Govan Community Project is looking for new members to join the Community Samba Group.

The group meets weekly to practise the lively and energetic samba routines.

They have taken part in several events, such as performing in the Govan Parade and at a Diversity Festival.

Since joining the group, Maria has learned to play the drum and another instrument. She told us why she loves the band: “Personally for me the band is like a therapy, if you are tired or have some kind of problem then you forget and concentrate on the music. I really enjoy the human warmth of the group and their kindness.”

You don’t need any previous experience to join, as group leader Tina will be on hand to provide tuition. All the instruments are provided.

Tina said: “Samba is such fun, you can’t help but smile when you hear the band grooving. Just try it! All of the people in the band are so lovely. You’ll have fun and learn a new skill and make friends.”

The group meet on Monday at 18:00-19:00 at Clyde Community Hall, 41 Whitefield Road, Ibrox, G51 2YB.

For more information send a Whatsapp message to 07443 964017. 

Govan Community Project has partnered with Bike for Good to launch a new block of community cycling sessions this summer.

The sessions start on Tuesday 11 July and will run for eight weeks. During this time cyclists will be able to build their confidence, meet new friends and learn new skills in bike maintenance.

Our Bike Library Coordinator Siraj will be leading the group cycles from our Bike Library at Moss Heights on Tuesdays from 10am- 12pm.

Sessions are free of charge, for more information call or message Siraj on 07392 590291.



Refugee Festival Scotland kicked off on Friday 16 June, with events taking place across the country. The festival celebrates the huge contribution people from refugee backgrounds make to life in Scotland.

Along with showcasing artwork and cultural heritage of New Scots, the festival also aims to reduce loneliness and isolation by bring refugees and people seeking asylum together with people in the communities they live in.

It takes place each year on the lead up to World Refugee Day on 20 June. This is an important time to raise awareness of the difficulties facing people who seek safety in Scotland, and how we can work together to overcome these.

Govan Community Project kick-started the festival with a Community Celebration Day in Govan & Linthouse Parish Church on Friday 16 June. There was good food, music and activities aimed at bringing the community together.

Thanks to Music Broth, Falafel Amo, New Anand,  Ianthe Hope Face Paint, and our lovely community members who created brilliant henna designs.


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