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GBCT Annual Report 2015/16

2015-16 has been a remarkable year in the history of the Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) and the campaign to re-open Govanhill Baths.  The GBCT is well on the way to developing the phase 1(b) project to refurbish the Baths, as well as seeing a dramatic increase in the delivery of our well-being intiatives. The […]

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Alan McGee returns to Govanhill to support the Baths campaign

Creation Records guru Alan McGee will be returning to his former home of Govanhill to introduce screenings of “Supersonic” the documentary about his most famous signing, Oasis.  Alan famously discovered the Manchester band when they were a support act at King Tuts in Glasgow. He used to live on Allison Street in Govanhill and, as […]

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New Govanhill “bank note” to be launched

Last month we launched a competition for an artist to design the third set of Govanhill notes for the People’s Bank of Govanhill, the winner was Rabiya Choudhry who grew up in Govanhill and now lives in Leith. Rabiya says: “I have been creating alternative currencies since 2012, most recently for LeithLate festival, Edinburgh. I […]

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Rags to Riches Upcycling courses

There are still a few places left on Rags to Riches’ upcycling courses starting from tomorrow (23 August).  The soft toys course is on Tuesdays, Book Binding course is on Wednesdays, Denim patchwork throws on Thursdays. All courses are FREE at 10am-12noon and run for six weeks. For more information or to register for the […]

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This Week at the Baths

We are looking forward to an exciting week of International culture at the Baths.  On Tuesday (09 August) prize-winning Palestinian photographer Hamde Abu Rahme unveils his first solo UK exhibition.  Hamde will be touring the country talking of his experiences as a photo-journalist on the West Bank, the exhibition will be at the Baths for […]

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Govanhill Baths celebrates “Our Steamie”

Today (Thursday 21 July) sees the launch of Govanhill Theatre’s production of Tony Roper’s play “The Steamie”.  Directed by Victor Kennedy, the classic play about Glasgow’s steamies and the women who populated the wash-houses runs for 9 nights.  Tickets are available from the GBCT offices at 99 Calder street or online at www.brownpapertickets.com Alongside the […]

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People’s Bank of Govanhill note design competition

Design the next set of notes for The People’s Bank of Govanhill Call for local artists to design the new Govanhill currencyThe People’s Bank of Govanhill is looking for Govanhill based artists to design a new set of notes or coins for this exciting local currency project.Previous editions of notes were designed by Ailie Rutherford […]