On Saturday 25 June Lanarkshire Paranormal will be carrying out a paranormal investigation overnight at the Baths. Lanarkshire Paranormal are a dedicated team of paranormal researchers. Based in Scotland, they investigate both private locations and organize many nationwide events. With the latest in hi-tech equipment and over 16 years experience, Lanarkshire Paranormal are at the forefront of paranormal investigations. They are solely driven to find the truth behind the sightings and reports that have been debated for centuries.

Lanarkshire Paranormal arrange and cooordinate exciting paranormal investigations throughout the country for people to experience the unexplained realms of the paranormal.

The event starts at 9pm and will continue until 3am.

If you want to get involved or take part in the next investigation in September, contact info@lanarkshireparanormal.com

 

No-one can escape their own history in this dark tale of regret and revenge written and Directed by Fatima Uygun. Jeffrey is deeply concerned about his brother Stevie, a decorated and homeless gulf war veteran. After a chance meeting with an Iraqi refugee, Yasmin, Stevie’s behaviour becomes more worrying. Battling his own alcoholism, Jeffrey attempts to resolve things and get Stevie to face his demons. Yasmin is on her own in a new country, heavily pregnant and trying to overcome the horrors of her own past. Matters are brought to a head when all three finally come together in a dramatic climax.

This is the first production of this play in the UK, it debuted at an Women Playwrights International Conference in Capetown last year.  Tickets are on sale now at the Baths or from www.brownpapertickets.com

Part of Refugee Festival Scotland 2016.

Female Life Guard and Learner’s Pool supervisor
The Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) is looking to recruit a qualified life guard and supervisor for the Leaner’s Pool.
An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Govanhill Baths for the post of Lifeguard and supervisor of the Learner’s Pool. After 15 years of campaigning the GBCT has raised substantial funds for the refurbishment and restoration of the building into a Wellbeing Centre. Building work will commence in September 2017.
Between the 1st of August 2016- and 31st July 2017 the Learner’s Pool will be opened to the public for hire and for the delivery of swimming classes to the local community.
Reports to: Trust Manager
Main purpose of role:
 Provide Lifeguard duties to the Learner’s Pool as required.
 Responsible for pool hire bookings and timetable.
 Maintain swimming pool area, chemical balance and filtration of Learners Pool
 To be responsible for the Health and Safety of participants, reporting any defects in equipment or pool infrastructure to the Trust Manager.
 Work with sessional swimming instructors to plan, co-ordinate and deliver swimming lessons to toddlers, children and individuals to ensure that they progress and that maximum benefit is gained from each lesson.
Hours: To be determined within the hours of 9am-8pm week days and 10am-6pm Saturdays.
Duration: 1st August 2016 – 31st July 2017
Rate of Pay: Self Employed /Sessional £11.50p/h. Minimum of 16 hours a month (likely to be more)
Other duties and responsibilities:
Administration
 Be the first point of call for enquiries for all bookings of Learner’s Pool.
 Draw up weekly timetable of bookings and activities in the Learners’s Pool and make sure that registers are kept up to date.
 Ensure that information, monitoring and evaluation forms are kept up to date and stored correctly.
 The postholder will also supervise private hires.
Pool maintenance
 Administer all activities in pool area and ensure compliance with all health and safety rules and regulations and monitor all persons entering issues and ensure appropriate authorisation.
 Maintain neat and clean pool area and water at all times and perform regular vacuuming and cleaning of pool.
 Ensure neat and clean changing rooms and perform various chemical tests as per requirements.
 Develop and maintain professional relationships with visiting clubs and users and ensure compliance to all safety programs and policies of organisation.
 Monitor and maintain inventory of all pool tools and equipment.
Person Specification
Attributes:
 Excellent interpersonal skills with children and adults with diverse needs.
 Ability to communicate effectively and build successful relationships with swimmers, parents, schools and community groups
 Good organisational skills
 Punctual and reliable
 Team Players
Qualifications:
 RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
Knowledge & Experience:
 Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team
 Experience of working with the public
 Experience of working with vulnerable and disabled swimmers and groups
 Experience of working with diverse communities.
 Ability to work to a high level of accuracy, with attention to detail
To Apply
Please email your CV and covering letter to Fatima Uygun by 5pm 8th July 2016 fatima@govanhillbaths.com – interviews Tuesday 15th July

Women only need apply as this job is required to be for a person of a particular sex under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equalities Act 2010

 

 

