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Saying Their Name: Honouring the Women who have made GWL

23rd September, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


From September 2016 to September 2017, GWL has been celebrating its 25th birthday. This public performance will be a final, powerful and poignant recalling of the hundreds of women who have created the GWL story.

Saying Their Name, Saturday 23rd September, 4pm to 6pm, followed by a party

Volunteers making props for GWL fundraising event at Trongate premises, circa 1995 Credit: GWL

We are offering up a warm and open invitation to women who have played their part (from donating time and books to DJing, staffing the front desk to flyposting) to come and share the first names of the women you remember contributing to GWL. This reciting and recording of names will create an artwork that echoes an earlier performance at the origin of GWL’s history.

The performance will happen during 4pm to 6pm shaped by those who join and participate. We will conclude with a party, refreshments and pizza provided by us, to celebrate 25 years of GWL.

Whether you especially remember one woman who helped make GWL for you, or you can think of hundreds who need to be remembered, we’d love for you to join us on Saturday 23rd to share in reciting their first names and recognising and honouring others. Visitors are also welcome to listen and mark this occasion, so whether you were recently introduced to GWL, have been involved since the early years of the library, or haven’t been able to visit for a while, we’d love for you to join us.

#GWL25: How you can help us remember

We are active each day at GWL making sure women and their histories are remembered. This year we have been taking time to remember and record our own. We need your help in naming and honouring the women who have been involved in our history. If you’re not able to come to this performance, get in touch or tweet us at #GWL25 with the names of women you remember who have played their part, and help us in our efforts to provide the bigger picture of the history of GWL.

Find all our upcoming GWL25 events here.


This event is for women only (16+) and is free to attend. Please book below (you will be taken through the shopping cart but no charge will be made) 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.

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23rd September, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 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