Media and Press Highlights

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Greater Govanhill Magazine

Tabassum (BGT Executive Director) was interviewed for her work in The Tape Letters Project Preserving British-Pakistani Heritage. Read here for Issue 13 Talking My Language!

The Guilty Feminsit 

The Guilty Feminist Podcast episode 320 was live at the Glasgow Pavilion Our Tabassum was one of the special guests along with another trailblazer Josie Long. Listen to it here! 

The Oscars came to Pollokshields

The summer of 2023 saw an award-winning director Hassan Nazer, a team of producers, and our Tabassum bringing a unique project to life by working with all four local primary schools in Pollokshields together for a series of short films all made by the pupils which culminated with an Oscar ceremony for the participants. You can read it here! 

Ramadan Community Meals

 Ramadan is a month-long religious obligation that requires Muslims to fast from dusk till dawn, Pollokshields has the largest Muslim Community in Glasgow. The BBC covered our free community Iftar meals which fed over 500 people over the month. These meals were open to everyone as a means of celebration. watch it here! 

Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News visited us to see how the rise in Islamophobia and Antisemitism has been affecting our communities. You can watch it here!  

Scotlands People 2021

Pollokshields has had its fair share of disasters however our community has always found a way to rally around, so much so that we were featured in Scotland's People 2021. