What’s On: Winter 2023/24

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Hello!
Welcome to the latest edition of What’s On, a guide to all the events run by Govanhill
Baths this winter.

In this issue we are delighted to introduce you to our wonderful new logo above. We are very grateful to Form Digital, Scottish Design Agency of the Year 2022, for volunteering their time and creativity. This unique and imaginative design takes us forward as we prepare to reopen Govanhill Baths and begin a new chapter for our beloved building. Over the coming months you’ll see the new design used more frequently online and in our printed materials. We hope you like it as much as we do!

Our summer issue contained a questionnaire asking what you wanted to see in the new Govanhill Baths. This was part of a consultation conducted with the community that almost 600 people took part in. You can find out what they said in this issue.

Speaking of consultations, in the last issue our Wellbeing Programme asked readers what activities they’d like to do to improve their physical and mental health. Well, the results are in and the programme has added four fantastic new classes including drumming and football.

Govanhill Baths Arts has a new group for people aged over 55 to learn different art media and techniques, and our upcycling project Rags to Riches has added a new workshop to help you make your own shirts.

Finally, if you are a member of our People’s Pantry make sure you renew your membership before the end of December.

Wellbeing Programme

Pottery for Beginners

Thur 06 Jul – 10 Aug | 10:30am – 12:30pm
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ

More info and book: CLICK HERE

A six-week course suitable for beginners. Explore different techniques and see your ideas come to life in a supportive and relaxing atmosphere. Led by Frances.

Fishing

Thursday 20th July and Thursday 17th August| 10:00am – 4:00pm
Bus leaving from The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, G41 2PZ

More info and book: CLICK HERE

We are arranging two day trips to the canal in north Glasgow with all transport, equipment and water/snacks provided.

LGBTQI+ Gardening Group

Fortnightly on Mondays | 6:00 – 8:00pm

More info and book: CLICK HERE

Join us for our fortnightly sessions where we explore growing food, herbalism, foraging and queer ecology. Each session offers a unique perspective on the world of growing and encourages participants to have a go!

Carving in the Courtyard

Thur 15 Jun – 20 Jul | 6:00 – 8:00pm
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ

More info and book: CLICK HERE

We are excited to work alongside Pathcarvers to provide this opportunity to try out woodcarving in a relaxed atmosphere. Come and sit by the barbeque in our courtyard, and learn some knife skills. No experience necessary!

Yoga

Mon 12 Jun to 31 Jul | 10:30 – 11:30am
Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Daisy St, Glasgow G42 8JL

More info and book: CLICK HERE

A free gentle yoga and relaxation class to help you stay fit and healthy. Suitable for beginners. Taught by Jagjit.

Ceramics

Saturday Morning Pottery Club for Children & Adults

Sat 17 Jun & 15 Jul | 11:00am – 1:00pm | £20 for one child & adult
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ
Book a place: www.tinyurl.com/2p9cju2w

Have fun with clay and learn some basic techniques with Paula Doherty. Your pieces will be bisque fired to preserve them and can be glazed and decorated at future sessions.

Beginners’ Handbuilding

Wed 14, 21, 28 Jun & 05 Jul | 6:30 – 8:30pm | £125
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ
Book a place: www.tinyurl.com/2p9cju2w

A fun, relaxed class to introduce the basics of handbuilding ceramics (pinch pot, slab pot, coil pot) with Paula Doherty.

Throwing Pots for Beginners

Various dates June to August | £150
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ
Book a place: www.tinyurl.com/2p9cju2w

Take a four-week course with our resident potter Rob Hunter. You will learn how to throw and turn a pot and your pieces will be glazed and fired for you to take home. All materials included.

Throwing 2.0

Mon 21 Aug – 11 Sep | 6:00 – 8:00pm | £150
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ
Book a place: www.tinyurl.com/2p9cju2w

For people with basic throwing experience who want to improve their technique. Build your confidence on the wheel and work on refining your throwing technique with our resident potter Rob Hunter. All materials and firing included.

Handbuilding for Beginners

Wed 14 Jun – 12 Jul | 6:30 – 8:30pm | £150
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ
Book a place: www.tinyurl.com/2p9cju2w

Learn the basic techniques of hand building ceramics in this fun, relaxed, five week class with Paula Doherty. You will learn to make pinch, coil and slab pots and how to apply basic underglaze decoration and simple glazes. All materials and firing included.

New! Beginner’s Sculpture

Sat 22 Jul – 12 Aug | 11:00am – 1:00pm | £125
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ
Book a place: www.tinyurl.com/2p9cju2w

Create your own free standing sculpture using clay and mixed media to tell a visual story with Rosann Cherubini.

Rags to Riches

Wood Club

Monthly – check website for dates | £60
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ
www.govanhillbaths.com/projects/rags-to-riches

Gain access to our space and library of tools, where our knowledgeable woodworking facilitators will provide useful making tips and tricks. Wood club sessions can be booked in four-session blocks. These blocks will be ongoing so
if you enjoy it, come back for more! Includes: Full induction to workshop machine tools, provided as a one-off session at the beginning of membership; small project storage; support and
guidance from facilitators and more. After your induction you will have access to our library of tools including: saws; drills; routers; sanders; hammers; and, many more!

