Today (Thursday 21 July) sees the launch of Govanhill Theatre’s production of Tony Roper’s play “The Steamie”. Directed by Victor Kennedy, the classic play about Glasgow’s steamies and the women who populated the wash-houses runs for 9 nights. Tickets are available from the GBCT offices at 99 Calder street or online at www.brownpapertickets.com
Alongside the production, “The Steamie Project” has been collecting memories and stories of steamies from women in Govanhioll and across Glasgow. Local writers have joined one of the UK’s top poets Hollie McNish in penning their stories, the rsults are a small book “Our Steamies” which will be launched at a special event on Thu 27th July at Glasgow Women’s Library.
If you cant make the book launch or the play, why not pop along to our “Steamie Party” at 2pm on Monday 25th July here at the Baths. We will be having some tea and cake and a good old chat about the Steamies, with an exhibition from Glasgow Museums “WashHouse Collection”, the event is free just bring yourself and your memories.