Banner Tales of Glasgow

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Great to be at the launch of the Banner Tales of Glasgow booklet at the Mitchell Library today. Great speakers and the publication is excellent. It’s a really interesting project from Glasgow University, Glasgow Museums and the GMB union. Please see their Facebook page for details https://www.facebook.com/Banner-Tales-of-Glasgow-1554159684863652/?fref=ts. 

And here at the Baths really excited that after a recent visit from Helen Hughes, Textile Conservator with Glasgow Museums, who advised us how to best conserve our banners, that two are now being mended by our very own Rags to Riches upcycling project.

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This is Not a Craft fair 2015

Please join Govanhill Baths Community Trust’s Rags to Riches project on our 4th Edition of This Is Not A Craft Fair on Saturday 5th December 2015.

Over the past few years Rags to Riches’s craft events have provided a platform to a range of amazing local artists, designers and makers who all work with post-consumer waste to create innovative eco, handmade and upcycled products. Our fair is the one stop shop for all things upcycled and we will have a wide range of upcycled gifts on offer from furniture, jewellery, homeware and fashion.

Items will include amongst others:
– Camera jewellery and piano furniture from Altronica
– Ring pull jewellery from Wow Trash Treasures
– Carve your own spoon from locally sourced Scottish hardwoods from Rags and Bone workshop’s Lost Soup Kitchen
– Tweed bumbags from Betty Spoke
– Aprons, bags, draft excluders and purses made with duvets covers, vintage curtains and interior designers out of date fabric sample books from Rags to Riches
– Along with cable spool stools and pallet furniture from Rags to Riches
– Blinged up hoodies from Lucy Barge
– And many other quirky, unique upcycled handmade gifts from our volunteers and other emerging local makers.
– Nature wreaths from Urban Roots.
– Good old fashion knitwear from Cast-Offs

Yummy foods will be served in the cafe and local food produce avaiabale to purchase from Urban Roots.

Join us for a unique and soulful Christmas shopping experience.

Vacancy for Board of Trustees

The Govanhill Baths Community Trust is looking for new Board members who are committed to helping the Trust re-open the Baths as a Wellbeing Centre and contribute to the social, cultural and built regeneration of Govanhill as a community on the Southside of Glasgow.

These are exciting times for the Govanhill Baths Community Trust. After 14 years of determined campaigning the GBCT has been awarded substantial grant money to begin work on bringing the building back into operation. Current funding in place will cover both the development and design of the project and the restoration and refurbishment of the building.
The refurbishment is scheduled to begin in 2017 and will bring into service the Ladies’ pool, Learners’ pool, Turkish Suite and Sauna, Gym, Rooftop Gardens, a Community Kitchen and Multipurpose community spaces. While the former public washhouse, or ‘steamie’, will be turned into a theatre venue and community events and arts space.
Applications are invited from people who are willing to share their knowledge, skills or experience voluntarily in one of the following areas:

• Legal
• Charity Accounts and Finance
• Fundraising
• Public Health
• Social Enterprise
• Formal swimming and sports clubs and associations

Visit our website to find out more about the wide ranging work of the GBCT. To request an information pack please email info@govanhillbaths.com

The Board currently meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7pm at the Govanhill Baths at 99 Calder Street, G42 7RA.

This is a voluntary position.

Deadline to apply: 1/02/2016

Registered Scottish Charity No: SC036162 Company No: SC314823

Whats on at the Baths in November

Saturday 28 November – Launch of the 200K Campaign
Over and above grant funding, we have to raise an additional £200,000 to complete phase 1(b) of the refurbishment of Govanhill Baths. There will be many ways for you to get involved over the year from donating to exciting events, watch this space!
Exhibition
Bruce! – a series of prints by locally-based Texan artist Kari Stewart, inspired by Bruce Springsteen’s 1978 “Darkness on the Edge of Town” tour – FREE in the foyer until 10 December.

Leylines Theatre Company presents – The Giant and Her Daughter by Helene Grøn
16-20 November, Rags to Riches Studio 7.30pm
A theatrical storytelling piece of the women in Vasso’s family and their journeys. Between time and space, Greece, the Czech Republic and Scotland, the Giant and Her Daughter meet in different formations – two pieces of the same material. Tickets £7/£5 from www.brownpapertickets.com

Govanhill Theatre presents – The Secret Love Life of Ophelia
17-21 November in the Steamie 7.30pm
Written by Steven Berkoff and Directed by Bruce Downie. Hamlet and Ophelia express the infinite variety of their passion in a work which takes the form of an epistolary play in verse. Steven Berkoff’s startlingly original drama charts the lovers’ story beneath the surface of Shakespeare’s play. With a muscularity of language tempered with tenderness, Berkoff’s play is shot through with images of courtly love, sexual desire and intimations of future tragedy.

Tickets are £5 from www.brownpapertickets.com on the opening night £1 tickets are available to anyone living in the G42 postcode area, email info@govanhillbaths.com or call 0141 433 2999 for details.

Radical Film Network and Left Film Club present
The Fourth Estate – 7.30pm
The Fourth Estate examines the people and practices of the media industries. Illuminating not only specific incidences of corruption by press groups, but how the wider business as a whole, including the film and entertainment industries, has a huge amount to answer for in the state of the political economy of the west.
The screening will be followed by discussion and Q&A with Director Lee Salter. £3 donation on entry.

Sustrans Consultation – Thu November 26th – 3-7pm
Glasgow City Council and Sustrans unveil plans to remodel Victoria Road to make it more cycle and pedestrian friendly. A consultation and presentation takes place in the foyer at the Baths from 3pm – FREE

 

We Will Swim Again for a’ That

After 14 years of determined campaigning the Govanhill Baths Community Trust are proud to announce that the people of Govanhill will indeed be swimming again in the historic Govanhill Baths!

The Heritage Lottery Fund has awarded the Trust £1.2million to begin work on the first phase (Phase1b) to bring the building back into operation. The total investment will be 4.1 million which will cover both the development and design of the project and the restoration and refurbishment of the building. Investment has come from a variety of sources including the Big Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland, Glasgow City Council, various foundations and Trusts as well as a contribution from the Trust.
The refurbishment is scheduled to being in 2017 and will bring into service the Ladies’ pool, Learners’ pool, Turkish Suite and Sauna, Gym, Rooftop Gardens, a Community Kitchen and Multipurpose community spaces. While the former public washhouse, or ‘steamie’, will be turned into a theatre venue and community events and arts space.
Between now and when the refurbishment begins the Trust will be organising extensive community consultations and information events to make sure the community is fully informed and involved in the restoration of our beloved building.
The GBCT has agreed to raise 200,000 to support the restoration. We will be organising various fundraising events in the next 12 months including a production of the play, ‘The Steamie’, through to a ‘Sponsor a Swim’ where individuals can raise money through a sponsored swim and ‘Sponsor a tile’ where people can purchase a tile which will be included in the final restoration.
These are exciting times for the GBCT and the people of Govanhill.

The Board of Trustees would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people who helped make this happen. It’s been a long fight but we made it.
United We Will Swim!