Govanhill Updates {August}

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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:

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!


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!


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!


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 (


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 or ring 0141 433 2722 to book your tour.



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

MEN’S GROUP (in person)


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: 


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.


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 

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 closing date is 31st July 2022.



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!


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 


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, 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:

Info and booking:  0141 636 3959, email, 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: 

Info and booking:  0141 636 3959, email, 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:

Info and booking:  0141 636 3959, email, 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: 

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: or email Fiona for more information:  

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

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:

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:

Community Choir – The Point

Thursdays, 7:30 pm, 180 Queen’s Drive, G42 8QD. More information:

Renew Wellbeing Cafe – The Point

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

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:,  01416327520.


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: or 07379084375


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: 

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: 

More local jobs

Contact Gillian Gcdt, phone 07919 372 488 today or email!


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: and send your application to


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: 

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:

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: 

Volunteer with SEIN Board

SEIN are looking for Board Members. Ongoing


NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory

Did you know about the NHS Health & Wellbeing Directory? You can filter the services by area, topic & target group.

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

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,, 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,, 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:



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:

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, call 07443 814 190 or text 07584773928. 

The People’s Pantry

492 Cathcart Rd, Glasgow G42 7BX

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.


Office & Storage Space to Rent in Govanhill

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