The Driver’s Seat is a two-day programme of performance, screenings, talks and readings taking inspiration from women writers throughout history, celebrating friendship, collaboration, herstories and defiance. The Driver’s Seat is organised by Cubitt and Glasgow based curators, Panel.

Taking place during the centenary year of author Muriel Spark’s birth, the weekend borrows the title of 
her 1970 novella. Considered to be one of Spark’s most contradictory and stark works, The Driver’s Seat subverts the traditional romantic genre, provoking questions about the nature of female victimisation and empowerment.

Participating artists are:

Cass Ezeji and Siobhain Ma (Sister Collective), Kate Davis, Fallopé and the Tubes, Jasleen Kaur, Kaisa Lassinaro, Beca Lipscombe, Rosie O’Grady, Kimberley O’Neill, Rhona Warwick Paterson and Tessa Lynch, Aniela Piasecka, Charlotte Prodger, Maeve Redmond, Elsa Richardson, Ali Smith.

Alongside a day-long series of screenings, talks and performance on the 3rd February there will be an all day reading of The Driver’s Seat. Participants were invited to register for a 10 minute reading slot, which have now all been booked out. The reading will begin with an introductory reading by Ali Smith.

The weekend draws upon Panel’s project From Glasgow Women’s Library, which launches in March 2018 with the feminist institution Glasgow Women’s Library. For this, Glasgow-based graphic designers Maeve Redmond and Kaisa Lassinaro have designed a series of 10 t-shirts that reference a larger, specially selected reading list from the Library’s catalogue. Each is a title from the Library’s collection of books by women writers. The t-shirts are for sale at Cubitt over the weekend.

The event is supported by Creative Scotland.

Booking for this event has now closed.