I hope you’re well, and ready to join us for a tour of the Digging In trenches this Saturday from 2pm onwards. In today’s post, I’m excited to present you with a full programme for the day, as well as some practical advice…
First of all, if you would like to have a look at the topics our speakers will be broaching during the afternoon, you can download our full programme here. In short, here’s what you can expect on the day:
- 2pm: Welcome from the team
- 2:10pm: Dr. Laura Rattray (University of Glasgow), ‘American Women Writers and the First World War’
- 2.30pm: Dr. Alice Kelly (University of Oxford), ‘Nurse, Suffragette, War Writer: Ellen N. LaMotte and The Backwash of War’
- 3pm: Tour of the Trenches led by Dr. Olivia Lelong (Northlight Heritage)
- 3:40pm: Long Table run by Mags Keohane, Marine Furet, Saskia McCracken, and Louisa Burden
- 3:40pm: Dr. Hannah Tweed (University of Glasgow), ‘Women Writers at the Front: Medical Service and Subversion in the First World War’
- 4pm: Anna Girling (University of Edinburgh), ‘Maddened with War: Nancy Cunard and the First World War’
As you can see, we have a lot planned for the day, and you can come and go as you like, or spend the whole afternoon with us if you want! We do hope you’ll stick around!
Secondly, if this is your first visit to the Digging In trenches, here’s some advice to help you make the most of the day…
How do I get there?
Pollok Park is easily accessible by public transport, a few minutes’ walk away from Shawlands and Pollokshaws West railway stations in the Southside of Glasgow. The Digging In trenches are located near the parking, close to the Burrell Collection. You can check out Digging In’s website for more information on how to find them.
What should I wear?
As you know, this is an outdoors event, and we cannot guarantee that this will be a sunny day – this is Scotland after all. You should dress accordingly, and wear strong shoes (ideally hiking boots or even wellies as the trenches can get a bit muddy), and bring a raincoat or an umbrella.
Where is the bathroom?
I knew you’d ask! The Burrell Collection and its café are currently closed for renovation, but the bathroom is still accessible to the public, 5 minutes away from the trenches.
Please also feel free to take some nibbles and refreshments with you and enjoy a picnic in the park if the weather is nice!
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us in the comments or on the page of the event here if you have any questions about the day.
See you soon!
Marine, on behalf of the TLW team.