Baths Centenary Celebrations End with Conference, Exhibitions and Tours

A conference this week (Wednesday 23 August) starts the last lap of our centenary celebrations.  The conference will kick off 3 weeks of events culminating in tours of the building on Doors Open Day (Saturday 16 September).

Public Health and the Built Environment is a one-off event looking at the importance of municipal swimming baths & wash houses: their impact on public health and amateur swimming in Scotland; their architectural importance and what all this means today as Govanhill Baths is redeveloped into a community led Health and Wellbeing Centre.   The conference is FREE but ticketed,  and is supported with a Heritage Grant from Glasgow City Heritage Trust Full programme and ticket details are here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/public-health-the-built-environment-tickets-36547181604?aff=eac2

The exhibition Glasgow and Govanhill 1917 is a photographic exhibition and film, with relevant books to browse in the foyer at the Baths.  Alongside that is the return of From Before the Bikini to the Burkini – an exhibition of swimming costumes from each decade since the Opening of Govanhill Baths, the costumes are designed and made by Gabbi Cullen and arranged by Amelia Rowe.  Both exhibitions will run until Doors Open Day, Saturday 16 September.

On Doors Open Day there will be arranged tour of the Baths building, probably the last chance to see it in its current state before major refurbishment next year.  The tours are every half hour from 12.30 till 4pm and are limited to 20 people at a time, so booking is required.  To book a FREE space on the tour, email Jim on info@govanhillbaths.com