January 2023 Govanhill Newsletter

The January Govanhill Newsletter can be found on the 5 noticeboards around Govanhill at Samaritan House, Govanhill Park, Locavore on Victoria Road, Dixon Halls and Govanhill Workspaces

Or you can read a copy here

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Govanhill Newsletter December 2022

The December Govanhill Newsletter can be found on the 5 noticeboards around Govanhill at Samaritan House, Govanhill Park, Locavore on Victoria Road, Dixon Halls and Govanhill Workspaces

Or you can read a copy here

If you would like to receive the monthly Govanhill newsletter or if your organisation would like to contribute to the newsletter, please email communityconnector@govanhillha.org

Thriving Govanhill funding awards announced

After an intense public vote, we are delighted to announce the results of the Thriving Govanhill funding awards! Ten local projects are receiving £2500 Action Grants, with another ten receiving £1000 Kickstart Grants. The projects span a broad array of health and wellbeing activity, from ‘soundbaths’ in care home through community gardening, cycling, music projects, arts activities, youth activity and support for Womens’s groups.

The awards also mark a triumph for local democracy and participation, with over 400 local residents casting their votes. We’re delighted that so many have taken part in decision making around how local funding should be targetted.

We are hoping and expecting that there will be a future round of the Thriving Govanhill Fund. Watch this space! In the meantime, thanks to all who have taken part in the voting and congratulations and good luck to the grant recipients in delivering their projects!

Kickstart Awards – £1000 each

Action Grants – £2500 each

Vote Now in the Thriving Govanhill Awards!

Govanhill Community Development Trust (GCDT) is making £35,000 available to the Govanhill community for initiatives to improve local health and wellbeing.  GCDT has been given the funding by the Council and NHS via the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership.

Now it’s your chance to vote for up to 10 projects you want to receive funding. If you live in the G42 7 or G42 8 postcode areas you can vote, by phone, for 5 projects to receive a Kickstart grant of £1,000 and 5 projects to receive an Action grant of £2,500. Details of the projects which have applied for grants plus information on how to vote is in the links below.

Voting has only just opened and already several hundred people have voted! Every vote is going to count so don’t delay, vote today and not later than 5th October at 12pm.

Voting Instructions

Kickstart Grant Project Summaries

Kickstart Grant Full Project Information

Action Grant Project Summaries

Action Grant Full Project Information

Govanhill Updates {September}

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HAPPENING NOW & SOON

Thriving Govanhill Fund

£35k is available to the Govanhill community for initiatives to improve local health and wellbeing. The Thriving Govanhill Fund offers grants of £1000 or £2500 to groups who want to deliver projects to improve local health outcomes. The local community can vote on the projects which it wants to see delivered via a participatory budgeting process. More information and application form: http://govanhill.info/thriving-govanhill-fund/

Projects must fit with at least two health & wellbeing outcomes:

  • Tackling Loneliness,
  • Food and Nutrition,
  • Growing and Greenspace,
  • Improving Mental Health,
  • Improving Physical Health,
  • Increasing Fitness,
  • Supporting Young People (up to 21)
  • Supporting Older People (over 60s)

Monday 5th – applications open

Monday 19th – deadline close

Thursday 22nd – public voting begins 

Monday 3rd October – public voting ends

Wednesday 5th October – funding confirmed

More information and application form: www.govanhill.info/thriving-govanhill-fund

Glasgow Times Community Champion Awards  

Nominate your heroes today to make sure they are recognised for all their hard work! Entry deadline: Wednesday, September 28!

These awards have been rewarding locals who make Glasgow a better place to live for 15 years. The awards go right to the heart of communities across the city, from the north east, south and north west, before bringing the area finalists together at the end of the year for an overall, city-wide celebration. For more information and to nominate visit

Day Opportunities Project special events in September

Strawberry Tea – 9 Sept – 1pm

SP Energy Network Natter- 14 Sept – 1pm

Taylor Fashions Clothing Sale – 28 Sept – 1pm

If you are over 55 or a carer, and you would like to join in with us please call 0141 423 2481.

A heritage tour of Queen’s Park

Queen’s Park opened as a public park in September 1862 – 160 years ago this month! Join Bruce Downie and Harry Sittlington of South Glasgow Heritage & Environment Trust to explore the recent and not-so-recent history of the park named after Mary, Queen of Scots.

Queen’s Park & Mary Queen of Scots Heritage Trail – 160th Birthday Special! 

Sun, 11th Sept, 2 pm

Book your place at:

Queen’s Park & Mary Queen of Scots Heritage Trail 160th Anniversary Special Tickets, Sun 11 Sep 2022 at 14:00 | Eventbrite

Harvest Fair – Govanhill Community Market

Free entry! Event links: Eventbrite and Facebook

Sign up to take as stall or run an activity via tinyurl.com/GovanhillHarvestFair   

24 September – 12 – 4pm – Bat.Lab., Batson Street, G42 8SL

Join us for the Harvest Fair edition of Govanhill Community Market as part of the Climate Fringe festival at the Bat.Lab.! Activities will include a community market, free workshops, a bring and share community meal, an open mic with music and poetry from performers of Govanhill. AND a launch of the Govanhill Food Stories zine made with the stories and recipes we received at the last market! At 7.30 – 9.30 pm, there will be a film screening curated by GAMIS at the outdoor cinema.

SLOVAK

Oslava úrody – Vstup zdarma!

Komunitný Trh Govanhill

24 September 12:00 – 16:00 – Bat.Lab., Batson Street, G42 8SL

Pridajte sa k nám na oslavy úrody Govanhill Community Market (Govanhill Susedský Trh) v priestoroch Bat.Lab.! Cez deň bude prístupný komunitný trh, bezplatný kurz o zháňaní potravy v prírode, tzv. Open Mic (“otvorený mikrofón”) pre hudobníkov, básnikov a rôznych umelcov z okolia Govanhill a viac. Po trhu bude predstavenie filmu vo vonkajšom kine, 19:30 – 21:30.

