Govanhill Baths will be closed to the public for Wednesday 28 February and Thursday 01 March due to the weather conditions.  All classes, appointments and room bookings are cancelled.  We hope to back open again on Friday.

We apologise for any inconvenience this causes


This is the last weekend chance to catch the exhibition Taking a Line for a Swim a show of works by particpants in our recent drawing classes, in the foyer. The exhibition will be open 9.30am-3.30pm on Saturday and will then only be open during office hours until 02 March.

Govanhill Theatre present Whisky Galore – a Radio Play in the Rags to Riches Studio at 7.30pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are £10 (£6 concession) at the door or, in advance from

What Is Our Name? is an one-off exhibition by Glasgow School of Art students Hyoney Kim, Lam Shun Hui, Roisin Cairney and Sarah Hilley, in Nessa’s Room 5-7.30pm on Friday 23rd.

And, Govanhill Baths Community Trust and Ja Live luanch a new initiative called Roots Rock Reggae Against Racism at the Rum Shack tonight (23 Feb) 8pm-1am. RRRAR emerged from the concert in Queens Park last year that featured Aswad, Misty in Roots and Black Roots and aims to use reggae music as a way to build bridges and bring people together.  there will be a series of events throughout the year, soundsystem workshops and a major concert at the time of Govanhill International Carnival.  The launch event is entry by donation and features DJs Hectorr, Junior Lazarou, Caroline Murphy and Young Andrew, with speakers Suki Sangha (STUC Black Workers Committee) and Fatima Uygun (Govanhill Against Racism).  Come along ans how your support and have a dance.



Job Opportunity – Swimming Instructor

Govanhill Baths Community Trust is now looking for an additional swimming teacher to join our small team to support delivery of our Learn to Swim Programme. Classes are small, with 2 teachers per class working in the water to support the learners. We aim for a fun, learning environment, while our learners build water confidence and begin to master the techniques required for becoming a competent swimmer. We are particularly looking for a teacher to deliver our Monday after-school lessons. If you have a Teaching Swimming qualification and have the enthusiasm to inspire others to learn to swim, please get in touch.

Location: Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT), 99 Calder Street, Govanhill, G42 7RA

Reports to: Swimming Supervisor

Hours: Mon 15.30 – 17.30 (2 hrs), initially with potential for further hours as required

Rate of Pay: Self-Employed / Sessional – from £10 per hour, dependant on qualifications and experience

Start Date: as soon as possible

Role: Support the delivery of swimming lessons to individuals in class lessons to ensure that they each progress at their own pace.


  • UKCC / STA / ASA Level 1 or Level 2 Teaching Swimming qualification
  • RLSS National Pool Lifeguard qualification (or equivalent) – desirable
  • Current PVG Scheme Member
  • Experience working with children and adults

To Apply: Please email your CV and covering letter to Car Stevenson –

For more information: please contact Car Stevenson –


February is another busy month at The Baths, and also sees the launch of a Community Interest Company that has emerged out of last year’s Govanhill International Carnival.

Our latest art exhibition in the foyer launches today (February 06).  TAKING A LINE FOR A SWIM is a show of work by the participants from our evening drawing class.  Its free and will be available to view during opening hours until Friday March 02.

Govanhill Theatre presents a “Radio” version of Compton McKenzie’s “Whisky Galore” in the studio Friday 23, Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February at 7.30pm.  Tickets are available at

ROOTS ROCK REGGAE AGAINST RACISM (RRRAR) is a new CIC launched in the wake of last year’s Govanhill International Carnival.  During the Carnival we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the historic Rock Against Racism movement with a concert in Queens Park featuring reggae legends Aswad, Misty in Roots and Black Roots, launched by Jeremy Corbyn.  RRRAR is the brainchild of one of the organisers of that event, Jah Live!  Their launch takes place at The Rum Shack on Friday 23 February, we hope you can join us at the first of many regular events.