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Contact Mahri Reilly Mobile - 07805365318 Email – or Lisa Peebles at info@govanhillbaths.


Govanhill Baths makes a splash for Refugee Week 2010
Local trust stages free family-friendly garden party to celebrate Govanhill and all its people Come and help Govanhill Baths Community Trust celebrate Refugee Week in their Peace Garden, Calder Street, on Saturday the 19th of June. We will be hosting music from local people and groups, art workshops for children and families and many more fun, free activities including face painting and food from across the world. Also on offer will be a wide range of information from Scottish Refugee Council about refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. The event is part of the UK-wide Refugee Week, which takes place from June 14-20 and celebrates the contribution that refugees have made to Britain. When: 11am-4pm on Saturday, 19th June. Where: Peace Garden, outside Govanhill Baths, Calder Street and the Centre for Community Practice, 126 Calder Street, G42 7QR Who: Everyone is welcome – entry free Refugee Week in Govanhill is brought to you by Govanhill Baths Art and Regeneration Team for the Trust and is supported by the Scottish Refugee Council.

If you would like any further information or would like to perform on the day please contact or call Mahri Reilly on 07805 365318.

Notes to editors: Govanhill Baths campaign The campaign to save Govanhill Baths began in January 2001 when Glasgow City Council informed the community that they were going to close it down. This was to be done without any consultation from the users or the local people, all of whom wanted to keep it open. The people of Govanhill occupied their pool from March until August 2001 until Sheriff Officers, Foot Police, horses and helicopters removed protesters and boarded up the Baths. The Trust is currently campaigning to re-open the pool as a Health and Wellbeing Centre for the benefit of the community of Govanhill and beyond. It has secured planning permission for the new facility. Find out more at Refugee Week Refugee Week runs from June 14 – 20 and sees hundreds of events taking place across Scotland and the UK aimed at celebrating the contribution that refugees have made to life in Britain. For more see //ends