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We set off for Aberdeen last Thursday to interview Dame Anne Begg, MP for the Badges of Honour project. Anne has kindly decided to donate her large badge collection to GWL. We met Anne at her constituency office, where she had ready for us an amazing collection of badges – not only campaign badges from […]
We have been spending a lot of time in Edinburgh over the last few weeks, thanks to the Harpies, Fechters and Quines festival. There have been plenty of brilliant events, including our suffragette rosette making workshops at Stockbridge and Oxgangs libraries, where we had lots of enthusiastic participants who ranged in age from 23 to 83.
As the Harpies, Fechters and Quines events launch in Edinburgh this month, Theresa Wallace, a volunteer from the Bonnie Fechters group writes about how the Extraordinary Ordinary Women exhibition was developed… The Bonnie Fechters is a group of Edinburgh women who meet socially on a monthly basis to discuss women’s issues, based on an […]
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 […]