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Story Café Special: aka Laura Grey, The Pantomime Girl

27th June, 2019 at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Free – £2
Story Cafe Credit: Katy Owen
Story Cafe Credit: Katy Owen
Story Cafe Credit: Katy Owen

Immerse yourself in tales and poems from around the world, as we rediscover the joy of being read to. From wild and windswept wonderlands, to fearless feminist fairytales, Story Café will spark your curiosity and freshen your perspective. So why not sit back and relax, top up your tea, and become part of the story.

Story Café Special: aka Laura Grey, The Pantomime Girl, Thursday 27th June, 12.30pm to 2.30pm, £2/Free, Women only

In 1914 the death of a young woman from an overdose of veronal became a brief newspaper sensation. Laura Grey was an actress, a frequenter of nightclubs, unmarried and pregnant. Her real name was Lavender Guthrie, she was a well-brought up young woman from a good family, who had been a militant Suffragette. In this Story Café Special, writer Donna Moore will unpick the facts from the newspaper articles and read from her fictional work-in-progress, aka Laura Grey, The Pantomime Girl.

‘I just felt like being in the GWL heals the soul/spirit/body/mind/everything’ – Story Café Attendee

Find out about the other Summer Story Cafés here.


This event is for women only* 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.

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


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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27th June, 2019
12:30 pm - 2:30 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