100 Years of International Women’s Day

This year sees the Centenary Celebration of International Women’s Day – a real marker for women’s history and achievements around the world. To mark this occasion we have a range of fabulous events including The Big Women’s Quiz of the Century and the launch of our new range of Women Make History workshops and so much more! Click on each event title for more information and booking through our new bookings system.

International Women’s Day Events with Glasgow Women’s Library

Women Make History Workshops – Launch Event
Thursday 3 March, 6pm (£3/free)

Come along and find out more about Women Make History and let us know what you want from our exciting new programme of Women Make History workshops.

Women of the Necropolis History Walk
Saturday 5 March, 1pm (£7.50)

Experience this fantastic women’s history walking tour that digs the dirt on Victorian society, unearths women’s achievements and exhumes the history of some of the women buried in the Glasgow Necropolis.

Telling Tales
Monday 7 March, 10am (Free)

Fairy tales are one of our first introductions to the world around us, but too often these tales portray women in a negative way. Telling Tales is a chance to get together with other women to talk about what our stories mean to us and to discuss what we would like to tell children about the world around them.

Dundee Women’s Festival 2011
Wednesday 9 March, 2pm (Free)

Glasgow Women’s Library is going to be celebrating 100 years of International Women’s Day events at Dundee Women’s Festival. We will be running two different workshops: Women’s History Bring and Tell and The F-Word DVD screening…

The Dalit Women of India
Wednesday 9 March, 6pm (Free)

Beryl De Souza works in India on behalf of Dalit women who want action which makes a real difference. This event is an opportunity to hear from Beryl about the on-the-ground projects geared to preventing Dalit women being trafficked and how to help to bring about community transformation.

Big Women Quiz of the Century
Thursday 10 March, 7pm (£6/£3 concession)

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.

Cinema Feminista Saturday Matinee – I for India
Saturday 12 March, 2pm (Free)

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.

More Events from GWL

Our Space – Play, Music and Dance
Sunday 27 March, 10am (£3/free)

This project takes place in the natural environment at Chatelherault Country Park, exploring and connecting with Scotland’s natural heritage. Through theme based conversations across generations of migrant families, we make links between nature, homelands and heritage.


WMH Workshop 2 – Gems from the GWL Archive

Thursday 7 April, 6pm (£3/free)

In the 1970s and 80s a group of artists from Slade School of Art came together to produce posters for different causes, including promoting women’s history. Come and hear the Collective’s story and be inspired by the posters from GWL’s archives.

Image Courtesy of Bev Tosh

WMH Workshop 3 – Bottled Tears
Thursday 5 May, 6pm (£3/free)

Explore “one of the strangest migrations in modern history” (BBC). Following World War Two, tens of thousands of war brides made one-way voyages to their husbands’ distant homelands. In a spellbinding presentation Beverley Tosh will tell the tales of seven lasses who came of age in wartime Scotland then found themselves transplanted from Newfoundland to New Zealand.

WMH Workshop 4 – Mystery History
Thursday 9 June, 6pm (£3/free)

Based on consultation with those attending previous Women Make History workshops we will be holding a mystery history workshop.

Information on how to book onto these events as well as details on how to join Glasgow Women’s Library can be found here.

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