ROMANIAN

Târgul Recoltei – Intrare liberă!

Piața comunitară Govanhill

24 Septembrie -12:00 – 16:00 – Bat.lab., Batson Street, G42 8SL

Alăturați-vă la noua ediție a Govanhill Community Market “Harvest Fair” la Bat.Lab.! Activitățile vor include o piață comunitară, ateliere gratuite de procurare a hranei, un microfon liber cu muzică și poezie de la interpreți din Govanhill și multe altele. Piața va fi urmată de o proiecție a filmului la cinematograful în aer, 19:30 – 21:30.

URDU

فصل میلہ – مفت اندراج!

گونہیل کمیونٹی بازار

24 ستمبر

12 – شام 4 بجے – Bat.Lab., Batson Street, G42 8SL

بیٹ میں گوونہل کمیونٹی مارکیٹ کے ہارویسٹ فیئر ایڈیشن کے لئے ہمارے ساتھ شامل ہوں ۔لیب.! سرگرمیوں میں کمیونٹی مارکیٹ، فورجنگ پر مفت ورکشاپس، گوونہل کے فنکاروں اور دیگر کی موسیقی اور شاعری کے ساتھ ایک کھلا مائیک شامل ہوگا۔

7.30 – 9.30 بجے

ہم آؤٹ ڈور سنیما میں فلم کی نمائش کے ساتھ مارکیٹ کی پیروی کریں گے۔

Delivered in partnership with GAMIS and Govanhill Baths Community Trust.

Accredited ESOL & Employability courses for Govanhill residents

Govanhill Community Development Trust have recently become an SQA accredited training centre. Courses in ESOL and Employability are available for residents of Govanhill. They will start this Autumn. For more details contact Ellen Feerick, efeerick@govanhillha.org / 07919 364673

Hidden Gardens events & activities

For all happenings at Hidden Gardens check: 

https://mailchi.mp/46be007aa6a0/news-from-the-hidden-gardens-may-9155532

MEN’S GROUP (in person)

TUESDAYS; 1 – 3PM 

Activity based group open to Southside men from all backgrounds. Activities include Shiatsu, creative writing, art classes and gardening. To check out our programme and to sign up follow this link: https://bit.ly/3bQoGJT 

GUIDED TOURS OF THE HIDDEN GARDENS (in person)

Do you belong to a community group or have a group of friends who would like to find out more about The Hidden Gardens – its history, planting design, and wildlife? Join one of our volunteer-led guided tours – let us know what date, day and time you would like a tour. Tours also available in Urdu and French. Contact andrea@thehiddengardens.org.uk or ring 0141 433 2722 to book your tour.

TAI CHI ON THE LAWN (in person)

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS; 10AM 

A gentle outdoor exercise class open to all abilities. Classes are drop-in, please complete our online Registration Form and Equalities Monitoring Form before your first session this year. Please dress for the weather | Children aged 10 and over welcome with participating adult.

YOUNG PEOPLE

Govanhill Youth Club – Govanhill Baths Community Trust

Every Tuesday 6-8 pm for young people aged 12-18 years (S1 – S6). For more information search GCBT Youth on Facebook or Instagram / call Kelly or Annie on 0141 387 1525. 

Active Life Club

Fun and engaging activities for children and youth: football, cricket, creative arts, and employability training to help young people prepare for working life.

Contact: activelifeclub@hotmail.com

www.activelifeclub.org

BABY & TODDLER GROUPS 

Little Marvels Discovery Club

Crossreach Little Marvels Club for Children & Families

Ages 0-5. Fridays 10-11:30 am at Glasgow Elim Church, 42 Inglefield Street G42 7AT. A toddler group for children with complex needs (sensory impairment, developmental delay, physical disability or complex health needs). Tea, coffee & snacks. Specialist support. To request a space contact Miriam Rana on 07789672151 or email miriam.rana@crossreach.org.uk. 

GROUPS, ACTIVITIES & CLASSES

Men’s Group at Hidden Gardens

Tuesdays, 1 – 3 pm

Activity based group open to Southside men from all backgrounds. Activities include Shiatsu, creative writing, art classes and gardening. To check out our programme and find out how to sign up follow this link: https://bit.ly/3bQoGJT 

Women’s Group at Larkfield Community Centre

The women can meet up for a chat, learn about aromatherapy, have pampering sessions, some gentle exercise etc. The group meets on a Friday afternoon at 1pm. 39 Inglefield street G42 7AY tel: 0141-424-1797

The Feel Good Women’s Group 

The group provides free activities focussed on improving women’s physical and mental health. Activities take place at Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, 6 Daisy Street.

Monday – Pilates/Yoga class at 12.15pm – 1.15pm 

Tuesday – Zumba class (in association with Unity Sisters) at 11am – 12pm 

Thursday – Aerobics/Fitness class at 12.15pm – 1.15pm followed by The Lunch Club at 1.15pm – 2.15pm

We organise day-trips, events and parties as well.

Tel: 0798 8932562 email: rizwanasaeed@yahoo.co.uk

6 Daisy Street, Govanhill Neighbourhood Centre, G42 8JL

Tai Chi classes

Classes take place at Larkfield Community Centre, 39 Inglefield Street, G42 7AY

Beginners Tai Chi, 1.30 – 3PM, Thursdays, 25th August to 13th October

Improvers Tai Chi, 10.30AM – 12MD, Thursdays, 25th August and ongoing.

