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GOVANHILL UPDATES {Early September}

HAPPENING SOON

World Suicide Prevention Day 10th September #WSPD

Govanhill Mental Health Network believes we can all play an active part in suicide prevention, which is why we’re supporting Samaritans this World Suicide Prevention Day. Samaritans have compiled a list of tips and resources to help you remain hopeful during a difficult time. If you or someone you know needs to talk, Samaritans are open 24/7 for emotional support on 116 123.

www.samaritans.org/scotland/support-us/campaign/world-suicide-prevention-day/

Repair Café Glasgow

12.00 – 15.00 @The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street in Strathbungo – just a short walk from Govanhill

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month we’ll be continuing our mission to save your household items from waste and combat throwaway culture. Do you have a broken lamp that needs to be fixed? A hole in your favourite jumper? Volunteer repairers will be here to help you fix your items. More Information: www.repaircafeglasgow.org

Stories from Govanhill – Govanhill Open Museum Gathering

Thursday, September 16th @6pm 

Sign up & Zoom link: http://tinyurl.com/govanhillOM 
Join this cozy evening of storytelling from local folks. If you’d like to share your Govanhill story, book a slot by emailing us at gom@govanhillha.org. The stories we tell will inspire the heritage mural in the heart of the neighbourhood. To find out more go to Govanhill Open Museum

Doors Open Day @The Hidden Gardens 

‘Gardening for a Greener Planet’ 

Free attendance on Saturday, September 18th @13.00 – 15.30  

Guided tours in English and Urdu. Contact: pip@thehiddengardens.org.uk

G42 Pop-Ups – Launch of Govanhill Community Market

Govanhill Community Market, September 25th @Batson Street Laboratory next to Govanhill Picture House

All welcome to join in for the following events ranging from workshops, performances, film screenings, and food to celebrate with the community. Free attendance and dog friendly! For more information, click here https://fb.me/e/UTMS9fWu

Open Call for Stall Holders & Volunteering for this event:

If you would like to become a seller, take part in a swap stall, perform music or dance or run a workshop at the Govanhill Community Market, please sign up following this link! Alternatively, contact: g42popups@gmail.com / @g42pop.ups Instagram. To volunteer sign up here : https://forms.gle/x11AFPxpHt3A2AC7A

Greater Govanhill magazine

The 4th issue of Greater Govanhill magazine can be expected soon! Look out for it in local shops and cafes. Follow Greater Govanhill CIC on Facebook to stay up to date.

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

The Queen’s Café

The new branch of “Loop and Scoop” on Victoria Road is hiring front-of-house staff and kitchen roles, part time and full time for immediate start. To apply, send a copy of your CV to jobs@loopandscoopqp.com

CIBO Italian Delicatessen/Cafe

CIBO, based on Victoria Road, G42 8BH Glasgow, are hiring servers & baristas. Email your CV and a covering letter to info@ciboglasgow.co.uk

Swap Market Pop-up stall at the Deep End

Feminist Exchange Network is looking for two staff members for a pop-up stall at the Deep End Zero Waste Market on Saturday the 2nd of October. The event will take roughly 6 hrs @ £12/hr. To apply contact peoplesbankofgovanhill@riseup.net

Govanhill Baths

Govanhill Baths are hiring a Moving Image Artist for their Culture Collective Project. Closing date: 15 September, 12 noon.

More information: https://www.govanhillbaths.com/get-involved/vacancies/ 

Aperçu Glasgow

Aperçu, based at 617 Pollokshaws Rd, Glasgow G41 2QG, are looking for 4 wonderful people to join their team.

  1. Admin & marketing coordinator at 30/35hours per week based in Glasgow until Christmas.
  2. Event co-ordination & facilitator at 35 hours (with an iinitial 3 month contract)
  3. Sales Assistant with negotiable hours for 3 month temporary
  4. Florist 35 hours per week (across Glasgow & Edinburgh)

Email careers@apercu.store to get more information for the application form & job description.

Greater Govanhill

For age group 16-24: Are you interested in joining our community magazine to engage with Sustainability topics? Apply for the part-time position of Income Generation Assistant @25 hours per week for six months. Closing date on September 13th, 5pm.

For more information contact: hello@greatergovanhill.com 

Govanhill Health Centre

We are looking to fill a fixed term position for Nursing and Midwifery @37.5 hours per week in the Children and Family Department
Speaking Romanian or Roma language is desirable. Application closes on September, 13th

To apply, go here: https://apply.jobs.scot.nhs.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=63861

Ando Glaso

We are hiring a Support Worker fluent in the Roma language for the Heritage Project & Roma Culture Festival 

Application ends: September, 15th. Click here to start your application: www.andoglaso.org/heritage-project-support-staff

VOLUNTEERING & EMPLOYABILITY

Govanhill Opportunities

If you are looking for support with finding work or training opportunities contact gscott@govanhillha.org  or call 07919 372 488

For volunteering opportunities contact rplummer@govanhillha.org or call 07393 233 463

Employers looking for assistance with job vacancies or employment funding can contact gscott@govanhillha.org or call 07919 372 488  The first Employability and Volunteering workshops will start on the first of September. 

For more information click here: https://www.facebook.com/GovanhillCDT

LEARNING

Glasgow Code Learning

Looking to gain entry-level employment in the Digital Technologies sector? Next courses commencing October, 4th.

