The Making of a Magazine, Sappho Vol. 6, No. 7 (collage detail)

LGBTQ Collections Online Resource Launch!

We’re excited to launch a brand new online resource to augment our Lesbian Archive and LGBTQ Archive and Museum collections at GWL! Since April 2016, GWL has been working with a team of volunteers to list and research parts of our LGBTQ collections. As a result of this work we have produced a workshop toolkit, […]

Come Together, Number 5, 1971, Gay Liberation Front media group

Come Together

I’m Alice, and I currently work at GWL as a sessional worker, working specifically on the collection which is popularly known as the Lesbian Archive. My job is to work with volunteers to list and research the collections, as well as to create new online and offline resources which highlight the collections and make them […]

Sappho and Lesbian Visibility – Making the Personal Political

  This is the first in a series of four blog posts discussing and reframing Sappho magazine, a gay women’s publication that ran from 1972 until 1981.  For my research I have been reading the extensive collection from the Lesbian Archives in Glasgow Women’s Library and I have come to consider Sappho a transformative, relevant […]

Seeing Things Volunteers go to Rochdale to see Tall Tales

On Saturday, a small group of volunteers and group members from the Seeing Things group got the opportunity to attend the Tall Tales exhibition currently on at Touchstones Gallery in Rochdale. The exhibition is a touring exhibition, curated by Elizabeth and Helen Wewiora, and contains a fantastic selection of works by contemporary women artists whose […]

Seeing Things Review of Trips at Glasgow International

The Seeing Things group had a great series at trips seeing just some of the shows by fantastic women artists that were on as part of Glasgow International Festival in April. We went to shows, had workshops and tours at galleries and venues across the city including Tramway; Centre for Contemporary Art; Glasgow School of […]

Submissions for Hens Issue #7 are now open!

Hens Tae Watch Oot Fur is the queer feminist zine project run through the library, and encompasses library volunteers as well as outside contributors! We are opening submissions for Hens Issue #7 right NOW! For this issue we are looking for writing, comics, artwork and more about CRUSHES. We don’t just reckon this has to […]

Hens Tae Watch Oot Fur Issue 6 is now available!

The latest issue of Hens Tae Watch Oot Fur is now available to buy in the library, and also online via our shop! In this issue the hens explored the theme of Intersectionality, a predominantly academic term used a lot in contemporary feminist and queer politics, exploring it in the context of their own lives as […]

Seeing Things give their views of their trip to the Turner Prize

Two weeks ago GWL’s Seeing Things group visited the Turner Prize, Britain’s most high profile annual contemporary art prize currently on show at Glasgow Tramway. Sometimes controversial, the prize provokes the most visible debates about contemporary art practice in Britain, so it was a real treat for Seeing Things to be able to go! This […]

Seeing Things visit to Edinburgh Book Festival, Ghada Karmi & Kate Tempest

This is Seeing Things group member, Louisina Currie’s, first forray into the world of blogging! Here she writes about her trip to Edinburgh Book Festival in August of this year…   On the 19th August as part of Seeing Things group we had tickets for the Edinburgh Book Festival and it was a double bill which […]

Seeing Things Best of 2015 (so far!)

For the last two years the Seeing Things group has been going to see art exhibitions; book launches and readings; artists talks and other performances in Glasgow and further afield. Here some of the group have picked out their highlights of 2015 so far…     Mary-Alice on her trip to Edinburgh Book Festival events […]