Tag: international women’s day
Just a note to let you know what a great time we had at our Illuminated Letters workshop last Thursday. We had the full use of the amazing studio on the top floor of GoMA in Glasgow, and soon we settled in, filling the space with laughter and chat.
At GWL we’ve been very excited – and inspired – by the Dear Women… Illuminated Letters project we’re launching today at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow. (See the last post for more info.)
The whole idea of mixing text and artwork in letters and journals seems particularly popular with women, and if you’re thinking of writing a letter to Glasgow Women’s Library as part of our project, then Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo provides inspiring examples.
Scottish poet, Hugh MacDiarmid – whom many hail as a genius – is on record as saying, ‘Scottish women of any historical interest are curiously rare… our leading Scotswomen have been… almost entirely destitute of exceptional endowments of any sort.’
In the sixth of our new Glasgow Women’s Library podcasts, Leela Soma reads her new story, Boxed In, and talks about the inspiration behind the work.
The Mapping Memorials to Women Scotland project, launching on 10th March 2012, has received a message of support from First Minister Alex Salmond. The project, developed by Glasgow Women’s Library and Women’s History Scotland, aims to record memorials to women across Scotland
GWL was at the Dundee Women’s Festival in March, organising workshops to complement our mobile exhibition “Between Future and Past”. At the Women’s History Bring and Tell workshops in the afternoon, Elaine told us about her admiration for her daughter, and Sheila brought some beautiful photographs of her mother as a young woman when she [...]
National lifelong learning has been out on the road again delivering our new satellite collections to various locations. Each satellite collection is a small “mini women’s library” tailor-made to suit a particular group or location then installed at venues such as community centres, public libraries and other community venues. In February I travelled to Stirling [...]
As part of our Cinema Feminista Programme GWL are screening this fabulous documentary from director Sandhya Suri that chronicles her father’s emigration from India to England in the mid-1960s.
My first week in the Glasgow Women’s Library or as I call it affectionately – the feminist beehive – was amazing. But be warned! On first glance everything seems chaotic and pretty confusing. However, clarity and understanding will arise in the second week, I promise! :-) 12 busy bees working all on their own little [...]
SOLD OUT! To help celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Days Glasgow Women’s Library are hosting a unique, inspiring and unmissable quiz night. Teams of 6 will compete for fabulous prizes. Whether a women’s history buff or beginner come and enjoy being entertained, educated and empowered by the sounds, images and achievements of the past 100 years of women’s history.