We offer a range of courses from the very basics required for work in Web Design, Cyber Security and Software Development (SCQF levels 4 to 7). Participants benefit from a community of supportive tutors, access to laptops, software and connectivity, 1-1 mentoring. Complete the online registration form here: www.glasgowlife.org.uk/libraries/glasgow-code-learning. For more information you can phone / send a text 07768325640 / 07584 601 490 or email glasgowcodelearning@glasgowlife.org.uk

Learn English in Govanhill

Do you live in Govanhill and want to learn English?Email Claire for further information and sign-ups: clow@govanhillha.org 

Join us here: www.facebook.com/groups/govanhillenglish 

OTHER

Govanhill in the news

If you’ve missed this article in Glasgow Times, here are Govanhill Opportunities:

https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/19545478.govanhill-jobs-service-will-improve-lives-glasgows-southside/

Office space to rent in the heart of Govanhill

69 Dixon Road, Govanhill, G42 8AT

Call Marie on 07741 893 008 or email mmcbeth@govanhillha.org

Immediate let – 12.2sqm – £234.99 per month – Month-to-month lease or discounted fixed term lease

Benefits of the premises: 24-hour access, reception services, car parking space, heating, CCTV, access to networking & marketing support and funding advice from Govanhill Community Development Trust (GCDT)


Govanhill Updates {August/September}

HAPPENING SOON

Your Community Council Needs You!

Passionate about your local area? 36 Community Councils across Glasgow will have Full Elections in October 2021 with nominations closing Friday 27 August 2021 

Full election details & nomination forms http://ow.ly/Sz4f50FLInW

More about the work of Community Councils http://ow.ly/3UfE50FLInZ

Tiny Lives First Aid – training for parents 

Crossreach are running free paediatric first aid training for all parents and carers in Govanhill. Book your slot by emailing jacqueline.bulloch@crossreach.org.uk or leave a message at 07741196036. There are childcare spaces available but these are limited so book fast.

COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS

Changes to nurseries in Govanhill

Glasgow City Council is holding a consultation about planned changes to nurseries in Govanhill. It is proposed that Govanhill Nursery and Cuthbertson Nursery will use the new purpose-built nursery building in the grounds of Cuthbertson Primary School. 

The consultation process starts from August 30. A public meeting will be held at Cuthbertson Primary School at 7pm on Wednesday, September 8.

VOLUNTEERING & EMPLOYABILITY

Govanhill Opportunities – new service launched

Govanhill Opportunities is a free service for individuals and employers in Govanhill. 

If you live in Govanhill and are looking for support with finding work or training opportunities contact gscott@govanhillha.org  or call 07919 372 488. For volunteering opportunities contact rplummer@govanhillha.org or call 07393 233 463 .  

Employers looking for assistance with job vacancies or employment funding can contact gscott@govanhillha.org or call 07919 372 488.  

Employability and Volunteering workshops will start on the first of September. For more information visit facebook.com/GovanhillCDT.

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

YCSA 

YCSA is recruiting for a Programme Lead for our Young People Future Possibilities project. Deadline: 5pm, 29th August. More information here.

Greater Govanhill CIC 

Our local magazine is looking for an Income Generation Assistant

This is through the UK Government Kickstart Scheme, which means applicants must be on Universal Credit, aged 16-24, currently unemployed and based in the UK. The position is for 25 hours per week, for six months. Paid at the Living Wage. Applications must be made via a referral from your work coach. Closing date: 5pm, 13 September. Interviews anticipated: 17 September. More information here.

Govanhill Baths Community Trust 

Staff moving-image artist

Application: The full details of the post and how to apply are available for download here. Deadline: 12noon, Wednesday 15 September 2021.

Freelance photographer and freelance video-maker for project documentation.

The full details of this work and how to apply are available for download here. Deadline: Deadline: 9am, Wednesday 8 September 2021.

Continental Deli (Victoria Road) 

Continental Deli is recruiting for an additional team member.

Applicants must have experience of working in a busy kitchen and must be available for Saturday work. Initially two days a week, however, this may increase for holiday cover etc. To apply, please forward a CV to continentaldeli@virginmedia.com

YOUTH

Rumpus Room

Call out for studio members to take part in ‘Our Restaurant at the end of the world’. Deadline for note of interest is August 31st – beginning as part of Rumpus Room’s Autumn/Winter programme (Sep-Dec 2021). We are looking to work with two artists/creative people from the studio (16-25yrs) to shape and produce Rumpus Room’s new food and art project ‘Our Restaurant at the End of the World’. One young person to programme and facilitate the workshops as part of the project and another young person to produce the final video work as part of the project. Find more info about the project roles and how to apply here. 

Rumpus Open Studio Socials

Thursdays from August 26th, 15.30-16.30. For Rumpus young studio members (8-25 yr olds). Creative collaborations with artists, email book at rumpusroomteam@gmail.com.

Healthy Young Minds (YCSA) 

Offers counseling and art therapy services to local community (ages 10-25 and parents)

Accepting community referrals during the summer; limited space

contact: ShameemRaza@ycsa.org.uk for counselling / contact: PaoloPlotegher@ycsa.org.uk for art therapy

The Climate in Your Hands

Glasgow Zine Library and The University of Glasgow are launching a series of workshops and video masterclasses around the climate crisis. They’re inviting young people to take part who are aged 14-18, based in Glasgow/surrounding areas, from socially marginalised groups who are interested in the climate action movement.️ The digital workshops begin on 11th September 2021 and will run on Saturdays in September (11th & 18th) and October (16th & 23rd). You don’t need to have any zine-making experience to participate! To apply go to: https://bit.ly/theclimateinyourhands  (Deadline: 5pm, September 3rd)

Toolkit Launch with Greenspace Scotland ‘This Must Be Our Place’

Over the last year we’ve been working with Greenspace Scotland and Lucy Grainge on This Must Be Our Place for young people to connect and take ownership of the places they live, work and play in. Launched in June as part of Greenspace Scotland’s Young People & Place Online Festival. The resource includes four sections to explore ideas, activities and actions that can be used to get us thinking differently about place.
You can find the full toolkit here.

