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GWL in Landressy Street

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

October 2018

First Waves

8th October - 30th November

The First Waves exhibition speaks of women's experiences of Race Relations across Glasgow through photographic portraits and digital audio works crafted by Scarlett Crawford, UK Parliament Artist in Residence.

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First Waves Glasgow Portraits. Credit: Scarlett Crawford

November 2018

Story Café Special: Kirstin Innes

Free – £2
22nd November at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

At this Story Café, Kirstin Innes will be talking all things Spark, from the impact on the writer on her own work, to reading snippets from her favourite Spark books.

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Kirstin Innes Credit: Courtesy of Kirstin Innes

Bold Types: Creative Writing Showcase

Free – £2
22nd November at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for our Bold Types Showcase, and hear the shortlisted writers read from their work. An encouraging and creative evening of celebration!

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Bold Types 2017: Our Winners and Judges! Credit: GWL

Utter: Raise Your Voice

Free
22nd November at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This singing group with a difference brings together women of all ages and abilities to celebrate womanhood through the power of our collective voice.

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Song books from our collection, ‘Out Loud!’ and ‘Sisters In Song’ Credit: GWL

Suffragette City East Workshops

Free
22nd November at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Become one of our Women Make History detectives and learn more about Scottish suffragettes and the fight for suffrage in the East of the city as we develop a new Vote 100 trail.

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Women's Freedom League Demonstration, Glasgow Green, 1914 - courtesy of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Women Making It

23rd 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, 2018

This Autumn, be invigorated by our drop-in Women Making It sessions 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'.

F is for Film, F is for Feminism: A weekend workshop and screening programme

Free
23rd November at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As the #metoo  movement continues to gather force, and female stars wear black to the Golden Globe awards, this screening and workshop pauses to reflect on some of the female filmmakers who have preceded the current furore, using film to campaign for feminism, and feminism as the underlying force, in films which range from the confrontational and personal, to the experimental and poetic.

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Susan Stein, Tracks, 1989. Credit: Courtesy the artist and Cinenova

F is for Film, F is for Feminism: A weekend workshop and screening programme

Free
24th November at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

As the #metoo  movement continues to gather force, and female stars wear black to the Golden Globe awards, this screening and workshop pauses to reflect on some of the female filmmakers who have preceded the current furore, using film to campaign for feminism, and feminism as the underlying force, in films which range from the confrontational and personal, to the experimental and poetic.

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Susan Stein, Tracks, 1989. Credit: Courtesy the artist and Cinenova

Home where home is not: Creative Workshops

24th November at 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until 8th December, 2018

Maybe you have lived in Glasgow all of your life? Perhaps your parents came here for work or safety? Or maybe, like the artists, you came here from another country and have made Glasgow your home? These workshops with artists Sogol Mabadi and Birthe Jorgensen will share and hear women’s experiences, knowledge and expertise in terms of making and keeping a ‘home’ through conversation, audio recording and model making.

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Model House made by women from South Asia, Glasgow Women’s Library

Creative Writing Support Group

Free
27th November 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

29th November at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Stories, poems, tea and a warm welcome await you, as we rediscover the joy of being read to. Pull up a chair and become part of the story.

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Story Cafe Credit: Jeanette Lang

Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

Free – £2
29th November 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.

Collect:if

29th November at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Collect: if is a network run by and for creative women of colour (WoC), join us for these informal gatherings to connect and learn more about how to use Collect:if and GWL resources to put your practice in the spotlight.

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December 2018

Warm Welcome

1st December 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 3rd February, 2019

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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Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton
Jackie Annual Credit: GWL

The Open Archive: Girls’ Annuals

1st December at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Take a trip down memory lane and look through some of the eclectic and interesting annuals at GWL at our drop-in Open Archive.

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Home where home is not: Creative Workshops

1st December at 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until 8th December, 2018

Maybe you have lived in Glasgow all of your life? Perhaps your parents came here for work or safety? Or maybe, like the artists, you came here from another country and have made Glasgow your home? These workshops with artists Sogol Mabadi and Birthe Jorgensen will share and hear women’s experiences, knowledge and expertise in terms of making and keeping a ‘home’ through conversation, audio recording and model making.

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Model House made by women from South Asia, Glasgow Women’s Library

Open Book

Free – £2
4th December at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Described as “the most interesting and inspirational mornings” by one participant, these vibrant and thoughtful monthly workshops led by poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill explore themes of journey, migration and belonging.

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Open Book Credit: GWL

Story Café Special: Creative Writing by Muslim Women

Free – £2
6th December at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Enjoy short stories and plays on the theme of relationships over lunchtime, by emerging writers from the Muslim Women’s Creative Writing Group.

