Revolting Women

Revolting Women
Adele Patrick is the Lifelong Learning and Creative Development Manager at Glasgow Women’s Library and is a passionate and active advocate for creating a more inclusive society. For her selected series, Patrick spotlights the field of Queered Nigerian writing; the feminist continuum, through the rich vein of suffragette-themed publishing and makes space for discussions led by women of colour, focused on detoxing institutions. Herland, the legendary Glasgow Women’s Library accessible salon, has its first Festival outing (expect a joy-filled mash-up of diverse musical and literary lionesses and raw, braw talent) and makes feminist waves with a series of free events to honour Revolting Women – the militants and mavericks from 1918-2018 – whilst providing an inspirational oasis for writers and readers of all ages.

Theresa Breslin & Holly Webb: Historic Women

Age 8-12

Saturday 11 August 14:00 - 15:00

Travel back in time with two historic novelists. CILIP Carnegie Medal winner Theresa Breslin has explored everything from Romans to Revolutionary Russia in her writing. Whilst in The Princess and the Suffragette, Holly Webb has given a new twist to a...
Sold Out

Jenny Landreth

Swim When You're Winning

Saturday 11 August 17:00 - 18:00

Celebrating the Suffragettes with David Roberts

Age 10-14

Monday 13 August 12:00 - 13:00

Award-winning illustrator David Roberts's beautiful book, Suffragette: The Battle for Equality, tells of the bravery and achievements of the country's most determined women through stunning pictures and illustrations, marking 100 years since some...

Chitra Nagarajan & Olumide Popoola

Queer Africa

Thursday 16 August 16:00 - 17:00

Chitra Nagarajan is an editor of She Called Me Woman, a groundbreaking collection of stories about life in Africa as a queer woman. These are narratives of first time love, curiosity and growing-up defying society's rules. In When We Speak of Nothing,...

Diane Atkinson & Jane Robinson with Adele Patrick

Deeds and Words

Saturday 18 August 10:30 - 11:30

100 years after British women first gained voting rights, two books tell of the remarkable women who fought for equality. Diane Atkinson shares her defining biography of the suffragettes, Rise Up Women, while Jane Robinson's Hearts and Minds explores...

Votes for Women!

All Ages

Sunday 19 August 11:00 - 13:30

2018 marks 100 years since the first women in Britain won the right to vote. Join us in Story Box to celebrate Vote 100 with placards, rosettes, sashes and suffragette-themed crafts aplenty.

Herland Salon with Glasgow Women's Library

Creative Women

Tuesday 21 August 18:30 - 20:00

Mindful of the great tradition of women salonières and gatherings of women creatives that have driven cultural change, Glasgow Women's Library created their Herland Salon, a forum for women to learn and share their thoughts about the world in a...

The Take Over Tent for Revolting Women

Thursday 23 August 10:00 - 18:00

The Take Over Tent for Revolting Women is created by Glasgow Women's Library in honour of militants and mavericks 1918-2018, with the aim of making feminist waves. An inspirational oasis for writers and readers of all ages, it's open to everyone. Drop...