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EVENT Sat 15 Aug, 2-5pm : Strong Women of Clydeside – Join us for a guided walk & public art action

It’s the centenary of the 1915 Rent Strikes, and the women’s histories team is hosting a special walking event connecting Govan and the Riverside Museum – marking places important to the Rent Strikes and other protests, and women’s roles in them! A team of Govanites and interested others will host a guided walk on Saturday 15 August, 2015. Details below…

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Strong Women of Clydeside: Protests and Suffragettes

A guided walk and public art action led by t s Beall and the women’s histories team

Event Details

Saturday 15 August 2015, 2-5pm

Free – advance booking may be required – see below

Our walk will start at the Riverside Museum, and travel to Govan by free ferry, stopping at sites important to the 1915 Rent Strikes, the 1971 UCS Work-In, and more recent protest movements. We will end in Govan at the new Fairfield Heritage Centre for tea and coffee, and participants will be directed back to the Riverside Museum / Govan Ferry / Govan Underground as requested.

How to join us

2pm start, Riverside Museum – please advance book: A limited number of people can join us at 2pm sharp in the museum, as we look at two displays before travelling over the river to Govan on the free ferry. As we are travelling by ferry, spaces are limited by the ferry capacity. (Sorry about that, but dinnae fash – see below…)

3pm, Govan Ferry pontoon: If we book up for our start at the museum, then others can join us at 3pm just in front of the Govan Ferry pontoon. Our walk will stop next near the Aitken Fountain on Govan Cross, before continuing along Govan Road and ending at approximately 5pm at Fairfield Heritage (see our map for a rough sense of our route).

How to book your place for 2pm start at Riverside Museum, and ferry to Govan: Bookings will be taken at Riverside Museum Main Reception Desk from Saturday 1 August, but not before. Please call 0141 287 2729 to reserve a place, or visit in person. Apologies but the Riverside is unable to reserve spaces prior.

We look forward to seeing you!

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Thanks to Glasgow Women’s Library for encouraging us to gather again and re-imagine our Strong Women of Govan walk from 2013. Thanks to The Riverside Museum for supporting our continued research into hidden histories, and women’s roles in protest movements in and around Govan.

A bit of background…

The women’s histories and protests team originally met from April – November 2013 and hosted a walk on 23 November. The team was part of a larger practice-based research project initiated by tsBeall working with/in the Riverside Museum, based at the University of Glasgow Theatre Studies (more on that here). The women’s history team also published a wee zine in April 2014 which outlined our route, and shared a bit about our journey on the day. (You can see more about the project via the links above and here for more on our team meetings and 8 months of research). The current iteration of the women’s histories team includes some new members, as others who have been involved in the project since 2013. Watch this blog for more on our meetings and research, as we prepare for the walk in August…

The current iteration of the women’s histories team includes some new members, as others who have been involved in the project since 2013. Team members leading the walk on 15 August will be Alice Gordon, Chani Bond, Elaine Addington, Ian McCracken, Lydia Levett, Max White, Susan Haddow, Tam McGarvey, Trish Caird, and tsBeall.

About stillstatic (dr tsBeall)

socially-engaged artist, gadfly, practice-based researcher, elephant spotter some current projects: - Lead Artist & founder, 'Strong Women of the Clydeside' project; - Co-Lead Artist & founder, 'Fair Glasgow' project (both 2013-present); - Scottish Lead Artist, 'Memory of Water' (2018-2020), a six-country Creative Europe funded project looking at creative revisioning of post-industrial waterfronts Practice-based PhD via University of Glasgow Theatre Studies, working in collaboration with the Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, developing engagement strategies for communities working with and within heritage institutions. Big on participatory practice, institutional transparency, gender equality, communities' agency in authoring 'local' histories, creative heritage projects, and equity for Scottish Showpeople and other Travelling communities.

2 comments on “EVENT Sat 15 Aug, 2-5pm : Strong Women of Clydeside – Join us for a guided walk & public art action

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  2. Derek
    August 16, 2015

    Hi ladies ,
    I took my two daughters on your guided walk yesterday and found it very informative and enjoyable . My only feeling was that it was a little too long and it may have suitable to have the planned coffee/ tea break in the middle or latter half of the tour as I feel that would have allowed better time to further discuss and debate. Leaving it to the end unfortunately meant my girls and a few other including myself to miss that opportunity. However I did say I would fill in your feedback section when bidding fairwell, so without being too negative I found all the young and not so young orators very good and it was good to hear their own experiences and research , “Very well done ” as I didn’t get a full chance to say to all. Maybe it would be a great idea to involve schools out with the area to hear the stories and keep these lady pionneers forever in forefront and give insperation to younger people, oh and like me educate people to our plight and plights of the past. Thanks again .
    Derek Cassidy banner bearer !!!!

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