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Glasgow Women’s Library

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August 2021

Open Book

Free
2nd August at 10:00 am - 11:30 am

ONLINE: These vibrant and thoughtful Open Book creative writing sessions are back for Summer, led online by writer Beth Godfrey.

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Open Book Workshop at GWL. Credit: Open Book

Canned: Feminism, sexism and Tennent’s Lager Lovelies

Free
3rd August at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ONLINE: Join us for a stimulating and lively discussion with historian Dr Thora Hands who will speak about the lager lovelies cans, and their use as a marketing campaign from the 1960s to the early 1990s.

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A selection of old Tennant’s tins featuring images of women. On one Ann is shown sitting on a rock wearing a swimsuit. At the bottom of the can ‘On the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond’.

Writing for Performance: Muslim Women’s Stories

7th August at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 22nd August, 2021

ONLINE: We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Stellar Quines Theatre Company to run a series of creative writing workshops for Muslim Women. 

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Writing for Performance – Playwriting for Muslim Women. Credit: GWL

Life Support: Forms of Care in Art and Activism

14th August - 16th October

How have individuals and collectives imagined alternative ways of living and organising? Inspired by our communities and collections, Life Support considers how artists and activists have addressed and challenged experiences of care, health, education, housing and home life.

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Writing for Performance: Muslim Women’s Stories

14th August at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 22nd August, 2021

ONLINE: We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Stellar Quines Theatre Company to run a series of creative writing workshops for Muslim Women. 

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Writing for Performance – Playwriting for Muslim Women. Credit: GWL

Readers of Colour

18th August at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on 28th July, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 18th August, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 29th September, 2021 at 6:00 pm

ONLINE: Join Readers of Colour online to discover and chat about poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction by women and non-binary writers of colour.

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Three books standing on a shelf with a plant. The books are New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby, which has a black cover with a photo of a black woman looking directly at the reader, her hands clasped behind her head; Where the Wild Ladies Are, by Matsuda Aoko, a yellow cover with a dark abstract shape in the top half, and an illustration of the knees of two women in skirts sitting beside each other; Queenie, by Candace Carty-Williams, a deep pink cover with the head of a black woman in profile, her face not visible, and long braids pulled up into a bun.

In Conversation with…

Free
19th August at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

ONLINE: Join us for our series of online events ‘In Conversation with….’ Women of Colour creatives in Scotland. We’re delighted to welcome musician, educator, researcher and activist Diljeet Bhachu to talk about her work.

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Portrait of Diljeet Bhachu Credit: Diljeet Bhachu

Writing for Performance: Muslim Women’s Stories

21st August at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Saturday, repeating until 22nd August, 2021

ONLINE: We are pleased to continue our collaboration with Stellar Quines Theatre Company to run a series of creative writing workshops for Muslim Women. 

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Writing for Performance – Playwriting for Muslim Women. Credit: GWL

Story Café Special: Anne Pia

Free
26th August at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

ONLINE: Delighted to welcome Anne Pia to Story Café to talk about and read from her new book, ‘Keeping away the spiders’, which explores joy, possibility and how we can breach barriers. Pull up a virtual chair and join in the conversation!

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Credit: Anne Pia

Reading Group for Muslim Women

26th August at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on 29th July, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 26th August, 2021 at 6:00 pm

ONLINE: The Reading group for Muslim Women brings together women interested in books written by Muslim women or with a focus on women’s issue. If you are passionate about books and love to share them with others, or you simply want to get into the habit of reading but find it challenging, then this group is for you!

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The Runaways book cover

Greenham in Common

Free
26th August at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ONLINE: Greenham in Common is an online gathering bringing intergenerational activists and audiences together on the 40th year anniversary of the beginning of Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp.

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Two women lying down covered in string, forming a web and attached to nearby fences. Standing over them are six policemen, two writing notes. There is a quote from Virginia Woolf which reads: ‘We can best help you prevent war not by repeating your words and following your methods but by finding new words and creating new methods’

Performing the Past

Free
28th August at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

ONLINE: Hear feminist researchers and historians Dr Angela Bartie, Karen Mailley-Watt, and Dr Valerie Wright, talk about the important role that women played in pageants in this online event.

