Thriving Places Recommends : Govanhill Festival Events for Families!

Take part in our best dressed window competition as part of the Govanhill International Festival. Decorate your window – let’s make our neighbourhood colourful! Email a photo of your window to or share it in the comments below the post on Govanhill Community Development Trust Facebook by noon Friday 28 August. Winners will be announced Monday 31 August on GCDT Facebook page following a community vote.  

1st prize – £75 voucher       2nd prize – £50 voucher           3rd prize – £25 voucher 

Govanhill Community Development Trust & partners 

Govanhill “Life In Lockdown” Photo Documentary Exhibition  

Walk round the streets of Govanhill and watch out for our banners and bunting created from collages of all the amazing photos young people and other residents in Govanhill have been taking during Lockdown.  

Community Renewal & partners 

Govanhill Children’s Festival Saturday 22 – Saturday 29 August  

We invite children and their families to a whole week of fun-filled events including a Minecraft day, art and recycling, sports, book festival, talent show, drama, song writing, video diaries, cookery, kids quiz, prizes and giveaways and lots more! To book a place, go to Govanhill International Festival and Carnival Facebook page.  

Govanhill Community Development Trust & partners 

Simon Murphy – Govanhill Street Level  

Simon Murphy aims to give an insight into the diverse and vibrant area of Govanhill with a series of portraits to be displayed in windows as part of a photo trail during the festival.  

Friday 21 – Sunday 30 August Various locations on the streets of Govanhill 

Street Level Photoworks 

 Open-Air Screening of La Belle et la Bête, (Beauty and the Beast )1946, in Westmoreland Street Gardens, 8.30 pm, Saturday, 22nd August. The story teaches us that empathy, creativity and imagination can change us and those around us.  

This is a socially distanced outdoor event. Booking Essential.

GAMIS in association with Music Broth 

 Adapt and Act Friday 21 – Monday 31 August Queen’s Park Arena Poster Boards

This exhibitiondisplays artwork and outcomes from Adapt and Act – a climate change and creative protest project by Govanhill-based Rumpus Room’s Young Activist group led by artist Lucy Grainge and writer-activist Rosemary Geary in partnership with Swap Market.

Inhouse in association with Rumpus Room and Swap Market 

More information and booking:  Govanhill International Festival & Carnival 

NB Some of these events have been organised as socially distant, outdoor events. Please follow FACTS and the Scottish Government Guidance on social distancing when attending these events. Please do not attend any event if you, or anyone you have been in contact with has had symptoms of COVID-19.