Its another busy month at the baths with a series of interesting events taking place. Our weekly knitting and crocheting group Cast-Offs runs every Monday afternoon and a series of classes, groups and workshops will be starting in the new year. In the meantime, why dont you come along and enjoy one of the FREE talks and perfomances at the Baths this month, or come along to the 4th edition of This Is Not a Craft Fair, the ideal place to find a unique Christmas gift.
Bruce (sic) is series of prints designed by Govanhill based Texan artist Kari Stewart. The text is a transcript from Bruce Springsteen’s live spoken intro to his song ‘Factory’ during his 1978-81Darkness on the Edge of Town tour. Each spoken intro repeats fragments of the same remembered story – a young Bruce watching his overworked father. The exhibition was launched in November to coincide with the Sonica Festival and is on display in the foyer until Friday 11th December.
Dec 3rd 7pm – Women and the Glasgow Rent Strike
Discussion introduced by Fatima Uygun on the inspirational 1915 Glasgow Rent Strike where women played a leading role in fighting exploiting landlords and forced the government to introduce rent controls. FREE
Dec 5th – This is Not a Craft Fair 4th Edition
Over the past few years Rags to Riches’s craft event, providing a platform to a range of amazing local artists, designers and makers. The fair is the one stop shop for all things upcycled and we will have a wide range of upcycled gifts on offer from furniture, jewellery, homeware and fashion.
Dec 11th & 12th – Govanhill Young Theatre Makers Presents Choose Life followed by The Bishop’s Wife
Govanhill Theatre and Govanhill Young Theatre Makers present a joint show featuring a short performance as a culmination of GYTMs series of workshops with young local people. The 15 minute performance is followed at 7.30pm by Radio Theatre Company’s production of “The Bishops Wife” a story for Christmas based on the 1947 Samuel Goldwyn comedy film that starred David Niven and Cary Grant.
Dec 15th 6pm – Let’s Talk About Money
A Public meeting and discussion on the subject of money, currencies and exchange. Artist Ailie Rutherford’s ongoing project “The People’s Bank of Govanhill” looks at the value of money and arts and at local exchange. Ben Wray of Common Weal will talk on the Scotpound digital currency proposals. The meeting will be chaired by Jim Monaghan of Govanhill Baths Community Trust. The event is open to all; we want to hear your views and ideas. Entry is free, refreshments will be provided. FREE
The building will close at 5pm on Thursday 24th December 2015 and re-opens on Tuesday January 5th at 10am.