Govanhill Updates {August 2021}


Full programme: 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:

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:

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).


Govanhill Baths

  • Youth Programme Co-ordinator
  • Senior Youth Worker

Application deadline: Monday 16th August, @9am

To apply and get more information: 

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 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: 


  • 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: 

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, ( or email your CV to

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:



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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:

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:

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

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:

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  or telephone: 07393 233463


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.”


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:

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:


Opportunities for your people with YSCA


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.


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:

Office space to rent in Govanhill

Contact Marie McBeth at 07741 893 008 /

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:


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