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

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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
July 2018

Creative Writing Workshops for Muslim Women

Free
21st July at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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

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Creative Writing Workshops for Muslim Women Credit: GWL

Women Making It

27th July at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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'.

The Open Archive: 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

28th July at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

This Open Archive shines a light on the lives of Scottish suffragettes and explores how our lives have been shaped by the struggles of these early campaigners.

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Suffrage Pocket Watch Credit: GWL Collection

Creative Writing Workshop for Muslim Women

Free
28th 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

Creative Writing Support Group

Free - £2
31st July 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
August 2018

Drama Queens: In Our Own Words

Free - £2
2nd August at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Experiment along with us as we adapt one of Muriel Spark’s short stories or novellas together for play writing fun.

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Photograph of a table of Muriel Spark novels surrounding a piece of paper with the beginnings of a script written about a women coming to the library for Drama Queens.

Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

Free - £2
2nd August at 5:30 pm - 7:15 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.

Suffragette Heritage Trails for Glasgow

Free
2nd August at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Become a GWL Women’s History Detective and help create a lasting legacy celebrating women who changed our world.

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Suffragette research Credit: GWL

Reading Group for Muslim Women

Free
3rd August 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 Credit: GWL

Warm Welcome

4th August at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Story Café Special: Girl by Girl, Vote by Vote

Free
9th August at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Bring your daughters, granddaughters and nieces to our Suffragette Story Café! Author Sheena Wilkinson will reveal the secrets behind her Suffragette novel, Star by Star. Also – cake! story writing! goodie bags!

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Star by star book cover, Credit: Little Island Books

Histories of Reproductive Health and Activism

Free
9th August at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A series of talks by International experts from Yale, Purdue and Strathclyde Universities examining the complex history of reproductive rights activism and the role of women in shaping reproductive healthcare in the past.

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Suffragette Heritage Trails for Glasgow

Free
9th August at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Become a GWL Women’s History Detective and help create a lasting legacy celebrating women who changed our world.

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Suffragette research Credit: GWL

Women Making It

10th August at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

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

Story Café

16th August 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

Collect:if

Free
16th August at 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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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Safina Mazhar, Credit: Rukhsana Ahmed

Suffragette Heritage Trails for Glasgow

Free
16th August at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Become a GWL Women’s History Detective and help create a lasting legacy celebrating women who changed our world.

Find out more »
Suffragette research Credit: GWL

Autumn Programme Launch

23rd August at 1:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Save the date for our Autumn Programme Launch! There’s new exhibitions to see, tours to be had and tea to be drunk.

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GWL Building Sign

Suffragette Heritage Trails for Glasgow

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

Become a GWL Women’s History Detective and help create a lasting legacy celebrating women who changed our world.

Find out more »
Suffragette research Credit: GWL

Women Making It

24th August at 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

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

Narrative Experiments

Free
25th August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon exploring and discussing the influences and legacies of the experimental women writers Christine Brooke-Rose, Anna Kavan, Ann Quin and Muriel Spark!

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Four books are placed together on a table. Their covers show that books are by Christine Brooke-Rose, Anna Kavan, Ann Quin, and Muriel Spark. It is possible to tell that the Ann Quin book is 'Passages' and the Anna Kavan book is titled 'Who Are You?'.

Creative Writing Support Group

Free - £2
28th August 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 Special: Anne Pia

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

It's a pleasure to welcome back Anne Pia to Story Café to talk about her brand new poetry collection, Transitory. Prepare to be spellbound by her evocative, intimate poems.

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Utter: Raise Your Voice

Free
30th August 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

Histories of Reproductive Health and Activism

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

A series of talks by International experts from Yale, Purdue and Strathclyde Universities examining the complex history of reproductive rights activism and the role of women in shaping reproductive healthcare in the past.

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Herland: The Redstockinged Women’s Quiz

£25
31st August at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

An unmissable Herland evening of unfettered fun, fiendish questions and feministy facts.

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September 2018

Warm Welcome

1st September at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

Find out more »
GWL Building Sign

This is Who We Are

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

This welcoming, open session is for anyone who wants to discover what makes GWL tick, in discussion with the people who run it.

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Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

Make Your Own Charm with Joy BC and Ruth Ewan

£30.00
8th September at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Charm making as part of the From Glasgow Women’s Library events series marking the exclusive range of products inspired by our collections.

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From GWL Charm Bracelet designed by Joy BC & Ruth Ewan

Voices of Experience

Free
8th September at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

To celebrate Finch and Fouracre's sketchbook commission, we are delighted to welcome architectural historian Diane Waters and conservation architect Fiona Sinclair to Voices of Experience. Share in the conversation over tea and cake.

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From Glasgow Women's Library Sketchbook

Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

Free - £2
20th September 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.

Find out more »
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.

The Open Archive: Stop the Clause!

20th September at 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Drop into the Open Archive to explore an array of unique and important material documenting the introduction of Section 28, as well as the enormous backlash and campaigns against it.

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Drama Queens: In Our Own Words

Free - £2
20th September at 5:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Experiment along with us as we adapt one of Muriel Spark’s short stories or novellas together for play writing fun.

Find out more »
Photograph of a table of Muriel Spark novels surrounding a piece of paper with the beginnings of a script written about a women coming to the library for Drama Queens.
October 2018

Make Your Own Hat with Donna Wilson

Free
13th October at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A special knitting workshop as part of the From Glasgow Women’s Library events series marking the exclusive range of products inspired by our collections.

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Donna Wilson's Book Cushion on a chair
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