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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 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.

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.

Take a Virtual Tour of Trinity Church with Glasgow Building Preservation Trust

Fill in the survey!

A consultation is currently taking place about the future of Trinity Church on Daisy Street. Glasgow Building Preservation Trust are working with Govanhill Community Development TrustCommunity Renewal and Glasgow City Council to investigate if the building can be repaired and upgraded for use by the community.

Although it is sadly not possible for the public to see inside the church building, thanks to the wonders of modern technology and Glasgow Building Preservation Trust it is possible to take a virtual tour of this fantastic ‘Gothic Revival’ style building.

You can see into the Sanctury by following this link: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=RSyUFeDU3E4

Take a tour of the Great Hall here : https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=anb9coELVNp

You can see inside the Lesser Hall here : https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=tuxDyuTzmLw

If you want to have your views heard on the future of the Trinity Church please fill in this survey.

Can you Help Find a Future for Daisy Street Church?

Fill in the survey here!

Trinity Church on Daisy Street was built between 1878 and 1880 in the ‘Gothic Revival’ style, sadly the buildign was forced to close in 2018 due to safety concerns over old wiring. The church was used for worship until 2015 and was used as a community space until it’s closure.

There is a growing need for flexible community spaces in Govanhill. Glasgow Building Preservation Trust are working with Govanhill Community Development Trust, Community Renewal and Glasgow City Council to investigate if the building can be repaired and upgraded for use by the community. We want your help in understanding what the local community needs and would like to see in a new community resource. Your responses will be used to help the project team adapt the building for new user groups and will also be used in support of future applications to funders.

Have your say! Fill in the survey here!


We are using a variety of methods to ensure this consultation is as accessible as possible to everyone, this survey is one of them. The survey is anonymous. Thank you very much for your help.

Thriving Places Recommends : Govanhill Festival Events for Families!

Take part in our best dressed window competition as part of the Govanhill International Festival. Decorate your window – let’s make our neighbourhood colourful! Email a photo of your window to govanhillcdt@gmail.com or share it in the comments below the post on Govanhill Community Development Trust Facebook by noon Friday 28 August. Winners will be announced Monday 31 August on GCDT Facebook page following a community vote.  

1st prize – £75 voucher       2nd prize – £50 voucher           3rd prize – £25 voucher 

Govanhill Community Development Trust & partners 

Govanhill “Life In Lockdown” Photo Documentary Exhibition  

Walk round the streets of Govanhill and watch out for our banners and bunting created from collages of all the amazing photos young people and other residents in Govanhill have been taking during Lockdown.  

Community Renewal & partners 

Govanhill Children’s Festival Saturday 22 – Saturday 29 August  

We invite children and their families to a whole week of fun-filled events including a Minecraft day, art and recycling, sports, book festival, talent show, drama, song writing, video diaries, cookery, kids quiz, prizes and giveaways and lots more! To book a place, go to Govanhill International Festival and Carnival Facebook page.  

Govanhill Community Development Trust & partners 

Simon Murphy – Govanhill Street Level  

Simon Murphy aims to give an insight into the diverse and vibrant area of Govanhill with a series of portraits to be displayed in windows as part of a photo trail during the festival.  

Friday 21 – Sunday 30 August Various locations on the streets of Govanhill 

Street Level Photoworks 

 Open-Air Screening of La Belle et la Bête, (Beauty and the Beast )1946, in Westmoreland Street Gardens, 8.30 pm, Saturday, 22nd August. The story teaches us that empathy, creativity and imagination can change us and those around us.  

This is a socially distanced outdoor event. Booking Essential.

GAMIS in association with Music Broth 

 Adapt and Act Friday 21 – Monday 31 August Queen’s Park Arena Poster Boards

This exhibitiondisplays artwork and outcomes from Adapt and Act – a climate change and creative protest project by Govanhill-based Rumpus Room’s Young Activist group led by artist Lucy Grainge and writer-activist Rosemary Geary in partnership with Swap Market.

Inhouse in association with Rumpus Room and Swap Market 

More information and booking:  Govanhill International Festival & Carnival 

NB Some of these events have been organised as socially distant, outdoor events. Please follow FACTS and the Scottish Government Guidance on social distancing when attending these events. Please do not attend any event if you, or anyone you have been in contact with has had symptoms of COVID-19.

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