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Volunteers, We ♥ You!

In celebration of volunteers week, 1-7 June, project co-ordinator Sarah Browne reflects on how vital volunteers have been to the Speaking Out project and updates us on what took place at our recent volunteer catch-up events (besides eating lots of amazing cake that is!).

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We are GWL: Kate

Kate is a volunteer on Front of House. Next time you pop in she might be the one greeting you!

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Don’t Miss This June at GWL!

On 11th 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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