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Glasgow Women’s Library

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Upcoming Events

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

Equality in Progress: Disrupting the Sector

18th June at 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
GWL in Landressy Street, 23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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This work is timely and important. As a museum rooted in equalities and the values of social justice we know that this project and it's research is a much needed antidote to 'equality and diversity lite'. We do this work because WE are YOU. We mean business. We mean change. We mean a cognitive shift on the issues of structural inequality in the museum sector.  Inaction is no longer an option.  Let's do this...

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Seeing Things visit events in the Refugee Festival

18th June at 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm

What: Refugee Festival - Knitting A Community and Museum without a Home When: Monday 18th June, 12:30 - 5pm Where: Garnethill Multicultural Centre, then subway to Glasgow City Chambers Who With: Freya Why should you join us: We will be going to the Garnethill Multicultural Centre to join Knit for Unity: Across the Globe to share stories of movement and knitting as part of Refugee Festival Scotland. The group is exploring Scotland’s needlework heritage with Mrs Magooty, a bead and…

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Seeing Things goes to West End Festival

21st June at 6:30 am - 8:00 pm

Join the Seeing Things group for a visit of another library - the Hillhead Library - to listen to an interesting talk as part of West End Festival!

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Story Café Special: Shamshad Ghani

Free - £2
21st June at 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Hear from the wonderful Shamshad Ghani at this Story Cafe Special who will read from her new collection of poems, Shad Shamshad ji ki parodiyaan (Parodies with Shamshad).

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Drama Queens: In Our Own Words

Free - £2
21st June 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
21st June 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.

Utter: Raise Your Voice

Free
21st June 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

Reading Group for Muslim Women

Free
22nd June 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

Creative Writing Support Group

Free - £2
26th June 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

28th June 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

Women Making It

29th June 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 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'.
July 2018

Merchant City Heritage Walk

£6 - £10
1st July at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Scandal, vice, radicalism, regeneration and revival… Discover another side to this area as we retrace the footsteps of women who gave birth in the Maternity Hospital on Rottenrow and picture ourselves as the jury in a sensational Victorian murder trial in an arsenic poisoning case.

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Women of the Merchant City Walk (Launch 2009)

Warm Welcome

7th July 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 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

Creative Writing Workshops for Muslim Women

Free
7th 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

Necropolis Women’s Heritage Walk

£6 - £10
8th July at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Take a stroll through this atmospheric Victorian cemetery while our tour guides bring back to life the notorious and forgotten women buried there. This is a hilly walk but the views across Glasgow and the insights on women's history are spectacular!

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Drama Queens: In Our Own Words

Free - £2
12th July 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.

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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.

Women Making It

13th 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'.

Creative Writing Workshops for Muslim Women

Free
14th 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

Histories of Reproductive Health and Rights Activism

Free
17th July at 3:00 pm - 4:00 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
19th July 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

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

West End Women’s Heritage Walk

£6 - £10
22nd July at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Glasgow’s West End- the home of rousing radicals, tireless teachers and steadfast suffragettes! Learn all about the women of the area on our West End Heritage Walk.

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The Suffrage Oak

Women Making It

27th July 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 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
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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

Women of the Gorbals Heritage Walk

£6 - £10
5th August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This tour highlights suffragettes, Jewish and Asian immigrants, hawkers and weavers, all of whom have inhabited this part of Glasgow, often facing daily challenges to make ends meet, but using their resourcefulness and creativity to strive and thrive.

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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.

Find out more »

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.

Find out more »
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.

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

Edinburgh Art Festival for Fearties

14th August at 10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Don’t know your Krugers from your Whitbreads? Or your oils from your collage? If you’d like to know more about contemporary art, we’ll be your guide!

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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.

Find out more »
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

East End Women’s Heritage Walk

£6 - £10
18th August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This tour focuses on some of the achievements and struggles of the resourceful and industrious women of Bridgeton and Calton, and explores the radical nature of the area which gave birth to them.

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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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Muriel Spark Centenary Celebration Design by Daisy Williams

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.

Find out more »
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.

Find out more »
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.

Find out more »

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.

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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

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.
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