Entries by Julian

Funding for New Artwork at Govanhill Baths

Govanhill Baths is one of Forty-four creative projects across Scotland taking place thanks to £903,734 National Lottery funding through Creative Scotland in the latest round of Open Fund Awards. Three ambitious and unique art works including a large-scale hand-crafted mosaic from artist from Nathan Coley will be incorporated in the redevelopment of Govanhill Baths. The […]

The Fifth Govanhill International Festival

The Govanhill International Festival and Carnival is back: bigger, brighter and bolder than ever before! Now in its fifth year, the festival began in 2016 as an antidote to racism towards migrant communities from Eastern Europe in Govanhill. It started as a carnival, parade and weekend of music, aiming to celebrate the diversity of the […]

Common Ground / Common Good – (Un)Learning Land

Govanhill Baths is happy to be participating in an upcoming free event that examines the relationships to land and connecting voices in Detroit, Glasgow, and Kolkata (formerly Calcutta)  to explore pluralities and common areas of concern in community development and organising, strategic activism, and cultural sustainability at neighbourhood level. The event takes place online on […]

Celebrating Our Volunteers

Happy Volunteers’ Week to all of our wonderful volunteers! Govanhill Baths thanks all the volunteers who have helped us in this very difficult year and to all who have been in touch are now able to bring their time and dedication to helping the fantastic Govanhill Baths Community. Click to view some information on volunteering […]

Battle of Calder Street Illustrator Chosen

We are happy to announce the chosen illustrator of our recent open call to create an illustration of the Battle of Calder Street. We had almost 60 submissions and after a tough decision-making process we chose Aoife O’Toole to carry out the commission. Aoife will create an illustration of the moment in 2001 when police […]

Remembering George Floyd

Combating racism is something which should matter to all of us and is central to the work and principles of Govanhill Baths and all that we do. We recognise our role in Govanhill in combatting racism, bigotry and discrimination, and working with others to aid the defeat of such prejudice. We define ourselves by a […]

New Social Prescribing Initiative

Our Wellbeing, Arts and Health programme in partnership with Govanhill Doctors Surgery is currently piloting a 6-month social prescribing initiative. Throughout lockdown we’ve been working with Community Link Practitioners to create arts and crafts, gardening and wellbeing packs for patients. We’re now running two tailored classes and have commissioned custom-made distraction boxes for anyone using […]

Letter From A Stranger: Can You Help?

This last year has been an overwhelming whirlwind. Some of us might have had, or still do, very strong feelings that are difficult to put into words and handle even in the best of times. There are different coping mechanisms that people might use in to try and control these feelings or express them. Govanhill […]

Standing in Solidarity with Community Campaigns

Govanhill Baths Community Trust is an activist-based organisation run from and by the grassroots of our community. We were formed from two community campaigns against closures of public services, Southside Against Closures and Save Our Pool. We have shown by example, over years, the effectiveness of genuine community-led action. As such, we offer our full […]

Join The Fashion Revolution

This year our upcycling social enterprise Rags to Riches is taking part in the worldwide campaign Fashion Revolution. With its brand of workshops and products, they consistently aim to highlight the plight that waste has on our environment and its effect on climate change. The number of garments produced annually has doubled since 2000 and […]