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SONICA at the Baths

For the next 11 days, the baths will be one of the host venues for the Sonica Festival. Sonic artists from across the world will be exhibiting and performing in 14 venues across Glasgow. At the baths we have Robbie Thomson’s “A New Alps” in the main pool and the world Premier of “Order and […]

GOVANHILL BATHS COMMUNITY TRUST- LIVING WAGE COMMITMENT

The Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) is delighted to announce that it is committed to seeing everyone who works at Govanhill Baths receive, as minimum, an hourly wage of £7.85. At present all GBCT staff are paid higher than the Living wage. GBCT’s committment to the Living wage began in 2013. GBCT Manager, Fatima Uygun […]

New Funding Secures the Future of Govanhill Baths

Heritage Lottery Fund announced a new “first round” funding package for Govanhill Baths Community Trust that means refurbishment of the building can begin soon to bring swimming back to Govanhill.  The award, coupled with other funding packages will allow the Trust to start work towards repairing the “Ladies pool” “Teaching Pool” and Turkish baths and […]

Southside Film Festival at the Baths

On Saturday, all day, Govanhill Baths will host events as part of this year’s Southside Film Festival.  Starting on Saturday morning, Rags to Riches and Southside Film present “Making in the Movies”. The day begins with the monthly Sew Lah Tea Dough meet-up, there will be a mini version of our annual “this is not […]

Baths to Host Concert for Refugees

Govanhill Baths Community Trust, in association with Singer and River City star Tom Urie, are staging a concert to raise funds and awareness of the refugee crisis this Sunday (27th) in the main pool. The pool will be turned into a concert venue for the evening and friends and supporters will gather to support the […]

Doors open at the Baths

On Saturday and Sunday this week, we will be opening our doors to the public as part Doors Open Day, Glasgow’s Built Heritage Festival.  Come along for a tour of the building and hear about the history and the future of Govanhill Baths. The tours are every half hour from 11am through till 4pm.  Ours […]

Rags To Riches wins “Greener Together” Award

We are pleased to announce that Govanhill Baths Community Trust was awarded the Scottish Government’s Greener Together Award 2015 for its Rags to Riches project.The award was presented to us by Nicola Sturgeon. The Awards, which celebrate and reward communities for environmental action, are now in their third year. They are part of our wider […]

Opening Doors

Hola!! Since our last blog I’ve been to London to the Community Archives and Heritage Group annual conference which was excellent!!! Got introduced to alot of really interesting archive projects including: – Milford Street Bridge Project, winner of the Community Archive and Heritage Group of the Year. – Khizra Foundation, winner of the best new […]

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.  […]