Govanhill Community Market

Govanhill Food Stories
Saturday 13 August, 12.00-4.00pm
Batson Street Laboratory (Bat.Lab.), Batson Street, Glasgow G42 8SL

Govanhill Food Stories edition of Govanhill Community Market, a new strand of the Govanhill International Festival and Carnival (GIFC) will celebrate Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022. It will include talks, performances, a community food market and workshops exploring migration through sharing stories of the diverse communities that have made their home in Glasgow. The event will combine storytelling with a wide variety of ethnic food stalls from community organisations and food businesses from Govanhill. The event program includes food workshops and taster sessions, inviting people to share traditions around food preparations and celebrations. This project celebrates the power of food as a doorway to diversity of cultural perspectives and serves as a social connector. By celebrating our differences through the shared collective experience of a meal we open up new possibilities on ideas of belonging.One vibrant example of such opportunity for connection is the Eritrean coffee ceremony that will be facilitated by Unity Sisters during the event.

Our Rights, Our Communities project will explore the history of migration and colonialism through food and raising awareness of issues around refugee women and asylum seekers. The festival will feature a zine making workshop in collaboration with Glasgow Zine Library, open mic for music and spoken word performances and story sharing by Povestry and Unity Sisters.

Partners: Unity Sisters, Romano Lav, Milk Cafe, Nettle Collective, Povestry, Glasgow Zine Library, MILK Café, Kin Kitchen, Greater Govanhill Magazine, SWAP Market and many others.

Wellbeing Activities at Govanhill Community Market
Date: Saturday 13 August, 12:00pm – 4.30pm
Location: Batson Street, G42 8SL

Come and join in some fun and free activities as part of Govanhill Community Market! There will be singing, Zumba, and printmaking. We will also be a running a manifesto-writing workshop, where you can share your thoughts about what wellbeing means, and what you would like to see as part of the Wellbeing Programme in future. There is no need to book: just sign up on the day!

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Picnic in the Gardens
With The Hidden Gardens
Date: Saturday 13 August, 1.30pm – 4.00pm
Location: The Hidden Gardens, 25A Albert Drive G41 2PE

After checking out the Govanhill Market Food Stories event at the bat.lab why not also head on over to the Hidden Gardens! Bring a picnic, a blanket and enjoy this fun filled Summer Event ! Hop on the smoothie bike to make your own drinks, visit the herb tea cafe, learn how to take cuttings of herbs to grow your own, discover useful plants, have a dance, find out how to reduce food waste, food miles and lots more! All activities are free and suitable for all ages.