IWD 2019: what’s happening in Glasgow

4 March 2019

Photograph: Artur Kraft

International Women’s Day (IWD) 2019 is almost here. Fancy celebrating? See below for some interesting things happening to mark the occasion around Glasgow. Feeling the pinch? Don’t worry, all events listed are free to attend. Enjoy!

Women’s Work?

Location: Swap Market, 423 Victoria Road, Govanhill

Wednesday 6 March, 12pm-8pm

Swap Market is hosting “a day of conversation about the economy from women’s perspectives,” which is in line with the IWD 2019 theme #BalanceforBetter. Everyone is invited to participate in various free events, including workshops, talks and a film screening of Who’s Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Economics. Places are limited, and there are currently waiting lists for the talks and workshops. Tickets are not required for the film screening at 4pm – just show up on the day.

For more information and to join the waiting list, click here.


University of Strathclyde Feminist Reading Group Film Screening

Location: Room 301, McCance Building, University of Strathclyde

Wednesday 6 March, 6pm-8pm

In partnership with the University of Strathclyde Feminist Reading Group, Clydebank Women’s Aid is hosting a film screening of Never give up: Coercive control within the context of domestic abuse. Afterwards, a Q&A and discussion with representatives from Clydebank Women’s Aid and the University of Strathclyde’s Equally Safe in Higher Education team will be held. This is a free, unticketed event.

For more information, click here.


Embroidery Workshop

Location: The Glasgow School of Art, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow

Thursday 7 March, 5pm-7.30pm

*Please note, this opportunity is open only to survivors of sexual and domestic abuse who identify as women.

Uncovered Artistry and the Glasgow School of Art Intersectional Feminist Society are hosting a joint workshop and exhibition. During the workshop, survivors and members of the society will create a quilt, learning new embroidery skills along the way and working with recycled fabrics. This event is free and no previous experience is required. A trained support worker will be present throughout.

For more information and tickets, click here.


Upcycling Workshop

Location: R:evolve Clothing, 75 Main Street, Rutherglen

Friday 8 March, 10.30am-12.30pm & 1.30-3.30pm

For IWD 2019, R:evolve Clothing is hosting a free #WomenRise t-shirt upcycling workshop. Volunteers will be on hand during the event to provide inspiration and help you get creative! The workshop is free and all materials will be provided. There is no need to book, just show up on the day.

For more information, click here.


Mary Barbour Guided artWalk

Location: Mary Barbour statue, Govan Cross, Glasgow

Saturday 9 March, 12.30pm-3pm

Celebrate the Strong Women of the Clydeside! A creative team of artists, activists, and local historians who have been working on this project will lead the way on this guided tour. You’ll learn about the 1915 Rent Strike Campaigners and Govan’s Suffragettes, among other important Clydeside activists. Expect humour, graffiti, banners and more.

For more information, click here.


Hitherto Unknown Workshop

Location: National Library of Scotland at Kelvin Hall, 1445 Argyle Street, Glasgow

Saturday 9 March, 2pm-4pm

This free workshop offers a chance to discuss how women are represented in web and moving image collections. Inspired by writer and social activist, Tillie Olsen, this is one in a series of workshops across Glasgow which aims to bring writers and stories silenced by the barriers of gender, class and race to light. There is currently a waiting list for this event.

For more information and to join the waiting list, click here.

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