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GWL’s Adele Patrick Embarks on a Clore Leadership Fellowship

GWL Creative Development Manager Adele Patrick is taking a sabbatical to embark on a Clore Leadership Fellowship. Here she tells us about the programme and what taking part means to her.

Kate Williams Evans (left), and some of her suffrage-related possessions (right) which have recently been auctioned (Image courtesy of Catherine Southon Auctioneer & Valuer and Wales Online (https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/rare-collection-welsh-suffragettes-belongings-14953061)

Kate Evans . . . and Kate Evans!

GWL Intern Jeanette Lang recently made a fascinating discovery while conducting research into Scottish suffragette Kate Evans . . . Jeanette says: An anniversary cannot be celebrated without preparations, and so it is for the centenary of women’s right to vote in the UK. Besides exhibitions, installations, film screenings, processions and lectures across the country, […]

My Experience Volunteering at GWL

My experience with Glasgow Women’s Library began long before I began volunteering in May this year. Prior to volunteering I had attended a few different events sparking interest in the way the library worked and curiosity about the opportunities it could provide. Feeling inspired, I contacted Gabrielle the Volunteer Coordinator and a few weeks later […]

My Saturday on the Women’s Heritage Walk

Hi all! My names Ashley and I’m excited to be volunteering at GWL attending and writing about events. The Heritage Walk was amazing and incredibly informative of amazing women in Glasgow’s East End. I can’t wait to attend others.

Seeing Things celebrates Black History Month

Hi everyone, In the month of October, we from the Seeing Things group at Glasgow Women’s Library are really excited to be celebrating Black History Month. In it’s 30th anniversary this year, Black History Month was introduced to recognise, appreciate and celebrate the diverse communities in Britain. It is a month dedicated to educating others […]

On Revolting Women, Revolting Interns

Hi everyone! I’m Katie, and I’ve been interning at GWL with the Edinburgh International Book Festival project. This blog post will be about our Revolting Women Takeover tent, which took place in the bookshop on George Street on the 23rd, 24th, and 25th of August. The three days we spent in the takeover tent were […]

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Take One Action Film Festival: Celebrating the women changing the world!

We are delighted to hear from Take One Action Film Festival’s Executive Director Tamara Van Strijthem as they launch their 11th film festival, which includes a fully booked event ‘Women Making Change’ at GWL later this month.

Our volunteers and staff recommend… Book Picnic of the month

Our most recent book picnic took place on Wednesday 5th of september, and our staff and volunteers gave us new exciting recommendations that we wanted to share with you.

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Widening Access to Digital Resources Internship

Applications are now open for an internship we’ll be hosting later on in the year and into 2019 (6 months part time), funded by the Scottish Graduate School of Arts and Humanities. The programme is open to arts and humanities PhD students in Scotland, regardless of funding source. 

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Bold Types: Scottish Women’s Creative Writing Competition 2018

Be bold and submit your short stories and poems to Scotland’s only free creative writing competition for women. Our theme this year is Rebel.