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23 Landressy Street
Glasgow,G40 1BPUnited Kingdom
0141 550 2267

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    August 2017

    She Made the Library

    18th August - 2nd December

    The final exhibition in GWL's 25th year is a photographic portrait of women who helped to create the Library, and is a powerful and fascinating record of the growth of a unique organisation through collaborative working.

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    November 2017

    Hear from our Community Curators

    Free
    21st November at 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    To mark the halfway point of the Women Making an Exhibition of Themselves project, the Community Curators will share their ideas and vision for GWL’s new permanent exhibition and will curate a pop-up of their favourite objects from the collections stores.

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    Story Café

    23rd November at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    There's tales and poems from women writers from around the world to inspire you at our lunchtime Story Cafés this Autumn, so warm up with a cup of tea and become part of the story.

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    Collect:if

    Free
    23rd November at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Collect: if is a network run by and for creative women of colour (WoC). Join us at our welcoming, informal gatherings to connect, build the network, and learn more about opportunities to use Collect:if and GWL resources to put your practice into the spotlight.

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    Utter: Raise Your Voice

    Free
    23rd November at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Come along to our new and much-anticipated GWL singing group and celebrate the power of our collective voice!

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    Women Making It

    24th November 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 24th November, 2017

    Time to spread your wings and try something new? GWL has bitesize learning and fun on offer fortnightly including scrap booking, badge making, creative writing and film screenings.

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    Three women sit around a table full of craft supplies making cards and badges. There are shelves full of books in the background.

    Story Café Special: Lesley O’Brien

    Free - £2
    30th November at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    To celebrate Book Week Scotland 2017, gather around the Story Cafe table for a sensory and culinary feast with storyteller and musician Lesley O’Brien.

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    Bold Types Creative Writing Showcase

    Free - £2
    30th November at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Hear the shortlisted Bold Types writers read their stories in front of our wonderfully supportive and encouraging panel of judges.

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    December 2017

    Collect:if Women of Colour in Literature

    Free
    2nd December at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

    Collect:if members discuss women of colour in literature, breaking into the industry, and creating their works.

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    Story Café

    7th December at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    There's tales and poems from women writers from around the world to inspire you at our lunchtime Story Cafés this Autumn, so warm up with a cup of tea and become part of the story.

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    Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

    Free - £2
    7th December at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Drama Queens is an armchair drama group without the limelight – informal play readings with no performance at the end. You’ll laugh! You’ll cry! You’ll be amazed! You’ll be amused!

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    Mull Over Ethical Gifts at GWL

    7th December at 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    It's that time of the year again, and what better way to see in the season than with a new GWL tote bag packed full of ethical gifts perfect for your friends and family?

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    Book Christmas Tree

    Interviews in the Video Data Bank

    Free
    7th December at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Kaisa Lassinaro and uh books present an evening of screenings and readings as a contribution to the less known history of women artists' practices at the inception of the media arts movement in America.

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    Utter: Raise Your Voice

    Free
    7th December at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Come along to our new and much-anticipated GWL singing group and celebrate the power of our collective voice!

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    Reading Group for Muslim Women

    8th December at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    The Reading Group for Muslim Women brings together women interested in books written by Muslim women or with a focus on women’s issues.

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    Belonging

    Free - £2
    12th December at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Join poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill and explore stories of journey and belonging in this relaxed creative writing workshop.

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    Story Café

    14th December at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    There's tales and poems from women writers from around the world to inspire you at our lunchtime Story Cafés this Autumn, so warm up with a cup of tea and become part of the story.

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    Interrupted Film Screening with Document Film Festival: Grab and Run

    Free
    14th December at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    For our second screening of Grab and Run with Document Human Rights Film Festival we revisit the ‘interrupted screening’ format. Audience members join one another around tables and the film is interrupted at key points to allow time and space for discussion and reflection.

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    Grab and Run, Roser Corella. Film Still.
    January 2018

    Herland: Alter Native Burns

    26th January, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

    This New Year Herland we are all about song, storytelling, Gaelic & Scots and what women creatives from a host of backgrounds are doing with it.

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    February 2018

    Spring Programme Launch

    1st February, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    If you are just discovering GWL, come along to one of our legendary programme launches with tasters, exhibition previews, meet the team, book sales and early bird bookings.

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    Spring Programme Launch

    Our Red Aunt: Exhibition Launch

    Free
    1st February, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    In GWL’s first solo exhibition by an international artist, Fiona Jack introduces a new series of works made in response to her Grand Aunt, suffragette Helen Crawfurd, which will be exhibited at the library less than a mile from where Crawfurd campaigned on Glasgow Green in the early 1900s.

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    Our Red Aunt

    2nd February, 2018 - 17th March, 2018

    Fiona Jack presents a collection of new works responding to the work and life of her Grand Aunt, prominent Scottish activist and suffragette Helen Crawfurd (née Jack).

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    Belonging

    Free - £2
    6th February, 2018 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

    Join poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill and explore stories of journey and belonging in this relaxed creative writing workshop.

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    Reading Group for Muslim Women

    9th February, 2018 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    The Reading Group for Muslim Women brings together women interested in books written by Muslim women or with a focus on women’s issues.

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    Collect: if

    15th February, 2018 at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Collect: if is a network run by and for creative women of colour (WoC). Through building mutual support we aim to highlight the existing work of Black and Ethnic Minority women, and nurture emerging creative voices.

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