Ellie Harrison at the Glasgow Women's Libary

National Museum of Roller Derby launched as part of Glasgow Women’s Library 20th anniversary celebrations

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Ellie Harrison at the Glasgow Women's Libary
Ellie Harrison at the Glasgow Women’s Library launching her new ‘outreach’ initiative  developed for Glasgow Women’s Library as part of their 20th anniversary celebrations

Ellie Harrison is launching the National Museum of Roller Derby as part of her residency at the at the Glasgow Women’s Library during its 20th anniversary year.

Ellie took up Roller Derby in 2012, but in typical Ellie Harrison style, these ‘leisure activities’ soon became central elements of her work.

She says on the notes to the film introducing the project: “Bringing together the personal and the political I attempted to offer my own take on the energy and organisational structure of the 1970s Women’s Liberation Movement – its historical links to socialism and its legacy today – in relation to two of my other current interests: reading Marx’s Capital and the burgeoning full-contact, all-female sport of Roller Derby.”

The National Museum of Roller Derby’s local Glasgow launched will take place at the Glasgow Women’s Library on Thursday, June 14 between 5.30pm and 7.30pm, and a national launch is promised for later in the summer.

Have a watch of her present the idea to the Glasgow Women’s Library:

Glasgow Women’s Library from Ellie Harrison on Vimeo.

And listen to the full presentation on Mixcloud: