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Badges of Honour Exhibition Launch

1st May, 2014 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Selection of badges from the GWL collection

Badges from the GWL collection for the Badges of Honour projectBadges of Honour celebrates the stories of women’s badge-wearing in women’s activism and lives, past and present.

Join us for the Exhibition Launch
Thursday 1st May, 6pm to 8pm

There will be badge making workshops and guest speakers including Fiona Hayes, Curator of Social History at the People’s Palace and GWL 21 Revolutions Artist Delphine Dallison.

Wear your badges with pride and bring along photos of you wearing them! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @gwlkettle and why not post a photo wearing your badge using #BadgesofHonour


This event is free of charge. Contact us on 0141 550 2267 or click here to book your place(s).

Badges of Honour Exhibition, 1st to 23rd May 2014
How Badge-Wearing Women Changed the World

The culmination of our year-long Heritage Lottery funded project exploring women’s badge wearing.

Throughout the year we have been collecting women’s badges and listening to the wonderful stories attached to them. This exhibition will draw together all of this material, putting together GWL’s unique badge collections alongside the fantastic audio and video testimonials we have collected. From suffragette brooches to Pride pins and dancing medals, the exhibition will show the rich and exciting array of women’s personal and political achievements, and the often overlooked objects which capture them.

The exhibition launches on Thursday 1st May to celebrate Mayday and will run until Friday 23rd May. Our opening hours are 9.30am-5pm on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 9.30am-7.30pm on Tuesday. Pop in and see the exhibition during this period.

Badges of Honour from Glasgow Women’s Library on Vimeo.

Heritage Lottery Fund logo

This project has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


1st May, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267