Despite great sadness at the death of Nelson Mandela on 5th December 2013 it has, of course, invited fresh dialogue about his life and achievements, and the very nature of apartheid in South Africa. It also provides us with an opportunity to re-examine the role that Glasgow, and particularly the women of Glasgow, played in […]
Glasgow Women’s Library offered a full, fun schedule of events for Book Week Scotland 2013. I had a great time at several of the sessions on offer, where I got the chance to indulge my love of reading and writing as well as taking part in some lively, inventive and therapeutic activities that I haven’t […]
Now that we’ve moved in to our new building at 23 Landressy Street, we’ve started to settle in and get used to our new space. With planning underway for the next stage of renovation works in the building, we’re still raising funds for the renovations work with Women on the Shelf. But we’re also starting […]
Last night’s Dragon’s Pen was a wonderfully creative and supportive event. The shortlists for both poems and short stories were really strong and the judges had a real struggle to come to a decision. We are delighted to announce the winners…
GWL had an exciting visit from two sister Archivists this week! Antoinette Seymour, who had a cataloguing placement at GWL back in 2009, who is the Archivist of the College of the Bahamas came to visit. As if that wasn’t kind enough, she brought along Bette, from Slovakia, who is on a placement at Glasgow […]
On Saturday 2nd November, The Jimmy Reid Foundation offered a free, three-hour conference entitled ‘Dangerous Women: A conference on the women who campaigned against the First World War and for economic and gender justice’ at the Pierce Institute in Govan, Glasgow. In light of my recent forays into the historiography of the women’s suffrage movement […]
On Monday the library officially opened the door of its new home to the public. It is fantastic to finally be in a permanent home with so much potential. So far there has been a fantastic amount of interest in the library’s new building, which visitors seem to love. The opening of the library was […]
17/10/2013 – Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF) – ‘Moving Minds’ at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow.
On 17th October, I paid a brief visit to the fifth annual ‘Moving Minds’ event at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Moving Minds forms part of the annual Scottish Mental Health Arts and Film Festival (SMHAFF), and comprises a day of workshops, seminars and stalls, all with a focus on raising awareness of mental health […]
We are very pleased and excited to have now relocated and to be up and running in our new permanent home in Landressy Street. We look forward to welcoming you all soon. This huge undertaking marks the start of a new chapter in the life of Glasgow Women’s Library.
We have moved! For the last few days the Glasgow Women’s Library has been settling into it’s new home in Bridgeton. The process of moving has been long but definitely worthwhile to finally get the library into it’s lovely new premises. We are now starting the difficult process of unpacking and getting everything sorted to […]