March of Women

Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL), in partnership with the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, is creating a major a public art project celebrating women’s history.

Called March of Women, a procession of women, from Glasgow and beyond, will spill out of the library and onto the streets of Bridgeton to celebrate the achievements of women past and present.

This dramatic event, which will take place to celebrate International Women’s Day in March 2015, takes its inspiration from A Pageant of Great Women by Cicely Hamilton, last performed 100 years ago. Back then, the cast was recruited from the local female population and GWL will do the same. With over 50 scripted roles in the play, and another 50 written for Scottish Women, over 100 women will take part in this project, with a further group benefitting from the wider programme and our online legacy.

Activities will include a series of writing, drama, creative arts and informative workshops building towards the event in March 2015. A documentary will be made, interviewing the women involved and following the development of the project.

Take Part
You can be involved with March of Women in many different ways:

Tweet your images!

We are asking what happens When Women get together and effect change.

Download the poster and fill in your own statement, “When Women [______] We…”

then take a picture holding your statement and tweet us using #MarchofWomen.





  • Join a workshop. We will be holding a range of workshops, including writing, drama, creative arts and more!
  • Be part of the performance. Give voice to an inspirational Scottish woman.
  • Volunteer with us. Help us engage women in the project and spread the word.

To get involved please contact us on 0141 550 2267 or email

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