Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Govanhill Baths Endurance Exhibition

I popped along to the latest cultural event at Govanhill Baths on Friday 22nd August and took the opportunity to have a chat with some of the artists and to discuss their work, which aims to celebrate the occupation and success of keeping hope for the baths.

Here's a small insight into the exhibition.

Reginald MacDonald and Head of State Sculpture

Books by Yvonne Taylor

Lynn Howarth

duration: 23 August till 4 September 2014
opening times: every day 1-5pm 
location: Govanhill Baths, 99 Calder Street, Glasgow, G42 7RA
contact: art@govanhillbaths.com

More photos here

Monday, 21 July 2014

Commonwealth Games Come to Strathbungo

The Glasgow 2.014 Commonwealth Games will be coming to the village of Strathbungo.

The Queen's Baton will visit the village twice on Tuesday 22nd July and is scheduled to enter the Village at Eglinton Toll at 10:40am, turning right along Albert Drive and leaving Strathbungo as it enters Pollockshields at 10:45. The Baton travels though Bellahouston, Govan, Cardonald, Crookston, Pollok, Mosspark, Pollok Park, Langside, Shawlands and Crossmyloof before re-entering Strathbungo at the western edge of the village at 17:45 before finishing at Queens Park at around 18:10.

Full estimated times are here:
10.35City Centre
10.40Eglinton Toll
10.45Pollokshields - Tramway
12.30Bellahouston (1)
12.50House for Art Lovers
13.20Govan - Ibrox
15.00Cardonald - Library
16.00Bellahouston Sports Centre
17.00Dumbreck - Pollock Country Park
18.00Mount Florida (2)
18.05Queen's Park
TBCQueen Park Recreation Ground - end of day celebrations

The Games themselves will also make an appearance in the village, with the Marathon set to run through Strathbungo on Sunday 27th July, providing villagers the opportunity to cheer runners racing through the village for free and twice as the 26.2mile course consists of two laps. The Race will Start at 9:00am.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Southside Festival Fringe 2014

There will be a wide range of musical and other cultural activities taking place in and around the village in between the 9th and the 25th May 2014 as the fast growing Southside Festival Fringe takes place.

More details here 

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Magic Massage at Bewitching Beauty


In the old heart of what was once Strathbungo Village there is a somewhat unique shop, offering a range of witch related services, including psychic readings and magical consultations and selling 'spell kits'. On what is now Pollockshaws Road, Bewitching Beauty is a Beauty & Holistic Salon which as well as offering witchery also sells natural skin care products and offers a range of natural therapies.

Pauline Reid

Shop owner Pauline Reid, who hails from Ayrshire, is a skilled aestheticienne with over 17 years experience in the industry and she is fully qualified in an extensive range of therapies.

Having previously researched into Isabella Goudie, perhaps the most famous witch to have lived in Scotland, I am well aware of the bad press and lack of understanding that people have with regards to witchcraft.

What I hadn't realised through that hidden between the Cosmic Cleanse and Preistess Package in the range of Holistic & Alternative Therapies on offer was Therapeutic Massage a deep invigorating massage which helps to ease aches and pains, sore muscles and can help increase joint mobility. Just what a runner needs!

There were no spells or potions asked for, or received, but there was a magic massage. Although the therapy room is warm and tranquil, with candles and soft music, there was no chance of me falling asleep as Pauline went to work, using her hands and elbows to deep massage my aching muscles and stiff neck, relieving the tense knots and getting into the stiff spots behind my shoulder blades, deep into my thighs and calf muscles too.

An hour later and my body was feeling the benefits of her hard work. I'd highly recommend to any runners looking for a decent massage, I'll be back!

Bewitching Beauty, 670A Pollokshaws Road, Strathbungo, Glasgow G41 2QE
Tel: 0141 422 1333

Thursday, 9 January 2014

No Way Back for Grinach Cafe

The former Grinach Cafe at 38 Nithsdale Road, which originally opened in 2007, specialising in wholesome soups and sandwiches, which closed but reopened, albeit briefly in late 2012 and remained closed from early 2013 until the end of the year, when it opened under new ownership and a new format offering truly international flavours the menu includes dishes inspired from every continent- with local ingredients. No Way Back Menu:
Describing itself as a “Southside food joint, rocking breakfast and lunch options on a global street vibe. Dog and Vape friendly”.

No Way Back source their tea, chocolate and coffee are supplied from the independent Glasgow company Dear Green.

Opening Hours
Monday to Friday 8:00 – 16:00
Saturday 10:99 – 16:00
Sunday - Closed

38 Nithsdale Road,
G41 2AN

Tel: 07515 104877