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Film still from Bower of Bliss by Linder. Cinematographer Fatosh Olgacher

Bower of Bliss: The Next Chapter

7th March - 9th April

See the next chapter of Linder’s artist film ‘Bower of Bliss,’ first revealed as part of Linder’s Flag & Film commission at GWL for Glasgow International 2018.

Slow pressure, wild survival, Juliane Foronda 2019. Credit Juliane Foronda

A Spoon is the Safest Vessel

28th March - 26th April

Juliane Foronda, Kirsty Russell and Tako Taal take inspiration from the unique collection of archive materials at GWL to play host in this exhibition, presenting new works to both feed and challenge the senses.

Rosita McKenzie 'Shores of Freedom'. Credit: Rosita McKenzie

POSTPONED: ‘Ways of Seeing’ Exhibition

2nd April at 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

At the library for one day only before it’s showing at Tenement House, Shutter Hub brings together an exciting exhibition of women’s photography in response to the ‘Ways of Seeing’ symposium.

POSTPONED: ‘Ways of Seeing’: Women and Photography in Scotland

2nd April at 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

How have women photographers in Scotland taken control of their own image? This symposium will reveal neglected stories of Scottish women in photography, including feminist social documentary photographer Franki Raffles, folklorist Margaret Fay Shaw and more.

Story Cafe. Credit: GWL

CANCELLED: Story Café

2nd April at 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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One event on 20th February, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on 5th March, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on 19th March, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on 26th March, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on 2nd April, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on 7th May, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on 14th May, 2020 at 12:30 pm

One event on 13th February, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Put a spring in your step at Story Café and hear stories and poems by women writers from around the world! From edge-of-your-seat espionage to tales of heart-warming tenderness, Story Café will spark your curiosity and freshen your perspective. 

Rosita McKenzie 'Shores of Freedom'. Credit: Rosita McKenzie

POSTPONED: ‘Ways of Seeing’: Women and Photography in Scotland Reception Event

2nd April at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We warmly invite you to an informal reception celebrating the 'Ways of Seeing' women's photography exhibition which is at the library for one day only before it’s showing at Tenement House.

Film still from Bower of Bliss by Linder. Cinematographer Fatosh Olgacher

Linder’s Bower of Bliss: Online Film Exhibition

3rd April - 3rd May

An exclusive opportunity to see Linder's art film Bower of Bliss in full.  The original film was revealed as part of Linder's Flag & Film commission at GWL for Glasgow International 2018 and in 2020 we see the second installment added to create this new film.

Women Making It. Credit: Nikki Chung

CANCELLED: Women Making It

3rd April at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 30th May, 2020

Be invigorated this Spring with our bitesize learning sessions where we’ll be scrapbooking, badge making, watching films together and much more. Warm and relaxed drop-in sessions, these are perfect if you enjoy craft activities or you’re looking to make new friends!

A hand holds up a GWL Borrower Card bearing the GWL logo, a red circle with a green figure of a woman and an 'i' for information. There are bookshelves and an architect's model of the building behind.

Warm Welcome

4th April at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 7th June, 2020

GWL Warm Welcome drop-in days take place on the first Saturday of every month. If you are new to GWL this is a friendly relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our programme and collections. We’d love to welcome you here!

Writing for Performance – Playwriting for Muslim Women. Credit: GWL

Writing for Performance: Muslim Women’s Stories

4th April at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 5th April, 2020

These workshops place Muslim women at the heart of their own creative experience and provide the space, time and support needed to tell your stories in your own terms. These sessions are led by experienced playwright and producer, Sara Sharaawi, who will share skills to help you build tension and write dialogue as well as give you the unique chance to work with professional actors and artistic director Jemima Levick!

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