Entries by Julian

Music from old rope… or anything else that’s been thrown away

The Ensemble Upvention is a new community music project, transforming discarded objects into sounds and music. It’s part upcycling and part performance. Govanhill Baths had the fantastic Trash Orchestra before and we are now continuing that spirit. We are starting with evening sessions on Wednesdays 2 and 9 March 2022  at The Deep End, 21 […]

Board Vacancies

Govanhill Baths Community Trust are looking for new Board members and that could be you! Govanhill Baths Community Trust has reached a very exciting time in its 20 year campaign to open the Baths as a wellbeing centre for the community of Govanhill. We are now looking for committed individuals to join our Board for […]

Acts of Kindess

As this challenging year draws to an end we’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of Govanhill and East Pollokshields Community and wish you kindness, strength and joy for the holidays and New Year. Inspired by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation, click to view 12 Acts of Kindness you […]

How Govanhill Baths Helps Tackle Climate Change

Govanhill Baths is delighted to feature in a new short film from Glasgow City Heritage Trust. The Trust says of the film: “Glasgow, like cities all around the world, is today at a very real risk from climate change. The city’s heritage is no stranger to these concerns, but our historic buildings are also part […]

Volunteer’s Perspective on Govanhill Baths

  Hello! I’m Kev. As a newly-minted addition to the volunteer team with GBCT, last month it was my honour to be asked to participate in Glasgow’s Doors Open Days as a Tour Guide. Despite having never taken charge of tours before, I wanted to try something different and learn a new skill. When I […]

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 […]