Hot off the press – Friday 6 June 2014

“Only in Govan” A Collection of Govan Memories On the night of the Govan Fair procession, Friday 6 June 2014, be sure to look out for “icecream architecture’s” distinctive ice-cream van from 6pm onwards at Govan Cross. The first copies … Continued


Ceramic Project at the Portal – unleash your inner artist

The THI has launched an exciting new ceramics project in partnership with Plantation Productions and the Artist’s in Residence at The Portal. Participants will learn about the use of ceramics in traditional buildings, particularly the Govan and Glasgow traditions of … Continued


Let’s Talk Shop Exhibition 5 June 2014

Why not pop down to Gallery 966 at The Portal on Govan Road on Thursday 5 June between 3 and 6pm. You’ll be able to view an exhibition documenting the THI’s “Let’s Talk Shop” project, with light refreshments on offer. … Continued


Inspiring photographers – this is for you

Are you a budding photographer? Maybe it’s already an established hobby. Either way you’ll want to know about a new THI project – “See Govan – Then, Now & Future Photography”. Delivered by photographers, Tom Manley and Joe Shaldon, this … Continued


Ceramics Project Underway

AIR SPACE CERAMICS CLASS A new evening ceramics project for adults is starting at The Portal AIR Space this Wednesday 21 May 2014 from 6.30pm – 8.30pm, with 3 of the Portal Artists in Residence. The course is a 6 … Continued


Govan Wins Prestigious Award 23 June 2014

A community led scheme to regenerate Central Govan wins the UK and Ireland’s premier planning award A ten-year, community led, planning partnership and investment framework, guiding the physical regeneration of Central Govan, has won the Silver Jubilee Cup, the UK … Continued


Aitken Memorial Fountain is coming home!

The Aitken Memorial Fountain is coming home today.  Pop down to Govan Cross today Tuesday 22 April 2014 and tomorrow Wednesday 23 April 2014 to watch the Fountain being pieced back together.  It promises a to be quite a spectacle.


Fountain Restoration Update

The Aitken Memorial Fountain restoration is well under way. Have a look at the photographs below showing the fountain dismantled, cleaned and in heated storage ready for painting, and also with the first primer coat applied. We are looking forward … Continued


FREE EVENT Maintenance Day

We love Govan’s unique historic buildings and the special sense of place and distinct character they bring. But to look after them properly you need to have an understanding of the traditional materials and building techniques used to build them. … Continued

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