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Harpies, Quines and Bonnie Fechters . . .

There’s no doubt that 2018 is a special year. Events, remembrances and celebrations all over the country mark 100 years since (some) women secured the vote in the UK – and 2018 is also the centenary of the end of World War One. As part of our own recognition of this momentous year, the National […]

Three woman standing holding a flag that drapes over a marble balcony. The flag is pink with a yellow banner and the words 'Glasgow Women's Library' and 'It's for me' are written on the flag.

Flying the Flag for GWL

Glasgow Women’s Library today announced the launch of a new, specially designed flag that will be ‘flown’ at locations across Scotland as part of their campaign to become Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018.

The Papers of Barbara Burford

Archive volunteer, Ellen Embleton, introduces us to the collection she has just catalogued, the papers of writer and activist Barbara Burford.

Review: Wir haben sie noch alle! – a publication by the Berlin feminist archive

GWL was recently sent a publication by the biggest German archive on women’s history, the FFBIZ which is located in Berlin. We are thrilled to find out that our publication 21 Revolutions served as a model for the fortieth anniversary special by the FFBIZ. Our intern Jeanette tries to break down the language barrier in this review, puts the work into context and relates what she liked best.

GWL Summer 2018 Programme Cover

GWL Summer Programme 2018 Out Now!

Our Summer Programme 2018 is now available for you to browse at your leisure.

A month of specials and travels

In this blog post, our intern Jeanette reminisces about what volunteering at GWL held for her in the month of May. Be prepared for travels, books and fun at handcrafting.

Amna Sharif atworks

Seeing Things Trip to Trongate 103

At the end of March Seeing Things took a trip to Trongate 103 to visit the Project Ability gallery, where Doreen Kay, Amna Sharif and Jacqui Smyth presented their work.

Out and About with the National Project . . .

In May, our National Lifelong Learning Development Worker, Morag, was lucky enough to be invited to Fürth in Bavaria for a symposium and the launch of a beautiful new exhibition from our sister museum, the Women’s Cultural Museum (Frauen in der Einen Welt). This is what Morag had to say about her visit: The exhibition, […]

Photograph of the Everyman’s Library edition Muriel Spark book mentioned in the blog post. The cover shows a black and white image of a woman, possibly Spark, and the tail end of the yellow ribbon is poking out of the bottom of the book.

Muriel Spark: What is this I’m reading?

As part of Open the Door 2018 we hear from writer Hannah Van Hove who reflects on her readings of Spark and her current writing project that considers experimental women writers.

Women, Fear and Fairy Tails: A Review of Her Body and Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado

Stories crafted from or inspired by fairy tales have been my favourites since I was a child, when they would fill me with wonder and excitement. These days, when I hear about a book of newly crafted fairy tales in adult form, much of the same feeling still remains. There’s something about the whimsy, the […]