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GWL Autumn Programme 2017 Out Now!

Our Autumn Programme 2017 is now available!

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PODCAST – All Women Poetry Slam 2017 – Jo Gilbert

On Friday 9th June this year, we had a rousing and raucous time at our 2017 All Women Poetry Slam hosted by Carly Brown at the Out of the Blue Café in Edinburgh. For those of you who missed the Slam, we are delighted to feature podcast recordings of some of the poems we heard […]

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This Week At GWL: Project X: Dances of the African Diaspora. A Chance to Try Something New!

10th August 5:30-8:30pm and 12th August 1:00-3:30pm. Are you interested in learning about the history of rap/hiphop? Have you ever wondered about the roots or development of dancehall or tap? Have you ever wanted to “step” out and learn some new moves? Well, this is certainly the session for you! Join us on Thursday and/or […]

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Three volunteers sitting round a table laughing while reading messages on a "sharing tree"

Recruiting volunteers for two roles

We’re looking for new volunteers who are keen to learn and can bring enthusiasm, fresh ideas and a passion for GWL’s values and work.

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Thoughts on Fangirl

Rainbow Rowell’s Fangirl tells the story of Cath and Wren, identical twin sisters who, until college, have shared everything together. Wren chooses the stereotypical college experience – parties, boys, and dancing – whereas Cath sees herself more as “the kind of girl who fantasizes about being trapped in a library overnight”.

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Reading Recommendation: Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death

A few days ago, I read the latest news from American cable TV company HBO that they’ve green lit and are currently in the early developmental stages of bringing a new sweeping fantasy show to the small screen – an adaptation of Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death. Being that I’m a fan of both HBO […]

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Stamp As You Stomp

Stamp As You Stomp

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of our Women’s Heritage Walks, we’re launching ‘Stamp As You Stomp’ for those who join us in uncovering the hidden histories of women in Glasgow in all six of our Heritage Walks. If you stomp all six walks you’ll get six stamps and six stamps equals a special GWL treat!

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Early July Special: Voices from the Belvidere

On the 4th July from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm we are excited to invite all you ladies to Voices from the Belvidere, a session that will showcase the remarkable resolve and innovation of women during one of the country’s hardest times. For a little while now, the GWL has been fascinated by the stories […]

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Volunteers and staff at the Awards ceremony, receiving the Finalists' certificate.

Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

Volunteers are at the heart of everything we do so we were really chuffed when the Volunteer Programme was shortlisted for an award.

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Nicola Sturgeon at GWL

GWL Host The Great Get Together in Honour of MP Jo Cox

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon joined us at Glasgow Women’s Library last weekend for The Great Get Together Tea Party and Lunch in honour of murdered MP Jo Cox. In partnership with the Scottish Government, the event was just one of thousands taking place across the country that marked one year since Jo was tragically killed.

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