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Women dressed in white with purple and green sashes process down a road.

September 2021

Garnethill Women’s Heritage Walk

£6 – £10
4th September at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Our guided Women’s Heritage Walks are a fantastic way to discover Glasgow and learn about extraordinary women who’ve lived, worked, and enriched the city. This walk will explore Garnethill and the remarkable women who have inhabited the area.

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Colour photo of guides Joyce and Esther, standing on a leafy street with red sandstone building in the background. Esther is turned towards the camera, sharing information with a group of people who are out of sight.

Story Café Special: Grey Hen Press

Free
9th September at 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

ONLINE: Bring the Great Outdoors indoors at this Story Café Special with Grey Hen Press! Pull up a virtual chair and be enchanted by poems about mountains, lakes, rivers and woods. The perfect way to spend your lunchtime!

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Further than it looks. Credit: Grey Hen Press

Implementing Intersectionality in Education

Free
14th September at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

ONLINE: In this talk, Dr. Yali Hashash will explore what motivated her to start up the programme of Gender and Criminology in Or Yehuda College, and will shed light on the non-discriminatory feminist values that shape the structure and content of the course.

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Mizrahi queer Feminist Jewish scholar, Dr Yali Hashash.

Online: Creative Writing for Fearties – Bold Types Special

Free – £2
29th September at 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Want to put pen to paper (or finger to keyboard) but intimidated by that blank page staring at you? This Fearties session is the ideal place to coax your muse out of hiding and encourage her to enter our Bold Types competition.

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Readers of Colour

29th September at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 28th July, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 18th August, 2021 at 6:00 pm

One event on 29th September, 2021 at 6:00 pm

ONLINE: Join Readers of Colour online to discover and chat about poetry, fiction, and narrative non-fiction by women and non-binary writers of colour.

Find out more »
Three books standing on a shelf with a plant. The books are New Daughters of Africa, edited by Margaret Busby, which has a black cover with a photo of a black woman looking directly at the reader, her hands clasped behind her head; Where the Wild Ladies Are, by Matsuda Aoko, a yellow cover with a dark abstract shape in the top half, and an illustration of the knees of two women in skirts sitting beside each other; Queenie, by Candace Carty-Williams, a deep pink cover with the head of a black woman in profile, her face not visible, and long braids pulled up into a bun.

Making Her Mark Exhibition

30th September - 14th October

Discover new histories of Renfrewshire women uncovered by the Making Her Mark project at this remarkable exhibition!

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Women from the project researching records at the local heritage centre. Credit: GWL

October 2021

Warm Welcome

2nd October at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 6th November, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 4th December, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 5th February, 2022 at 12:00 pm

If you are new to GWL this is a relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our collections, programmes and projects, and get a full tour and your questions answered. These drop in sessions are a great way to learn more about what goes on in the library.

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Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

November 2021

Warm Welcome

6th November at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 6th November, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 4th December, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 5th February, 2022 at 12:00 pm

If you are new to GWL this is a relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our collections, programmes and projects, and get a full tour and your questions answered. These drop in sessions are a great way to learn more about what goes on in the library.

Find out more »
Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

December 2021

Warm Welcome

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

One event on 6th November, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 4th December, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 5th February, 2022 at 12:00 pm

If you are new to GWL this is a relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our collections, programmes and projects, and get a full tour and your questions answered. These drop in sessions are a great way to learn more about what goes on in the library.

Find out more »
Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton

February 2022

Warm Welcome

5th February, 2022 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on 6th November, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 4th December, 2021 at 12:00 pm

One event on 5th February, 2022 at 12:00 pm

If you are new to GWL this is a relaxed way to find out about borrowing, volunteering, our collections, programmes and projects, and get a full tour and your questions answered. These drop in sessions are a great way to learn more about what goes on in the library.

Find out more »
Glasgow Women's Library at 23 Landressy Street, Bridgeton
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