Ahead of launching our Autumn programme we hear from Elizabeth Ford and Brianna Robertson-Kirkland who are recent PhD graduates in music from the University of Glasgow. Elizabeth and Brianna are hosting an incredible day at the library to research and discuss women’s education in the arts in the 18th century on Thursday 8th September, one of the earliest events in our new programme which we launch on 18th August.
The Women and Education in the Long 18th Century workshop aims to bring together researchers and artists who work in this broad but important subject, spanning several topics including gender history, music, theatre, dance, literature, and education. In June, the project seeks proposals of 10 minute presentations, on a range of connected subjects.
Faith and the First World War Conference takes place at University of Glasgow, 21st to 22nd July, and a programme of events to mark the centenary of the Women’s Peace Crusade will take place on 23rd July, here at Glasgow Women’s Library.
Our summer programme is packed full of exciting events, including our ever popular Women’s Heritage Walks, two Women’s Heritage Bike Rides, and our new Women of the Gorbals workshop series where you could help develop a new Women’s Heritage Walk for the Gorbals!
GWL’s summer programme of events, activities, workshops and exhibitions at the library and out and about across Scotland is out now!
Speaking Volumes, a My Bookcase and GWL project for GI 2016 celebrates texts by women recommended by creatives involved in this year’s GI festival of visual arts. Here we share some of the digital recommendations.
See the city in a new light with our Women’s Heritage Walks which are back for Spring!
We asked ‘Which time of day or week is best for you to visit?’ and we listened as an overwhelming 30% of you said weekends or Saturdays. We’re open on Saturdays from 12pm to 4pm.
International Women’s Day is a busy time for us every year. This year, we have a range of activity including our East End Women’s Heritage Walk, Trailblazer event with author and singer Rachel Dawick, exhibitions of new wall hangings in Material Matters, and an In Conversation event with author of A Petrol Scented Spring Ajay Close and GWL’s Donna Moore.
Nominations for the Outstanding Women of Scotland 2016 awards are invited until 11th March 2016.