The classes are held under the auspices of Govanhill Baths Community Trust. Further Information at Govanhill Baths Community Trust Tai Chi, or write to Katherine, katherine@govanhillbaths.com. Information also available at Foundation Tai Chi, or write to Danny, danjohnnail@yahoo.co.uk

Guitar & Ukulele Sessions with Music Broth 

As part of the Band Together project, Music Broth are hosting the next block of Guitar and Ukulele Lessons online and in person in Govanhill every Saturday starting on 3rd September for 8 weeks! The group sessions are inclusive and open for any budding musicians or music enthusiasts who’d enjoy learning either or both instruments or brush up on their chords, tabs, riffs, techniques and songs. The lessons are suitable for beginners, and those progressing alike. Register at https://broth.link/tickets

Art Classes with SCAP

FREE art classes begin on September the 6th, 2pm at Daisy Street Neighbourhood Centre. Contact Info@scapscotland.com

Women on Wheels

Women on Wheels (SCIO) is a community cycling hub for women. A service designed and led by women, they deliver a range of cycling activities to get women back on a bike or onto a bike for the very first time.

More info and bookings: www.womenonwheels.org.uk/services 

Carfin Street Growing Project 

Local residents of Carfin Street and the surrounding area are invited to join a new growing project! Participants can sign up for a planter to grow food, herbs and flowers. A series of workshops will give an introduction to growing throughout the summer, so no experience necessary to join. All materials will be provided. Sign up via this form: https://forms.gle/ewR83GKvyjokwS9X9 or email Fiona for more information: fiona@govanhillbaths.com.  

Art Group – Larkfield Centre 

Free tutored art group for those aged 50+. Tuesdays 1-3 pm at Larkfield Centre, 39 Inglefield Street. No experience needed. 

Sign up: larkfieldcentre@btconnect.com

FREE Wellbeing, Arts & Health activities 

Govanhill Baths Community Trust are offering FREE Wellbeing, Arts and Health activities open to adults that are not currently working, receiving benefits and living within a mile of Govanhill. Info: linktr.ee/ThrivingPlacesGovanhill.

Community Choir – The Point

Thursdays, 7:30 pm, 180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More information: www.facebook.com/pointcommunitychoir

Renew Wellbeing Cafe – The Point

Mondays & Fridays 10am-3pm, 180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More info: www.facebook.com/180ThePoint/  

Men Talking – Finn’s Place

Tuesdays, 7.30 pm. Finn’s Place, Langside Church, 167 Ledard Road, G42 9QU. Join a conversation on what men can do to improve their physical and mental health. Contact: sean@finnsplace.org,  01416327520.

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

Community Development Manager 

Bridging the Gap, Glasgow G5

Full-time, salary: £33,000.00 per year

More info and application form: www.tinyurl.com/CommEngDev 

VOLUNTEERING &  EMPLOYABILITY

Step Up employment programme

A new employment support project from SAMH will work closely with young people aged 16 – 24 who are experiencing mental health difficulties. For more info contact lynne.dempsey@samh.org.uk  

Govanhill Opportunities

Contact Gillian Gcdt, phone 07919 372 488 today or email gscott@govanhillha.org!

Gillian is GCDT’s Employability Worker who can provide support with job search activities/CV/cover letter/application forms & interview techniques, also access to skills/training/education & volunteering opportunities and affordability to work advice

Secretary role with Feminist Exchange Network CIC

Feminist Exchange Network is a Glasgow-based, women-led collective focused on engaging with the subjects of feminist economics, climate justice and decolonisation through community based activism and collaborative art initiatives. For more information see: https://thepeoplesbankofgovanhill.wordpress.com/, https://swapmarket.info/ Contact: ailie@swapmarket.info 

We are looking for a candidate to join our voluntary Board of Directors in the capacity of a secretary

Volunteer at the Harvest Festival

G42 PopUps are getting ready for the Harvest Fair happening on the 24th of September and need your help to make it happen! Sign up here: https://forms.gle/meTf7KpTNTyf39nm7

Some skill areas needed: (you don’t need to be an expert, but a little knowledge and enthusiasm go a long way)

–  poster distribution

–  clearing and preparing the site

–  venue building and set-up

–  community engagement & translation (romanian, slovak, urdu)

–  event stewarding and access supervision

–  taking down stalls and clean-up after the event

Gardening Volunteering with Hidden Gardens

Try volunteering and help us look after The Hidden Gardens. Get some fresh air, meet new people, learn skills, and have fun! No experience required. For more information email our Volunteering and Learning Manager: andrea@thehiddengardens.org.uk. 

Greenthumbs volunteers – The group meets on Tues, Weds or Fri 10am – 1pm

(priority for people living in Govanhill & Pollokshields).

Weekend Gardening volunteers –  Upcoming Dates : Sat 9th July, Sun 31st July, and Sun 21st August.

Employment Package for Security – Jobs & Business Glasgow 

JBG is running a free, industry-approved training course for people interested in starting a career in security. Includes a paid 6-week placement. Applicants must live in Glasgow, be aged over 18, and able to pass the necessary background checks. To apply, speak to your JBG Adviser or call the JBG customer service free: 0300 1232 898.  

Volunteer with SEIN Board

SEIN are looking for Board Members. Ongoing

www.seinglasgow.org.uk/news/join-the-board

GENERAL HEALTH & MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT 

NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory

Did you know about the NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory? You can filter the services by area, topic & target group. http://infodir.nhsggc.org.uk/Home/Directory

Free mental health support in Southside

Wellbeing Services South Glasgow offer mental health support to residents of Glasgow’s Southside. They share self-help resources and online courses on their website. People can be referred by their GP, community mental health team, or other agencies. For more info visit www.wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk

Southside Community Recovery Network

Southside Community Recovery Network hosts various addiction recovery activities & initiatives in Glasgow, including a Southside-based programme. There are also opportunities for volunteering in recovery groups & cafes. Info: 0141 429 8181, SouthADRSAdmin@glasgow.gov.uk, www.scrn-recovery.co.uk. Facebook: South Community Recovery Network – SCRN

Sandyford Clinic – sexual health service 

Sandyford Clinic is the specialist sexual health service for NHS. They provide sexual and reproductive health services. When you come, you can expect to be listened to without being judged, your treatment and care will be sensitive & confidential. Services are free, including prescriptions. Sandyford Sexual Health Service, 6 Sandyford Place, G3 7NB, sandyford@ggc.scot.nhs.uk, 01412118130 Online Socials for Isolated and Lonely Adults – The No.1 Befriending Agency

SUPPORT

£400 energy discount

Drop in to South Seeds on 514 Victoria Road or call 0141 636 3959 if you want to find out more about the £400 energy discount. 

