Govanhill Updates – late June


Join a focus group to shape Govanhill Open Museum

Govanhill Open Museum is a community-led project that aims to bring local stories out to our neighbourhood’s streets and make heritage a part of residents’ everyday lives!

Wednesday, June 30th, from 6 to 7:30 pm, Zoom

Join this interactive session where you can learn more about Govanhill Open Museum and help shape the future of the project.

Sign up here:

This event, open to anyone who lives, works, or has a strong connection to Govanhill, will be an opportunity to ask questions and share hopes and wishes for the project. 

You can also help us shape the future of Govanhill Open Museum by filling in this quick form: 

For more information about the project in community languages go to Govanhill Open Museum

Keep up to date with the project on its Facebook page:

Circus Fun Day

Circus Fun Day is part of the year long celebrations of the 20th Anniversary of the occupation of Govanhill Baths: Occupy Occupy Occupy!!! 

Saturday 3rd June 2 – 4 pm in Govanhill Park, Queens Park, and Victoria RoadWith Think Circus, music, Tai Chi, Capoeira, Agitprop, face painting and more in Govanhill Park, Victoria Road and Queens Park. Please see the map below for times and locations. For more information:


Westmoreland Gardens are now adorned with a mural

The mural celebrates Govanhill’s diversity and was designed by P7 pupils from local schools with artists Beth Shapeero and Ursula Kam-Ling Cheng. The project was a partnership between Glasgow Education Services, Glasgow CREATE, and Vox Liminis.

Greater Govanhill – a brand new 3rd issue of the magazine is out now.

Collect your copy at one of the local shops or cafes.


GCDT Employability & Volunteering Sessions

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


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

Volunteering Opportunity for speakers of Slovak, Czech, Polish or Romanian

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:


Free ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Classes

Free ESOL classes in Govanhill for people aged 16+. Levels: beginner, elementary, pre-intermediate, intermediate. For up-to-date lesson times, see For more information and to sign up contact Claire Low on 07917974731 (WhatsApp) or


Community Engagement & Information Strategy – initial results of the survey

Recently, a survey to inform the Community Engagement & Information strategy as part of the Locality Plan for Govanhill was conducted by the team working within the Thriving Places initiative. 

We would like to thank everyone who participated and shared their views. 
Basic results of the survey are now available on Govanhill.Info: Community Engagement and Information. In the next stage, a working group will analyse the feedback received from the community and a draft of the Community Engagement and Information strand of the Locality Plan will be developed. Once complete, we will share the document for further feedback.


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