Govanhill Baths is a community hub based in the heart of Govanhill, Glasgow, providing free health and wellbeing educational workshops and classes for the local community free of charge. Their aim is to reopen the Baths as a Wellbeing Centre incorporating three pools, a health suite and other sports and health initiatives. One swimming pool (for kids) is now operational and open.
Francis Lopez, Screen Commission Assistant, took a trip around the site for a closer look.
The variety of filming locations they have under one roof is fascinating. They have already hosted countless music videos, documentaries and news reports. They have also recently just completed hosting two weeks for their first feature film, BEATS. What they have underneath the pools, though, is the best and largest basement network with adjoining rooms I have seen in Scotland. Very atmospheric and around 6ft or over in height, all accessible via a staircase.
Their largest two production spaces are The Steamie and the interior of the largest former swimming pools.
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