With Govanhill Community Development Trust

Floating Head Workshops With Glasgow Science Centre

Tuesdays 03 and 10 August, 6:30 to 8:00pm
Online event

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:

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

The Swings

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)

Music Broth are Scotland’s Musical Instrument and Equipment library located right here in Govanhill. We have over 1800 musical instruments and equipment available to share!
We delivered over 300 library instruments to people’s homes to support wellbeing and mental health during the COVID-19 lockdown and created over 60 online music resources and workshops. This ‘Let The Music Play’ free event celebrates the reopening of our library hub.
With live music performances, ‘come and try’ musical instruments, children’s activities, repair and upcycling workshops, refreshments and library open to all. Come celebrate with us and find out more. All welcome!

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

3 – 15 Aug
Various locations around Govanhill 
Artist Mandy McIntosh will re-occupy the streets of Govanhill with an agitprop poster design artwork incorporating images and messages from the occupation and inspired by the iconic posters of May ’68, the Black Panther Movement and others.