Govanhill Updates {November}


Big Noise: Free Music Classes for 0-3 year-olds 

Little Noise Classes are back! Classes for 0-3 year olds and their parents/carers living in Govanhill. No need to book in advance but classes will be  limited to 10 adults per class. Mondays – 10.15-10.45am & Tuesdays – 1.15 – 1.45pm

​​Southside Tool Library: new opening hours

Now open Wednesday 3-7 and Saturday 10-2

For more information and to book visit:  

Repair Sessions (Repair Café Glasgow)

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month 12 noon – 3 pm @ The Deep End, 21 Nithsdale Street

Do you have a broken lamp that needs to be fixed? A hole in your favourite jumper? Volunteer repairers will be here to help you fix your items.

The Lunch Stop at Queen’s Park Church

Every Tuesday from 12 at 170 Queen’s Drive, the Lunch Stop serves healthy balanced lunches, teas and coffees, and desserts for affordable prices. Everyone is welcome! Cash payments only. 

Remade Network Announcement : COMPUTER Devices

We are delighted to announce we have a new batch of high-quality refurbished desktops in stock for sale and available in batches of 10-20 as part of a new desktop distribution project. If you are interested in placing an order for sales please contact or visit for more info.

Cycle Rides for New Scots (Bike for Good)

Every Wednesday @ 12.30pm Bikes and helmets provided

Cycle Rides for New Scots are still happening and we are planning to keep it going throughout the winter (if the weather permits). For anybody who would like to explore Glasgow, learn about cycle routes or simply to meet other like minded people. Still trying to get your way with cycling? We do cycling lessons on Wednesdays (alternatively on Monday) at 10.30am. Get in touch with Marketa for any questions you may have

Category is Books: re-open

Open from Thusday – Sunday, 11am-6pm @ 34 Allison Street, Glasgow, G42 8NN for queer books, comics, magazines etc. The pay it forward section can also be accessed in the shop (it’s a cart at the garage door entrance), or via email for home delivery by using BOOKCODE SOLIDARITY in order emails.


Carers strategies review

Glasgow’s City Health and Social Care Partnership are leading on a consultation to review the adult and young carers’ strategies in Glasgow. All of the surveys are open until 28th November.

Public survey (for carers or those involved in identifying, involving or supporting unpaid carers):

Survey for adults who have been supported by carers:

Survey for Young Carers:

GAMIS – Govanhill Picture House 

We are holding a community consultation about redeveloping the empty part of the building and in poor condition. The idea is to turn it into a community cinema and arts hub. Share your thoughts in this survey by following this link:

Census March 2022

The March 2022 census will be a digital first census and as many households in Scotland as possible are being encouraged to complete it online. The online events listed below will provide information on how the census will be delivered and how you can help get messages and support to those groups you already support in other ways, to ensure they can take part in the census and be counted.

Wednesday, 17 November 202111:00 – 11:30Older peopleClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 24 November 202111:00 – 11:30Digitally excluded/High deprivationClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 1 December 202111:00 – 11:30Gaelic SpeakersClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 8 December 202111:00 – 11:30People with disabilitiesClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 15 December 202111:00 – 11:30Rural areas and islandsClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 12 January 202211:00 – 11:30LGBTIClick here to register for event
Wednesday, 19 January 202211:00 – 11:30Young people not living at homeClick here to register for event


Rumpus Room November Programme for Young People

Our Restaurant at The End of the Universe:

Experimental Filmmaking & Creating A Communal Dining Blanket 

14-25 years, Thursday 18th November, 5-7pm , Rumpus Room, upstairs

Adapt & Act: Climate Action

A magazine exploring youth activism. This issue explores the climate crisis and creative protest. View the magazine for free here, alongside a series of worksheets exploring climate action that can be used at home or in your community setting. 

YCSA Activities for Young People

48 Darnley Street, G41 2SE, Pollokshields

Cooking Classes – Thursdays 5-7pm, for ages 12-18 years. Co-run with Propagate will be starting mid November in the Pollokshields area. Young people will learn how to prepare healthy meals. All meals are vegetarian and halal.

Sewing Classes – Wednesdays 5-7pm, for ages 12-18 years old. Co-run with Rags to Riches will be starting mid November in the Pollokshields area. Young people will learn how to use a sewing machine and repair clothing.

