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’She Settles in the Shields’ Book Launch

8th March, 2012 at 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Women look at the She Settles in the Shields exhibition at Community Launch in 2011
Women look at She Settles in the Shields exhibition at community launch in 2011

Join us on International Women’s Day to celebrate the lives of migrant women in Glasgow.

Thursday 8th March, 12.30pm to 3pm
Glasgow Women’s Library, £3/free

‘She Settles in the Shields’ tells the story of women who travelled to Pollokshields from all over the world, in search of a new life. Told in their words, the women reveal their experiences of life in their traditional homelands, together with their reasons for leaving, their arrival, first impressions of Scotland and Pollokshields.

The feelings of isolation which accompanied migration, and their encounters with work, study and the local community. It also provides and intimate insight into family, intergenerational differences, and, on a lighter note, of food, fashion, relaxation and celebration. Refreshments will be provided.


This event costs £3 full price, to book your place at this event please click here.

We offer subsidised and/or free places for students, people on a low income, unemployed or those in receipt of benefit and Friends of GWL. If you are entitled to a subsidised/free place please click here to book.

The video below is a sample of readings from the community launch of She Settles in the Shields in October 2011. You can already buy your copy of the book from our online shop here, or pop in to the library to buy your copy before they sell out!

She Settles in the Shields from Glasgow Women’s Library on Vimeo.


8th March, 2012
12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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GWL at Berkeley Street
15 Berkeley Street
Glasgow, G3 7BW
0141 248 9969