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October 2021

Joan Eardley: A Centenary of Lives and Landscapes

28th October, 2021 - 12th February, 2022

Joan Eardley (1921-1963) was one of Scotland’s most expressive twentieth century artists and is a firm favourite of Glasgow Women’s Library. To celebrate the centenary of Joan’s birth we’re thrilled to exhibit five striking artworks on loan from the University of Edinburgh Art Collection.

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January Flow Tide (1961) by Joan Eardley, EU0070 © University of Edinburgh Art Collection/Estate of Joan Eardley

November 2021

Consciously Rising Exhibition

20th November, 2021 - 5th February, 2022

Consciously Rising is an exhibition of new print works created collaboratively and individually by a group of women who met regularly online during lockdown. The group used feminist consciousness-raising to facilitate discussions and each member drew on their own experience.

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February 2022

Library Closed

3rd February - 4th February

The GWL building will be closed on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th February for staff training. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We will be open as normal on Saturday 5th February.

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Photograph of the outside of the Glasgow Women's Library building.

Warm Welcome

5th February at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on 6th November, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 4th December, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 5th February, 2022 at 12:00 pm

If you are new to GWL this is a relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our collections, programmes and projects, and get a full tour and your questions answered. These drop in sessions are a great way to learn more about what goes on in the library.

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Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

Consciously Rising: Artists Talk

5th February at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join members of Consciously Rising to find out more about the group, the exhibition, and their experience of working in a collaborative way to make artworks. The group will also introduce a new zine that they have made to accompany the exhibition with readings and poems.

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A selection of riso prints on display at GWL for Consciously Rising

Muslim Women Write: Writing Workshops

5th February at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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ONLINE: In these six workshops Muslim Women’s Stories will help you explore the tales and themes that matter to you. 2022 is Scotland’s Year of Stories, and participants will connect with the stories and voices they feel should be highlighted as part of this national creative narrative. 

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Joan and Me: Creative Writing in Response to Joan Eardley

5th February at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

ONLINE: In response to our exhibition marking the centenary of the birth of wonderful Scottish-based artist Joan Eardley, we’re delighted to offer three creative writing workshops.

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Open Book

7th February at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

ONLINE: These vibrant and thoughtful Open Book creative writing sessions are back for Autumn led online by writer Beth Godfrey.

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Open Book. Credit: GWL

Story Café Special: Joan Eardley

10th February at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

ONLINE: To celebrate the centenary of Joan’s birth, we’ll be immersing ourselves in writing inspired by her life and work, and we’d love you to pull up a chair and join us.

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Misogyny and Other Monsters: A GWL Dungeons and Dragons Game

12th February at 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 8th January, 2022 at 1:00 pm

One event on 12th February, 2022 at 1:00 pm

ONLINE: Dungeons and Dragons is a fantasy roleplaying game which combines collaborative storytelling and improvisation with the randomness of dice rolls. Dungeon Matron Becky has written this adventure with beginners in mind but more experienced players are also welcome.

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