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A statement from Govanhill Baths Community Trust’s Chair, Alex Wilde

The long-awaited refurbishment of Govanhill Baths has officially begun, almost twenty years to the day that the building was first occupied by the community in an attempt to prevent it from closing in 2001. See below a statement from Govanhill Baths Community Trust’s Chair, Alex Wilde: We are delighted that ownership of the Govanhill Baths […]

Rest in peace, Gill Wright

Govanhill Baths Community Trust are so sad to share the news of the passing of a dear friend and supporter, Gill Wright. Gill was the Development Manager at Victoria Baths in Manchester and founder of Historic Pools of Britain (HPB). She was an early supporter and advocate of the Save Our Pool campaign and Govanhill […]

Celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility

The 31st of March is International Transgender Day of Visibility. It is a day to celebrate the lives and achievements of transgender people in our community and across the world. Govanhill Baths Community Trust unconditionally stands in solidarity with trans people. We support the right of trans people for equality and empower trans people to […]

BEMIS Scotland Health and Vaccine Survey

As Scotland’s vaccination plan is progressed it is imperative that vaccination and informed consent from Scotland’s diverse minority ethnic communities increases. Recent studies have emerged from England and Wales indicating that uptake of the vaccination within some marginalised and harder-to-reach communities is low (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55666407). The purpose of this survey is to identify information that is […]

Improve Your Wellbeing With Our Postcards

Our exciting new Wellbeing project launches today! Govanhill Baths Community Trust is launching an innovative project to support and improve people’s wellbeing. In collaboration with artist and illustrator Jem Milton, we are distributing free postcard packs in Govanhill through shops, community groups, and GPs for people to collect. Each pack contains six commissioned designs that […]

Make your own Christmas Decorations!

Come for a one-day session with us, where you can use textures and stamps to make beautiful decorations for your tree or mantlepiece. Once completed they will be glazed and fired for you to collect. Choose from Sunday 15th November or Sunday 29th November. Both days run from 10am – 1pm. Click to book a […]

The Govanhill Queer Community Banner Project

Category Is Books and Govanhill Baths Community Trust are delighted to present The Govanhill Queer Community Banner, a celebration of our diverse community. Working with poet Dean Atta and artist gainAgain (Drew Taylor Wilson), the banner weaves together words and imagery by the queer community about collective experiences, histories, relationships and life in Govanhill, creating […]

Commission: Urban Journeys in Community Landownership

Community Land Scotland are looking for artists to work closely with Urban Community Landowners: Govanhill Baths, Bridgend Farmhouse and Greener Kirkcaldy for a new project Urban Journeys. This call-out is for three separate commission opportunities (please see individual briefs in links) to work collaboratively with these Urban Community Landowners and creatively, visually or otherwise, tell […]

Govanhill Poetry Splash

The 8th annual Govanhill Poetry Splash takes place on National Poetry Day (Thu 01October). For the first time it will be an online event due to COVID restrictions. Staring back in 2012, the Poetry Splash had featured some of Scotland’s best known poets and spoken word artists including Liz Lochhead, Tom Leonard, Harry Josephine Giles, […]

Vacancy: Business Operations Manager

Remade Network is a social enterprise that sets up collaborative repair hubs with communities. Our first project, ‘The Repair Stop’ has just launched in Govanhill, at 21 Nithsdale Street, working collaboratively with Govanhill Baths Community Trust, Repair Cafe Glasgow, Glasgow Tool Library, The Pram Project and Glasgow City Council. We provide affordable repairs in household […]