Govan's Hidden Histories

Ongoing creative projects about Govan's hidden histories Celebrating Govan's heritage, women's roles in protest movements, and the life and work of Isabella Elder

Fun & Games at GYiP Clubs

Govan Youth information Point (also known as GYiP) run various clubs and holiday play schemes in Govan. You can find out more about them at their website We took … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Form and Narrative in an Age of Desire

Upcoming Exhibition in North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre 4th April – 6th June 2015 If you have admired the tremendous painting of Jimmy Reid (below) in Elder Park Library’s reading room then … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Great & Good: Isabella Elder & the Histories of Women & Protests on the Clyde – Publication now online!

Check out our wee artist zine / publication on the Isabella Elder and the History of Women and Protests on the Clyde Ok, so we know we’re a bit late … Continue reading

March 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

Rent Strikes Research: ‘HOUSE RENTS INQUIRY’ The Glasgow Herald. Nov. 17th 1915

As part of ongoing work by the the Women’s histories and protests (WHP) team, this is transcribed from The Glasgow Herald. Nov. 17th 1915 (page 8 column to the right … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fun and Games at the Portal Kidz Clubs

We took the new Govan Trumps cards along to some game-playing aficionados at Plantation Production’s Portal Kidz Clubs. It was great fun to play and learn as a group, and see the … Continue reading

February 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Let the TRUMPets blow – Get yer GOVAN TRUMPS cards!

It’s just over a year since the Re-imagining the Govan Heritage Trail team launched the idea for a trumps-style card game celebrating famous folk fae Govan. The deck of 53 playing … Continue reading

December 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

Govan Trumps Cards LAUNCH as part of Govan Loves Christmas – Fun & Games on a magical evening…

As part of the 12 days of ‘Govan Loves Christmas’, the Govan’s Hidden histories project team launched the Characters of Govan Trumps game! We had a great time at the … Continue reading

December 4, 2014 · 3 Comments

Some Real ‘Characters of Govan’ at the Commonwealth Baton Relay Fun Day!

Govan’s Hidden Histories project team participated in the Commonwealth Baton Relay Fun Day at the Pearce Institute, by bringing a BIG version of our soon-to-be printed ‘Trumps’-style ‘Characters of Govan‘ cards–so … Continue reading

July 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

Call for photos of folk having a good time in Govan! – Deadline 10th July 2014

As part of the second phase of the ‘Entertaining Govan‘ strand of our project, we are looking for images which show folks enjoying the varied pastimes Govan has offered to its inhabitants, … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Food for thought: The New Rules of Public Art

Originally posted on Public Art Now:
Demand new rules for public art now! An organisation born in Bristol, UK, Situations reimagines what public art can be and where and when…

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment
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