Free Online and Socially-Distanced Activities

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Online classes and Activities

Our free Wellbeing activities are for people living within a mile of Govanhill who are not currently working, receiving benefits and not in education. We have an access fund available if you need support to take part.

  1. Book in for a class or activity at least one hour before the class starts.  You will be emailed a registration form to fill in and email back.
  2. You will receive an invite in your email shortly before the class starts to join via Facebook Live or Zoom. Check your junk mail if you can’t see it.  In the email there will be a list of suggested things you could have to hand.
  3. Get comfy at home, with a good internet signal and anything you might need.
  4. Enjoy the class!  Any feedback or suggestions can be emailed to joanna@govanhillbaths.com

If you need a phone call to talk you through downloading Zoom please text 07933 271580 and we’ll arrange a time to talk you through it.

Yoga and relaxation (On Zoom

Every Tuesday, 11:00am – 12:00pm 

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A free gentle yoga and relaxation class with Jagjit to help you stay fit and healthy during lockdown.  Suitable for beginners and those who have been attending our regular yoga classes.  Taught by Jagjit. 

Yoga Videos

Watch Jagjit lead you through some relaxing Yoga Breathing Exercises and a Body Scan Relaxation in our Wellbeing Postcard Project.

What People Say

“I did your class for the first time yesterday and it was excellent … Although I’ve done yoga on and off for many years this was one of the best classes I’ve ever done.”

“Thank you so much for the yoga and relaxation class, I really enjoyed it and I loved the combination of yoga poses and Qigong movements.  I found the breathing exercises and stretches really relieved the tension in my neck and shoulders.”

“A big thank you to you for your lovely and welcoming teaching style.”

Southside LGBTQI+ Gardening (On Zoom )

Every other Monday (times vary)

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Calling all queers… Join us for a series of workshops on growing food and gardening.

You will receive a growing pack with seeds, compost and pots – things you need to grow vegetables and herbs on your windowsill.

Ideas include growing from seed to harvest, guerrilla gardening, nature writing, queer ecology, propagating herbs and houseplants, using herbs for wellbeing and making natural dyes.

The group will be facilitated by Martha Adonai Williams, who is a black queer facilitator, community organiser and food grower based in the Southside.
The project is supported by Govanhill Baths Community Trust and Urban Roots!

Join the Facebook Page to keep up to date with the groups activities.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/lgbtqiagardening

Email martha@govanhillbaths.com for more info.

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Growing Govanhill: Seed Growing Pack and Zoom classes

Click here to book a Seed Growing pack today!

Click here to book Zoom classes (Starting in March, dates and times coming soon)

After last year’s amazing success #GrowingGovanhill is back! Did you take part in last year’s workshops and want to carry on? Or, are you brand new to growing veggies and flowers and would like to learn more? You can order a Govanhill Baths seed growing pack that has everything you need to start growing. And join us and the amazing Urban Roots gardeners on Zoom for tips, advice and troubleshooting.

Women on The Mend (On Zoom )

Thursdays 1.30pm-2.30pm , Starting Thursday 18th March

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Online Zoom course with posted craft pack activities, Tea & Cake and optional WhatsApp Group.

Are you free in the daytime and looking for something fun and relaxing to do? Are you looking for a regular creative activity to take part in? Are you keen to learn new skills and meet new people? Join the new Women on the Mend, an 8-week Craft and Self Care course exploring a wide array of subjects including sewing, embroidery, homemade face masks and more! 

Open to anyone living in Govanhill who identifies as a woman, is not currently employed or in education and is receiving benefits.   

What participants said:  

“I always thought I couldn’t sew and now I’ve discovered that I can! These classes have been brilliant for my mental health – to discover that I can do something has helped me so much.”

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Pottery for Beginners

Wed 11th Nov – Wed 16th Dec, 10.30am to 12.30pm
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ

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A six-week course suitable for beginners. Explore different techniques to make handbuilt pots and sculptures including pinch, coil, slab building, tiles and simple decoration. See your ideas come to life in a supporting and friendly atmosphere. Booking essential as places are limited due to social distancing.

“Loved working with my hands, physical contact with the basic material, excitement & pride at seeing end result. The variety of people involved, the calm relaxed environment.

“… practical and meditative, a sense of achievement & learning.

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Cross Point

Weekly outdoor activities in collaboration with Urban Roots
Wed 28th October – Wed 9th December, 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Community Gardens at Polmadie

Cross Point is a peer led mental health support group for adults (18+). It’s for anyone experiencing any challenges in life, or wanting friendship and connection.

This new weekly session is run in collaboration with Urban Roots offering outdoor gardening activities like plant cutting for growing plants at home, bulb planting and winter wreath making. Numbers are limited due to Covid restrictions so booking is essential.

GBCT has been working with Cross Point throughout lockdown, providing free Arts, Health and Wellbeing activities as well as mentoring support to the group leaders.

If you are interested in joining Cross Point for this and other activities organised by the group please email joanna@govanhillbaths.com

‘A sense of being in it together and feeling part of something.’

‘…helping people slowly exercise, motivate, try new things!’

‘Has been very inspiring for mental health and clears my head.’

Have you taken part in any of our online activities during Lockdown?

If so we’d love to hear your feedback and ideas for winter activities.

Please click to fill in this quick and easy feedback form.

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Govanhill Youth Club: Galaxy High School

Mondays, 3:00 – 5:00pm, 8yrs+
The Youth Club wants you to join in on Mondays at 3:00pm for ‘Galaxy High School’
Govanhill Youth Club Social Media:  FacebookInstagramTikTok
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Govanhill Youth Club: Dance Class

Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Move like a robot and tut like a king with Kid_X star aka AndroidX. Join in On Thursdays, no experience needed. Robot dance and tutting with Malik.
Check out our social media for updates!

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