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Portrait of Anna Morton Geddes. Credit: SHBT and family of John Knox Ferguson

The Women of Riddle’s Court

24th October at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Find out more about the incredible women gardeners, poets, painters and campaigners associated with Edinburgh’s historic Riddle’s Court merchant's house.

Reading Group for Muslim Women, May 2017. Credit: GWL

Reading Group for Muslim Women

25th October at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Reading group focuses on books written by Muslim women or with topics of particular relevance to Muslim women today, and we also watch films together. If you are passionate about books and love to share them with others, or you simply want to get into the habit of reading, this group is for you!

Readers of Colour

Readers of Colour

30th October at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on 27th November, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on 18th December, 2019 at 6:00 pm

One event on 29th January, 2020 at 6:00 pm

Come along to our Edinburgh reading group to discover and chat about poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction by women writers of colour.

Page from a Bunty annual in the GWL Collection. Credit: GWL

Story Café Special: Plants and Books

31st October at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

We've been planting a GWL garden around the Library - come and celebrate it with us and hear some of our favourite women and gardening stories, at this Story cafe. We'll be planting winter pansies after the event so feel free to join us in the garden!

Black Mamba (Amel Guellaty, Tunisia 2017). Credit: Courtesy of Africa in Motion

Africa in Motion Present: A Woman’s Eye 180°

31st October at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Evodie Ngueyeli, a young curator based in Cameroon has brought together ‘A Woman’s Eye 180°’, a selection of short films showing society through the eyes of African women who live in Tunisia, Senegal, Burundi, Rwanda and Mali. 

Image from a guest book in the Dorothy Dick archive. Credit: GWL collection

A Spoon is the Safest Vessel

1st November - 20th December

In this exhibition, a new collaboration between emerging artists Juliane Foronda, Kirsty Russell and Tako Taal explores the barely visible gestures and behind the scenes work that make up a hosting practice.

Women Making It, 2019. Credit: Nikki Chung

Women Making It

1st November 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 November, 2019

Keep cosy this Autumn 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!

Seeing things

Seeing Things- A Spoon is the Safest Vessel Exhibition Launch

1st November at 2:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Seeing Things is a group that meet up to see art, performances and cultural events put on by women across Glasgow and beyond.

Image from a guest book in the Dorothy Dick archive. Credit: GWL collection

A Spoon is the Safest Vessel: Exhibition Launch

1st November at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

What is feminist hospitality and how can we map its traces? Join us at the exhibition launch of a body of new work by artists Juliane Foronda, Kirsty Russell and Tako Taal.

GWL Borrower Card. Credit: GWL

Warm Welcome

2nd November 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 3rd February, 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!

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