LEARNING 

Learn English in Govanhill

Do you live in Govanhill and want to learn English? GCDT have launched their new timetable for English learners in Govanhill. Classes are open now. Sign up by emailing Claire at clow@govanhillha.org / www.facebook.com/groups/govanhillenglish 

OTHER

CAP Money Course Govanhill  (Glasgow Grace)

Wednesdays at 9.30 (18th & 25th August, 1st September)

A three-week budgeting course in Govanhill for low-income families and individuals. Contact lewis@glasgowgrace.org, and visit Glasgow Grace website for more info.

Office space to rent in Govanhill

Are you a local business, charity or social enterprise looking for an office or workspace in the south of Glasgow? We offer a range of serviced offices and workspaces to rent on flexible terms at Govanhill Workspace and Victoria Court via Govanhill Community Development Trust (GCDT). GCDT can also provide assistance to help you grow your business or organisation, make local connections and access funding and other support.

For further information on any of our offices or workspaces, please contact Marie McBeth, Marketing & Partnership Worker, GCDT on 07741 893 008 or email mmcbeth@govanhillha.org

Doors Open Day at The Hidden Gardens 

‘Gardening for a Greener Planet’ – Saturday 18th September – 1pm to 3.30pm  – Free  

Guided tours of the gardens; wildlife tours, tours in English and Urdu. Bioblitz, bug hunting for all with RSPB Climate survivors’ activity. Take away your own wildlife friendly plant to grow at home. Discover how to garden without peat. Contact: pip@thehiddengardens.org.uk

G42 Pop-Ups – Launch of Govanhill Community Market!

On the 25th of September, the market will take over the Batson Street Laboratory, next to Govanhill Picture House. Alongside with the market, there will be an exciting programme of workshops, talks, performances and film screenings. There will be something for everyone including good food, arts, music and conversations celebrating the diverse communities of Govanhill. Free to attend. Family and dog friendly! Event page https://fb.me/e/UTMS9fWu

Stories from Govanhill – Govanhill Open Museum gathering

Join us for a cozy evening of reminiscing, swapping stories, and getting to know local folk. 

Thursday 16th September at 6pm 

Sign up here and we will send you the Zoom link: http://tinyurl.com/govanhillOM 

We’ve got some stories lined up from Govanhillians of different backgrounds who will tell us about life in the neighbourhood as they know it. The stage will then be open to anyone with a story to share! Everyone is welcome to attend in the spirit of celebrating diversity and community connections. If you’d like to share your Govanhill story, book a slot by emailing us at gom@govanhillha.org. 

These stories are bound to spark some ideas for the upcoming heritage mural which will adorn one of the buildings in the heart of the neighbourhood. To find out more, go to Govanhill Open Museum

Greater Govanhill magazine are looking for new members

Greater Govanhill have launched a new membership campaign to support the magazine. 

“We are completely independent and operate as a not-for-profit community interest company, with a commitment to invest any profit we do make, right back into the Govanhill community.” Check out their membership campaign page below for more information: www.greatergovanhill.com/members

FUNDING

The Community Capacity and Resilience Fund (CCRF)

This fund from Scottish Government aims to support local, community-based organisations with small grants of up to £8,000 to deliver activities that help people mitigate the impact of welfare reform. Deadline Sunday 10th September, 12pm.

Funding for the first years of a child’s life

Grants from £5,000 to £7,500 are available for community-based projects working to support infants/babies aged 0-2 and their carers in Scotland. Funding will support families in greatest need who are experiencing significant disadvantage. To enquire, please contact the Cattanach Charitable Trust. Rolling Deadline

Funding for community projects focused on children & families

The Tesco Community Grants fund is open for applications and will provide grants of up to £1500 to support projects focused on children and families. The scheme is open to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations. Rolling Deadline


Govanhill Updates {August 2021}

GOVANHILL INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL & CARNIVAL

Full programme: www.govanhillbaths.com/ festival

Outdoor film screenings

Glasgow Artists’ Moving Images Studio (GAMIS) are screening films throughout the festival at Queen’s Park Arena and Batson Street. Pay What You Can: £0 to £8 Book online: bit.ly/GamisTickets

Street Music

Join in on August 15th for the Street Music Festival! Part of the Govanhill Summer Festival, the music festival is held between 12pm and 5pm at Govanhill Park.

From Radio Buena Vida to Glad Samba Drummers and more, expect a world stage outside of your doorstep. Follow this link to find out more about the programme: https://bit.ly/3xuXfdQ

Street photography & art exhibitions

  • Simon Murphy: Govanhill Street Level 

(Street Level Photoworks)

Open until Sunday 15 August 

Various locations around Govanhill 

Simon Murphy is a Glasgow based portrait and editorial photographer whose ‘Govanhill Street Level’ project was a highlight of last year’s Govanhill International Festival.

  • Hannah Frank: Art on the Streets 

Until Sunday 15 August 

Various locations around Govanhill 

Hannah Frank’s iconic black and white drawings are resonant of the style and iconography of the Art Nouveau period. Prints of these famous artworks will pop up in shops and cafes around Govanhill. In 1917 at the age of nine, Hannah Frank and her family moved from the Gorbals to 72 Dixon Avenue in Govanhill. Her father Charles Frank had opened a photography and science store in 1907 in Saltmarket which became one of the best known photographic centres in the city (and provided Saturday work for the young Hannah Frank when she became a student).

