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Glasgow Women’s Library

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August 2018

Preserving the Present

15th August - 22nd September

What do a running shoe, a set of badges and a Pussyhat have in common? They’re all Rapid Response additions to our museum collection!

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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.

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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.

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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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Herland Salon at Edinburgh International Book Festival

21st August at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

An Edinburgh International Book Festival special Herland by GWL!

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Three women stand in front of a projection that says 'Herland'. They are talking animatedly and look happy

Seeing Things: Edinburgh Art Festival ‘Platform’ Exhibition AND Edinburgh International Book Festival, Maria Popova with Tania Kovats, ‘Making Waves in the World’

Do you want to discover some new artists at Edinburgh Art Festival AND experience the world-famous Edinburgh International Book Festival in one trip? Well, we’ve got you covered!

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Take Over Tent for Revolting Women

23rd August at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 25th August, 2018

The Take Over Tent for Revolting Women (created in honour of militants and mavericks from 1918-2018) will be popping up at Edinburgh International Book Festival with the intention of making feminist waves whilst providing an inspirational oasis for writers, readers of all ages and groups including many making their first Festival foray. 

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Grey t-shirt with 'A Room of One's Own' emblazoned on the front

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.

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Suffragette research Credit: GWL

Take Over Tent for Revolting Women

24th August at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 25th August, 2018

The Take Over Tent for Revolting Women (created in honour of militants and mavericks from 1918-2018) will be popping up at Edinburgh International Book Festival with the intention of making feminist waves whilst providing an inspirational oasis for writers, readers of all ages and groups including many making their first Festival foray. 

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Grey t-shirt with 'A Room of One's Own' emblazoned on the front

Women Making It

24th August 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'.

Take Over Tent for Revolting Women

25th August at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until 25th August, 2018

The Take Over Tent for Revolting Women (created in honour of militants and mavericks from 1918-2018) will be popping up at Edinburgh International Book Festival with the intention of making feminist waves whilst providing an inspirational oasis for writers, readers of all ages and groups including many making their first Festival foray. 

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Grey t-shirt with 'A Room of One's Own' emblazoned on the front

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 hosted by quiz mistress, Talat Yaqoob.

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September 2018

Warm Welcome

1st September 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

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: Searching Reading and Listening

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

To celebrate Finch and Fouracre’s sketchbook commission, Panel has partnered with Voices of Experience to discuss How role models and built environment histories might be re-thought through searching, reading and listening to experienced women architects who have been written out of mainstream history. 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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