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Stephen Mullen/ Marija Nemčenko/ Soul Food Sisters

14:00 on 15 December 2019
Civic Room, 215 High St, Glasgow G1 1QB

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Stephen Mullen | Marija Nemčenko| Soul Food Sisters

Join us for a special afternoon event at Civic Room on Sunday the 15th of December as part of the exhibition Marija Nemčenko ‘In the eyes of LISA’

Screening of the film ‘In the eyes of LISA’ in the exhibition space followed by presentations from Marija Nemčenko and Dr Stephen Mullen. Food by Soul Food Sisters.

Event is free but ticketed via eventbrite

Dr Stephen Mullen is a Glasgow based historian. In 2018 he co-authored a report ‘Slavery, Abolition and the University of Glasgow’. His 2009 book ‘It wisnae us’ focused on the Glasgow’s ‘collective amnesia’ on the issue of slavery in the city. For this talk he will discuss the development of Glasgow as a Victorian City, and how the rapid industrialisation of the west of Scotland was dependent on immigrant labour throughout the early 20th century.

Soul Food Sisters is a collective of immigrant women based in Glasgow with a shared passion for good & authentic food. They will be warming us up with hot soups.

‘In the eyes of LISA’ draws on the history of the Lithuanian migrant community in Lanarkshire in the 19th and 20th centuries and their role in the heavy industries that contributed to the wealth of Glasgow. The exhibition serves to commemorate a fraction of the migrant labour engraved within the fabric of the city.

Exhibition 16th November- 22nd December at Civic Room
Open Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 1pm to 6pm daily

‘In the eyes of LISA’ is the final exhibition featured in the ‘Of Lovely Tyrants and Invisible Women’ programme investigating themes of spatial politics, gender and racial hierarchies within imperial architecture. ‘Of Lovely Tyrants and Invisible Women’ is co-curated by Director, Sarah Strang and Associate Curator, Alasdair Campbell and is generously funded by Creative Scotland with additional project funding provided by Heritage Lottery Fund and Glasgow City Heritage Trust. Civic Room receives support in-kind from Oran Mor, Carson & Partners and Civic Room Advisory. Included as part of the shadow programme of Lithuanian Days in Scotland Lithuanian Art and Culture in the UK.

With thanks to The Lithuanian Social Club Bellshill, Cait Mcglinchey and her family, Alan Poutney, James D. White, Gintare Venzlauskaite, Daina Bytautiene, Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life – Culture NL, National Mining Museum Scotland, Motherwell Heritage Centre and “Saduta” Lithuanian folk group for their input and support of the project.