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

Govanhill Baths

  • Youth Programme Co-ordinator
  • Senior Youth Worker

Application deadline: Monday 16th August, @9am

To apply and get more information: https://www.govanhillbaths.com/get-involved/vacancies/ 

Govanhill Baths

  • Moving Image Artist

Culture Collective Project

Salary:£18,000, 22.5 hours a week (£30,000 full-time equivalent)

Plus 4% pension

Starting Oct/Nov 2021 for 12 months

Deadline: Wed 8th September, 9am

The Well Multi-Cultural Resource Centre 

  • Life Skills Programme Coordinator

A bespoke Life Skills Programme aimed at increasing wellbeing and employability for BME citizens in South East Glasgow. The Coordinator’s role is 10 hours per week – from September 2021 – August 2022. If you are interested, then please contact Rhoda at rho.yar@thewell.org.uk for a copy of the Job Description and application details. Closing Date is Monday 16th August.

Bike for Good

  • Cycle Trainer x 2

Bike for Good is seeking two experienced Cycle Trainers to join our award-winning team and help to improve mobility culture through cycling!

Salary: £19,831 per annum Job Type: 22.5 (worked flexibly over three days, including evenings)

Fixed-term contract from September 2021 to May 2022, Location: Bike for Good South Community Hub

Application deadline: Monday, the 23rd August @12pm

More information here: https://www.bikeforgood.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Cycle-Trainer-Role-Summary.docx-2.pdf 

SEIN 

  • Illustrator

SEIN are looking for an illustrator to create 15-20 spot illustrations that represent both the services of the network, and the activities of their members. The illustrations will be used to enhance the visual branding of SEIN to foster a greater sense of belonging amongst our members and increase awareness of our work amongst the wider community. Illustrations need to be figurative to represent our branding. 

Deadline: Monday 16th August 2021 More information: https://seinglasgow.org.uk/2021/08/03/were-looking-for-an-illustrator/ 

Census Scotland

Scotland’s Census Area Manager

Fixed Term Contract December 21 – May 22

If you are passionate about your local area and want to make a difference to your community then we have the opportunity for you. We are looking for Census Area Managers all across Scotland, to manage a team of Census Team Leaders and Census Enumerators within your assigned fieldwork area. You will serve as the interface between field operations and operational headquarters.

Contracted 25 hours per week however flexibility is required during the period of the contract, flexibility of working between 08:00 – 20:00 Monday – Sunday, a combination of daytime, evening, weekend and possible public holiday working. Hourly Rate: £16.19

To apply go here: Scotland’s Census Area Manager Job In Scotland, (pertemps.co.uk) or email your CV to scotlandcensus@pertemps.co.uk

Migrant Voice 

  • Community Researcher

Migrant Voice are hiring a Community Researcher to conduct a scoping exercise and produce an internal report outlining how Migrant Voice can continue to strengthen our base and core work in Glasgow. Deadline: 6pm on Wednesday 18 August, 2021. More information: https://www.migrantvoice.org/home/pagenews/join-the-migrant-voice-team-270721111513

LEARNING 

GCDT ESOL Classes

You live in Govanhill and want to learn English? 

Sign up by emailing Claire at clow@govanhillha.org

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

VOLUNTEERING & EMPLOYABILITY

Climate Justice Volunteering at COP26

Applications are open for volunteers to support civic events and activities taking place between Oct,  31st and Nov, 14th. A full induction and training is given to all volunteers. Application deadline: August, 13th.

For more information: climatefringe.org/cop26-volunteering.

Music Broth are looking for people to join the Board of Trustees

Dedicated to accessibility and restoration of musical instruments, we are looking for people who help connect our community through music and  learning opportunities. If you would like the opportunity to develop your experience and engage with the delivery of music projects, look no further!

Application deadline: Midday on Monday 16th AugustFor more information: https://www.musicbroth.org/trustee-vacancy

A new charity is looking for volunteer Board Members

This is a new charity, focusing on mental health and wellbeing, covering the Govanhill, Queens Park & Strathbungo area.

Contact: David at ddoren4713@aol.com

Local referral system for organisations looking for volunteers

Govanhill Community Development Trust have developed a questionnaire for organisations who offer volunteering opportunities in the local area. Fill in the questionnaire here: www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/RV6B5S/

Based on the answers, Ruth Plummer, the volunteer coordinator, will match volunteers to the opportunities. For further information or a chat please contact Ruth at rplummer@govanhillha.org  or telephone: 07393 233463

LOCAL PLANNING & DEVELOPMENTS

Food Project Govanhill 2021 – Participatory Action Research

The project was delivered by Glasgow Community Food Network who formed a working group made up of local people. 

“Our aim with the PAR project was to get service users’ direct feedback and honest opinions on food providers in Govanhill, in relation to the themes of our project – food dignity, effective partnership working, sustainable and resilient supply chains, and food and income insecurity – and then use this to influence local change.”

CONSULTATIONS

Shaping Govanhill Open Museum – a quick community survey

Govanhill Open Museum is a community-led project bringing local memories out to our neighbourhood’s streets and making heritage a part of our residents’ everyday lives. 

Help us shape the future of the project by answering a few quick questions. 

What would you like to see on an outdoor heritage trail in Govanhill and where would you like to see it? How can we measure the success of this project? 

Fill in this quick survey to share your ideas: www.tinyurl.com/futureGOM

Reducing Unwanted Fire Alarm Signals – Scottish Fire and Rescue Services

As part of our public consultation on reducing unwanted fire alarm signals, we’d like to hear your views on our three proposals to change the way we respond to workplace automatic fire alarms – known as AFAs. Fill in the questionnaire here: https://bit.ly/3CziXkH

YOUTH

Opportunities for your people with YSCA

Contact: chinyantakabaso@ycsa.org.uk

Explore Glasgow Walking Group co-run with Outdoors For You will be starting on the 2nd of August These walking groups will allow young people to explore Glasgow and connect with nature. For ages 16 -25 years old. All participants will get a £40 decathlon voucher for walking boots.

