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: (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:

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: 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 (Everything sold must be secondhand or made from waste). 

SATURDAY, 7 AUGUST 2021 FROM 11:00 – 16:00More information:


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: 

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: 

Bike for Good

Bike for Good are recruiting for a Community Bike Project Assistant.

More information and apply: 

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

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:


GCDT Employability & Volunteering Sessions

Free online sessions to help people find work and volunteering opportunities in Govanhill.


For more information: or contact: Gillian Scott: 07812 093883 or Ruth Plummer:  07393 233463 

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:


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.

If you would like to learn more about the project and get involved you can contact us on: 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:

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:

Survey for Volunteers & Service Providers:


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 or / 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


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:


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:

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:

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

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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