Sewing for Beginners Evening Course

Wednesdays 28 Jun to 02 Aug | 6:00 – 8:00pm | £120
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ
Book a place: www.tinyurl.com/ms3zn6fb

This six-week course is packed with learning and will have you making several simple sewing projects to build your knowledge and sewing skill set. Starting out from the very basics, sessions will take you through how to set up a sewing machine, sew using a variety of techniques, correct cutting methods and how to sew a zip.

Introduction to Jesmonite Casting

Monthly – check website for dates | £25
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ
www.govanhillbaths.com/projects/rags-to-riches

Jesmonite is a more sustainable alternative to concrete and combined with recycled plastics can make some really amazing designs for your home. All the plastics we use are sourced from our very own collection ranging from recycled sledges, packaging and toys! You’ll make four designs using two moulds including a mini plant pot and three candle holders, which you can take home with you on the day! All materials and equipment are provided by us including our colourful range of recycled plastics!

Women & Non-Binary Beginner’s Woodwork

Thur 01, 08 & 15 Jun | 6:00 – 8:00pm | £70
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ
Book a place: www.tinyurl.com/3vbt3j5m

Following the same course content as our Beginners Woodwork Course, this class is aimed at more marginalized genders who wish to learn new skills within a relaxed and inclusive space. Hosted at our woodwork and upcycling hub at The Deep End, this three-week course will teach you everything you need to know to safely and efficiently use tools such as saws, drills, hammers and sanders as well as teaching you basic joinery techniques and tricks! Over the course, not only will you learn the necessary skills to tackle your own DIY/home projects and the importance of upcycling and sustainable design, you’ll also come away with either a bird box or a storage crate!

Introduction to Injection Moulding

Wed 21 Jun | 6:00 – 8:00pm | £25
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ
Book a place: www.tinyurl.com/3pmwrksn

Join us at our Plastics Recycling Hub at The Deep End and try your hand at plastic recycling and injection moulding! Want to learn about plastic recycling and give injection moulding a go? Well, look no further!

Beginner’s Woodwork

Thursdays from 22 Jun | 6:00 – 8:00pm | £70
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ
Book a place: www.tinyurl.com/5n6ssmdb

Come along and learn handy new woodworking skills at our Beginners Woodwork Workshop! Hosted at our woodwork and upcycling hub at The Deep End, this three-week course will teach you everything you need to know to safely and efficiently use tools such as saws, drills, hammers and sanders as well as teaching you basic joinery techniques and tricks! Over the course, not only will you learn the necessary skills to tackle your own DIY/home projects and the importance of upcycling and sustainable design, you’ll also come away with either a bird box or a storage crate! All materials and equipment are provided by us, so simply bring yourself and we’ll sort out the rest!

Govanhill Baths Arts

“Govanhill Hopes” Banner Making Workshop (Free)

Sat 24 Jun | 1:00 – 5:00pm
The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street, Glasgow G41 2PZ

Join us for a free drop-in style banner making workshop in partnership with Print Clan and design a public art piece that will be displayed during the Refugee Scotland Festival and eventually hung in the newly-refurbished Govanhill Baths.
Each participant will design and screen-print a square inspired by their hopes and dreams for Govanhill as their home. You will have the chance to experiment and create a print focusing on colour, shape and texture. The event is open to refugees or asylum seekers, including children accompanied by an adult. Travel expenses will be reimbursed (first come, first served) and refreshments will be provided.

Archives and Heritage

Carfin Street Gardens

Weekly Gardening Sessions

Wednesdays | 10:30am – 12:00pm
Carfin Street, Glasgow G42 7QA

Growing season is here! Join us for our weekly gardening sessions where you will learn about growing vegetables, fruit, wildflowers and herbs in our urban garden. This is an exciting opportunity to meet new people and spend time outdoors and connecting to nature. No previous gardening experience is required and all materials will be provided. Contact: fi@govanhillbaths.com

Monthly Free Food Stall

First Sunday of the month | 1:00 – 2:00pm
Outside Lidl, 300 Victoria Rd, Glasgow G42 7RP

Food for all, grown by us! Join us once a month for some free, nutritious food and learn all about the Carfin Street Growing Project. We will be serving food outside Lidl and using fresh produce from our very own gardens in Govanhill. If you are interested in volunteering with us contact: fi@govanhillbaths.com

Youth Club

Primary 4 – 7

Tuesdays until end of June | 3:15 – 4:15pm

The Larkfield Centre, 39 Inglefield St, Glasgow G42 7AY

S1+

Tuesdays until end of June | 5:30 – 7:30pm
Wednesdays until end of June | 5:00 – 7:00pm
Thursdays until end of June | 4:30 – 6:30pm

The Base, 494 Cathcart Road, Glasgow G42 7BX

In July we will be running our summer programme, check our social media for full details closer to the time.

Learning and Outreach