Cooking Classes co-run with Propagate will be starting on the 29th of July and running every Thursday from 2-4pm at the East Pollokshields Quad. For ages 16 -25 years.

Summer Cycling Club co-run with Bike For Good is starting back up again from 30th of July at Bike For Good on Fridays from 2:30 -4pm. Bikes are provided to all participants and can be loaned after sessions are finished. Suitable for beginner cyclists. For ages 16 -25 years. Cycling sessions are currently fully booked but people will be added to a waiting list and can take part if space becomes available.

Young Leaders Forum

For young people aged 12-25 years to learn climate literacy and leadership skills. They will receive free certified training and have the opportunity to take part in climate workshops.

OTHER

Greater Govanhill magazine are looking for new members

Greater Govanhill have launched a new membership campaign to support the magazine. 

“We are completely independent and operate as a not-for-profit community interest company, with a commitment to invest any profit we do make, right back into the Govanhill community.”

Check out their membership campaign page below for more information: www.greatergovanhill.com/membersG

Office space to rent in Govanhill

Contact Marie McBeth at 07741 893 008 / mmcbeth@govanhillha.org

Creative Writing 

Power of the Pen is a creative writing mentoring program that is dedicated to reaching out to vulnerable individuals and traditionally hard to reach groups in Scotland who have found their mental health exacerbated by the social isolation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. The aim of this project is to help individuals tackle these issues through a series of workshops and creative writing courses. Contact: matisse@arkfound.org

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GOVANHILL UPDATES – July/August

HAPPENING SOON

Events at Queens Park Arena

GAMIS – a talk on ‘temporary collectivising’

GAMIS have their first online event as part of their Working Group project coming up at the end of the month – their inaugural speaker, Teresa Cisneros, will explore ‘temporary collectivising’.

Fri 30 July, 1-3 pm

Find out more: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teresa-cisneros-working-group-session-temporary-collectivising-tickets-161437214053 (free, booking required)

Govanhill International Festival and Carnival 

2nd – 15th August

Activities include: street music, walks, talks, outdoor film screenings, exhibitions, books, activities for children, language taster classes, a lively street parade, and more! Full programme available here: https://www.govanhillbaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/GIFC2021-prog-web.pdf

Govanhill Polyglot Sessions

You are invited to take part in Govanhill Polyglot Sessions as part of the Govanhill International Festival and Carnival 2021! All our language classes, led by local people, are free and open to everyone. Sign up via this form: https://forms.gle/HvvUQ5yEchwNbk3u8 and you’ll be emailed meeting details to join us on Zoom.

Spanish taster class – Govanhill Polyglot Sessions

Irish taster class – Govanhill Polyglot Sessions

British Sign Language taster class – Govanhill Polyglot Sessions

Urdu taster class – Govanhill Polyglot Sessions

Arabic class – Govanhill Polyglot Sessions

Romanes (Slovak dialect) taster class – Govanhill Polyglot Sessions

​Romanes (Romanian dialect – taster class)

Punjabi taster class – Govanhill Polyglot Sessions

Big Zero Waste Market

Rags to Riches are hosting the next Big Zero Waste Market at the Deep End (21 Nithsdale Street). 

To book a table, email ragstoriches@govanhillbaths.com (Everything sold must be secondhand or made from waste). 

SATURDAY, 7 AUGUST 2021 FROM 11:00 – 16:00More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/456347069004712

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

Remade Network

Remade Network are recruiting for 3 positions:

  • Business Operations Manager 
  • Phone Repair Technician 
  • IT & Electrical Repair Technician

Deadline: 29th July 

More information and apply: https://remade.network/about/jobs/ 

Govanhill Baths

Govanhill Baths are recruiting for 2 positions:

  • Youth Programme Co-ordinator
  • Senior Youth Worker

Deadline Monday 16th August, 9am

More information and apply: https://www.govanhillbaths.com/get-involved/vacancies/ 

Bike for Good

Bike for Good are recruiting for a Community Bike Project Assistant.

More information and apply: https://scvo.scot/jobs/community-jobs-scotland/vacancies/full-time/a1X3z0000043Y5KEAU/community-bike-project-assistant 

Paid opportunity for dancers in Govanhill & Pollokshields

Are you a dancer? Do you live in Pollokshields or Govanhill? 

Submit a 2 minute dance video. You can be of any age and present any style. Send a video of yourself dancing to the music of your choice. Either by WhatsApp to: 07721853915 or share a YouTube link by sending to info@m-hz.co.uk

You are applying to be one of our 5 dancers who will feature in our up and coming show STRUT. STRUT is a night-time dance performance which will take place on Thursday Oct 7th (Pollokshields) and Sunday Oct 10th (Govanhill).

STRUT is a show by Megahertz, supported by Local organisations Tramway and Govanhill Baths, and will be part of Dance International Glasgow 2021.

Fee: £700 per selected performer

Deadline: August 6thMore information and apply: https://www.m-hz.co.uk/strut

VOLUNTEERING & EMPLOYABILITY

GCDT Employability & Volunteering Sessions

Free online sessions to help people find work and volunteering opportunities in Govanhill.

Wednesdays,10am-12pm

For more information:

https://www.facebook.com/GovanhillCDT/posts/774050646450085 or contact: Gillian Scott: 07812 093883 gscott@govanhillha.org or Ruth Plummer:  07393 233463 rplummer@govanhillha.org 

Volunteering Opportunity for speakers of Slovak, Czech, Urdu, Polish or Romanian

Please share this opportunity with anyone you know who speaks these languages.

Do you speak fluent Slovak, Czech, Polish or Romanian? 

Do you want to volunteer translating short texts from English into your language? 

