Govanhill Baths

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Govanhill Baths
99 Calder Street, Glasgow, G42 7QR
  • Telephone 0141 433 2999
  • Opening times Opening hours may vary; see individual events for details.
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Govanhill Baths

When it was announced in early 2001 that Glasgow Council would be shutting down Govanhill Baths after nearly 95 years of use, the community rallied together to demand the pool be kept open, occupying the building for five months. Although the protesters were eventually removed, Govanhill Baths has come back with a vengeance in recent years, transformed into an arts space that hosts music gigs, fashion shows, theatre productions and visual art exhibitions, including for Glasgow International, Southside Fringe and local community initiatives.

Reviews & features

Community projects: Glasgow's flourishing Southside

6 May 2014

The Southside Fringe, Glad Cafe and Locavore are among the area's thriving community initiatives

Something good is growing in the Southside of Glasgow. It took root when local residents occupied the marked-for-closure Govanhill Baths in 2001 to turn it into a community-run venue. It’s in the independent spirit that last year drove local gig…

Hidden Glasgow

17 Aug 2011

Undercover activities, city secrets and grassroots organisations

Parks, gardens and tours So, you think you'd like to get to know the city a little better? Glasgow City Council's website offers a number of downloadable heritage trail guide packs. We particularly recommend following the Bridgeton Tour, which takes in…