]
Two fantastic new art exhibitions featuring women artists have just opened in Renfrewshire at Paisley Museum. Equals features work from a variety of women artists and celebrates a century of female artistic creativity. There is an emphasis on artists associated with Glasgow School of Art, from trail-blazing Glasgow Girls, Olive Carleton Smyth and Stansmore Dean, [...]
We packed our bags and cases with paper, glue, gems and lots of other fun things and headed off to North Lanarkshire in April to do some scrapbooking and lifebook taster sessions with a group of women who meet at SACRO in Motherwell. This organisation offers a range of services across Scotland, including [...]
The national project went to Edinburgh for the first two weeks in May for an exciting new series of exhibitions and events. Harpies, Fechters and Quines was planned in partnership with Edinburgh City Libraries and volunteers from the Bonnie Fechters group. Rosemary, a member of the Bonnie Fechters group who volunteered to help with the [...]
Our women’s history researchers from Coatbridge, the Lanarkshire Inquisitors, went back to school for 6 weeks and have been updating their technology skills, with a bit of help from 4th year students of the XL group at St Andrew’s High school in Coatbridge.