All you need is:

  • understanding English at a strong intermediate level or above 
  • writing well in your language

It will take 1 to 2 hours per week of your time. We offer training and job references to volunteers. To sign up, fill in this form: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/VolunteerTranslators/

COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS

What if there were Pop-Up Markets in Govanhill?

G42 Pop-Ups run by a group of Govanhill residents aims to organise  pop-up markets across the neighbourhood that can help strengthen bonds between different communities, support local economy and activate underused parts of the neighbourhood.

We would really appreciate your insights into what could make it into a brilliant initiative for the area. We invite you to share your thoughts in this short survey. Your responses will be anonymous. The link will be active until the 28th of July.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeP_kFYVFmjDwx9bhAWluxtvtCqoPMjEuVlDvR6_Q60fr6m4w/viewform

If you would like to learn more about the project and get involved you can contact us on:

g42popups@gmail.com

@g42pop.ups account on Instagram

Shaping Govanhill Open Museum – a quick community survey

Govanhill Open Museum is a community-led project bringing local memories out to our neighbourhood’s streets and making heritage a part of our residents’ everyday lives. 

Help us shape the future of the project by answering a few quick questions. 

What would you like to see on an outdoor heritage trail in Govanhill and where would you like to see it? How can we measure the success of this project? 

Fill in this quick survey to share your ideas: www.tinyurl.com/futureGOM

Food Project Govanhill

Have you ever accessed food provision in Govanhill? Do you work/volunteer for a food bank, pantry, community fridge etc? Then we would love for you to help us and fill in our survey!

We are a local community-led research group called Food Project Govanhill.

We have created two surveys, and are keen to hear from people who live in Govanhill and the surrounding areas. Our surveys focus on food, what happened during COVID, and the local area.

They both have 10 questions and are quick to fill in, but could have a huge impact in helping push for choice, dignity, and better coordination. Take action and have your voice heard so we can better our local area!!

Survey for Service Users:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/A3M8TX/

Survey for Volunteers & Service Providers:

https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/4M7JAF/

YOUTH

Summer Programme at YSCA

Our Young Futures Possibilities project is offering  Summer Programme workshops with lots of fun activities across Govanhill and Pollokshields, including wild cooking, making your own chocolate, street art, Xbox gaming, day trips and plenty of sports. Workshops will run from 19th July for four weeks across various venues. Get in touch to register at enquiries@ycsa.org.uk or JoeDonnelly@ycsa.org.uk / or call or text 0141 420 6600 / 07842792843.

Young People Looking Forward is also offering a wide range of sports activities such as boxing, basketball, football and running. Teaming up with Young Leaders there will also be a Gym Project which aims to design an outdoor Youth Gym for young people to use. These activities will be running also from 19th July across various venues in Govanhill and Pollokshields.Contact Joe for more information on any of our activities above and to register at JosephDonnelly@ycsa.org.uk

LEARNING

GCDT ESOL Classes – Summer Programme

DO YOU LIVE IN GOVANHILL? Are you looking to learn English? There is still time to get involved with our English Summer Programme! Running until 5th August. 

For more information: 

https://www.facebook.com/GovanhillCDT/posts/806184433236706

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

email:clow@govanhillha.org

OTHER

Mental Health Information in community languages

Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) have made two of their most-used resources available in Polish, Punjabi (Gurmukhi) and Urdu, making mental health information even more accessible 

Download the resources here: http://ow.ly/P5oL50Fxn6p

COVID-19 vaccination drop-ins

To encourage as many people as possible to have access to COVID-19 vaccination, NHSGGC is changing the criteria for drop-in clinics.

Drop-ins will now be open to those who have not had a first dose of vaccine, and those who have waited over 8 weeks for their second dose and do not have an appointment booked.For updated drop in clinic schedule please visit: https://www.nhsggc.org.uk/your-health/health-issues/covid-19-coronavirus/for-patients-the-public/covid-vaccinations/drop-in-vaccinations/

Southside Women Roar

South Side Women Roar aims to bring together women’s individual experiences of gender and economic inequality and to develop a strong voice in decision making on issues that affect their lives.

Contact: Fiona at fionab@cyca.org.uk

https://www.facebook.com/events/the-barn-youth-centre/south-side-women-roar/596506984535224/

Family Cycling (Bike for Good)

Do you want to get the whole family cycling together with confidence?

We offer cycle-confidence sessions for the whole family in your local & familiar area.

Find out more & book a session

Loc de Joacă Play Group 

Wednesdays 10.30-11.30 

Daisy Chain, Elim Church, 42 Ingfield Street, G42 7ATFree play group for Romanian Roma families living in Govanhill. See flyer in both English and Romanian.

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If you represent a local group or organisation and would like to share your updates within this newsletter, please leave details HERE.


Govanhill Updates – late June

HAPPENING SOON

Join a focus group to shape Govanhill Open Museum

Govanhill Open Museum is a community-led project that aims to bring local stories out to our neighbourhood’s streets and make heritage a part of residents’ everyday lives!

Wednesday, June 30th, from 6 to 7:30 pm, Zoom

Join this interactive session where you can learn more about Govanhill Open Museum and help shape the future of the project.

Sign up here: www.tinyurl.com/govanhillOM

This event, open to anyone who lives, works, or has a strong connection to Govanhill, will be an opportunity to ask questions and share hopes and wishes for the project. 

You can also help us shape the future of Govanhill Open Museum by filling in this quick form: www.tinyurl.com/FutureGOM 

For more information about the project in community languages go to Govanhill Open Museum

Keep up to date with the project on its Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/Govanhill-Open-Museum-10570439499432

Circus Fun Day

Circus Fun Day is part of the year long celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of the occupation of Govanhill Baths: Occupy Occupy Occupy!!! 

