Glasgow Welcomes Refugees
Screening of a documentary by filmmaker José Maria Martinelli
Organised by Stand Up to Racism
Fri 04 Aug, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Dixon Halls, 656 Cathcart Rd, Glasgow G42 8AA
Ticketed but free
Book tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/672135815317
The Battle of Kenmure Street that won a historic victory stopping the deportations of two of our neighbours didn’t come out of the blue. Before it, a strong tradition of solidarity with refugees had been forged over decades in this city. This documentary by filmmaker José Maria Martinelli features interviews with founding members of the Glasgow Campaign to Welcome Refugees Margaret Woods and Jock Morris recounting how it all started. Join us to remember that when politicians and the media created a climate of fear, but campaigners defeated deportations and racist attacks with solidarity and organisation. We can do so again!
portraits of POWER – an exhibition of determination and resistance
new photomontage artworks by Euan Sutherland | Multiple locations
Where does POWER lie? With you or with those in control? We are dominated by an unelected minority via media misrepresentation, an abusive police force and a cruel unjust government. We have corrupt politicians and continual malpractice alongside divisive inequalities, climate change denial, hate-mongering, profiteering and horrendous greed. Enough is enough.
Determination and resistance is building, connections are being cultivated, wee victories celebrated, but we need to help each other out continually. We can’t be divided by small differences and dogma. More cooperation less competition. We need more mutual aid and we need it NOW.
hostile ENVIRONMENTS and mutual aid NOW
Exhibition launch: Fri 04 Aug, 6:00 – 9:00pm
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale St, Glasgow G41 2PZ
Tue 01 to Sat 12 Aug (excluding Sat 05 Aug) 12:00 – 6:00pm
strike SUPPORT on Victoria Road
Tue 01 to Sun 13 Aug
Govanhill… As I See It – Community Photography Exhibition
Tue 01 to Sun 06 Aug (excluding Sat 05 Aug)
Window display above The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale St, Glasgow G41 2PZ
‘Govanhill… As I see it!’ is a community photography project as part of Jude Mckechnie’s Govanhill Baths Culture Collective residency. Through an open call, people living and working in Govanhill were invited to sign up to take pictures which they felt captured the spirit of the area. The 19 participants were asked to take 27 photographs on a disposable camera and return it for development. The results are a wonderful display of community pride, joy and diversity! This exhibition is an alternative portrait of the area as it is seen by community members themselves.
Come by and see if you can spy yourself or your favourite places in and amongst the bunch. Maybe it might change the way you see Govanhill altogether!
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.