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Memory is a Weapon

15th August at 5:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Free – £2
Memory is a Weapon

This theatre piece will use music, installation and spoken word to draw on real memoirs of female activists and resistance movements in South Africa and beyond. Inspired by the powerful legacy of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, it will weave together a collection of personal anecdotes, modern stories and legacies of apartheid, drawing on their connections through time. Two generations will speak to each other, uncovering forgotten narratives of strength, reminding us of the vital role women played in shaping the nation.

Memory is a Weapon, Thursday 15th August, 5.45pm to 7.15pm, 12+, £2/Free

The production will pull together women’s narratives by working with partners from South Africa, Glasgow and Edinburgh and through the social media movement #memoryisaweapon to include women’s stories globally. It will look at how memory has been used, twisted and distorted when telling women’s histories and using art it will retell, deconstruct, uncover and insert them back into the narrative.

Memory empowers us to recall, reflect and ACT’ – Firdoze Bulbulia (Director)

In partnership with Africa in Motion.


This workshop is open to all and there are two ticket options for this event: a £2 ticket and a Free ticket. If a ticket price of £2 is in any way a barrier to you attending this event please choose a Free ticket. We also offer a Free ticket if you are a Friend of GWL. Please book online below or you can call us on 0141 550 2267. If you have booked a place and are no longer able to attend please let us know so that we can make your place available to someone else.


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. For paid events free companion tickets are available.

Find more information on Accessibility at GWL or contact us and we will be very happy to offer assistance.


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15th August
5:45 pm - 7:15 pm
Free – £2
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267