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GWL in Landressy Street

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

April 2019

Women’s Words Exhibition

13th April - 1st June

Take a peek at some of our literary treasures, from poetry to pulp fiction at our Women’s Words exhibition. We will showcase celebrated writers from our Open the Door Festival.

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Women’s Words Exhibition. Credit: GWL

Textiles and Activism

13th April - 1st June

Working with textile artist Paria Goodarzi, women from Sakina Group in Glasgow have designed their own creative prints for scarves. This exhibition showcases their work which uses symbols, images and empowering statements to explore and celebrate women’s activism. 

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Education for Women artwork from the Centenary of Womens Suffrage Celebration Event Credit: GWL

Tiny Territories

17th April - 30th May

Come find ‘Tiny Territories’; an exhibition of paper sculptures & photos of unnoticed objects & places.

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Paper Iron, made for Tiny Territories exhibition by Caroline Christie

May 2019

Story Café

23rd May at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until 31st May, 2019

Story Café is great if you’re new to reading, are struggling to find the time to read, or just want to sit back, relax and enjoy listening to stories and poems being read aloud.

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Anne Pia Story Café Special. Credit: Jeanette Lang

Summer Programme Launch

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

It’s our Summer 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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GWL Building Sign

Women Making It

24th May 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 May, 2019

Join us for a range of GWL’s bitesize learning including scrapbooking, badge making, African beadwork, film screenings and much more.

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Women Making It Credit: GWL Women painting and drawing at GWL

Story Café

30th May at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Thursday, repeating until 31st May, 2019

Story Café is great if you’re new to reading, are struggling to find the time to read, or just want to sit back, relax and enjoy listening to stories and poems being read aloud.

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Anne Pia Story Café Special. Credit: Jeanette Lang

June 2019

Warm Welcome

1st June 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 June, 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 Waters: Space, Place and Collaborative Writing

Free – £2
1st June at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Looking for the co- in your writing? Want to try out collaboration in a supportive, welcoming space? Come to Open Waters, a co-writing workshop facilitated by authors Laura Tansley and Micaela Maftei on building bridges and meeting in the middle.

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The Reach of a Root by Laura Tansley & Micaela Maftei. Credit: Naghmeh Sharifi and Vagabond Voices

Open Book

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

Read poems and short stories together as prompts for your own creative writing - perfect for seasoned writers and beginners alike.

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Open Book Credit: GWL

Story Café Special: Alycia Pirmohamed

Free – £2
13th June at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

It’s a huge pleasure to welcome Canadian-born poet Alycia Pirmohamed to Story Café. Alycia's writing explores what it means to be the daughter of immigrants, and grapples with language loss, cultural identity and displacement.

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Alycia Pirmohamed. Credit; Alycia Pirmohamed
Refugee Tales Volume II Book Cover. Credit: Comma Press

Refugee Tales: Readings with Jackie Kay and Sameena Zehra

27th June at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Join us for an evening with Refugee Tales contributors Jackie Kay and Sameena Zehra, and listen to the stories of those who have suffered under the UK’s policy of indefinite detention, an issue which could not be more prevalent in today’s climate.

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Stories of Belonging

Free
29th June at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us to celebrate Refugee Festival Scotland with an afternoon of spoken word and performances by local refugee groups on the theme of Belonging.

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Stories of Belonging Hopscotch. Credit: Paria Goodarzi
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