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POSTPONED: Story Café Special: Brave Your Day with Charley Gavigan

30th April at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Free – £2
Credit: Charley Gavigan

There’s nothing more powerful than a compelling tale and no one knows this more than Charley Gavigan, from Brave Your Day. This magazine and podcast shines a light on everyday stories of bravery, from Scotland and beyond. Charley will explore the power of stories to unite us in these uncertain times, and share insights from her own personal journey.

Brave Your Day with Charley Gavigan, Thursday 30th April, 12.30pm to 2pm, £2/Free, 16+

Credit: Charley Gavigan
Credit: Charley Gavigan


Charley is a hope-a-holic who is learning every day to ditch her terrifying fears, anxieties and self-defeating beliefs in order to practice living and leading her bravest life. She is a recovering people pleaser who moved cities solo in her twenties. She set up an award-winning design women’s board game company in her thirties, when she was tracked by the Financial Times as a woman entrepreneur and crowned ‘Queen of guerilla marketing’. In her late thirties she confronted death and dying by supporting her then partner to have his best death. In her forties she ran her first 10k, learnt to ride a bike, married her soulmate and climbed 11,000 feet up the Matterhorn. Now that she’s survived well into her fifties, she celebrates her low, dark life points alongside her daily bravery fieldwork with like-minded warriors.

People draw great personal strength and human comfort from observing and learning from ways other people think, feel, experience and manage their life curve balls. Modern bravery and courage are needed more than ever in these uncertain times. If we were all to pick up our bravery torch and light each other’s, imagine how much more light there would be to witness, inspire and heal each other to live a braver day?

Be nourished by women’s words over lunchtime as we rediscover the joy of being read to. Our friendly and welcoming Story Cafés take place on Thursday afternoons and you can see all our dates this Spring here.


As of Wednesday 18th March, Glasgow Women’s Library is closed until further notice. We believe that closing our doors is the best way to slow the spread of Covid-19. We are no longer taking bookings for events in our Spring programme, in the understanding that they may not go ahead. If you can check in at the end of April for updates on our website and social media, or by email, please do so. You can find more information on our response to Covid-19 here.

This event is open to all aged 16+. 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 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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30th April
12:30 pm - 2:00 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