Glasgow Women’s Library Podcast

An occasional series of podcasts from Glasgow Women’s Library, featuring a world of women’s words – written, spoken and heard.

PODCAST: NEW PLACES, WOMEN’S VOICES – Unwrapping women’s history across Scotland on Travelling Gallery and GWL tour

Since August this year Glasgow Women’s Library has been touring Scotland with Lauren Printy Currie’s Travelling Gallery exhibition. In this podcast, our national intern, Luba, talks about the Travelling Gallery project and shares with you some of those unique voices.

PODCAST – All Women Poetry Slam 2017 – Lesley Traynor

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 […]

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 […]

PODCAST – All Women Poetry Slam 2016 – Hannah Lavery

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, we were proud and very excited to host the All Women Poetry Slam in partnership with the Harpies, Fechters and Quines Festival 2016 at the Out of the Blue Cafe in Edinburgh. The slam received a fantastic response and was enormously popular; a chance for women of all ages and […]

PODCAST – All Women Poetry Slam 2016 – Katherine McMahon

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, we were proud and very excited to host the All Women Poetry Slam in partnership with the Harpies, Fechters and Quines Festival 2016 at the Out of the Blue Cafe in Edinburgh. The slam received a fantastic response and was enormously popular; a chance for women of all ages and […]

PODCAST – All Women Poetry Slam 2016 Slam Champion – Katharine Mulvenny

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, we were proud and very excited to host the All Women Poetry Slam in partnership with the Harpies, Fechters and Quines Festival 2016 at the Out of the Blue Cafe in Edinburgh. The slam received a fantastic response and was enormously popular; a chance for women of all ages and […]

Sappho and Lesbian Visibility – Making the Personal Political

  This is the first in a series of four blog posts discussing and reframing Sappho magazine, a gay women’s publication that ran from 1972 until 1981.  For my research I have been reading the extensive collection from the Lesbian Archives in Glasgow Women’s Library and I have come to consider Sappho a transformative, relevant […]

What has sex got to do with being married?

The second in a four part series exploring the Family Planning Archive here at Glasgow Women’s Library. Get ready to delve into the somewhat surprising world of sex and marriage in the 1950s…

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Mixing The Colours Podcast Episode 17 – Finola Scott

The seventeenth episode in the Mixing The Colours Podcast series. The podcasts in the Mixing the Colours Podcast collection offer a selection of writing and performances created by some of the women who have worked with the project in workshops and events, and have shared their work with us for the purposes of highlighting the need for the […]

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Mixing The Colours Podcast Episode 16 – Nicola Burkhill

The sixteenth episode in the Mixing The Colours Podcast series. The podcasts in the Mixing the Colours Podcast collection offer a selection of writing and performances created by some of the women who have worked with the project in workshops and events, and have shared their work with us for the purposes of highlighting the need for the […]