Saturday 3rd June 2 – 4 pm in Govanhill Park, Queens Park, and Victoria RoadWith Think Circus, music, Tai Chi, Capoeira, Agitprop, face painting and more in Govanhill Park, Victoria Road and Queens Park. Please see the map below for times and locations. For more information: https://fb.me/e/16Nm6od7T

NEW IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Westmoreland Gardens are now adorned with a mural

The mural celebrates Govanhill’s diversity and was designed by P7 pupils from local schools with artists Beth Shapeero and Ursula Kam-Ling Cheng. The project was a partnership between Glasgow Education Services, Glasgow CREATE, and Vox Liminis.

Greater Govanhill – a brand new 3rd issue of the magazine is out now.

Collect your copy at one of the local shops or cafes.

VOLUNTEERING & EMPLOYABILITY

GCDT Employability & Volunteering Sessions

Free online sessions to help people find work and volunteering opportunities in Govanhill.

Wednesdays,10am-12pm

For more information visit:

www.facebook.com/GovanhillCDT/posts/774050646450085 or contact: Gillian Scott: 07812 093883 gscott@govanhillha.org or Ruth Plummer:  07393 233463 rplummer@govanhillha.org 

Volunteering Opportunity for speakers of Slovak, Czech, Polish or Romanian

Do you speak fluent Slovak, Czech, Polish or Romanian? 

Do you want to volunteer translating short texts from English into your language? 

All you need is:

  • understanding English at a strong intermediate level or above 
  • writing well in your language

It will take 1 to 2 hours per week of your time. We offer training and job references to volunteers. To sign up, fill in this form: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/VolunteerTranslators/

LEARNING

Free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Classes

Free ESOL classes in Govanhill for people aged 16+. Levels: beginner, elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate. For up-to-date lesson times, see www.facebook.com/groups/govanhillenglish. For more information and to sign up contact Claire Low on 07917974731 (WhatsApp) or clow@govanhillha.org.

LOCAL PLANNING & DEVELOPMENTS

Community Engagement & Information Strategy – initial results of the survey

Recently, a survey to inform the Community Engagement & Information strategy as part of the Locality Plan for Govanhill was conducted by the team working within the Thriving Places initiative. 

We would like to thank everyone who participated and shared their views. 
Basic results of the survey are now available on Govanhill.Info: Community Engagement and Information. In the next stage, a working group will analyse the feedback received from the community and a draft of the Community Engagement and Information strand of the Locality Plan will be developed. Once complete, we will share the document for further feedback.

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If you represent a local group or organisation and would like to share your updates within this newsletter, please leave details HERE.

Govanhill Updates – early June

LEARNING

Free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Classes

Free ESOL classes in Govanhill for people aged 16+. Levels: beginner, elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate. For up-to-date lesson times, see https://www.facebook.com/groups/govanhillenglish. For more information and to sign up contact Claire Low on 07917974731 (WhatsApp) or clow@govanhillha.org.

Free Food Hygiene (REHISS) Course

17th – 18th June 2021, 09:30-13:00, online

Glasgow Clyde College and Glasgow Life are delivering a free to access REHISS Food Hygiene course online on the 17th – 18th June 2021, 09:30-13:00. Participants must be Glasgow residents and over 16 years old to take part. They must also attend both days to complete their qualification.

To register, please reply to stephen.mcdermott@glasgowlife.org.uk providing the information below. Please ensure that anyone who is applying will attend. We want to make sure that as many people can benefit from this opportunity as possible.

Full NameReferral OrganisationParticipant Contact EmailContact NumberAddressPostcode
     

VOLUNTEERING & EMPLOYABILITY

GCDT Employability & Volunteering Sessions

Free online sessions to help people find work and volunteering opportunities in Govanhill.

Wednesdays,10am-12pm

For more information:

https://www.facebook.com/GovanhillCDT/posts/774050646450085 or contact: Gillian Scott: 07812 093883 gscott@govanhillha.org or Ruth Plummer:  07393 233463 rplummer@govanhillha.org 

Food Train Volunteers

We have a variety of roles depending on where you live and what part of Food Train you want to volunteer with. By volunteering for us you can utilise your own skills and experience to help make a difference in your local community.

If you are aged 16 or over and would like to make a difference to older people’s lives, then why not join us? For more information contact your local branch here or complete our volunteer application form here.

Volunteering – Merry Go Round

At Merry-go-round we are always looking at ways to expand our volunteer team.  At the moment we are looking for volunteers to join our donations team.

Pop in to the shop for a chat or get in touch with Gillian, our volunteer coordinator to find out more about these opportunities: volunteermerrygorround@gmail.com

Volunteering Opportunity for speakers of Slovak, Czech, Urdu, Polish or Romanian

Please share this opportunity with anyone you know who speaks these languages.

Do you speak fluent Slovak, Czech, Polish or Romanian? 

Do you want to volunteer translating short texts from English into your language? 

All you need is:

  • understanding English at a strong intermediate level or above 
  • writing well in your language

It will take 1 to 2 hours per week of your time. We offer training and job references to volunteers. To sign up, fill in this form: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/VolunteerTranslators/

JOBS

A driver for the People’s Pantry

The People’s Pantry is a membership-led shop offering an alternative way for people facing food insecurity or food inequalities access to the food and essentials they need. The Pantry is part of Govanhill Baths Community Trust.

