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Glasgow Women’s Library

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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

Outstanding Women of Scotland 2018

20th October at 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

At this special and celebratory event dedicated to women who pave the way and inspire others, we’ll welcome ten new inductees into the Outstanding Women of Scotland community.

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Horse MacDonald, Joyce McMillan, Rosina Bosina, Remzije Sherifi, Sam Ainsley, Jo Clifford, Myrtle Simpson - Outstanding Women of Scotland Inductees 2017

Seeing Things: Visiting Tramway for Unlimited Festival, Samara Scott & Jamie Crewe

20th October at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join the Seeing Things trip to Tramway where we will see work taking place as part of Unlimited Festival, a festival platforming exciting new art work by disabled artists. As well as Tramway's current exhibitions by Samara Scott and Jamie Crewe.

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Creative Writing Support Group

Free
23rd October 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

Changing Stories: Creative Writing about the Menopause

25th October at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What does the menopause mean to you? A new beginning? A taboo subject? A future mystery? Listen to readings from other women writers, share your thoughts and experiences about this time of life, and learn how to turn them into poems, stories and more. These workshops are open to all women whether you are new to writing or not.

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Story Cafe Special: Hallowe'en Harpies Credit: GWL

Story Café Special: Hallowe’en Harpies

25th October at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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We’re taking on the supernatural, the scary and the spine-tingling in our Hallowe’en Harpies Story Café Special, featuring women’s writing in sci-fi, horror and the gothic.

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Bold Types: Editing Mistress-Class

Free – £2
25th October at 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Submitting your poem or story to our Bold Types competition? Give yourself the boost to be a Bold Type with our Editing Mistress-class.

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Creative Writing Credit: GWL

Utter: Raise Your Voice

Free
25th October 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

Women Making It

26th October 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'.

November 2018

Changing Stories: Creative Writing about the Menopause

1st November at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

What does the menopause mean to you? A new beginning? A taboo subject? A future mystery? Listen to readings from other women writers, share your thoughts and experiences about this time of life, and learn how to turn them into poems, stories and more. These workshops are open to all women whether you are new to writing or not.

Find out more »

Story Café

1st November at 12:30 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

Hitherto Unknown: Research Workshops

Free
1st November at 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

“Literary history and the present are dark with silences.” Tillie Olsen, ‘Silences’, 1978. Uncover the writers and stories silenced by the barriers of gender, class and race in this series of research workshops.

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Tillie Olsen 'Silences' at GWL. Credit: GWL

Drama Queens: Play Reading for Pleasure

Free – £2
1st November 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.
Standing on their Shoulders film

Africa in Motion Presents: Standing on their Shoulders

1st November at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Join us for a screening and discussion of 'Standing on their Shoulders' by South African filmmaker, Xoliswa Sithole, who takes us on a historical journey through time in this award-winning documentary that connects female resistance movements in South Africa

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Untouchable – Gypsy Witch – The Radically Diverse: Artist’s Talk by Delaine Le Bas

Free
1st November at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The installations, photography, film and performance of Delaine Le Bas wrestle with and interrogate how it feels to be a minority within a minority. Join us for this artist talk complimenting Delaine's exhibition 'Untouchable' at Transmission Gallery.

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Drawing of Medusa's head (from Greek mythology winged human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair) on a circle of green.

Seeing Things: Artist’s Talk by Delaine Le Bas. Untouchable – Gypsy Witch – The Radically Diverse

1st November at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come along with the Seeing Things group to enjoy Delaine Le Bas discuss her upcoming exhibition at Transmission Gallery and her work dealing with how it feels to be radically diverse feels.

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Reading Group for Muslim Women

Free
2nd November 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

Warm Welcome

3rd November 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 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

Suffragette City: West Trail Launch

Free
4th November at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover more Scottish Suffragettes at our new Suffragette City West Trail developed by our Woman Make History detectives.

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

Open Book

Free – £2
6th November 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

Revolting Prostitutes: Juno Mac and Molly Smith on the Fight for Sex Workers’ Rights

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

In conversation, sex workers Juno Mac and Molly Smith discuss their new book Revolting Prostitutes, which brings a fresh perspective to questions that have long been contentious. Speaking from a growing global sex worker rights movement, and situating their argument firmly within wider questions of migration, work, feminism, and resistance to white supremacy, they make clear that anyone committed to working towards justice and freedom should be in support of the sex worker rights movement.

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Book Cover of Revolting Prostitutes: The Fight for Sex Workers Rights by Juno Mac and Molly Smith

Reading group for Women of Colour

Free
7th November at 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until 20th December, 2018

This new reading group is a great opportunity to meet new people, exchange and share conversations and ideas, and share passion for writing by women of colour. 

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Reading Group for Women of Colour Credit: GWL

Changing Stories: Creative Writing about the Menopause

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

What does the menopause mean to you? A new beginning? A taboo subject? A future mystery? Listen to readings from other women writers, share your thoughts and experiences about this time of life, and learn how to turn them into poems, stories and more. These workshops are open to all women whether you are new to writing or not.

Find out more »

Story Café

8th 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

Utter: Raise Your Voice

Free
8th 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.