Foodbank 

Queen’s Park Govanhill Church, 170 Queen’s Drive

Thursdays: 10:30am – 12pm

Foodbank provides a 3 day supply of food to anyone who drops in, no referrals necessary!

Club 170 

The club provides free hot meals, drinks and home-baking

Sundays: 5pm – 6pm

Queen’s Park Govanhill Church, 170 Queen’s Drive

Homelessness Referrals

Individuals and families can present as homeless via Social Care Direct on 0141 287 0555, then attend directly at New Gorbals Health and Care Centre, 2 Sandiefield Road, Glasgow G5 9AB. Agencies can also make referrals on behalf of individuals.

Pay-What-You-Can funerals

Caledonia Cremation has launched Pay-What-You-Can funerals to support those facing funeral poverty. 

Call: 03000 113 311 Email: funerals@caledoniacremation.org.uk

Family Finances Support – Glasgow Life

If you are a parent or carer, Glasgow Life can offer free 1:1 advice and support for better paid employment, free education & training to gain control over your finances. Email financialcapability@glasgowlife.ac.uk, call 07443 814 190 or text 07584773928. 

The People’s Pantry

492 Cathcart Rd, Glasgow G42 7BX

peoplespantry@govanhillbaths.com

The People’s Pantry is a membership based community food shop that provides good quality food at a subsidised rate.

You can become a member of The People’s Pantry for £3.50 a year. You can then do a weekly shop for £2.50, which will provide a minimum of £15 worth of food.

OTHER

Office & Storage Space to Rent in Govanhill

Large offices/storage space to rent Glasgow south! 

Contact Marie Gcdt for further information, email mmcbeth@govanhillha.org or call 07741 893 008

 eBike Grant Fund

The eBike Loan can help you purchase a range of different cycles. Repayable over four years, you can apply for an interest-free loan and use it for:

  • 2 x ebikes capped at £3,000 each
  • 1 x family cargo capped at £6,000

1 x adapted cycle or electric adapted cycle (value assessed on a case-by-case basis)

Thriving Govanhill Fund

Download application form here:

What is the Thriving Govanhill Fund?

Govanhill Community Development Trust (GCDT) is making £35k available to the Govanhill community for initiatives to improve local health and wellbeing.  Funding has been provided by the Council and NHS via the Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership.

The Thriving Govanhill Fund offers grants of £1000 or £2500 to groups who want to deliver projects to improve local health outcomes. The local community will then have the chance to vote on the projects which it wants to see delivered via a participatory budgeting process.

What is Participatory Budgeting?

Simply put it is a way of giving some decision-making power on spending a budget to the citizens it affects.  So, who gets what is down to you!  However, it’s not all about the money.  Taking part means you can celebrate, collaborate and connect with your friends, neighbours and colleagues.  We hope to make Govanhill a more thriving place with your help.

How can residents get involved?

  • Vote to have a real say about how funding is distributed in your community
  • Make a positive difference in the Govanhill Community
  • Celebrate Govanhill, the people who live here and the organisations supporting the community.

How can groups get involved?

  • Constituted and non-constituted groups who are based in Govanhill or delivering the proposed activity in Govanhill are able to apply for funding.
  • Informal groups (non-constituted) can apply for a £1000 Kick Start grant to begin a new project or activity that improves health or wellbeing in Govanhill.  Constituted organisations can apply for £1000 Kick Start grant or a £2500 Action Grant which is either for new or existing activity.
  • Unconstituted groups can apply, if supported by a sponsoring organisation to do so.  The sponsoring organisation must be based in or working in Govanhill and can sponsor as many organisations as they like.  Sponsoring another organisation will not impact any applications the sponsoring organisation will make itself.   
  • All projects must demonstrate a fit with at least two health and wellbeing outcomes: Tackling Loneliness, Food and Nutrition, Growing and Greenspace, Improving Mental Health, Improving Physical Health, Increasing Fitness, Supporting Young People (up to 21) and Supporting Older People (over 60s)
  • Eligible projects will provide a short summary of their project and what they hope to deliver and achieve.  They can also provide up to 3 images to illustrate their proposed work
  • Groups can then promote their project on social media or locally to improve their chances of support from the community.

Key Dates

  • Applications Open 5th September 2022
  • Applications Close 19th September
  • Public Voting begins 23rd September
  • Public Voting ends 3rd October
  • Funding confirmed 5th October

If you have any further queries about the application process, please contact

Dave Zabiega             07774 331969 / dzabiega@govanhillha.org

Ellen Feerick               07919 364673 / efeerick@govanhillha.org

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Peer Worker Vacancy

Engagement and Educational Peer Worker NHSGG&C

These posts are sessional – approx. 6 hours per month, paid at NHS Band 5 rate. Location: Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Are you interested in helping BME communities overcome barriers to accessing NHSGGC Health Services? Do you have an awareness of the impact of living in poverty? Could you educate and support others, while contributing to improving NHSGGC services in the future?

About the role: These exciting new roles have been developed specifically for individuals from communities that could benefit from help and support in accessing Health Services. You’ll be working with a Peer Co-ordinator to engage with and educate communities on specific topics, taking a human rights approach. You will use knowledge gained from on-going training and support to educate communities and promote specific services. Recognise the impact of living in poverty and offer practical guidance and support to help mitigate this. You will collect feedback which will help NHSGGC improve its services and ways in which people access them. You may be working with people in distress, you will need to be emotionally and mentally resilient. You’ll be expected to address community groups and will be given training on the most effective way to so this. You will receive induction, training and on-going supervision, including a network of other peer workers employed within NHSGGC.

What you’ll do:

Build supportive and respectful relationships with individuals and community groups.

Support others using your personal experience and confidence gained from ongoing training and support.

Provide information and promote specific NHSGGC health services.

