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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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Castlemilk Womanhouse participants, Bathroom in Haunted House installation, 1990. Image by Rachael Harris, copyright Glasgow Women’s Library.

Castlemilk (Haunted) Womanhouse

Organised by women in the Womanhouse, notably Rachael Harris and Julie Roberts, the Haunted House was a participatory project aimed at children. For weeks, women and children in Castlemilk worked on making gruesome sculptures, installations, and costumes…

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Book Week Scotland – let’s binge on books!

Book Week Scotland is coming back, kicking off on Monday 24th November. So get your diaries out and make some space to binge on books at Glasgow Women’s Library. There’s a Commonwealth Women’s Writing Party and more!

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“The Twelfth Day of July” by Joan Lingard

From the Mixing the Colours collection: “The Twelfth Day of July” by Joan Lingard (1970) is the first in the “Kevin and Sadie” book series, concerning a group of young people trying to survive during the height of the “troubles” in Belfast during the mid-20th century. The story opens on the “seventh day of July”, […]

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Video Tape against Violence

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Castlemilk, Pink Walls, Christine’s Cafe

I’ve been to Castlemilk several times now, meeting Julie MacLeod from Glasgow Life and introducing myself to the Domestic Abuse Project situated in the community centre. They have just installed wifi in the community centre, so its possible to get a cup of tea and get on line. When I was there, several mothers were […]

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Young Critics reviews of Scottish Ballet’s The Crucible with Ten Poems

Here are two of our Young Critics first reviews, both of The Crucible with Ten Poems.

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My placement at Glasgow Women’s Library

Annika joined us on a 5 week placement in August and September, working with the national lifelong learning and Mixing the Colours projects. Here she talks about her experience: When I first came across the Glasgow Women’s Library, I immediately became interested in it and decided to spend the better part of my summer in […]

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Women’s Support Project, Glasgow 11.9.14

The Women’s Support Project is in the Gorbals, they represent decades of commitment to the rights of women and they house a library that reflects this temporal gathering and sharing of information. Glasgow Women’s Library acquired the WSP archive a while ago, and I have already been starting to look at this but I spent some time looking […]

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September: Sabr, Services and Support

This September I have been introducing myself and making contact with support services for women in Glasgow, to research and look at who can engage in the work once that takes more shape. On the 9th of September I met with Say Women who are  “A voluntary organisation which offers safe, supported accommodation and related […]

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