Glasgow Women’s Library – 2012 events

Check out the amazing line-up of events happening at the Glasgow Women’s Library this year.  For more information about their workshops, talks, walks, book clubs and film showings visit their website at

Here are some highlights (in date order):

Lesbian Lives: Stories and Memories from Russia and Poland
Wednesday 15th February, 5.30pm
What was life like for lesbian and bisexual women in Soviet Russia? How have public images of homosexuality changed in post-communist Poland? Does geographic location matter, when sexuality and gender are concerned? How do the stories of women from Eastern Europe differ from those of Scottish women? To find out more and share your thoughts, join us at this LGBT History Month event.

LGBT History Month Open Day
Saturday 18th February 10 to 3pm
Are you a young lesbian or bi-sexual woman interested in finding out more about the pioneers of the LGBT movement? We are looking to recruit volunteers for the National Lesbian Archive based at the Library and we need you!

Body Talk: Women’s Health, Body and Mind (free)
Monday 27th February, 11am to 2.30pm
A group discussion on women’s health based on the film “Killing Us Softly”, Jean Kilbourne’s film about the impact of media images of women.

She Settles in the Shields Book Launch
Thursday 8th March, 12.30pm to 3pm at the Library, refreshments provided (£3/free)
Join us on International Women’s Day to celebrate the lives of migrant women in Glasgow. She Settles in the Shields tells the story of women who travelled to Pollokshields from all over the world, in search of a new life.

Mapping Monuments to Women Launch
Saturday 10th March all day, Scotland wide.
On Saturday 10th March, we want women across Scotland to go out and find the monuments, landmarks, street names and buildings that mark the lives and achievements of women (whether famous, humble or notorious) who have helped to shape Scotland.

West End Women’s Heritage Walk (£7.50)
Sunday 11th March, 2pm
Back by popular demand, this pioneering women’s heritage walk, developed by women historians at GWL, reveals a hidden history of the West End: from pipe-smoking forewomen to revolting schoolmistresses.

A ‘Twenty Years of Changing Minds’ GWL Anniversary Event
Thursday 22nd March, 5.30pm (£3.50/free)
The first of our anniversary events in 2012 will be the launch of new art and writings commissioned by GWL and supported by Creative Scotland and Museums Galleries Scotland.

Displaced Women: Multilingual narratives of migration in Europe
Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th March 2012
This interdisciplinary conference will provide a forum for discussion of the issues facing women who have moved from one culture to another and have adopted in their daily lives and creative work a language other than their ‘mother tongue’.

Women & Munitions (WWI)
Thursday 19th April, 6pm (£3/free)
Capturing daughters’ memories of their pioneering mothers.

Hysterical Women and Graphic Grrrlz
Wednesday 16th May, 5.30pm (£3/free)
Join Heather Middleton, Glasgow based illustrator and zine-maker for an illustrated talk on the history of graphic novels and zines by women.

Hidden Gems of Garnethill (£7.50)
Sunday 22nd April, 2pm
Join this Women Make History walking tour in Garnethill spotlighting the women who pioneered European art movements, designed the banners for suffragette processions, created the first (and only) women’s library in Scotland and made Garnethill into the most exciting cultural and multicultural hotspot in Glasgow.

Women of the Necropolis (£7.50)
Sunday 20th May, 1pm
Experience this fantastic women’s history walking tour that digs the dirt on Victorian society, unearths women’s achievements and exhumes the history of some of the women buried in the Glasgow Necropolis.


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