With Govanhill Community Development Trust
Floating Head Workshops With Glasgow Science Centre
Tuesdays 03 and 10 August, 6:30 to 8:00pm
Inspired by the famous floating head from Glasgow Garden Festival, this is your chance to Build and make your own floating sculpture. Materials will be provided in advance by Glasgow Science Centre.
Register & participate here.
With Thriving Places Govanhill and Govanhill Community Development Trust
Govanhill Polyglot Sessions
Friday 03 to 12 August
Book online: www.tinyurl.com/PolyglotSessions
Join a group of fellow language enthusiasts to practise Arabic, British Sign Language, Irish, Punjabi, Romanes, Spanish or Urdu. Govanhill Polyglot Sessions are taster and conversational level language classes taught by residents of Govanhill where at least 88 languages are spoken. They were originally set up in response to the ‘Languages of Govanhill’ survey as many locals said they wanted to mingle in each other’s mother tongues. The sessions are open to everyone, but places are limited.
Age group: adults / level: various
Spontaneous Acts of Wellbeing
Tuesday 03 to Sunday 15 August
Queen’s Park (Venue 17)
Throughout the festival Govanhill Baths Wellbeing, Arts and Health programme will be sharing spontaneous acts of wellbeing in Queen’s Park. Pop-up exhibition from Women on the Mend, guided walks, Yoga and more!
With All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to withdraw this event from the festival. We apologise for any disappointment caused. You can check out the production’s other tour dates here.
Life was never better on a swing, the higher the better! Come and enter our world of The Swings. We love playing and swinging about on our giant swing set and we’d love you to have a go too. Watch as our aerialists swing, climb, play and perform for you. Then the Swings are open to experience.
Your swinging will activate a soundscape full of memories of being on a swing. Feel the rush of air past your face and be inspired by our aerialists with what you can do with a swing! A 5m high giant swing set, 2 swings, 2 aerialists and a sound installation where you can play, watch, and listen. An interactive event for all the family.
Let The Music Play
With Music Broth
8 Aug, 12 – 3pm
At Music Broth (Unit 7, Victoria Court Workspaces, 8 Hollybrook Street, G42 7HB)
Hannah Frank: A Glasgow Jewish Artist
Online film & talk
10 Aug, 7.30pm
A chance to see the short film ‘Hannah Frank, The Spark Divine’ (2008) in a shared online viewing together with Fiona Frank, Hannah Frank’s niece and champion, and two of the the Glasgow University History of Art students who have been working alongside Fiona Frank throughout 2021, conducting original research on the life and work of the artist. Fiona and the students will talk about Frank’s life and work, and will answer your questions!
With Remade Network
Pitch & Stitch: Textile Repair Picnic
14 Aug, 12pm-2pm
Scottish Poetry Rose Garden
Do you have a shirt that needs some TLC? Or a pair of jeans with one too many holes? Join Remade Network’s free Pitch and Stitch event to repair your garments with the help of one of our talented textile technicians and in an open friendly environment. Bring along your clothes to repair, tools you may need, a blanket or chair so you’re comfortable. We will be on hand to provide assistance to help you mend your textiles. We will also have extra tools, thread and buttons for those who need it.
Occupy: Travelling Artwork by Mandy McIntosh