Female Swimming Instructor
The Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) is looking to recruit a qualified swimming teacher/s for the Leaner’s Pool.
An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Govanhill Baths for the post of swimming teacher for those who are passionate about swimming and making a difference to the health and fitness of our local community.
In 2001, Govanhill Baths was closed down against a tide of opposition by the local community. After 15 years of campaigning the GBCT has raised substantial funds for the refurbishment and restoration of the building into a Wellbeing Centre. Building work will commence in September 2017.
Between the 1st of August 2016- and 31st July 2017 the Learner’s Pool will be opened to the public for hire and for the delivery of swimming classes to the local community.
Reports to: Trust Manager
Key tasks:  Plan, co-ordinate and deliver swimming lessons to toddlers, children, individuals and vulnerable groups to ensure that they progress and that maximum benefit is gained from each lesson.
Hours: To be determined within the hours of 9am-8pm week days and 10am-6pm Saturdays.
Duration: 1st August 2016 – 31st July 2017
Rate of Pay: Self Employed /Sessional £15.00p/h
Additional duties and responsibilities:
 Ensure that your qualifications are renewed and updated as and when required
 To be responsible for reporting any defects in equipment or pool infrastructure to the Leaner’s Pool supervisor.
 Ensure that information, monitoring and evaluation forms are kept up to date and stored correctly.
 Undertaking administrative duties to support the delivery of an effective programme of coaching and teaching
 Ensure compliance with all health and safety rules and regulations and monitor all persons entering issues and ensure appropriate authorisation.
 Develop and maintain professional relationships with visiting clubs and users and ensure compliance to all safety programs and policies of organisation.
 Set up and put away any equipment needed for lessons
Person Specification
Attributes:
 Excellent interpersonal skills with children and adults with diverse needs.
 Ability to communicate effectively and build successful relationships with swimmers, parents, schools and community groups
 Good organisational skills
 Punctual and reliable
 Team player
Qualifications Essential:
 Level 1 & Level 2 ASA qualified swimming instructors (with current PVG is desirable)
Qualifications Desirable:
 National Pool Lifeguard qualification or similar (desirable)
 Other complimentary ASA/STA Qualifications (e.g. Adult & Child, disability, other aquatics etc)
 First Aid
Knowledge & Experience:
 Experience of delivering swimming lessons to a variety of ability levels
 Experience of working with vulnerable and disabled swimmers and groups
 Experience of working with diverse communities.
 Proven technical swimming knowledge.
 Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team
To Apply
Please email your CV and covering letter to Fatima Uygun by 5pm 8th July 2016 fatima@govanhillbaths.com. Interviews Wednesday 15th of July.
Women only need apply as this job is required to be for a person of a particular sex under Schedule 9, part 1 of the Equalities Act 2010

Join us on June 2nd to explore the ‘Changing Rooms’ of Govanhill Baths, as we reveal the new design of the building. Diving headfirst into the next stage of our redevelopment, you’ll get a chance to meet the architects and have your say on the design drawings.

Are there enough spaces for activities?
What are the facilities like for kids?
Have we thought through the different needs for local people?

There will be music, arty fun for all the family and a free, shared meal courtesy of Govanhill Monday Free Dinner – not to mention guided tours around our beloved Edwardian bathhouse, where you can submerge yourself in it’s rich history while seeing how the spaces will be renewed next year.

Here at the Baths we’re looking to the future, so grab your goggles and join in – united we will swim again!

Zdarma Jedlo, Hudba a Rodinna Zabava
Mancare gratis, muzica si distractie in familie!
مفت میں کھانا، میوسک اور فیملی مزہ

Artist-cum-archaeologist Mitch Miller from Glasgow Dialectograms will be developing a new work onsite, and there’ll be music from Randolph’s Leap, a Roma band, the Irish Heritage Foundatoin’s youth group, Sistema Scotland‘s ‘Big Noise’ and more, all for free! Watch this space. . . .

This year’s production for the Southside Fringe Festival is The Wasp, written by Morgan Malcolm and directed by our own Bruce Downie.

This scintillating thriller sees Carla and Heather, a school bully and her victim, reunited after 20 years. As they catch up over cups of tea it becomes apparent that their lives could scarcely be more different: Carla struggles to make ends meet and, with her fifth child on the way, is still sucking on cigarettes; while Heather has a successful career and a beautiful home, which she shares with her husband. But awkward conversation soon makes way for dramatic revelations as Heather presents Carla with a big bag of cash and a shocking business proposal.

Govanhill Theatre are committed to bringing community theatre to this area, if you live within the G42 postcode, there are £1 tickets available for all of our productions, contact Jim on 0141 433 2999 info@govanhillbaths.com for details.

The Wasp runs from Monday 23 May until Saturday 28 May at 7.30pm, tickets are £10/8 conc from Govanhill Baths Community Trust in Calder Street or from www.brownpapertickets.com

The ever-growing Southside Fringe Festival is back at the Baths for the third year.  For the next ten days there is an exciting programme of music and theatre events.

The Paper Bag is  new play by award winning Ppaywright Heloise Thual. This premiered at the Tron theatre in Glasgow in March 2016 and Director Lesley Eadie is bringing it to the Steamie theatre at the Baths on Thu 19th May for three nights.  Tickets are £10/8 from http://thepaperbag.bpt.me/

On Thursday 19 and Friday 20 May, 9.30pm, Kabakunst is a collaborative Kabarett Theatre Project including performance and music.  The Creative Martyrs (pictured below) and a whole host of friends come together in the main swimming pool for what List magazine described as “a curious, bawdy hinterland between the Weimar Republic and Noel Coward”. Tickets £10 from www.brownpapertickets.com

Peach, Oscar and the Dragon’s Tears is a modern fairytale for all ages.  Join Louna Productions in the main pool on Saturday 21 May, on this interactive storytelling adventure following a brave girl and her cat – expect swashbuckling fights, singing peas and a caramel munching dragon…that loves heavy metal music!  No tickets are required, entry is by donation to Govanhill Baths Community Trust.

