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Ruth’s March of Women

As I walked into the Library that deep dark winter Tuesday evening, I was not thinking about getting involved with the March of Women, but Adele appeared and asked if I would like to be involved. With a look of fear and uncertainty, I went over to the other ladies who were already there.

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Women Poets Wanted!

We’re really excited about the Harpies, Fechters and Quines All Woman Poetry Slam at the Forest Cafe, Laurieston Place,Edinburgh, 5.30 – 7.30pm on Wednesday 24th June, and we’re looking for 12-16 budding performance poets to strut their stuff on the night for our 3 judges and lucky audience. Each performer has to do one entertaining […]

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Be mentored by Mixing The Colours

The Scottish Community Development Centre is offering organisations running, or intending to run, anti-sectarian initiatives the opportunity to be supported by Mixing The Colours as a mentor experienced in the anti-sectarianism field.

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What’s On this Summer at GWL

Check out all the wonderful activities we have at the Library this summer!

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Untold Stories from the East Dunbartonshire guides

  The national project visited Torrance in East Dunbartonshire one Sunday for a fabulous vintage tea party which celebrated the 90th anniversary of girl-guiding in Torrance. We weren’t there just for the cakes (though they were delicious! ) – one of the woman who featured prominently on the day was the legendary Miss Pirie, who […]

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Rachael Kerr talks about her placement with the national lifelong learning project.

From planning events and workshops to creating rosettes and banners, there hasn’t been a dull moment whilst being on placement at the Glasgow Women’s Library, and there certainly hasn’t been a shortage in the supply of tea and cake. My placement has taken me across Scotland from the age-old industrial heartlands of the river Clyde and […]

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NEW Mixing The Colours Workshops @ Glasgow Libraries

Since June 2013, the Glasgow Women’s Library Mixing The Colours project has been delivering workshops with women in Glasgow and across Scotland to gather opinion and inspire discussion about intra-Christian sectarianism. The result of these workshops has been the production of a collection of resources including a book, a film and a series of podcasts which showcase […]

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HAVE WE GOT A STORY FOR YOU

The Story Café Sexology Special: May 14 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm   In the novel The Proof of the Honey by Syrian author Salwa al-Neimi poetic insight blends with sexual frankness. I spoke to GWL’s librarian Wendy Kirk about the Sotry Café’s special Sexology event, on choosing the above book to read and discuss, […]

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Mixing The Colours – Moving Forward

Sustainability is a key aspect of the work at GWL, enabling and encouraging women to take control of their own action and activism for gender equality. As part of that Mixing The Colours has supported women to write, publish and perform their creative responses to sectarianism and share their stories with wide audiences. Sharing Our Learning […]

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Lets Talk About Sex Baby

Next on the agenda for GWL’s Sexology Season is a series of facilitated discussions on sex. What Women Talk About When They Talk About Sex will be running fortnightly from 7th May (this Thursday) and is a discussion group open to anyone who wants to share how sex, sexuality or sexual identity is playing out […]

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