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Making Her Mark

11th November at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 14th October, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on 28th October, 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on 11th November, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Making Her Mark research. Credit: GWL
Making Her Mark research. Credit: GWL
Making Her Mark research. Credit: GWL

Do you live in Renfrewshire? Can you name a Renfrewshire heroine? How are women’s lives reflected in Renfrewshire’s towns and villages? How are they celebrated or remembered? Since December 2019, women have bringing their stories and ideas to this exciting new project. We’re continuing these sessions in Autumn, with some fun online workshops which any women who live in Renfrewshire can get involved in. A chance to try out something new, take part in creative workshops, make friends and contribute to an exciting end of project exhibition in Paisley in 2021.

It was really relaxing to be around other women, of all ages…quizzes, films, archive materials, chats..the best thing was the laughter…” – Making Her Mark participant

Making Her Mark, Wednesdays 30th September, 14th October, 28th October, 11th November, 1pm to 2.30pm, 16+, Women only


Wednesday 30th September: Archive film showing

Settle back with a cup of tea and enjoy a selection of short archive films about women’s social, domestic and working lives, including Renfrewshire women sharing memories of working in Paisley’s cotton mills. We’ll also have some unique materials from our archive to show you and read from – need advice on how to be a good 1950s housewife and mother? Or perhaps a spot of 1970s problem solving from Cathy and Claire in Jackie magazine? Enjoy the chat and discover some unique historical resources.

Wednesday 14th October: Bake a recipe from the GWL archive

The women’s library archive holds a fascinating collection of historic recipe books that were used by ordinary working class women. Find out more about the sometimes bizarre dishes that women from the past cooked up, from “toast water” to delicious scones and cakes. Watch a demonstration of an easy recipe from our very own mystery chef and, if you like, join in and bake your own!

Wednesday 28th October: Women Weaving

Renfrewshire was famous for it’s weavers. Find out more about the craft of weaving, watch a demonstration and have a go yourself. (minimal materials required – materials can be supplied if necessary)

Wednesday 11th November: Moving Forward

Find out more about some of the amazing histories of women in Renfrewshire that the project has discovered so far and how you can be part of our exciting plans for the next stage.

This project is a partnership between Glasgow Women’s Library, Kairos and RAMH and is supported by the Renfrewshire Council culture, heritage and events fund.

To find out more about Kairos, you can visit their Facebook page here.


Theses sessions are free and women only* (16+). To book, contact Kairos Women’s Centre on Tel:  07414 081979, or email Katy: katy@activecommunities.co.uk.

*All women-only events are inclusive of Trans and Intersex women, as well as non-binary and gender fluid people.


This session takes place via an online video call link. If you have any concerns about how this will work for you, please do get in touch and we’ll do all we can to support you in joining the session.

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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267