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December 2018

Reading group for Women of Colour

19th December at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This new reading group in Edinburgh is a great opportunity to meet new people, exchange and share conversations and ideas, and share passion for writing by women of colour. 

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Reading Group for Women of Colour Credit: GWL

Library Closed

22nd December, 2018 - 6th January, 2019

The Library will be closed over Christmas and Hogmanay, and will re-open in the New Year on Monday, 7th January 2019.

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January 2019

Alternative Burns Night: Herland Ceilidh

£5 – £16
25th January, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Our legendary Alternative Burns Night gets a twist, a turn, a birl… this year we’ll be ceilidh-ing the night away and hearing Scots and Gaelic story-telling and song by awe-inspiring women creatives. Put the date in your diary: more info released in November!

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Shamshad Ghani singing Auld Lang Syne in Punjabi at Herland: Alternative Burns Night, Jan 2018 Credit: GWL

Spring Programme Launch

31st January, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

It's our Spring programme launch! Come along for a warm welcome to hear what's coming up, see the new exhibitions, browse the book sale and meet the team.

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Spring Programme Launch 2017. A woman speaks in front of a group of seated people and here is a book sale taking place in the foreground.
Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Consequences of progress, remnants for the future, 2018. Credit: Hannah Leighton-Boyce

Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton-Boyce: Exhibition Launch with Special Guest Jackie Kay

31st January, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Join us at GWL to launch inspiring new commissions by artists Ruth Barker and Hannah Leighton-Boyce and hear award-winning writer Jackie Kay share her new writing inspired by their work.

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February 2019

Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton-Boyce

1st February, 2019 - 23rd March, 2019

Join us at GWL to experience inspiring new commissions by artists Ruth Barker and Hannah Leighton-Boyce.

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Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Consequences of progress, remnants for the future, 2018. Credit: Hannah Leighton-Boyce

Warm Welcome

2nd February, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until 3rd February, 2019

GWL Warm Welcome drop-in days take place on the first Saturday of every month. If you are new to GWL this is a relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programme and collections.

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Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

Hitherto Unknown: Research Workshops

4th February, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“Literary history and the present are dark with silences.” Tillie Olsen, ‘Silences’, 1978. Uncover the writers and stories silenced by the barriers of gender, class and race in this series of research workshops.

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Tillie Olsen 'Silences' at GWL. Credit: GWL

Open Book

Free – £2
5th February, 2019 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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Open Book Credit: GWL

March 2019

Decoding Inequality: Exhibition Launch

6th March, 2019 - 6th April, 2019

This exhibition supports visitors to consider the social history of objects relating to women’s history, illustrating their historical and contemporary inequality – and linking interpretation with political campaigns for reform such as reproductive rights, domestic abuse, maternity leave, equal pay, women's suffrage, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. 

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