Discuss the impact of, and offer support to mitigate poverty and maximise income.

Gather feedback which will be used to improve services.

Contribute to the development of the peer worker programme and role within NHSGGC.

What you’ll need:

An interest in local communities and a desire to help others.

Resilience, and the ability to know when to ask for help.

An understanding of issues and barriers facing BME communities and those living in areas of high socioeconomic deprivation.

Good communication skills.

The ability to work well in a team.

Empathy, good listening skills, approachability and common sense.

An understanding of the need for confidentiality.

Interested? If you would like further information on the Engagement and Education Peer Worker role, or to express an interest, please contact: mhairi.mcculloch@ggc.scot.nhs.uk

Govanhill International Festival & Carnival – family activities

These is so much happening within the Govanhill International Festival & Carnival over the two weeks between 2nd and 14th of August that it may not be that easy to quickly identify which events are suitable for the whole family. And so below are the family picks – events and activities where people of all ages, especially the young ones, will find something for themselves.

If you’d like to print a copy of the family events (it’s a two page document), you can download them here:

For the full festival programme, go to www.govanhillbaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/GIFC-Programme-2022-web.pdf

BANNER-MAKING WORKSHOP

Thu 4 August, 2–6pm, The Deep End,

21 Nithsdale Street (no booking required)

Ahead of the Govanhill Parade & Carnival there will be a banner making workshop at the Deep End. Join us to design and create banners that feel reflective of your group and the campaigns you’re involved with. We can’t wait to see your banners on the Govanhill carnival parade!

STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: SKY ON A HILL

Thur, 4 August, 4–7.30pm, Hidden Gardens Join our storytelling events for kids in the afternoon and an evening of readings, performances, installations & workshops.

CARNIVAL PARADE

Sat 06 August, 12.30pm, Govanhill Park

The famous Govanhill Carnival Parade is back for the fifth time – more colourful and vibrant than ever! Drummers, jugglers, brass bands, roller skaters, dancers & all the brilliant community groups. We’ll be making ourselves heard as we walk to Queen’s Park where the Carnival will begin!

GOVANHILL CARNIVAL

Sat, 6 August, 2–4pm Queen’s Park

The Carnival will celebrate the spirit and vibrancy of Govanhill with music, stalls, food, and activities for all the family. We promise you a concert showcasing the incredible talent and culture which makes this city so unique. With art workshops, face painting, games, bouncy castles and much more to get involved in on the day – there’s something for everyone!

ROMA SISTERS TOGETHER!

Sun 7 August, 2–4pm, Govanhill Park

To mark the end of their wellbeing project ‘Roma Sisters Together’, Romano Lav are throwing a Roma fashion show party in the park! The women will be showing off their incredible clothing and accessories that they’ve made! Featuring live music from local Roma musicians Opre Roma.

FILM FESTIVAL

Delivered by Glasgow Artists’ Moving Images Studio (GAMIS) & Govanhill Baths

Book online: bit.ly/GamisTickets

Full programme available online!

THE BAT. LAB. [OUTDOOR CINEMA]

11 – 14 August, 49 Bankhall Street

This outdoor cinema is hosted by GAMIS in collaboration with Rumpus Room, G42.pop ups and Glasgow Zine Library offering an inspiring, unique programme!

FONDS: OBJECTS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS

[exhibition of photographs around Govanhill]

Fri, 12 August, various locations

The people of Govanhill have shared their favourite objects and their stories. Look out for striking images of ordinary things in an outside exhibition, and listen out for the accompanying radio show on Radio Buena Vida. By Greater Govanhill, Street Level Photoworks & Thriving Places.

TALL TALES OF GOVANHILL

Wed, 10 August, 6–8pm, Bees Knees Cafe

Join us for a magical evening, celebrating the stories that make up our community. Storytellers from some of the different cultures of Govanhill will share their myths, legends, and tall, tall tales with you. This event is suitable for ages 12 + (under 16s need to be accompanied by an adult).

GOVANHILL COMMUNITY MARKET: GOVANHILL FOOD STORIES

Sat, 13 August, 12–4pm

Bat.Lab., Batson Street, G42 8SL

Govanhill Food Stories edition of Govanhill Community Market celebrates Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022. Join our community food market, performances, talks, and workshops exploring migration through stories of the diverse local communities!

PICNIC IN THE GARDENS

Sat. 13 August, 1.30–4pm, The Hidden Gardens, 25A Albert Drive, G41 2PE

Bring a picnic, a blanket and enjoy this fun-filled summer event! Hop on the smoothie bike to make your own drinks, visit the herb tea cafe, discover useful plants, learn how to take cuttings of herbs to grow your own, have a dance, and lots more! Free & all ages welcome!

GOVANHILL STREET MUSIC FESTIVAL

Sunday, 14 August

For full details of times & locations go to: www.govanhillbaths.com/festival

Join us to celebrate the rich and diverse musical heritage, talent and skill of top musicians and performers as they take to the streets to fill Govanhill with music. Come join us, have a dance and sing-a-long! Host: Love Music Hate Racism

[Govanhill Children’s Festival]

Hosts: Govanhill Community Development Trust and Govanhill Housing Association

All events will be held online. More info: www.govanhillbaths.com/festival

Govanhill’s Got Talent!

Sat 6 August, 6pm

Grab the popcorn and prepare to be dazzled by dancers, singers, musicians, artists, magicians and the many other talents of Govanhill’s youngsters – it’s the hottest ticket in town!

Govanhill Gloop – Science time

Sun 7 August, 12pm

It’s science and technology day at Govanhill Children’s Festival. That means it’s time for more mess and glooping. What a fun way to learn about science!

Great Govanhill Quiz

Mon 8 August, 11am

Join us for a fun-filled family quiz which will test your knowledge about Govanhill.

Govanhill Children’s Book Festival

Tue 9 August – various times

Join us for a day of stories and learning as we are joined by some of Scotland’s most acclaimed children and young people’s authors. Suitable for children of all ages.

