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Book Bunk

Bringing Literature Alive: Book Bunk Story Café Special

“How do we bring literature alive?” This is the question driving Wanjiru Koinange and Angela Wachuka, the co-founders of Book Bunk, an independent organisation based in Nairobi that transforms the city’s libraries into inclusive public spaces.

Volunteering: What It’s Meant To Me

This is a blog post about my personal experience of volunteering in the archive for the Glasgow Women’s Library. I have loved being part of the library and I have been given amazing opportunities to expand my knowledge and learn new skills.

Scottish Campaign to Resist The Atomic Message protest

Women Change the World

The long history of challenges faced by women has been countered by the activism of women, as we organise to change the inequalities and injustices that we face within society. The campaigning that activist women of the past undertook can be contrasted with the campaigns of activist women in the present. These parallels highlight how […]

Story Cafe

Story Café Recap: Fantastic Kenyan Activism and Art

To celebrate this week’s Book Bunk visit to GWL, our Story Café Special focused on Kenyan writers and activists. Read a summary of the Kenyan fiction, films and organisations we discussed.

Home Where Home Is Not

Home Where Home Is Not: On the Fruitfulness of Exchange

One of our volunteers, Daphne, has collaborated on a blog post with her fellow volunteers Mary, Annie, and Aileen, about their group visit to Home Where Home Is Not.

Interregnum no. 1, laser cut puzzle bricks, cork and wool, by Sogol Mabadi, 2018. Credit: Iman Tajik

Home Where Home is Not: A Response

One of our volunteers, Milly, has written a really personal response to our current exhibition, Home Where Home is Not. Milly also invites you to come and see the works of the artists Sogol Mabadi and Birthe Jorgensen, and consider what home means to you.

Mary Alice explains Speedway

In this blog our volunteer Mary Alice tells us about the speedway collection held at GWL and how she helped to archive it with another volunteer, Arran.

A Golden Chance

This blog is about our volunteer Saadia’s experience of being involved in the Textiles and Activism Project practically and her reflections on the project.

No precious words to say thanks to GWL

This blog post is about my experience of joining and experiencing GWL for the previous seven months. I came to Scotland from Pakistan around three years ago, but I spent most of that time at my home in Glasgow. I discovered the GWL on the internet. I learned to read and write in English from school and University, but I have learned to speak and listen in English here at GWL. People in Glasgow speak very fast!

Seeing Things Visits Tramway & Hidden Gardens

Memories of Seeing Things 18th May 2019

This Seeing Things trip was to The Tramway to see Pia Camil’s Bara, Bara, Bara and the Hidden Gardens. I wanted to let everyone know how wonderful the experience was and I decided the best way to this was through pictures. I created the following (let’s call it a zine). If you like the look […]