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.
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Community projects: Glasgow's flourishing Southside6 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 Glasgow17 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…