Govanhill Updates {August}

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 by emailing Marzanna at mantoniak@govanhillha.org. These updates are sent approximately up to twice a month. You can unsubscribe at any time by emailing mantoniak@govanhillha.org.

HAPPENING NOW & SOON

Govanhill International Festival and Carnival

The Govanhill International Festival and Carnival is back once again and this year we’re arriving bigger and bolder than ever before. Now in our sixth year, we’re thrilled to bring you a programme of events fusing together art, heritage and community activism. This two-week long showcase of music, talks, walks, film, art exhibitions, workshops, and activities for children is a testament to the amazing cultural, ethnic and religious diversity that exists right here in Govanhill. We’re also delighted to be able to say that the Govanhill Parade and Carnival will be making a colourful return to the festival after last year’s biggest turnout to date! See the programme here:

www.govanhillbaths.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/GIFC-Programme-2022-web.pdf

Govanhill Food Stories

Govanhill Food Stories – 13 August – 12 – 4pm – Bat.Lab. next to Govanhill Picture House, G42 8SL. Govanhill Food Stories edition of Govanhill Community Market will celebrate Govanhill’s multicultural community’s stories through food as part of the Govanhill International Festival and the Year of Stories 2022. Activities will include free story sharing performances and workshops, gardening info sessions, taster sessions, a community food market and much more!

Slovak

Govanhillové Potravinové Príbehy – 13. augusta – 12:00 – 16:00 hod – Bat.Lab., Govanhill Picture House, G42 8SL. Vydanie Govanhillských Potravinových Príbehov komunitného trhu Govanhill oslávi príbehy Govanhillskej multikultúrnej komunity prostredníctvom jedla v rámci Medzinárodného Festivalu Govanhill a Roku Príbehov 2022. Medzi aktivity budú patriť predstavenia a workshopy na zdieľanie príbehov, posedenia s informáciami o záhradníctve, posedenia s ochutnávkami, komunitný trh s potravinami a oveľa viac! Účasť je bezplatná!

Romanian

Povești despre mâncare Govanhill – 13 august – 12:00 – 16:00 – Bat.Lab., Govanhill Picture House, G42 8SL. Ediția ‘Govanhill Food Stories’ a Govanhill Community Market va celebra poveștile comunității multiculturale din Govanhill prin mâncare, ca parte a Festivalului Internațional Govanhill și a Anului Poveștilor 2022. Activitățile vor include spectacole și ateliere de împărtășire a poveștilor, sesiuni de informații despre grădinărit, sesiuni de degustare, o piață alimentară comunitară și mult mai mult!

Urdu 

گونہیل فوڈ سٹوریس  – ۱۳ اگست – ۱۲ سے ۴ بجے — Bat.Lab., Govanhill Picture House, G42 8SL

گونہیل کمیونٹی مارکٹ کا “فوڈ سٹوریس” والا حصہ گونہیل کے رنگین رہنے والوں کی کہانیاں انکے کھانوں کہ ہاتھ منایا جاۓ گا۔ یہ تقریب “گونہیل اینٹرناشنل فسٹیول” اور “ایر اوت سٹوریس” کا حصہ ہے۔ اس بار کی سرگرمیوں میں داستان گویی، ورکشاپ، گھر کے باغ کی دیکھ بھال، “تیسٹر سشن”، کمیونٹی فوڈ مارکٹ اور بہت 

کچھ شامل ہے!

Hidden Gardens events & activities

For all happenings at Hidden Gardens check: 

What’s on at The Hidden Gardens – July 2022 (mailchi.mp)

GUIDED TOURS OF THE HIDDEN GARDENS (in person)

Do you belong to a community group or have a group of friends who would like to find out more about The Hidden Gardens – its history, planting design, and wildlife? Join one of our volunteer-led guided tours – let us know what date, day and time you would like a tour. Tours are also available in Urdu and French. Contact andrea@thehiddengardens.org.uk or ring 0141 433 2722 to book your tour.

WOMEN’S CULTURAL COOKERY (in person)

EVERY THURSDAY FROM 11 AUGUST UNTIL 08 SEPTEMBER 

Learn how to cook dishes from all around the world, and share your own recipes in a friendly and relaxed environment. To sign up send an email to dio@thehiddengardens.org.uk

MEN’S GROUP (in person)

TUESDAYS; 1 – 3PM 

Activity based group open to Southside men from all backgrounds. Activities include Shiatsu, creative writing, art classes and gardening. To check out our summer programme and find out how to sign up follow this link: https://bit.ly/3bQoGJT 

TAI CHI ON THE LAWN

TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS; 10AM  (in person)

A gentle outdoor exercise class open to all abilities. Classes are drop-in, please complete our online Registration Form and Equalities Monitoring Form before your first session this year. Please dress for the weather | Children aged 10 and over welcome with participating adult.

PICNIC IN THE GARDENS – SATURDAY 13 AUGUST, 1.30 – 4PM

Grab your picnic and a blanket and join us on 13th August for a picnic in The Gardens! The day will be packed with free activities suitable for all ages. Hop on the smoothie bike with Urban Roots, visit our herb tea café, discover useful plants in the gardens, have a dance with the Boogie Butterfly, find out about food miles with Glasgow Science Centre, or join a guided tour of the gardens! To book a space on our guided tour in British Sign Language (BSL),  email andrea@thehhiddengardens.org.uk 

Join Crosshill & Govanhill Community Council!

Do you have something to say about:

  • Cleansing and the Environment in the Community
  • The Quality of Local Housing and Landlords
  • Roads and Parking in the Area
  • Places in Our Local Schools
  • Local Policing  

If so, then Crosshill and Govanhill Community Council needs you on the team. Our meetings are held the second Monday of every month 7pm to 9pm. Nominations to become fully elected members of the community council are now open. For a nomination form please go to our website www.crosshillandgovanhill.org.uk closing date is 31st July 2022.

email: cgcommunitycouncilsecretary@gmail.com

YOUNG PEOPLE

Govanhill Youth Club – Govanhill Baths Community Trust

Every Tuesday 6-8 pm for young people aged 12-18 years (S1 – S6). For more information search GCBT Youth on Facebook or Instagram / call Kelly or Annie on 0141 387 1525. 

