Following Government guidelines, Govanhill Baths Community Trust has postponed all Arts, Health and Wellbeing classes. Like many organisations, we are looking to deliver our activities online or at a distance. As we create a programme of activities, please get in touch if you have any ideas or suggestions. Also, we will be putting together Art and Craft Activity Packs (details coming soon). If you would like a pack delivered, please contact or on 07727 146 178 (Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm).

Finding a way to structure your day, keeping in contact with people on the phone and engaging in some art activities and gentle exercise at home, could really help bring some joy and much-needed distraction in this unsettling time. We will keep updating our website and Facebook page and click to sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with the latest activities we are running.

We have a number of suggestions from other organisations on creative ideas to do at home and links to important services. Click to find out more.

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve received funding from the NHS Endowment Fund and Investing in Communities Fund to expand our Wellbeing Programme and introduce Social Prescribing in the southside of Glasgow. We’ll be offering a wide variety of arts, health and wellbeing classes to improve physical and mental health, and increase social connections within community. We’ll be working with local artists, facilitators, community groups and the NHS to deliver this person-centred programme. We’d love to hear from you about the activities you want to do. Send your ideas over to or call 0141 433 2999.

Elsewhere at The Baths we’re launching the South City Way Public Art work at the start of April, and at the end hosting an exhibition by Fabric of Society, a self-organising collective of four artists exploring associations fabric has with constructions of womanhood and identity. Through until May our Archive has a programme of free events celebrating the street protests, including an exhibition of banners from the history of Govanhill Baths, with a new banner by St Brides Primary School. Information on these and much more is inside.

Finally, like so many areas, Govanhill is deeply affected by the impact of government ‘austerity’ policies. This has resulted in a massive increase in food poverty and inequality, a scourge affecting 10,000s of people every single day including children. As part of the refurbishment of Govanhill Baths, we’re opening one of the first Community Food Pantries in Scotland. Pantries provide dignified and sustainable support to those in most need and we’re asking for your help in raising funds. Check the back cover for more details and please join us if you can.

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Dear Friends!

As of Friday 20th of March Govanhill Baths Community Trust has decided to postpone all programmes and activities until further notice in order to keep everyone safe and protect the most vulnerable in our community.

Most of our programmes will either be on hold, or where possible, held in alternative formats with the exception of the Govanhill Youth Club which will operate in a limited capacity outdoors. In addition, the DeepEnd will be open only to studio holders and businesses.

All our staff will be working from home and can be contacted via email, see below for direct links.

We will keep you updated on news over the upcoming days and weeks on what we have to offer. Please keep an eye out for our What’s On Programme which will be updated weekly. Click to subscribe now.

We want to find alternative ways to come together during this time of uncertainty, stay connected with one another in a time when many are feeling anxious and isolated. We are committed to keeping communication lines open, you can email us below or engage with us on facebook or twitter.

Programme contact leads
Wellbeing Programme: Joanna Young
Rags to Riches: Blanche Gorency
Govanhill Archives and Heritage: Paula Larkin
Learning and Outreach: Katherine Midgley
DeepEnd Venue: Stevie West
Govanhill Baths Art: Jim Monaghan
Govanhill Youth Club: Angie Christie

Keep safe, look out for for each other and support one another.

United We Will Swim!

From the Staff and Board of Govanhill Baths

We’ve started raising funds to create a Community Pantry in Govanhill to tackle local food inequality. Our Pantry will be a dignified alternative to food banks, providing affordable and nutritious food in one of the most socially deprived areas of Glasgow. It will be housed in Govanhill Baths when it reopens as a Health & Wellbeing Centre.

Food banks only offer short-term occasional support. But our Pantry will give ongoing and sustainable help directly for those facing food insecurity.

Please visit our Crowdfunder page to find out more or make your donation.

Refurbished entrance

Learning and Outreach Officer

Salary: £11,232 18 hours a week (equivalent £23,088 pro rata)

Fixed term February 2nd 2020- January 31st 2022

An exciting opportunity exists for a well qualified and creative person to join the team of staff and volunteers at the Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT). We are looking to recruit a Learning and Outreach Officer to develop and coordinate the delivery of the Activity Plan for the Capital Refurbishment of the Govanhill Baths project in Govanhill. GBCT is a registered charity which campaigns to preserve and conserve, for public benefit, Govanhill Baths, and for the redevelopment and reopening of the Edwardian swimming pool and wash house in Govanhill, Glasgow.
Govanhill Baths Community Trust (GBCT) is a grassroots anchor organisation based in Govanhill. Our goal is to re-open the Govanhill Baths as a Wellbeing Centre and at the same time contribute to the wider social, health, cultural and built regeneration of Govanhill.

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Govanhill Baths is hosting a Christmas Fair on Saturday 07 December at our Deep End arts’ space. Running from 11:00am to 4:00pm, we will have a range of products handcrafted by local artists and makers, including textiles, ceramics, homewares, and jewelry. There will also be workshops for you to try out your creative skills with badge making, printing, and ceramics. And with food, drink and music, this is the perfect way to get all your Christmas gifts!

Christmas Fair
21 Nithsdale Street
Glasgow G41 2PZ

Dumbarton and District Chess Association and Govanhill Baths are organising a 2019 Chess Tournament.

It will take place on Sunday 24 November 2019, 12.00 – 5.00pm, at The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ

Deadline for registration is Thursday 21 November.
Click to download a registration form (PDF)

Click to download a registration form (Word)

Allegro Tournament
Begins 1.00pm. Entry £5.00 per player.
An Allegro with five rounds of 15 minutes per player Swiss Tournament of 32 players (graded under 1900).
First Prize of £40.00 (dependent upon the number of entries) will be awarded as well as a runner-up prize. In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared equally with no play offs. (Any Junior graded 1000 or above will be entered into the Allegro Tournament).
First 32 to reply will be given priority.

Junior Tournament
Begins 12.00pm. Entry £3.00 per player.
A five-round event for juniors graded 0 up to 0999. Rate of play is 25 minutes per player.
First Prize of £20.00 (dependent upon the number of entries) will be awarded. There will be trophies for those finishing in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
First 32 juniors to reply will be given priority.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust Annual Report for the year 2018 to 2019 is now available to download.

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Whats on cover

The latest arts and events news from Govanhill Baths in October, November and December. Including details of our October Week Craft Club to keep the kids occupied, our Christmas Fayre and Panto, and Govanhill Baths first chess tournament. Also list of all our Wellbeing, Ceramics and Upcycling workshops and classes.

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Wellbeing Programme with sunbeams

Govanhill Baths Community Trust offers a range of classes that aim to enhance the wellbeing of participants in a number of ways, including: improving physical and mental health; providing creative outlets for skills development and enhancement; facilitate employment opportunities; generate positive social networks; and, improve community cohesion.

For the 2018-2019 period, our evaluation report showed:

  • During the 2018-2019 period, statistical data revealed that:
  • 436 people took part in the Wellbeing Programme
  • A shift away from younger participants, with a large increase in those aged 35-39
  • A significant increase in participants with a disability or health condition
  • Almost double the number of LGBT participants
  • An increase in participants who are students
  • An increase in participants from outwith the immediate community
  • Wellbeing scores were significantly different between the start and end of each workshop block, signalling an overall improvement in the wellbeing of attendees.
  • Participant responses revealed that workshops were well-received and positively regarded.

Click to view the complete report (PDF)