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May 2018

Making Sparks: GSA Illustration exhibition

24th May - 30th July

Glasgow School of Art Illustration students have been mining the GWL collection to create new letterpress and collograph prints inspired by Muriel Spark's dark, humorous and lushly evocative works.

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Artwork by Clementine Thomas, looks to be a pennant flag in yellow rough materials with the work 'POM' '0810' and then 'ROBINSON' all in red printed on top.
June 2018

ZigZag’s Inspirational Women

16th June - 28th July

Which women do 5 to 14 year old artists look up to? Find out at this moving exhibition. Whether family heroine, community champion or famous celebrity, the ZigZag Arts Club's imaginative creations of their female role models are both powerful and charming.

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Eddi Reader by Yara Enslein Timmermann, Credit: Yara Enslein Timmermann

Creative Writing Support Group

Free - £2
26th June at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We have created space for writers to meet each other, share work in an encouraging atmosphere, support each other to hone writing skills, try out ideas and develop new projects.

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Creative Writing Credit: GWL

Story Café

28th June at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Reinvent your lunchtime at Story Café. Tales and poems from around the world, all washed down with tea and friendly chat! Why not pull up a chair and become part of the story.

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Story Cafe Credit: Katy Owen

Women Making It

29th June at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:30am on Friday, repeating until 25th August, 2018

This summer, try something new at GWL where we have bitesize learning and fun on offer including scrapbooking, badge making, creative writing, film screenings and much more.

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Women's hands making at a busy table, cutting out letters in pink and green to read 'Peace'.
July 2018

Merchant City Heritage Walk

£6 - £10
1st July at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Scandal, vice, radicalism, regeneration and revival… Discover another side to this area as we retrace the footsteps of women who gave birth in the Maternity Hospital on Rottenrow and picture ourselves as the jury in a sensational Victorian murder trial in an arsenic poisoning case.

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Women of the Merchant City Walk (Launch 2009)

Warm Welcome

7th July at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until 1st September, 2018

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

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GWL Building Sign

Creative Writing Workshops for Muslim Women

Free
7th July at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This summer, learn from avid bloggers Talat Yaqoob and Faiza Yousaf at our friendly and relaxed blog-writing workshops.

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Creative Writing Workshops for Muslim Women Credit: GWL

Necropolis Women’s Heritage Walk

£6 - £10
8th July at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Take a stroll through this atmospheric Victorian cemetery while our tour guides bring back to life the notorious and forgotten women buried there. This is a hilly walk but the views across Glasgow and the insights on women's history are spectacular!

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Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

Free - £2
12th July at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

GWL’s Drama Queens give you thrills from the comfort of your chair as we read from and listen to plays from our collection.

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Photograph of person reading a book entitled 'Plays for Today: Women'. The person is sitting in a cosy chair in GWL with shelves of books visible in the background.
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