Closing date 9:00am Monday 28 June 2021.Full details here https://bit.ly/3glLUr5

LOCAL PLANNING & DEVELOPMENTS

An update on the Local Development Framework

that is currently being developed for the South Central area of Glasgow by Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability, Glasgow City Council is available here:
https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/scldf – see: related documents – South Central Local Development Framework – Stakeholder Engagement Outcomes March 2021)

YOUTH

Burrell Youth Employability – Young People’s Consultation

Museums can be exciting places to work. Glasgow Museums are looking to create a work experience programme for young people. This survey will take about 10 minutes to complete.

https://surveys.glasgowlife.org.uk/s/youngworkexp/

Rumpus Room Yard Socials

Thursdays in June 3.30-6.30pm 

If you’d like to join us for making, playing, gardening and creative workshops in the yard you can book a slot by emailing Nadia or Rachel at rumpusroomteam@gmail.com 

Grant for young innovators

Young Innovators Awards 2021/22 (creativescotland.com)

Make your fashion or textile business a reality with the Young Innovators Awards 2021/22

Deadline: 28 July 2021 at 17:00

OTHER

Drop in for your COVID Vaccination

NHSGGC drop-in vaccinations are available at Glasgow Central Mosque on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th June from 9:00am – 6:00pm.

If you are 40 years old or over and have not yet had your first dose of vaccine or you have waited more than 8 weeks for your second dose of AstraZeneca (in any age group) then you can drop in for your COVID vaccination.

We will be operating on a first come first served basis and there will be a set capacity each day. Glasgow Central Mosque, 1 Mosque Avenue, G5 9TA

Hardship Fund for tenants of GhHA

Are you a Govanhill Housing Association tenant? Have you experienced financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic? You could be eligible to apply for a hardship grant. Details of how to apply can be found here: Hardship Grant application (surveymonkey.co.uk)

G42 Pop-Ups Project – Community Market

Dana and her group would like to propose a pop-up community market to help strengthen connections between different communities of Govanhill, support local makers and build awareness for the potential of underused parts of the neighbourhood where the market will take place.
If you want to know more about the project or join the working group, contact G42 Pop-Ups here: g42popups@gmail.com, @g42pop.us account on Instagram.

Govanhill Open Museum

Govanhill Open Museum, a new community-led heritage project, will bring local memories out to our neighbourhood’s streets and make heritage an inherent part of our residents’ everyday lives.

There are two ways to get involved: 

  •  join one of our upcoming focus groups to meet other people and trade fond local memories
  •  fill in the survey that we are launching soon in collaboration with local partners

Sign up for the focus groups HERE.

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If you have a strong connection with Govanhill and would like to receive information about local jobs, training, volunteering, learning opportunities, as well as changes to services, locality planning, and other relevant matters, please sign up to be emailed with Govanhill updates here: www.tinyurl.com/8mc8tp6v
These updates are sent approximately once a month.


Updated Govanhill Directory Delivered to all Residents!

Download the new 2021 directory here!

An updated directory of services in Govanhill has been delivered to all residents living in the G42 postcode area. It includes a comprehensive list of local organisations, with clear information about the kinds of services offered.

The 2021 version of the booklet has an added section listing the many different youth services in the area.

This new edition of the Govanhill Directory has two front covers, and features a colourful introduction to Thriving Places and locality planning.

Make sure you turn your booklet or PDF reader around!

Have you received your copy yet?

BHASHA Language Festival Programme Released!

The festival, now in its third year, will take place online and starts on Sunday the 21st of February. The week is jam packed with free daily activities that will explore Glasgow’s linguistic heritage and the vital role of its multilingual citizens, including quizzes, interactive language sessions, talks, and a radio show.

Inaugurated in 2019 by Bangladesh Association, the Bhasha Glasgow language festival is a celebration of the city’s many languages and the people who speak them.

Thriving Places Festival Highlights

Govanhill Polyglot Sessions

As part of the festival, you can learn a language from local native speakers by joining the popular Govanhill Polyglot Sessions. These language taster sessions were originally established to bring together residents of Govanhill and wider Glasgow to mingle in each other’s languages. Govanhill, where at least 88 languages are spoken within a 1 km² area is believed to be the most ethnically diverse neighbourhood in Scotland.

This year languages on offer include Romanes (Romanian), Romanes (Slovak), Polish, Spanish, Arabic and BSL! All sessions will take place via zoom. Head over to the BHASHA Glasgow Language Festival Facebook page to book your spot!

Glesga banter: A celebration of Weegie culture

Glesga banter is an hour of wee stories, poetry and song hosted by Marion Nisbet a community councillor in Govanhill, an antiracist, antipoverty feminist who enjoys growing food, community and resistance. Marion will be joined by; Lesley O’Brien a singer, poet, and professional storyteller who has worked for Glasgow Women’s Aid for almost 30 years and Big Barney fae Carlton studios, teller of terrible jokes, tall tales and founding member of The Carlton Jug Band.

Thriving Places Launch Engagement and Information Survey

Thriving places have launched a survey to look at community and engagement and access to information in Govanhill. You can make your voice heard via the online community survey: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/MGLP1A/

This short questionnaire explores how the people of Govanhill connect with each other and how they feel about making decisions for their neighbourhood. Results will be published on this site, and go toward shaping the Locality Plan – a vision for a future Govanhill based on the wishes of people who live and work here.

Improving Access to Technology in Govanhill

Organisations across Govanhill and the Gorbals are making sure people have better access to information, education, and work during the pandemic by providing families with IT devices such as chrome-books and tablets.

Scottish Government funding will cover a limited number of devices and connectivity packages which will be allocated according to need. This need is being assessed by a survey which you can access online here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GoingDigital.

The survey will asks questions about what kind of barriers people face, whether this is lack of a device to access the internet, lack of access to the internet or other home circumstances. Training and support will also be available to those who need it in order to the use the devices, an technical assistance will be on hand if required.

To fill in the survey for yourself or on behalf of someone else, click here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GoingDigital

For support filling in the survey, phone 0141 309 9136.

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