Young Leaders Forum – A forum for young people aged 12-25 years to learn climate literacy and leadership skills. This program runs throughout the year. This activity is funded by the Climate Change Fund. See more information here or contact or call 07394 451 718.


MEGA (More Electricity and Gas Assistance) Fund

Money Matters have funding to continue awarding fuel top-ups for gas and electricity prepayment meters. More information & how to apply.

Family Finances Support @ Glasgow Life

If you are a parent or carer, we offer support for better paid employment and free training and education to gain control over your household finances. Free 1:1 advice

Email or call 07443 814 190 or send a text message 07584773928

Cancer screening awareness videos

Glasgow City HSCP Health Improvement Team has developed animated videos on cancer screening for Black and Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities. These animated videos raise awareness of bowel, breast, and cervical cancer, and awareness of HPV (Human Papilloma Virus).

View the videos here: NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde – YouTube

These animated videos are available in 5 languages (Arabic, Mandarin, Punjabi, Romanes, and Urdu) and will help address cancer screening health inequalities experienced by BAME communities.


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: 


Multilingual Family Learning & Support Worker with GCDT

Govanhill Community Development Trust currently has a vacancy for a full-time Multilingual Family Learning & Support Worker.  The closing date for this post is Monday 29th November at 10 a.m. To apply, go to Work With Us – Govanhill (

Glasgow Zine Library – Fundraiser

GLZ are hiring a Part-Time Fundraiser (14 hrs) Apply Here

Application deadline: November 22nd, 5pm

Full job description:

For more information on the role or for other questions:

For more information on Glasgow Zine Library:

Health Improvement Practitioner – Adult Healthy Weight

Based in Gartnavel, band 5 post, community development experience required.

Museums Galleries Scotland

Paid Work Placement for BAME Young People  (Museums Galleries Scotland)

Email Nathar Iqbal for more information about the placements. Deadline: 14th November.

YCSA is recruiting for the post of Art Therapist

We are recruiting an Art Therapist for YCSA’s Addressing Mental Health project, to provide support for refugees and asylum seekers aged 10 – 25. The successful applicant will be a qualified Art Therapist, with experience of working with children and young people, an understanding of issues impacting asylum seekers and refugees, and an interest in exploring the effectiveness of a youth work context to therapeutic support.

Contract until 25 November 2022, Salary: £30000 pro rata 21h/week (£18000)

Closing date for applications: 14 November, 2021, Interviews: 26 November, 2021

Download the full job application pack at:

We will only accept completed applications on the YCSA application form emailed to; CVs should not be included. For further information contact

Work placement – nature based job

4 paid work placement opportunities for ethnic minority young people aged between 18-28 years. These 12 weeks placements from January to March 22 will give you the opportunity to try out a nature based job and see if it’s something you would want to progress as a career.

Application Deadline: 29th November at 12.30pm, Interview Date: 6th December 2021Contact CEMVO Scotland for an application pack:


Congratulations to Greater Govanhill!

Greater Govanhill community magazine has won Regional Magazine of the Year at the 2021 News Awards. Congratulations! 

From its very first issue, Greater Govanhill has been an incredible asset to our neighbourhood by allowing our residents to speak for themselves and promoting the multitude of valuable local projects and organisations. 

Well done and well deserved, Rhiannon Davies and all the contributors!

Congratulations to Active Life Club!

Raza Sadiq of Active Life Club has been awarded CEO Chairperson Award for 22 years of transformational work promoting inclusion and diversity via sport. Keep up the great work! 

Office space to rent in Govanhill

Are you a local business, charity or social enterprise looking for an office or workspace in the south of Glasgow? We offer a range of serviced offices and workspaces to rent on flexible terms. Follow these two links Govanhill Workspace and Victoria Court via Govanhill Community Development Trust (GCDT). GCDT can also provide assistance to help you grow your business or organisation, make local connections and access funding and other support.

Contact Marie McBeth, Marketing & Partnership Worker
Phone on 07741 893 008 or Email

Southseeds in the press for COP26: 

Southseeds have been featured in the Times along with a host of other Glasgow-based initiatives tackling sustainability. More here (paywall). 

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