She settles in the Shields

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This exhibition, held at the Tramway, offers a unique opportunity to meet the women who travelled to Scotland from all over the world, in search of family, love and security.

Untold stories of migrant women in Pollokshields

Told in their own words, the women reveal their experiences of life in their traditional homelands, together with their reasons for leaving, their arrival and first impressions of Scotland and Pollokshields, the feelings of isolation which accompanied migration, and their encounters with work, study, and the local community. It also provides an intimate insight into family, intergenerational differences, and, on a more light-hearted note, of food, fashion, relaxation and celebration.

The story of Pollokshields’ migrant women is one of hope and despair, challenge and success.

Exhibition at the Tramway, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE, from Friday 22nd May to Friday 5th June 2009
Tramway opening hours: Tue–Fri 12 noon – 5pm, Sat & Sun 12 noon – 6pm

This exhibition is presented by Glasgow Women’s Library and Pollokshields Development Agency