Women Make History Workshops

Women Make History is one of GWL’s most popular programmes. Lots of women have been involved in its projects including developing women’s heritage walks, maps and podcasts. These new, regular, learner-led workshops will be a forum for all women who have an interest in women’s lives, work and experiences in the past. The workshop sessions will include visits, talks, discussions, lots of hands-on activities and the opportunity to learn and share information with others on how to become ‘women’s history detectives’.

Workshop 1: Women Make History Workshops Launch Event
Thursday 3 March, 6pm to 7.30pm (£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 workshops.

Workshop 2: Gems from the GWL Archive
Thursday 7 April 6pm to 7.30pm (£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. There will also be chance to see other objects and to hear more about the GWL’s different collections and the work being done to preserve them and make them more accessible.

Image Courtesy of Bev Tosh

Workshop 3: Bottled Tears
The Stow-Away War Bride
Thursday 5 May, 6pm to 7.30pm (£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. These personal stories about love and family, adaptation, endurance and identity are often overshadowed in the historical record. Beverley Tosh is the daughter of a Second World War pilot and his war bride. An acclaimed artist she has lectured and exhibited internationally.

Workshop 4: Women’s Stories – Oral History Session
Thursday 9 June, 6pm to 7.30pm (£3/Free)

Here is an opportunity to record your mother’s, grandma’s, daughter’s, sister’s or aunt’s precious stories. Learn about the process involved in recording and interviewing and get some practical hands-on experience of doing oral history. Female relatives are very welcome to come along but are not obligatory!

If you would like any more information, please contact us online or call 0141 248 9969.

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These events are £3/Free. Click here for more information on our new streamlined booking system and to join the library.

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