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Teenage Kicks

8th March to 18th May

Hand drawn illustration by Candice Purwin of a young girl called Valerie and various objects relevant to her job at Woolworths.

Meg can’t wait to leave home. Cynthia misses her family back in the Caribbean. Pamela is pregnant and her mum wants the baby adopted. Andrea fancies girls.

Life in 1960s Britain was changing fast but it wasn’t all miniskirts and pop music. This beautiful installation, with illustrations by Candice Purwin in digital and other forms, is based on research interviews with eight women who were teenagers in the swinging (or not so swinging) sixties.

For all teenagers, past, present or future.

Glasgow Women’s Library will host a workshop on Thursday 18th April inviting people to share their stories of life in the ’60s in response to the exhibition. You can book tickets here.

Teenage Kicks

8th March to 18th May

23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267


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.

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