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Blood and Gold

14th May at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Close up image of half of a person's face which is painted in gold

Enter the world of blood and gold, and let performance storyteller Mara Menzies take you on a journey of tragedy, wonder and magic. Listen and watch as she explores African ancestry through tales of slavery, cruelty and colonisation, unearthing pride, love and sacrifice along the way.

Blood and Gold, Saturday 14th May, 2pm to 3.30pm, In Person, GWL, Free


Close up image of half of a person's face which is painted in gold
Mara Menzies, story telling performance, courtesy of Mara Menzies and Birlinn Publishing

Her book, Blood and Gold explores the themes of loss and oppression, while asking us to examine our own identities, attitudes, and humanity.


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Glasgow Women’s Library is wheelchair accessible, with lifts to the first floor and the Mezzanine Floor. We have accessible toilets and all the bathrooms are individual closed stalls and are gender neutral. Our larger Events Space is fitted with an induction loop.

A portable induction loop is also available. Find more information on Accessibility at GWLor contact us and we will be very happy to offer assistance.

As we transition back to hosting more live events we are doing our utmost to keep everyone feeling safe and comfortable. Our seating will be laid out with social distancing. People will be able to sit solo, in pairs, or in groups/households of up to 4 people. We are unable to offer refreshments at this time, but understand that people may wish to bring their own water/drinks.  We continue to wear face coverings when moving around the building, but if you wish you may remove these while seated as long as social distancing is maintained.





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14th May
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267
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Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267