Scotland, and particularly Glasgow, has a wild amount of events focusing on creative women. If you’re anything like me, you’ll tick ‘going’ on Facebook to just about everything, as if in two months time you won’t still be completely overwhelmed by life’s responsibilities and completely forget you had plans. Well, I’ve decided to help you (and therefore myself) with a handy calendar, showing the bits and bobs we’re desperate to attend!
26th: Lady Balls Bingo, Hillhead Bookclub
Every fourth Wednesday of the month, Hillhead sees drag queens host bingo. What more could you want? Have a laugh, some drinks, maybe win something, and see Aye Hen favourites Lacy Rain and CJ Banks as they lose their Lady Balls hosting virginity (ooh-err).
27th: Sister Outrider x TYCI: Building an anti-racist manifesto, Glasgow Women’s Library
Glasgow based collective TYCI is teaming up with black feminist blogger and activist Sister Outrider to host a discussion on exclusion within feminism and collaboratively create an anti-racist feminist manifesto for Glasgow and Scotland as a whole.
28th: Miss World: Halloworld Party, The Mash House
Edinburgh’s all-lady DJ group Miss World is having a Halloween party! Playing disco, house, techno, hip-hop, post-punk, there’s something for everyone, and lots of amazing gals behind the decks! Get spooky (and inclusive!)
28th: Feminist Films: Precious, University of Strathclyde Students’ Association
The University of Strathclyde’s Feminist Society is screening the 2010 film Precious starring Gabourney Sidibe at 5pm in the Debates Chamber as part of Black History Month.
30th: Girls Rock Glasgow: Witchfest 2016, Mono Cafe Bar
Glasgow’s Rock N Roll summer school for girls aged 8-16 is returning for Halloween! An all ages gig featuring girl bands, dressing up, zine making and general Halloween fun will sure make an exciting Sunday for all gals. Entry by donation.
3rd: Women In A World of Film, Glasgow Women’s Library
This event will see a panel of experts discuss the reality that only 16% of directors, producers, writers, cinematographers and editors working in international film are women. The discussion will be followed by a screening of As I Open My Eyes, the debut film from Leyla Bouzid.
12th: Platform & TYCI present: GIRL GAZE, Platform
Live music, workshops and performance and zines from all kinds of creative ladies including Law Holt, Brakatus and Ruth Mills. Girl Gaze will also see the start of zine production for TYCI by teenage girls. Aye Hen will be at the showcase on the day reporting so if you do go along, come say hi! It looks set to be an excellent event.
18th: Trixie Mattel, AXM
A real life barbie doll drag queen. Trixie Mattel shot to fame on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7 with her unusual makeup and hilarious personality. Trixie’s drag mocks traditional beauty standards and questions feminine beauty, and is really, really pink.
20th: Nimmo & Support, The Dancehall @ Rum Shack
TYCI are back at it again, bringing Sarah Nimmo and Reva Gauntlett’s two piece band to Glasgow. Nimmo are highly praised by Rolling Stone (!) and have performed with AlunaGeorge and Years and Years so go see them while you can! TYCI DJs will also be performing.
6th: The Julie Ruin, The Art School
It wouldn’t be a rundown of woman-centric events without the one and only Kathleen Hannah featuring somewhere, would it? She’s an absolute icon and rightfully so. Go see the queen of riot-grrrl when she comes to town this December!