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Story Cafe Special with Lesley O’Brien: Storytelling, Travel, Therapy and Music

Join us on Thursday 30th November from 12:30-2pm as we celebrate Book Week Scotland by welcoming incredible storyteller, musician and East End native Lesley O’Brien for an afternoon of traditionally inspired music, nibbles and spellbinding stories from her extensive experience of both myth and travel. Lesley’s long held love and lifelong passion for storytelling lays […]

Don’t miss our free Africa in Motion event this week…

As a volunteer at GWL and a former student of Lizelle Bisschoff, the founder of AiM, it is great for me to see we are hosting an event in collaboration with Africa in Motion. African cinema has a history as diverse and multifaceted as the continent itself; from British-owned West African ‘English etiquette’ educational films […]

New Polls on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace Show Widespread Abuse

I, like thousands and thousands of others across the world, have been repulsed by the almost never-ending allegations levelled against Miramax co-founder and Hollywood big wig Harvey Weinstein over the past few weeks. It’s utterly horrible to ponder what these brave women endured at his hands and unchecked whims, and how they scared they must […]

Am I Blue: A Review Taster for Story Café Special: Sister Creatures!

Alice Walker’s 1986 short work Am I Blue is a poignant and thought-provoking story which, at surface level, details a woman’s friendship with a horse she names Blue, while, on a deeper level, follows in the footsteps of Walker’s other works and plays easel to a canvas upon which the author paints a bleak yet […]

Story Cafe with Chitra Ramaswamy

Glasgow Women’s Library Shortlisted for the CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award

Glasgow Women’s Library’s popular Story Café has been shortlisted for the CILIP Libraries Change Lives Award, alongside libraries in Suffolk, Kirklees and Norfolk.

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October’s Digital Book Group Read: Northanger Abbey by Val McDermid

The next book we’re reading as part of our GWL Digital Book Group is Val McDermid’s Northanger Abbey.

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Community Curators: Exploring the Museum Stores

Our dynamic group of Community Curators meet regularly and have been learning the ins and outs of museum work from collections care to exhibitions.

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A silver lined 25th year

Our 25th year has truly been celebratory and silver lined. From September 2016 to September 2017 we have made space and time for reflections, unearthing and showcasing our history, and reconnecting with people who have helped us grow from a grassroots project in the humblest of premises to a Recognised Collection with over 20 staff housed in a beautiful multi award winning building.

New memorial to East Ender Maggie McIver

Following our nomination of the “Barras Queen” Maggie McIver, Historic Environment Scotland have announced that she will now be recognised thanks to a Commemorative Plaque to be placed on the Barrowlands Ballroom.

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Internship Opportunity at GWL

We are delighted to announce a fantastic internship opportunity through the Scottish Graduate School for Arts & Humanities (SGSAH).