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Banners with quotes by Helen Crawfurd

Our Red Aunt

2nd February - 17th March

Fiona Jack presents a collection of new works responding to the work and life of her Grand Aunt, prominent Scottish activist and suffragette Helen Crawfurd (née Jack).

Seeing Things – Objects of Celebration, by Claire Heminsley

21st February at 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Join Seeing Things for the festivities at Claire Heminsley's Objects of Celebration!

Story Café

22nd February at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Rediscover the joy of being read to at our legendary lunchtime Story Café, as we immerse ourselves in tales of life, love and longing by the best women writers from across the globe.

A group of nuns walk down a path in the middle of a snow covered lawn. Shadows from trees stretch long across the scene.

Chosen (Custody of the Eyes)

22nd February at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Chosen forms a portrait, through self-scrutinising video recordings, of a former blogger and painter confronting what she believes is her calling: becoming a cloistered contemplative nun in one of the strictest religious orders. We are delighted that Director, Abbie Reese, will be in attendance and there will be a Q&A at the end of the event.

Women's hands making at a busy table, cutting out letters in pink and green to read 'Peace'.

Women Making It

23rd February at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 18th May, 2018

Spring is here: time to unwind and try something new! GWL has bitesize learning and fun on offer including scrapbooking, badge making, creative writing, film screenings and much more.

An open archive folder gives us a glimpse inside at some paper based materials. including an old black and white photograph of a women in uniform and a National Registration Identity document.

The Open Archive: Tracing Stories in the East End

24th February at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Chart the twists and turns of the lives of three generations of women in one East End family at this Open Archive led by our Community Curators.

GWL at Pride 99

Processions and Participation: Banner Making with Helen de Main

24th February at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

One hundred years ago, women didn’t just tell the world they were equal: they showed it. Hosted by visual artist Helen de Main, these sessions are a chance to come together to create a banner reflecting what political participation means to us today.

Creative writing workshops for Muslim Women

24th February at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30pm on Saturday, repeating until 24th March, 2018

Storying Relationships and GWL are delighted to be offering creative writing workshops for young Muslim women this spring.

Drawing of Medusa's head (from Greek mythology winged human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair) on a circle of green.

Untouchable – Gypsy Witch – The Radically Diverse: Artist Talk by Delaine le Bas

26th February at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Artist talk by Delaine Le Bas, a British multimedia artist from a Romany background, compliments her exhibition taking place at Transmission Gallery.

Belonging with Open Book

27th February at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Described as “the most interesting and inspirational mornings” by one participant, these vibrant and thoughtful monthly workshops led by poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill explore themes of journey, migration and belonging.

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