Our in-house theatre company Govanhill Theatre will be staging a production of Morgan Malcolm’s The Wasp.  Directed by Bruce Downie The Wasp tells the story of two old school friends whose lives have taken very different paths brought back together by circumstance – and a case full of cash.  Tickets are £10/8 from www.brownpapertickets.com,  but there are £1 tickets available for each show for people resident in the G42 postcode area – for details of the £1 Govanhill Ticket Offer, email info@govanhillbaths.com or call Jim on 0141 433 2999.

On Thursday 26 May, at 5.30pm, the last of the events about the next stage of The Baths refurbishment takes place.  Following on from the series of community consultations, What Now for Govanhill Baths? Is a panel discussion featuring some the Bath’s most high profile supporters. Nicola Fisher was one the organisers of the Save Our Pool campaign in 2001, A Calder Street resident and respected Trade Unionist, anti-racism and anti-war campaigner, she has been involved for the full 15 years of the campaign and brings a unique first-hand insight.  Darren “Loki” McGarvey is a writer, rapper and community activist. Loki is known for his commentary on arts and politics in Scotland as well as his work in the field of violence reduction, and has been a contributor and supporter of the Baths music and arts programme since the re-opening in 2012. Lesley Riddoch is a writer and broadcaster, whose book Blossom was a best-seller in the lead up to the Scottish referendum.  She has written in the past about Govanhill Baths and community ownership and appeared at several events at the Baths since the re-opneing of the building. Campaigning human rights lawyer Aamer Anwar represented the Save Our Pool campaign and was a Trustee for the Govanhill Baths Community Trust.

This unique event will discuss the way forward for The Baths, what it measn to those involved and gives the public the opportunity to discuss what happens next.  This event is FREE.

Guest post from Ailie Rutherford

The People’s Bank of Govanhill is a local currency project which grew out of my time as artist in residence at Govanhill Baths. 

The aim of the project is to create a new form of currency in Govanhill, through a series of currency experiments, workshops and discussion events talking about money; looking at what’s wrong with our current economic situation and what we can do to change it.

The People’s Bank of Govanhill is an action research project, testing out different forms of local currency in order to find out what works best for the community and engaging local people in discussion. The exchange booth allows you to exchange Govanhill notes for sterling on a pay-what-you-can-afford basis. Each time the booth operates the notes can be used as vouchers exchangeable for local goods and services.

The suggested exchange rate is

1 Govanhill note : 100th of your weekly income.

Govanhill notes

The first set of Govanhill notes was designed during my residency at the Baths in 2015. There are now around 200 of these notes in circulation. A second set of notes is being designed by Govanhill based artist Marvyn Gaye Chetwynd but we need your support to print them.

How you can help

We really need your help to keep this project going, to print some new notes for The People’s Bank of Govanhill and to allow us to carry on this programme of events and ultimately to develop a local currency in Govanhill. The project has no core funding so is entirely reliant on donations and small grants to keep going.

If we reach our target we will also then have enough money to commission one more local artist to design the third set of notes. The new notes will be launched at Govanhill Baths in April, with a series of currency exchange events to follow.

To donate to the project visit our crowdfunder

Everyone who donates will receive a printed Govanhill note. We ask that you consider our pay-what-you-can-afford exchange rate and donate what you can afford to help us realise this next stage of the project. The notes are hand screen printed and then signed, dated and editioned.

You can choose whether to keep these notes as souvenirs or to use them and participate in local exchange projects. With your help, we can strengthen our local economy and community together. 

This week I continued with my box listing assignment, steadily working through the collections, creating excel sheets and describing all the items. I was examining a box relating to the ‘Save Our Pool’ period of the Baths history, when I came across a number of Christmas Cards.

Xmas Card Selection

Xmas Card Selection

These cards serve as a reminder of the fantastically creative approach of Save Our Pool activists downs the years. The cards were commissioned by the Govanhill Baths Community Trust in 2008 to raise money and awareness for the cause. Local primary school classes were encouraged to submit designs, the very best being chosen to be printed and sold in the area. I think you’ll agree the designs are fantastic!

Xmas Card Design One Xmas Card Design Two

Moreover, the children who created these wonderful designs epitomize the diverse community which the Baths serve, being of South Asian, Middle Eastern, Scottish and Eastern European heritage.
When people think of archives, they most likely would think of old manuscripts, or weighty, dusty tomes. However, these Xmas decorations richly deserve their place in the Govanhill Baths Archive, documenting as they do the nature of the local area and the actions that people have taken in order to protect their community.

Xmas Card Design Three