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Don’t Miss This June at GWL!

On 12th 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 […]

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Working Against the Grain: stories from the Scottish Women’s Aid newspaper collection

In today’s post, project volunteer Yvonne McFadden, who has conducted oral history interviews and been assisting in cataloguing the Scottish Women’s Aid archive, tells us about the large collection of newspaper stories clipped by Women’s Aid workers throughout the years and what they can tell us about attitudes of the time and the adversity faced by the Women’s Aid movement.

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GWL Summer Programme 2017 Out Now!

Our Summer Programme 2017 is now available!

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Open the Door: Ajay and Mary

Glasgow Women’s Library Opens The Door

“Be curious, be interested and love… your stories and your artwork will flourish.” Val McDermid spoke the final words of Open the Door 2017, bringing this inaugural day-long literary gathering to a close and at the same time beautifully summing up the warm and convivial nature of the discussions and conversations that the events provoked.

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Seeing Things at the GLITCH Film Festival 2017

The last week in March was a busy one for the Seeing Things group, as we made four trips to the CCA to check out the GLITCH Film Festival. Read about our adventures here!

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The Chimes Cover

May’s Digital Book Group Read: The Chimes by Anna Smaill

May’s book is The Chimes by Anna Smaill, a debut novel that was longlisted for the 2015 Man Booker Prize.

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Phase Three Building Works

Just Another Phase!

If you’ve visited Glasgow Women’s Library of late, you can’t help but have noticed that we are once again shrouded in scaffolding, from top to bottom and right around the building. This marks the next vital stage of the renovations to our stunning Grade B Listed building.

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The Art of Women’s Aid

In today’s post we take a look at some of the fantastic artwork featured in Scottish Women’s Aid newsletters and publications over the years along with showcasing some Edinburgh Women’s Liberation group newsletter covers. A celebration of the creative talent in the Women’s Aid and Women’s Liberation movements over the years!

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Triumph for Scottish Heroines Finally Recognised in Hall of Heroes

Stirling’s National Wallace Monument is an imposing place of historical resonance. Within its strong grey walls sits a gallery which features the marble busts of sixteen men from Scottish history, men who have been deemed to have played an extra special role in our nation’s long and esteemed history and rich culture. Recently, however, more […]

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Harpies and Quines Leaflets and Flyers

Harpies & Quines: This is the end?

In this final entry, placement student Charlotte gives an overview of Harpies & Quines and the changes in the magazine from the first to the last magazine published in 1994, right before International Women’s Day.

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