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Image from a guest book in the Dorothy Dick archive. Credit: GWL collection

A Spoon is the Safest Vessel

1st November - 20th December

In this exhibition, a new collaboration between emerging artists Juliane Foronda, Kirsty Russell and Tako Taal explores the barely visible gestures and behind the scenes work that make up a hosting practice.

Lubna Kerr. Credit: Lubna Kerr

Story Café Special: Blether

21st November at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

RELOCATED TO CHURCH HOUSE, BRIDGETON. Everyone knows we love nothing more than a good blether at GWL! Pop along to our Book Week Scotland Story Café as we celebrate storytelling and blethering with comedian Lubna Kerr!

Bold Types 2018 shortlisted entrants and judges. Credit: GWL

Bold Types: Creative Writing Showcase

21st November at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Hear our Bold Types 2019 shortlisted writers read their stories in front of our wonderfully supportive and encouraging panel of judge at our creative writing showcase!

Temporary Library Closure

22nd November
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Friday, repeating until 20th December, 2019

Due to ongoing work to replace our boiler, and decreasing temperatures, we have made the decision to temporarily decrease our opening hours throughout November and December.

Cover image: Lydia Schouten, The lone ranger, lost in the jungle of erotic desire, 1981, still from video. Credit: Courtesy of the artist.

Pioneering Women in Video Art

23rd November at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

This event celebrates the launch of European Women’s Video Art in the 70s and 80s, a book that both recovers and reassesses the seminal contribution of women artists to the form and evolution of video.

Temporary Library Closure

25th November
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Monday and Friday, repeating until 20th December, 2019

Due to ongoing work to replace our boiler, and decreasing temperatures, we have made the decision to temporarily decrease our opening hours throughout November and December.

Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp archives. Credit: Feminist Library, GWL, Mayday Rooms, Women’s Art Library Goldsmiths.

Re-reading Greenham Common

26th November at 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 26th November, 2019 at 10:00 am

One event on 3rd December, 2019 at 10:00 am

Join artist researcher Yvonne Billimore in a two-day exploration of the Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp collection from our archive where we'll be drawing out the personal narratives, experiences, speculations, knowledge and gossip we find. No prior knowledge of Greenham Common necessary!

Readers of Colour

Readers of Colour

27th November at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on 27th November, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on 18th December, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on 29th January, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Come along to our Edinburgh reading group to discover and chat about poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction by women writers of colour.

Shifting Sands Film Still

Shifting Sands

28th November at 10:45 am - 1:00 pm

The timely and important screening of our new short film Shifting Sands, which charts a journey of survival and hope, and is part of 16 Days of Action Against Gender-Based Violence.

Story Cafe Credit: GWL

Story Café

28th November at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

CANCELLED: Reinvent your lunchtime at Story Café! Stories and poems from around the world, all washed down with tea and friendly chat. Pull up a chair and become part of the story!

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