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Safina Mazhar, Credit: Rukhsana Ahmed

Suffragette City East Workshop

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

Become one of our Women Make History detectives and learn more about Scottish suffragettes and the fight for suffrage in the East of the city as we develop a new Vote 100 trail.

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Women's Freedom League Demonstration, Glasgow Green, 1914 - courtesy of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Home where home is not: Creative Workshops

8th December at 2:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Saturday, repeating until 8th December, 2018

Maybe you have lived in Glasgow all of your life? Perhaps your parents came here for work or safety? Or maybe, like the artists, you came here from another country and have made Glasgow your home? These workshops with artists Sogol Mabadi and Birthe Jorgensen will share and hear women’s experiences, knowledge and expertise in terms of making and keeping a ‘home’ through conversation, audio recording and model making.

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Model House made by women from South Asia, Glasgow Women’s Library

Story Café

13th December at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Stories, poems, tea and a warm welcome await you, as we rediscover the joy of being read to. Pull up a chair and become part of the story.

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Story Cafe Credit: Jeanette Lang

Suffragette City East Workshops

Free
13th December at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Become one of our Women Make History detectives and learn more about Scottish suffragettes and the fight for suffrage in the East of the city as we develop a new Vote 100 trail.

Find out more »
Women's Freedom League Demonstration, Glasgow Green, 1914 - courtesy of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Reading Group for Muslim Women

Free
14th December at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This reading group has as its focus books written by Muslim women or with topics of particular relevance to Muslim women today. Join us for lively conversations in a relaxed environment.

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

January 2019

Alternative Burns Night: Herland Ceilidh

25th January, 2019 at 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Our legendary Alternative Burns Night gets a twist, a turn, a birl… this year we’ll be ceilidh-ing the night away and hearing Scots and Gaelic story-telling and song by awe-inspiring women creatives. Put the date in your diary: more info released in November!

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Shamshad Ghani singing Auld Lang Syne in Punjabi at Herland: Alternative Burns Night, Jan 2018 Credit: GWL

Decoding Inequality: Exhibition Launch

31st January, 2019 - 23rd March, 2019

This exhibition supports visitors to consider the social history of objects relating to women’s history, illustrating their historical and contemporary inequality – and linking interpretation with political campaigns for reform such as reproductive rights, domestic abuse, maternity leave, equal pay, women's suffrage, sexual harassment, and sexual violence. 

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Spring Programme Launch

31st January, 2019 at 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

It's our Spring programme launch! Come along for a warm welcome to hear what's coming up, see the new exhibitions, browse the book sale and meet the team.

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Spring Programme Launch 2017. A woman speaks in front of a group of seated people and here is a book sale taking place in the foreground.
Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Consequences of progress, remnants for the future, 2018. Credit: Hannah Leighton-Boyce

Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton-Boyce: Exhibition Launch with Special Guest Jackie Kay

31st January, 2019 at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Join us at GWL to launch inspiring new commissions by artists Ruth Barker and Hannah Leighton-Boyce and hear award-winning writer Jackie Kay share her new writing inspired by their work.

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February 2019

Ruth Barker & Hannah Leighton-Boyce

1st February, 2019 - 23rd March, 2019

Join us at GWL to experience inspiring new commissions by artists Ruth Barker and Hannah Leighton-Boyce.

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Hannah Leighton-Boyce, Consequences of progress, remnants for the future, 2018. Credit: Hannah Leighton-Boyce

Warm Welcome

2nd February, 2019 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 3rd February, 2019

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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Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

Open Book

Free – £2
5th February, 2019 at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Described as “the most interesting and inspirational mornings” by one participant, these vibrant and thoughtful monthly workshops led by poet Marjorie Lotfi Gill explore themes of journey, migration and belonging.

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Open Book Credit: GWL

‘Decoding Inequality: Analysing Collections’ Sectoral Event

Free
8th February, 2019 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

On Friday 8th February 2019 we will launch our Decoding Inequality sectoral report, sharing our equalities-led approach to object interpretation with museum and archive colleagues in the sector.

Colleagues will have the opportunity to visit the Decoding Inequality exhibition, learn about the emerging object narratives, learn more about the why and how of a 'feminist interpretation strategy' and try out our approach themselves.

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Decoding Inequality Exhibition Open Session

Free
9th February, 2019 at 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

What meanings do you read in museum objects? How do objects speak of women's lives? 

During our Decoding Inequality Exhibition Open Session on Saturday 9th February 13:30-3pm we will mine objects from the GWL's collection for stories of historical and contemporary inequality (across gender, class, sexuality, disability and race).

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