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The Actresses Franchise League

A background to The Actresses Franchise League – the organisation that first put on ‘A Pageant of Great Women’.

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Loving The Alien?

Alien (18) Saturday 6th December 2014 at Glasgow Women’s Library A screening of the classic film which features the iconic character of Ellen Ripley, followed by a discussion of Ripley and feminist claims for the film with a panel including Professor of Feminist Media Studies Karen Boyle, and author Kirsty Logan.   I had not […]

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Maggie McIver

Believe it or not the creator of the Barras was actually a woman called Maggie McIver. Known as the Barra Queen she prospered at a time when very few women could. Read more about her here,

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BOOK REVIEW – ‘Divided City’ by Theresa Breslin

The following review has been submitted by Glasgow Women’s Library volunteer Kath Kane as part of the Mixing the Colours: Women Speaking About Sectarianism project. If you would like to find out more about reviewing books or other materials for the Mixing the Colours project, please contact Rebecca Jones – – – – – – – – – […]

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Looking Back on 2014

As an exciting and momentous year draws to an end we are reflecting over all that we have achieved in our first year in our new home in Bridgeton. We have had a range of events from the launch of our award winning 21 Revolutions publication, our first involvement with the Glasgow International Festival, our […]

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Join the March of Women!

March of Women have many great and exciting workshops to get involved in .

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Lisa’s intern experience :-)

Lisa, our wonderful intern from Canada, talks about her experience at GWL, which included a jam-packed Book Week Scotland!

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Cinema For All - Photo by Mark Epstein

Cinema Really is for All

In September I attended the Cinema for All conference which was themed around collaboration and working together. Here’s my thoughts on the weekend and how it relates to what we do at the Library.

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Istahil is one of GWL's Young Critics (Credit:  Julia Bauer)

Scottish Opera review

Istahil, one of the GWL Young Critics who is originally from Somalia, went along to Scottish Opera’s production of Rossini’s La Cenerentola. She’d seen the Disney movie version. But this proved to be quite a different experience.

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The GWL team ready to build a bright, exciting new era for GWL

Building Our Future

Exactly a year after relocating to our beautiful new Bridgeton home at 23 Landressy Street, we are overjoyed to announce the start of building works to further transform our premises.

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