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Pottery

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Tai Chi

Yoga

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Cast Offs

Arts, Health and Wellbeing

Following NHS and Government guidelines, Govanhill Baths’ Arts, Health and Wellbeing classes are being delivered online or at a distance. Click to view our free online activities.

Please bear with us as we create a programme of activities and get in touch if you have any ideas or suggestions. We will be putting together Art and Craft Activity Packs (more info coming soon). If you would like a pack delivered, please contact joanna@govanhillbaths.com or on 07727 146 178 (available Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm).

Finding a way to structure your day, keeping in contact with people on the phone and engaging in some art activities and gentle exercise at home could really help bring some joy and much-needed distraction in this unsettling time. We will keep updating our website and Facebook page and click to sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with the latest activities we are running. Below are a few suggestions from other organisations on creative ideas to do at home and links to important services that are still operating.

For more information on the Arts, Health and Wellbeing Programme and to suggest any ideas please get in touch with joanna@govanhillbaths.com or call on 07727 146 178 (available Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm).

We have a list of organisations that can provide information and support during the lockdown:

Click to view useful organisations

Keep safe, and support one another.

Our exciting new Wellbeing project has launched!

Govanhill Baths Community Trust is launching an innovative project .

In collaboration with artist and illustrator Jem Milton, to support and improve people’s wellbeing we are distributing free postcard packs in Govanhill through shops, community groups, and GPs for people to collect.

Each pack contains six commissioned designs that focus on a simple activity or exercise that people can follow to improve their health, relax or be creative.

The cards include simple and accessible practices for yoga, mindfulness, Shiatsu and breathing, along with drawing, poetry and mask-making. Each pack also contains extra postcards for people to give to a friend or neighbour.

We want to invite people to actively join in by making each postcard their very own, by colouring it in, adding to the drawings or writing a motivational note to help during this challenging time. We would be delighted if people would like to share their postcards with the rest of the community after they’ve decorated them, and we have added a free post envelope so they can send them back to us if they wish to do so. We will then use them to make a public art piece in Govanhill for all to enjoy. This will have people’s messages of hope for themselves and the whole community as we get ready to move on from COVID-19.

To find out more visit: www.govanhillbaths.com/postcards

Latest Project Report

Each year we assess the performance of our Wellbeing programme. Our report for the year 2019 to 2020 is now available.

Click to view or download the report (PDF)