international women's day 2011

Celebrating International Women’s Day and more! Glasgow Women’s Library – Starts 3rd March 2011

Posted on: 10 February 2011

This year sees the Centenary Celebration of International Women’s Day – a real marker in women’s history and achievements. To mark this occasion GWL have a range of fabulous events including /The Big Women’s Quiz of the Century./ We are also launching the new range of/Women Make History workshop/s, taking place once a month from March 2011 and so much more! All very exciting, and we are really happy to say that since my last email lots of women have joined GWL and have their GWL Cards!

More information on all of this below and listed on our website:

We look forward to welcoming you to the library very soon.

Join GWL and Book onto Our Events in One Easy Step!

We are really excited to have lots of new women joining GWL. You can now join the library by registering online or popping in to see us. If you register online you will receive a confirmation email within 2 weeks of your joining with details of your GWL number. If you have registered online and not yet received confirmation please contact us as we had a report that someone entered their details but this didn’t get through to us, please be patient while we try to iron out any kinks in the system. Once you have your GWL number you can book onto future events in one easy step.


Women Make History Workshops – Launch Event: Thursday 3 March, 6pm (£3/free)
Come along and find out more about Women Make History and let us know what you want from our exciting new programme of Women Make History workshops.

Women of the Necropolis History Walk: Saturday 5 March, 1pm (£7.50)
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.

Telling Tales:Monday 7 March, 10am (Free)
Fairy tales are one of our first introductions to the world around us, but too often these tales portray women in a negative way. Telling Tales is a chance to get together with other women to talk about what our stories mean to us and to discuss what we would like to tell children about the world around them.

Dundee Women’s Festival 2011: Wednesday 9 March, 2pm (Free)
Glasgow Women’s Library is going to be celebrating 100 years of International Women’s Day events at Dundee Women’s Festival. We will be running two different workshops: Women’s History Bring and Tell and The F-Word DVD screening…

The Dalit Women of India: 9 March, 6pm (Free)
Beryl De Souza works in India on behalf of Dalit women who want action which makes a real difference. This event is an opportunity to hear from Beryl about the on-the-ground projects geared to preventing Dalit women being trafficked and how to help to bring about community transformation.

Big Women Quiz of the Century: Thursday 10 March, 7pm (£6/£3 concession)
To help celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Days Glasgow Women’s Library are hosting a unique, inspiring and unmissable quiz night. Teams of 6 will compete for fabulous prizes. Whether a women’s history buff or beginner come and enjoy being entertained, educated and empowered by the sounds, images and achievements of the past 100 years of women’s history.

Cinema Feminista Saturday Matinee – I for India: Saturday 12 March, 2pm (Free)
As part of our Cinema Feminista Programme GWL are screening this fabulous documentary from director Sandhya Suri that chronicles her father’s emigration from India to England in the mid-1960s.

Glasgow Women’s Library
15 Berkeley Street
G3 7BW
Tel: 0141 248 9969

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