Govanhill Youth Club Picnic 

Come along and join us at 1pm on Thursday 4th August for some fun 

Everyone Welcome!

BABY & TODDLER GROUPS 

Little Marvels Discovery Club

Crossreach Little Marvels Club for Children & Families

Ages 0-5. Fridays 10-11:30 am at Glasgow Elim Church, 42 Inglefield Street G42 7AT. A toddler group for children with complex needs (sensory impairment, developmental delay, physical disability or complex health needs). Tea, coffee & snacks. Specialist support. To request a space contact Miriam Rana on 07789672151 or email miriam.rana@crossreach.org.uk. 

OTHER GROUPS

Women’s Group at Larkfield Community Centre

The women can meet up for a chat, learn about aromatherapy, have pampering sessions, some gentle exercise etc. The group meets on a Friday afternoon at 1pm. 39 Inglefield street G42 7AY tel: 0141-424-1797

Outdoor exercise sessions

South Seeds are running outdoor exercise sessions throughout the summer. The sessions will be taking place in our beautiful community garden, ‘The Croft’ which is five minutes’ walk from Victoria Road in Queen’s Park Recreation Ground. Info and booking:  0141 636 3959, email info@southseeds.org, 514 Victoria Road, G42 8BG.

Tai Chi sessions with South Seeds

Wednesdays, 6, 13, 20, 27 July & 3 August

Time & location: 11am at The Croft, Queens Park Recreation Ground, entrance off Langside Rd. Book your place: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tai-chi-at-the-croft-tickets-362140400687

Info and booking:  0141 636 3959, email info@southseeds.org, 514 Victoria Road, G42 8BG.

Tree trail walking group with South Seeds

Dates: Fridays 8 July, 15 July and 22 July

Time & location: Meet at 10am outside Queen’s Park main gate (Victoria Rd entrance). Book your place: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/south-seeds-tree-trail-walking-group-tickets-367457945607 

Info and booking:  0141 636 3959, email info@southseeds.org, 514 Victoria Road, G42 8BG.

Stretch and Move sessions:

Dates: Monday 8 August, Monday 15 August, Monday 22 August, Monday 29 August, Monday 5 September and Monday 12 September.

Time: Sessions will start at 6pm. Location: The Croft, Queens Park Recreation Ground, entrance off Langside Rd. To book your place: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stretch-and-move-at-the-croft-tickets-367568626657

Info and booking:  0141 636 3959, email info@southseeds.org, 514 Victoria Road, G42 8BG.

Women on Wheels

Women on Wheels (SCIO) is a community cycling hub for women. A service designed and led by women, they deliver a range of cycling activities to get women back on a bike or onto a bike for the very first time.

More info and bookings: www.womenonwheels.org.uk/services 

Carfin Street Growing Project 

Local residents of Carfin Street and the surrounding area are invited to join a new growing project! Participants can sign up for a planter to grow food, herbs and flowers. A series of workshops will give an introduction to growing throughout the summer, so no experience necessary to join. All materials will be provided. Sign up via this form: https://forms.gle/ewR83GKvyjokwS9X9 or email Fiona for more information: fiona@govanhillbaths.com.  

Del Mondo – Big Noise

Big Noise’s adult music group for Govanhill residents meets every Monday at 4 pm during school term time. Absolute beginners welcome. Come and try an instrument! Free. Childcare available. More info at 151 Coplaw Street or govanhill@sistemascotland.org.uk.

Art Group – Larkfield Centre 

Free tutored art group for those aged 50+. Tuesdays 1-3 pm at Larkfield Centre, 39 Inglefield Street. No experience needed. 

Sign up: larkfieldcentre@btconnect.com

FREE Wellbeing, Arts & Health activities 

Govanhill Baths Community Trust are offering FREE Wellbeing, Arts and Health activities open to adults that are not currently working, receiving benefits and living within a mile of Govanhill. Info: linktr.ee/ThrivingPlacesGovanhill.

Community Choir – The Point

Thursdays, 7:30 pm, 180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More information: www.facebook.com/pointcommunitychoir

Renew Wellbeing Cafe – The Point

Mondays & Fridays 10am-3pm, 180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More info: www.facebook.com/180ThePoint/  

Men Talking – Finn’s Place

Tuesdays, 7.30 pm. Finn’s Place, Langside Church, 167 Ledard Road, G42 9QU. Join a conversation on what men can do to improve their physical and mental health. Contact: 

sean@finnsplace.org,  01416327520.

COMMUNITY CONSULTATIONS

Research into ethnicity and access to housing

Take part in research by CEMVO Scotland, Heriot-Watt University and Shelter Scotland to hear from ethnic minority participants who are struggling to access affordable housing. It will involve an interview which can be done at the CEMVO office or via video call, depending on their preference. Each participant will get £20 for their insight and time. Identities are completely anonymised and data strictly confidential.

Contact: aliya.zaidi@cemvoscotland.org.uk or 07379084375

JOBS & PAID OPPORTUNITIES

Swap Market Pop-up stall at the G42 Pop-Ups:

Feminist Exchange Network is looking for a swap market facilitator for a

pop-up stall at the G42 Pop-Ups market on the 13th August. The role involves attending the stall, accepting items for donations and facilitating swaps. Proficient speakers of languages commonly spoken in the Govanhill area

encouraged to apply. The market will run for 4 hours with additional time for setting up @ £12/hr. To apply contact: peoplesbankofgovanhill@riseup.net 

Paid opportunities with Govanhill International Festival

Paid opportunities for speakers of Arabic, Slovak, and Romanian, and for musicians and storytellers with the Govanhill Festival! All opportunities are paid and you will be offered full training where appropriate. We are looking for people to take part in a range of activities during Govanhill International Festival and Carnival and Doors Open Days 2022.

