Govanhill Updates {early October}


Govanhill Community Market

On Sunday 25th September the first ever Govanhill Community Market took place, organised by G42 Pop-Ups with music from Govanhill Voices, dancing from Romane Cierhenia Musician Group Glasgow, food from Romano Lav, pottery with Rumpus Room, news from Greater Govanhill CIC, and a conversation with GAMIS about their work to bring Govanhill Picture House back to life. Well done everyone!  

G42 Pop-Ups are looking for feedback and ideas for future events, and people to join the team. What did you think of the event? Would you like to get involved in future events?  Fill in the form:


Govanhill Festival Feedback

Govanhill Baths are collecting feedback about this year’s Govanhill International Festival and Carnival – share yours HERE.


Community Engagement and Information Strategy working group

The working group brings together Govanhill residents and representatives of organisations working locally. They analyse the results of the community survey conducted earlier in the year and make recommendations for the strategy document on Community Engagement and Information in Govanhill. The document will form part of the Locality Plan for Govanill and can then be used to influence approaches to community engagement and making information accessible across services. If you’d like to get involved, please contact Marzanna Antoniak, community connector for Govanhill at For more information about the group and locality planning in Govanhill go to the Locality Plan tab on


LGBT+ Health and Wellbeing

LGBT Health, with funding from Glasgow City HSCP, are developing a number of workshops, spaces and courses for individuals to talk openly about their mental health in a confidential space and learn from others’ experiences. Find more information here:

Street dance performances in Govanhill

Sunday, 10th October, 7 – 8 pm

Dancers will be performing dances from different traditions on the streets of Govanhill!

Organised for Strut by Megahertz as part of the Glasgow Tramway Dance International Festival

More information:

Photos by Simon Murphy

Roma Night – dancing at the Rum Shack 

Friday, 15 Oct 2021, 18:00 Ando Glaso are inviting you for a night celebrating the vibrant music and dance culture of Glasgow’s Roma communities. The evening will feature ZOR, a group of young Slovak/Czech Roma musicians playing fiery Gypsy music with modern flavours, Romane Cierhenia, a family group of Polish Roma musicians and dancers performing traditional Gypsy music and dances, and Ando Glaso Collective, a unique group that brings together some of the best musicians from the Romanian, Hungarian, Slovak and Polish Roma communities to create an exciting montage of Gypsy music from the Balkans to Eastern and Western Europe. Book tickets here: Roma Night Tickets, Fri 15 Oct 2021 at 18:00 | Eventbrite


CIBO Italian Deli/Cafe are recruiting for the following roles: 

  • full and part time bakers
  • full and part time food prep 
  • kitchen porters

For more information: 

Greater Govanhill is hiring a Communications, Admin and Editorial Assistant to work 25 hours per week for 6 months. Paid Living Wage. This role is through the UK Government Kickstart scheme. To apply, you must be claiming Universal Credit, aged 16-24, based in the UK and currently unemployed. Please contact your local Job Centre work coach and ask for a referral.  

The Sound Lab are hiring! Glasgow based music professionals aged 18- 25 can now apply for the New Sounds Academy tutor positions. You’ll be responsible for up to 100hrs of paid freelance work to mentor an aspiring young musician. Apply now here: New Sounds Academy – Tutor Application. Deadline 8th October.

Locavore are hiring for the following roles for their Govanhill branch and other locations:

Deadline for all roles: 12th October. For more information:

Scottish Ethnic Minority Deaf Club (based in Pollokshields)

Info: Employment Officer with Scottish Ethnic Minority Deaf Club SCIO – Goodmoves

Tripod: Training for Social Action

Tripod are hiring for two roles: Migrant & Racial Justice Programme Coordinator & Co-director

You can apply until midday, the 27th of October 2021 HERE.

For any question or access issues contact us through


Govanhill Youth Club

On Tuesday October 12th Govanhill Youth Club are hosting an ‘Open Door Day’ with fun filled activities at The Base (494 Cathcart Road). 

Session 1 (11am-12.30pm) Primary school children 8years+ or Primary 4+

Session 2 (1pm-2.30pm) Secondary school Young People.

They are also launching their new programme: Dramaaaaaaa!! From another Galaxy with Bex. 8-12 years. First session starts 14th October at 1pm (school holidays) then every Thursday at 5pm. Book in advance to reserve your place:

Email – or call Kelly & Annie – 0141 387 1525

For more information: 

Govanhill Roma Youth Project 

Girls football starts Wednesday 29th September. Age 11-16. From 5.15pm  to 6.15pm at Goals. By Community Renewal in partnership with Govanhill Baths and YMCA. For more information: 

Active Life Club

Free October Week activities from Active Life Club on October 12th and 13th at Toryglen Football Centre, 480 Prospecthill Road G42 0BY from 4-7pm. Ages 5-17. Please register to avoid any disappointment:


Free employability training from GCDT 

Govanhill Community Development Trust is running free training to help you find work or volunteer throughout October. See the timetables below and contact or for more information and to sign up. 

Govanhill  ESOL Classes

Do you live in Govanhill and want to learn English?

Email Claire for further information and to sign up: or message her on Whatsapp: 0791 7974 731. More information here: 


Are you Irish?

Take part in Moira McIver’s ‘Migration Memories’ project!

“I am an artist from Ireland working with Street Level Photo Gallery during this month and hoping to get in touch with families who migrated from Donegal to Glasgow from the 1930s to 1960s who may have stories, family photographs or documentation of parents, grandparents they would be willing to share. I am particularly interested in women’s experiences of leaving home, finding work, raising families and settling into life in Glasgow. Irish families would often have collections of images which hold memories which are gradually becoming more distant and it would be fascinating to record the stories behind these images before they disappear. If you would like to get in touch, my email address”

Govanhill Roma Local Conversation Project

The Men’s Group will be meeting face-to-face again every Tuesday from 7pm to 9:30pm at the Ark on Coplaw Street (opposite Govanhill Housing Association). Come along and meet new people, play cards, games, or just talk about any issues. All are welcome. 

Cycle storage for Govanhill Housing Association tenants 

Govanhill Housing Association has received funding from Cycling Scotland to install indoor bicycle storage for 50 tenants in their homes. This will either be a pulley system or indoor wall rack, provided and installed free of charge. To register your interest please fill in this FORM.

Child Disability Payment

Child Disability Payment will replace Disability Living Allowance for Children, which is currently delivered by the Department for Work and Pensions. It has been designed to provide extra money to help with the costs of caring for a child with a disability or ill-health condition. Social Security Scotland wants to make sure both you and the people you support have all the relevant information you need about Child Disability Payment before it opens for applications nationally. Social Security Scotland’s National Engagement Team invites you to attend one of their online Child Disability Payment events that will provide you with all necessary information. Please click on the appropriate link to reserve a ticket for the event at a date and time that suits you.

Child Disability Payment general information webinars:

Tuesday 19th October 2021 10:00am – 12noon

Tuesday 26th October 2021 – 10:00am – 12noon

Tuesday 2nd November 2021 2:00pm- 4:00pm

Wednesday 10th November 2021 – 2:00pm – 4:00pm

If you have any questions or require further information about any of these events please email 


Supporting Communities Safely during Covid-19

Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) and Public Health Scotland have launched the latest update to Supporting Communities Safely: Advice for community groups, organisations and volunteer networks adapting to life with Covid-19.

Sponsor a page on the 2022 Food Train calendar

Food Train are a Scotland-wide charity with one of the bases in Govanhill and have been of great support to the older residents of the neighbourhood. Sponsor a month in the Food Train 2022 calendar! Email for more information.

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