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September at the Baths

September is a busy month again, with plenty going on over and above the busy rooms that are used daily by the whole community. On Friday 4th Imagination – The Festival of Ideas kicks off in the Steamie.  The event is held across the Southside over the weekend with the baths hosting some amazing lectures […]

Be a Friend of Govanhill Baths

The Friends of Govanhill Baths is a group set up over a decade ago to support the work of the Govanhill Baths Community Trust.  It’s an informal group who’s role is to promote and publicise the work of the Trust to the community, assist with fundraising activities and organise volunteers for events at the Baths.  […]

Baths Film Released on DVD

After a highly succesful tour of film festivals, community groups and pool campaigns across the UK, Unite We Will Swim… Again is available to but on DVD.  Fran Higson’s film, telling the extraordinary story of our campaign to save Govanhill Baths was nominated for best short film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival and won […]

Annual General Meeting

Govanhill Baths Community Trust AGM will be held on Tuesday 25 August at 7pm at the Baths.  All current members are entitled to vote but all local people and supporters are welcome to attend.  As the Baths refurbishment moves in to the next stage, the reinstatement of two of the three pools; the Turkish baths; […]

Govanhill Baths Community Programme

GBCT are pleased to announce that our regular community classes will be starting up again at the end of the month.  Govanhill Grub, the weekly cooking group starts on 22nd July, it’s a great way to learn about food, cooking, learning and then eating a meal together, and it’s all free!  Our free Yoga for […]

Welcome to Govanhill Baths Archive

Hi This is the first blog from the Govanhill Baths Archive!!!! First of all we’re in a new space at the Baths – up the stairs in what was formerly the slipper baths and have a lot more room for people to come in and access our collections. On the blog we want to share […]

Baths Film Hits the Road

Fran Higson’s film United We Will Swim… Again about the 14 year long struggle to save Govanhill Baths has started a tour of the UK, screening at swimming pools, community centres and other events across the country.  Fresh from the premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the tour kicked off on Saturday at Templemore […]

End of an era as Baths leader Andrew Johnson retires from the Trust

In 2001, when Glasgow City Council decided to close the baths in Calder Street, a very varied group of people came together to fight the closure. Andrew Johnson had seen 4 of his children learn to swim here as part of the highly regarded Kingston club, and was one of the earliest to start organising […]

Closure of The Emporium Charity Shop

It was with deep regret that GBCT had to make the decision to close our Charity Shop, The Emporium.  The shop opened in August 2001, initially at a site in Calder Street and then to the popular site on Victoria Road.  Rising costs and the recession have hit many similar shops and we could not […]

Events at the Baths in May

May is a very busy month at the Baths with a whole range of events centred around the Southside Fringe.  As well as an extension to GBCT’s “100 years of Govanhill Baths” exhibition in the foyer, GBart will be hosting “Concrete Ribs”, an exhibition of new work by Helen de Main, Sarah Forrest and Carla […]