National Lifelong Learning Blog

A warm hello from our new intern

We are happy to welcome our new international volunteer, Jeanette. In this blog post, she will present herself and recount her first two weeks at GWL.

Dundee gets a visit from some Firebrand Women . . .

Spring may have got off to a chilly start, but that wasn’t going to stop Glasgow Women’s Library from getting our Firebrand Women Exhibition to Dundee! In partnership with GWL and Dundee Women’s Festival, Dundee Central Library hosted the Firebrand Women Exhibition from 6th March to 17th March as part of our celebration of International Women’s Day […]

A Very Merry Christmas from the National Lifelong Learning Project!

2017 has been an incredibly busy year for our National Lifelong Learning project, and we’re so proud and very grateful to the women all over Scotland who have helped us to make it such a seriously fun and successful time. In celebration of the end of a great year, we thought we’d take a moment […]

Podcast: New Places, Women’s Voices

Since August this year Glasgow Women’s Library has been touring Scotland with Lauren Printy Currie’s Travelling Gallery exhibition. In this podcast, our national intern, Luba, talks about the Travelling Gallery project and shares with you some of those unique voices.

There’s a first time for everything: Travelling Gallery and Glasgow Women’s Library on the road

In Spring 2017 the artist Lauren Printy Currie completed a three month residency at GWL. Lauren’s new Travelling Gallery exhibition, Her body remembered a night-blooming cereus, sweated industry and salt (what came near), which was inspired by her time at GWL, is now touring the length and breadth of Scotland. Here, Luba the GWL national lifelong learning intern tells us about life at GWL and on the road with Travelling Gallery…

Podcast: All Women Poetry Slam 2017 – Lesley Traynor

On Friday 9th June this year, we had a rousing and raucous time at our 2017 All Women Poetry Slam hosted by Carly Brown at the Out of the Blue Café in Edinburgh. For those of you who missed the Slam, we are delighted to feature podcast recordings of some of the poems we heard […]

Podcast: All Women Poetry Slam 2017 – Jo Gilbert

On Friday 9th June this year, we had a rousing and raucous time at our 2017 All Women Poetry Slam hosted by Carly Brown at the Out of the Blue Café in Edinburgh. For those of you who missed the Slam, we are delighted to feature podcast recordings of some of the poems we heard […]

Slam Success!

From “pain, pish and patriarchy” to slam poetry in Doric, it’s fair to say we had a rousing and raucous time at our 2017 All Women Poetry Slam hosted by Carly Brown at the Out of the Blue Café in Edinburgh on Friday 9th June. We were treated to performances by a group of extremely […]

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A Revolution – On Roller Skates! Celebrating the Audacious Women of Roller Derby

Women are often told not to take up space. Sugar, spice, all things nice, we’re told we can’t (or shouldn’t) throw, or run fast, or get sweaty or dirty when we exercise. In 2017, we’re still told that there are some sports that women just can’t (or shouldn’t!) compete in. But we want to tell […]

Podcast: All Women Poetry Slam 2016 – Hannah Lavery

On Thursday 23rd June 2016, we were proud and very excited to host the All Women Poetry Slam in partnership with the Harpies, Fechters and Quines Festival 2016 at the Out of the Blue Cafe in Edinburgh. The slam received a fantastic response and was enormously popular; a chance for women of all ages and […]