Glasgow – Women Make History Workshops

The Glasgow Women’s Library presents:

Workshop: Bottled Tears
The Stow-Away War Bride
Thursday 5 May, 6pm to 7.30pm (£3/Free)

Explore “one of the strangest migrations in modern history” (BBC). Following World War Two, tens of thousands of war brides made one-way voyages to their husbands’ distant homelands. In a spellbinding presentation Beverley Tosh will tell the tales of seven lasses who came of age in wartime Scotland then found themselves transplanted from Newfoundland to New Zealand. These personal stories about love and family, adaptation, endurance and identity are often overshadowed in the historical record. Beverley Tosh is the daughter of a Second World War pilot and his war bride. An acclaimed artist she has lectured and exhibited internationally.

Workshop: Women’s Stories – Oral History Session
Thursday 9 June, 6pm to 7.30pm (£3/Free)

Here is an opportunity to record your mother’s, grandma’s, daughter’s, sister’s or aunt’s precious stories. Learn about the process involved in recording and interviewing and get some practical hands-on experience of doing oral history. Female relatives are very welcome to come along but are not obligatory!

If you would like any more information, please contact us online or call 0141 248 9969


About Women's History Month

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