Following Government guidelines, Govanhill Baths Community Trust has postponed all Arts, Health and Wellbeing classes. Like many organisations, we are looking to deliver our activities online or at a distance. As we create a programme of activities, please get in touch if you have any ideas or suggestions. Also, we will be putting together Art and Craft Activity Packs (details coming soon). If you would like a pack delivered, please contact or on 07727 146 178 (Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm).

Finding a way to structure your day, keeping in contact with people on the phone and engaging in some art activities and gentle exercise at home, could really help bring some joy and much-needed distraction in this unsettling time. We will keep updating our website and Facebook page and click to sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with the latest activities we are running.

We have a number of suggestions from other organisations on creative ideas to do at home and links to important services. Click to find out more.

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve received funding from the NHS Endowment Fund and Investing in Communities Fund to expand our Wellbeing Programme and introduce Social Prescribing in the southside of Glasgow. We’ll be offering a wide variety of arts, health and wellbeing classes to improve physical and mental health, and increase social connections within community. We’ll be working with local artists, facilitators, community groups and the NHS to deliver this person-centred programme. We’d love to hear from you about the activities you want to do. Send your ideas over to or call 0141 433 2999.

Elsewhere at The Baths we’re launching the South City Way Public Art work at the start of April, and at the end hosting an exhibition by Fabric of Society, a self-organising collective of four artists exploring associations fabric has with constructions of womanhood and identity. Through until May our Archive has a programme of free events celebrating the street protests, including an exhibition of banners from the history of Govanhill Baths, with a new banner by St Brides Primary School. Information on these and much more is inside.

Finally, like so many areas, Govanhill is deeply affected by the impact of government ‘austerity’ policies. This has resulted in a massive increase in food poverty and inequality, a scourge affecting 10,000s of people every single day including children. As part of the refurbishment of Govanhill Baths, we’re opening one of the first Community Food Pantries in Scotland. Pantries provide dignified and sustainable support to those in most need and we’re asking for your help in raising funds. Check the back cover for more details and please join us if you can.

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Dear Friends!

As of Friday 20th of March Govanhill Baths Community Trust has decided to postpone all programmes and activities until further notice in order to keep everyone safe and protect the most vulnerable in our community.

Most of our programmes will either be on hold, or where possible, held in alternative formats with the exception of the Govanhill Youth Club which will operate in a limited capacity outdoors. In addition, the DeepEnd will be open only to studio holders and businesses.

All our staff will be working from home and can be contacted via email, see below for direct links.

We will keep you updated on news over the upcoming days and weeks on what we have to offer. Please keep an eye out for our What’s On Programme which will be updated weekly. Click to subscribe now.

We want to find alternative ways to come together during this time of uncertainty, stay connected with one another in a time when many are feeling anxious and isolated. We are committed to keeping communication lines open, you can email us below or engage with us on facebook or twitter.

Programme contact leads
Wellbeing Programme: Joanna Young
Rags to Riches: Blanche Gorency
Govanhill Archives and Heritage: Paula Larkin
Learning and Outreach: Katherine Midgley
DeepEnd Venue: Stevie West
Govanhill Baths Art: Jim Monaghan
Govanhill Youth Club: Angie Christie

Keep safe, look out for for each other and support one another.

United We Will Swim!

From the Staff and Board of Govanhill Baths