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Swap Market Retro-fit Underway

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The retro-fit of our new premises for the Govanhill Swap Market is underway!

We hope to be opening the new Swap Market at 423 Victoria Road this August

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We Are Recruiting!

Govanhill Swap Market Job Vacancies:
We are looking for
Swap Market Manager
Events Coordinator
Part-time staff

Download Swap Market Manager job description here:

Job Advert – Swap Shop Manager – Swap Market Govanhill

Download Events Co-ordinator job description here:

Job Advert Events Coordinator (part-time)

Deadlines for above applications Monday 18th June

Download Part-time Swap Market staff job description here:

Job Advert Shop Assistant (part-time) – revised deadline

Deadline for applications Monday 30th July

Mapping A Women’s Economy

This week eighteen women came together at Govanhill Baths to map out a women’s economy

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Our focus was on charting activity “below the water level” – all the unseen, unpaid labour, sharing, caring and love hours that go in to make our communities vibrant and sustainable.

In talking about the specific roles women play in this economy we discussed:

women in the arts,

domestic labour,

the caring for families that is essential in building our society,

sharing of knowledge and advice (in person and online),

community gardening,

activism,

communal cooking and food sharing,

use of domestic space as work space,

how we can actively care for and help women in other parts of the world,

emotional labour in the home,

emotional labour in the workplace

 

Photography by Angela Catlin

Timebank Tombola

The Timebank Tombola has been popping up around Govanhill

Pledges are made for community actions, favours and gifts then exchanged at random by spinning the tombola

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New pledges this week include: rhubarb crumble, Romanian lessons, a cup of tea and a chat, music lessons, home-made jam, a manicure….

Find us next month at Bike Station Govanhill to make a pledge and see what you win in exchange

The Economy As An Iceberg takes to the streets

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Continuing to use the iceberg metaphor as a means of discussing and recording Govanhill’s diverse economy we took to Alison Street yesterday afternoon

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below the water level activity includes:

volunteering in community shop, looking after my elderly neighbour, sharing meals, music sharing, looking after each others’ children, pet sharing and the support-in-kind economy of the arts