Govanhill Updates {July}

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Queen’s Park Arena – events in July

There are so many events at the Queen’s Park Arena in July! Just visit their website and you’re bound to find something of interest.

Help to design a Govanhill Heritage Mural 

Resident’s help is wanted to design the second mural in the Govanhill Open Museum street heritage trail! This time we invite all residents to design a Govanhill bookshelf together. Join in the design process: tell us what treasures would you put on it or share a photo of your own bookshelf by emailing or by commenting under this Facebook post: Facebook. We are going to explore some other local themes including the different trades and other ideas, so follow Govanhill Open Museum on Facebook to take part. 

New benches in Queen’s Park gifted by the Roma community

Have you noticed a few new picnicking benches in Queen’s Park? They are a gift from the local Roma community. Thank you and very well done, Rom Romeha and eveyone at Community Renewal Trust! Read more about it in Greater Govanhill:

Essential gully maintenance & street sweeping in Govanhill 

A programme of essential gully maintenance and street sweeping in Govanhill is taking place in July. Please remember to take your car away on the day when these works are scheduled for your street. For exact dates and more information in English, Polish, Romanian, Urdu, and Punjabi go to: or  

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!


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. 

Youth Forum – Pollokshields Development Agency 

A space for young people (aged 16-23) in the Southside to develop skills, gain new friends & get involved in local community projects. Wednesdays, 6-7.30 pm. Online / 423 Shields Rd,


Loc de Joacă playgroup – Daisy Chain  

Sunteți invitați la LOC DE JOACĂ, grup pentru comunitatea de romi români, în fiecare VINERI. între 12.30 – 14.00 la biserica Elim Pentecostal, 42 Inglefield Street G42 7AT. Info (miercuri-vineri) Leo – 07388 227118 /

Playtime & BabyPlay – The Point

Playtime@The Point (Tuesdays 10am) is a play group for parents/carers and their preschool children, 5 years and under. BabyPlay (Thursdays 10am) is for children aged 2 years & under, their parents/carers & preschool siblings. Queens Park Baptist Church, 20 Balvicar Dr. 01414233962, Visit www.qpbc.orgL

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 


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:

Yakety Yak Language Café – Milk Café

Pay-what-you-can Spanish & French sessions for all levels. Wednesdays, 6-8 pm, MILK Café, 452 Victoria Road. Contact

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:

Free gentle chair-based yoga for ladies

Every Tuesday 1:30 – 2:30 pm at St. Ninian’s Church, 1 Albert Dr, Glasgow G41 2PE. To book, contact Amy Gill on 0141 286 1885 or 07845 921 581. 

Free chair-based yoga sessions – The Wee Retreat CIC

Tuesdays, 1-1.45 pm, online. Open to anyone with mobility challenges; limited in-studio spaces available at premises for those with accessibility needs. All bodies welcome, no prior experience needed. 


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.


Govanhill Baths Finance Officer

Salary: £30,000 pro rata plus 4% pension. 15 hours per week. Initial term until 31st March 2023, extension likely. Applications should be made via email and marked ‘Finance Officer: Confidential’ and emailed to More info: Deadline: Applications must be in by 9.00am Friday 15th July. 

Housing Traineeship with Govanhill Housing Association

PATH (Scotland) is offering a thirty-six month Positive Action Training Scheme, which has been specifically designed to redress the under-representation of black and minority ethnic communities in employment in Scottish Housing.  

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Thursday 7th July 2022 at 12.30pm

Interviews will be held on Monday 18th July 2022 at Govanhill Housing Association. For more information and to apply go to:

Part time Counter Assistant in Govanhill

Counter assistant duties include – taking customer orders for Hot/Cold rolls, making up cold rolls/sandwiches, taking cash/card payments, keeping the counter area clean and tidy. Hours of work – starting 7am till 2.30 pm (to be discussed at interview). 2 days during the week and 1 day at the weekend (to be discussed at interview) Experience preferred but not essential. If interested please email your name and contact number to 

Admin & Customer Service Executive 

Work a print shop in Govanhill £18018/year. For more information and to apply send your CV to Gillian Scott:, 07919372488.

Work at a local wholesale business

  • Warehouse operative (checkouts)  

Work at a wholesale business in G5. Tuesday- Friday 11.30am-8pm & Saturday 10am-7pm or Sunday 10am-7pm, Monday- Thursday 11.30-8pm

  • Replenishment in catering department 

Work at a wholesale business in G5. Tuesday- Friday 9am- 5.30pm & Saturday 10am-7pm

For more information and to apply send your CV to Gillian Scott:, 07919372488.

Part-time mobile cleaner

A local business is looking for a mobile cleaner (must have own car)

For more information and to apply send your CV to Gillian Scott:, 07919372488.

Work as a bus driver

  • Qualified Bus Drivers (£4000 sign on bonus paid over 12 month period) £11/hour
  • Trainee Bus Drivers £10/hour while training then £11/hour when qualified (Need full UK driving licence)

For more information and to apply send your CV to Gillian Scott:, 07919372488.

Work at a supermarket in G5

  • Halal Butcher – preferably fully trained with experience (though willing to learn a trained butcher that has not done halal but is willing to learn)
  • Counter/Shop Sales Assistant – serving customers, dealing with the till, orders, shelf stocking etc

For more information and to apply send your CV to Gillian Scott:, 07919372488.

Experienced Window Fitters and Installers wanted

Work with a local windows business. Experience required.

For more information and to apply send your CV to Gillian Scott:, 07919372488.

Repair Centre Technicians wanted

Work locally as a Repair Centre Technician – HNC/HND in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering required.

For more information and to apply send your CV to Gillian Scott:, 07919372488.

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: 

Driver Employability Training Scheme

Are you 20-25 years old? Do you want to work as a distribution or delivery driver? [or] Do you need a driving licence due to it being essential for the occupational sector that you would like to work in? If so, then apply for this training programme with Move On!


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.  

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: 

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 with Hidden Gardens 

Weekend volunteering at Hidden Gardens: Sun Sun June 26th, Sat July 9th, Sun July 31st. Contact Andrea at

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 



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.