More info: www.facebook.com/GovanhillBaths/posts/5339385602748392 

More local jobs

Contact Gillian Gcdt, phone 07919 372 488 today or email gscott@govanhillha.org!

CURRENT LOCAL VACANCIES

Admin/Customer Service Executive 

Warehouse Operatives (checkouts)

Part-Time Mobile Cleaner (own car required)

Qualified & Trainee Bus Drivers

Experienced Window Fitters

Replenishment Operative

Repair Centre Technicians

Experienced Butcher

Gillian is GCDT’s Employability Worker who can provide support with job search activities/CV/cover letter/application forms & interview techniques, also access to skills/training/education & volunteering opportunities and affordability to work advice

Executive Lead with YCSA

The Youth Community Support Agency is a Glasgow based charitable company working with disadvantaged young people, primarily from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds. Executive Lead position salary: £36,720 pro rata – 4 days a week (28 hours) Fixed term: Contract for 12 months, potential to be made permanent Closing date: Thurs 4th August 2022, 12.00 noon, Interviews will be held on Mon 15th August. 

Download the application pack at: https://ycsa.org.uk/work-with-us/recruitment/ and send your application to enquiries@ycsa.org.uk

VOLUNTEERING &  EMPLOYABILITY

Gardening Volunteering with Hidden Gardens

Try volunteering and help us look after The Hidden Gardens. Get some fresh air, meet new people, learn skills, and have fun! No experience required. For more information email our Volunteering and Learning Manager: andrea@thehiddengardens.org.uk. 

Greenthumbs volunteers – The group meets on Tues, Weds or Fri 10am – 1pm

(priority for people living in Govanhill & Pollokshields).

Weekend Gardening volunteers –  Upcoming Dates : Sat 9th July, Sun 31st July, and Sun 21st August.

Employment Package for Security – Jobs & Business Glasgow 

JBG is running a free, industry-approved training course for people interested in starting a career in security. Includes a paid 6-week placement. Applicants must live in Glasgow, be aged over 18, and able to pass the necessary background checks. To apply, speak to your JBG Adviser or call the JBG customer service free: 0300 1232 898.  

Volunteer with South Seeds this summer

We are looking for volunteers to help with our outdoor exercise sessions this summer. If you are interested, please get in touch with us via this form:  https://forms.gle/Taob51QEuHjfWWLQA

Volunteer for summer activities at Queen’s Park Arena 

We are looking for volunteers to help with our summer events season. If interested, contact us via this form: https://forms.gle/25HPgJb5qMSdWMqE6 

Volunteer with SEIN Board

SEIN are looking for Board Members. Ongoing

www.seinglasgow.org.uk/news/join-the-board

GENERAL HEALTH & MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT 

NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory

Did you know about the NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory? You can filter the services by area, topic & target group. http://infodir.nhsggc.org.uk/Home/Directory

Free mental health support in Southside

Wellbeing Services South Glasgow offer mental health support to residents of Glasgow’s Southside. They share self-help resources and online courses on their website. People can be referred by their GP, community mental health team, or other agencies. For more info visit www.wellbeing-glasgow.org.uk

Southside Community Recovery Network

Southside Community Recovery Network hosts various addiction recovery activities & initiatives in Glasgow, including a Southside-based programme. There are also opportunities for volunteering in recovery groups & cafes. Info: 0141 429 8181, SouthADRSAdmin@glasgow.gov.uk, www.scrn-recovery.co.uk. Facebook: South Community Recovery Network – SCRN

Sandyford Clinic – sexual health service 

Sandyford Clinic is the specialist sexual health service for NHS. They provide sexual and reproductive health services. When you come, you can expect to be listened to without being judged, your treatment and care will be sensitive & confidential. Services are free, including prescriptions. Sandyford Sexual Health Service, 6 Sandyford Place, G3 7NB, sandyford@ggc.scot.nhs.uk, 01412118130 

Online Socials for Isolated and Lonely Adults – The No.1 Befriending Agency

Mondays 11 – 11.30 am, and Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 2 – 3pm. Online events three times a week to bring together people across the community who may be living in loneliness and isolation. We provide activities and space to chat so that our members can build relationships, confidence, connectivity & wellbeing. Email: info@befriend.org.uk.

SUPPORT

Foodbank 

Queen’s Park Govanhill Church, 170 Queen’s Drive

Thursdays: 10:30am – 12pm

Foodbank provides a 3 day supply of food to anyone who drops in, no referrals necessary!

Club 170 

The club provides free hot meals, drinks and home-baking

Sundays: 5pm – 6pm

Queen’s Park Govanhill Church, 170 Queen’s Drive

Homelessness Referrals

Individuals and families can present as homeless via Social Care Direct on 0141 287 0555, then attend directly at New Gorbals Health and Care Centre, 2 Sandiefield Road, Glasgow G5 9AB. Agencies can also make referrals on behalf of individuals.

Pay-What-You-Can funerals

Caledonia Cremation has launched Pay-What-You-Can funerals to support those facing funeral poverty. 

Call: 03000 113 311 Email: funerals@caledoniacremation.org.uk

Family Finances Support – Glasgow Life

If you are a parent or carer, Glasgow Life can offer free 1:1 advice and support for better paid employment, free education & training to gain control over your finances. Email financialcapability@glasgowlife.ac.uk, call 07443 814 190 or text 07584773928. 

The People’s Pantry

492 Cathcart Rd, Glasgow G42 7BX

peoplespantry@govanhillbaths.com

The People’s Pantry is a membership based community food shop that provides good quality food at a subsidised rate.

You can become a member of The People’s Pantry for £3.50 a year. You can then do a weekly shop for £2.50, which will provide a minimum of £15 worth of food.

OTHER

Office & Storage Space to Rent in Govanhill

Large offices/storage space to rent Glasgow South! Contact Marie GCDT for further information, email mmcbeth@govanhillha.org or call 07741 893 008

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