Radical Reels Trail
Sun 13th Aug, 1:00 – 4:00pm
As part of our Radical Reels programme, this year we have curated a selection of short films made by community groups Unity Sisters and Romano Lav to be screened in various locations across Govanhill to coincide with the annual Govanhill Street Music Festival. Pop by between the hours of 1pm-4pm and if you’re lucky you might even meet the stars of the films in-person!
‘April 17th’ (2022, 5 min) by Romano Lav
Greater Govanhill Newsroom, 82 Bowman St Glasgow G42 8LF
Access: The venue is wheelchair accessible, but there is no accessible toilet.
When there’s a party in Govanhill, a neighbour learns a valuable lesson.The premiere of a short film made by local Roma young people with Romano Lav as part of the Govanhill Baths’ Culture Collective project, under the guidance of local filmmakers Meray Diner and Ciaran Pasi.
‘It Will Start With Me’ by Glasgow Centre for Population Health (2023, 9 min)
MILK Cafe, 452 Victoria Rd, Glasgow G42 8YU
Access: MILK Café is a small ground floor café which has no lip on the door. Unfortunately, it is unsuitable for wheelchair access and facilities due to limited venue capacity and lack of accessible toilets.
In 2021-2022, a group of New Scots women took part in ‘Our Rights, Our Communities’, a peer advocacy project funded by the New Scots Integration Delivery Project, with support from MILK Café, Unity Sisters and GBCT. Six of the women then delivered an evaluation of the project. They produced an animation outlining their findings, and a short documentary, ‘It will start with me’, about their journey as peer researchers. The short film describes the research skills they developed, the challenges they faced and the value of this work for them. Both films were funded by GCPH.
Street Music Festival
Sun 13 Aug
Various locations in Govanhill
Please see our website for details of locations: www.govanhillbaths.com
The Govanhill Street Music Festival is back once again! Join us to celebrate the rich and diverse musical contributions from the artists of Govanhill. With a line up that showcases the wonderful musical heritage, talent and skills of top musicians and performers as they take to the streets once more to fill Govanhill with music. The Street Music Festival has become one of the highlights of the festival programme; showing how music and culture can bring us all together as one community. Come on down and join us to show that we are one of the most proudly anti-racist and multicultural communities in Glasgow – and have a dance and sing-a-long while you do it!
Love Music Hate Racism
Love Music Hate Racism is proud to host Govanhill Street Music Festival 2023. For over 20 years we’ve passionately held the belief that music has the power to bring people together to party with a purpose. We are inspired by the Rock Against Racism movement, a political and cultural phenomenon that helped defeat the Nazi National Front in the late 1970s. We stand in that tradition of fighting back against all forms of racism, fascism, Islamophobia and xenophobia; using music as a unifying force to take a stand against racism.
The Big South Social Picnic
Organised by The Big South and Friends
13th August 2023, 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Queen’s Park Recreation Ground
Join this free family friendly summer gathering to share food, stories and song, and celebrate solidarity, care and community. Last year, postal workers in Govanhill went out on strike, with huge support from the local community. Though their dispute is currently at a standstill, The Big South Social Picnic is an invitation to build upon and sustain relationships with all workers, in our ongoing struggle for better conditions and wages for all! It is bread we fight for, but we fight for roses too!
75 Years since the Nakba: Festival for Palestine
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale St, Glasgow G41 2PZ
Visit www.govanhillbaths.com/festival for exhibition opening hours
Full weekend ticket can be ordered on eventbrite for free.
A three-day Festival (11th-13th) of Palestinian life and culture will feature as part of the Govanhill International Festival this year on the 75th anniversary of the Nakba. Film, poetry, photography and political analysis will all be on show on the weekend as the Network of Photographers for Palestine brings you a rich array of attractions. We will be serving delicious Palestinian food over the weekend too. So come and join us as we celebrate the richness and variety that is Palestinian culture today.
Featuring exhibitions ‘Nakba 75’ by Ahmad al Bazz and ‘Skateboarding – Palestine’ by Owen Godbert
Sunday 13 Aug
Derek Newton from Highland Palestine will give his perspective on the new ultra-right lurch in Israeli politics, after which two giants of the Palestinian world, Ilan Pappe and Ramzy Baroud will join us for a live discussion on the way forward for Palestine.
strike SUPPORT on Victoria Road
Tue 01 to Sun 13 Aug
Through the Looking Glass Public Exhibition, Paria Goodarzi
Tue 01 to Sun 13 Aug
Govanhill Baths Garden (opposite 126 Calder Street)
In what ways are green spaces a refuge, a reflection of society, and a gateway to contemplating space and time? Govanhill is one of the most diverse areas in Glasgow, attracting people for its unique political, economic, and cultural appeal. This installation in Govanhill Baths Garden is by Govanhill Baths Culture Collective artist Paria Goodarzi and consists of three mirrored chairs of varying sizes, incorporating materials like acrylic, wood, and tiles. Mirrors reflect our green spaces’ role as a sanctuary and as a reflection of society. Engraved words like WONDER, HOME, and WISH symbolise ways that we might explore space and time. A blue-tiled line connects the outdoors and indoors, prompting contemplation of the built environment and the world the installation inhabits and holds a mirror up to.
Yes! I Can – Pinhole Camera Trail
Tue 01 to Sun 13 Aug
Various sites around Govanhill
As part of her Culture Collective residency with Govanhill Baths, Jude Mckechnie together with local photographer Martyna Maz and researcher Anna Tudos, worked collaboratively with the Govanhill Youth Club to make pinhole cameras out of empty juice cans.
We ventured out and hung them up in various places around Govanhill and left them to work their magic. The images captured inside our little cans have been made into printed cards with a trail of where the images were taken included on the back. Find out more about the project on our website and learn how to make your very own pinhole camera at home, because yes, you can too! You can find our pinhole camera postcards in Govanhill’s various local cafes and shops and can access the route and view the results via the QR code! Plus read snippets of conversations, thoughts and stories from the young people who took part.