Spring Wellbeing Programme

Govanhill Baths Community Trust’s spring programme of Wellbeing classes are now open for registration.   A wide range of FREE activities and classes, open to all, will be running from April to June.

You can try your hand at Angling, Archery, Knitting, Yoga, Creative Writing, Pottery and Drawing.  To find out more or to register for classes call 0141 433 2999 or email info@govanhillbaths.com

 

 

Coming Soon – Rags to Riches new retail outlet

Govanhills Baths Community Trust’s award-winning upcycling project Rags to Riches have secured new premises for a retail outlet on Victoria Road.  Our team are busy preparing the shop for a planned opening in May.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The shop will sell Rags to Riches own branded products as well as a range of other upcycled products from projects and practitioners across Scotland and beyond.  If you want to know more or are interested in getting involved email Nadine ragstoriches@govanhillbaths.com

Yon Afro Collective – Glasgow International Festival 2018 at Govanhill Baths

Govanhill Baths Community Trust are delighted to announce that we will again be a venue for This year;s GI Festival, hosting Yon Afro Collective.

Glasgow International is Scotland’s largest festival for contemporary art, taking place over three weeks every two years across the city of Glasgow. Renowned as a centre for contemporary art, the festival draws on the city’s strengths as a vibrant and distinctive centre of artistic production and display. Combining the characteristics of a visual arts biennial with an open submission model for artists and curators based in the city, GI is a truly unique event in the European cultural calendar.

(Re)imagining Self and raising consciousness of existence through alternative space and (re)imagined place 20 April-07 May

Featuring Najma Abukar, Layla Roxanne Hill, Rhea Lewis, Sekai Machache, and Adebusola Debora Ramsay, Yon Afro Collective (YAC) seeks to amplify the lives of women of colour in Scotland and tell stories which are often ignored.

Its latest project will consider how the Black Other is viewed. The installation will challenge the concept of positive initiatives, the performance of being ourselves, and align women of colour, Scottish and artist identities.

By presenting this alongside sculptural and other visual material, YAC examines our existence as resistance within social, political and geographical environments.

Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Wed & Fri, 1.30pm-6pm
Thu, 2pm-8pm
Sat, 11am-5pm

Statement in repsonse to RCGF funding announcement

The Board of Trustees of Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) are extremely disappointed that, for the second year in a row, The Scottish Government has decided not to support the refurbishment of Govanhill Baths through the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund (RCGF).

We believe that the reasoning behind the decision to not award funding to Govanhill Baths is inconsistent with other projects that have been granted funding previously and in this years awards.  GBCT know that we meet all of the criteria for funding and that our project uniquely “fits the bill” for the Government’s flagship Community Empowerment and Regeneration strategies.
Nearly 600 people recently bought Community Shares in Govanhill Baths, those people are now the owners of the project and are a true example of a community “doing it for themselves”.
This news is devastating, it jeopardises the whole project and will have a demoralising effect on a community that has fought and worked so hard for 17 years to bring this vital community asset back to life.  The Trustees will be seeking answers on behalf of the shareholders and the people of Govanhill as to why our community has been ignored yet again.   We are committed to the vision and timescale for the project and are challenging the Scottish Government and our project partners to work with us in a positive and constructive manner to resolve the situation and allow us to progress the project to the benefit of the Govanhill Community