, Pollok Park

Learn about women’s wartime experiences – from politics to industry, forestry, medicine, transport and combat – through storytelling, displays and talks.

12 – 4pm Women’s Stories of War with the Storytelling Village Centre

Walk around the trenches and listen to stories about women’s experiences during World War I – from nurses and munitions workers to Land Army girls and bus drivers. What would you have chosen to do?

12 – 4pm Silence and Song with the National Theatre of Scotland and Glasgow Women’s Library

Silence and Song is inspired by the themes of the National Theatre of Scotland’s forthcoming production The 306:Day, which explores how World War I affected women, families, and communities on the home front, charting the heart-breaking journey of the 306 soldiers executed for cowardice and desertion and the devastating consequences for those they left behind.

Join NTS and Glasgow Women’s Library for some found poetry and embroidery and help us create an art installation which will tour with The 306: Day.

1.30pm Styled by War: Women’s fashion on the British Home Front, 1914 – 1918 with Lucie Whitmore

Lucie Whitmore shows us how WWI influenced trends in women’s dress – from military detailing to dazzle swimsuits… and why women took to wearing pajamas!

Lucie is a doctoral candidate, interpreting women’s experiences of World War I through dress at the University of Glasgow.

12 – 4pm Changing Places – an exhibition

An exhibition of film, images and text about women’s roles during the war – as political activists, medics, factory workers and soldiers. Find out how women in Glasgow marched for peace and stood up to greedy landlords!

Changing Places:  Women in World War I

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Pollok Park

2060 Pollokshaws Rd
Glasgow, G43 1AT