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

Suffragette City East Workshops

Free
8th 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.

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

Reading group for Women of Colour

Free
8th November at 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until 20th December, 2018

This new reading group is a great opportunity to meet new people, exchange and share conversations and ideas, and share passion for writing by women of colour. 

Find out more »
Reading Group for Women of Colour Credit: GWL

Women Making It

9th 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.

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

Exploring Your Political Pathway

Free
10th November at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

At this workshop, the Parliament Project demystifies the process of running for office and explores all the different ways women can prepare for this role and get more involved in politics.

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The Parliament Project workshop. Credit: Courtesy of the Parliament Project

Kate Charlesworth – Birks Cinema, Aberfeldy

10th November at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

It’s 100 years since some women first got the vote in the UK, so let's celebrate! 

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Home where home is not: Creative Workshops

Free
10th November at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 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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A patchwork quilt which has lots of squares of blues and purples. There is also a warm red and orange shape that wiggles from the bottom right to the middle left of the quilt.

Firebrand Women Exhibition

14th November - 18th November

This exhibition, in partnership with the Rise Up Quines! Festival, features unique materials from Glasgow Women’s Library’s museum and archive collection.

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Story Café

15th 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

Seeing Things: Boireannaich Beachdail/Witty Women

15th November at 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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Learn some Gaelic and enjoy the wonderful witty words of the Boireannaich Beachdail/Witty Women! Ionnsaich beagan Gàidhlig agus gabh spòrs leis na Boireannaich Beachdail!

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Boireannaich Beachdail / Witty Women

Free
15th November at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Hear Seonag Monk, Muireann Kelly and Linda MacLeod give their unique and humorous perspective on the Gaelic arts world.

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Suffragette City East Workshops

Free
15th 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

Discover the Women’s Equality Timeline

Free
16th November at 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

The history of the fight for equality is made up of many key people and moments, from the nineteenth century to the present day. How many of them do you know? Help Glasgow Women’s Library complete the Women’s Equality Timeline, take part in the discussion and discover more about the women who fought for our future.

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Story Cafe – Girl By Girl, Vote By Vote

Free
17th November at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

It’s 1918 and Stella has lost her suffragette mother to the terrible flu pandemic that is sweeping Europe. The Great War is finally coming to a close, and women are going to be able to vote for the first time. Stella wants to change the world – but she can’t do it all by herself.

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Home where home is not: Creative Workshops

Free
17th November at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 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.

Find out more »
A patchwork quilt which has lots of squares of blues and purples. There is also a warm red and orange shape that wiggles from the bottom right to the middle left of the quilt.

‘March’ – Film Showing and Discussion

Free
18th November at 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

First performed in 2015, March of Women celebrated the lives and achievements of Scottish women past and present. In this documentary film, hear from the women involved as they talk about the heroines they chose to represent. There will be a short discussion after the film hosted by Glasgow Women’s Library.

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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.

Find out more »
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.

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

Reading group for Women of Colour

Free
22nd November at 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until 20th December, 2018

This new reading group is a great opportunity to meet new people, exchange and share conversations and ideas, and share passion for writing by women of colour. 

Find out more »
Reading Group for Women of Colour Credit: GWL

Women Making It

23rd November 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 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.

Find out more »
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.

Find out more »
Susan Stein, Tracks, 1989. Credit: Courtesy the artist and Cinenova

Home where home is not: Creative Workshops

Free
24th November at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 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.

Find out more »
A patchwork quilt which has lots of squares of blues and purples. There is also a warm red and orange shape that wiggles from the bottom right to the middle left of the quilt.

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.

Find out more »
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.

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.

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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

Find out more »
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

Free
1st December at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 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.

Find out more »
A patchwork quilt which has lots of squares of blues and purples. There is also a warm red and orange shape that wiggles from the bottom right to the middle left of the quilt.

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.

Find out more »
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.

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

Reading group for Women of Colour

Free
6th December at 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until 20th December, 2018

This new reading group is a great opportunity to meet new people, exchange and share conversations and ideas, and share passion for writing by women of colour. 

Find out more »
Reading Group for Women of Colour Credit: GWL

Home where home is not: Creative Workshops

Free
8th December at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 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.

Find out more »
A patchwork quilt which has lots of squares of blues and purples. There is also a warm red and orange shape that wiggles from the bottom right to the middle left of the quilt.

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.

Find out more »
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.

Find out more »
Reading Group for Muslim Women, May 2017. Credit: GWL

Reading group for Women of Colour

Free
20th December at 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until 20th December, 2018

This new reading group is a great opportunity to meet new people, exchange and share conversations and ideas, and share passion for writing by women of colour. 

Find out more »
Reading Group for Women of Colour 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 - 12th February, 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
|Recurring Event (See all)

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.

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

Hitherto Unknown: Research Workshops

Free
4th February, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

“Literary history and the present are dark with silences.” Tillie Olsen, ‘Silences’, 1978. Uncover the writers and stories silenced by the barriers of gender, class and race in this series of research workshops.

Find out more »
Tillie Olsen 'Silences' at GWL. Credit: GWL

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.

Find out more »
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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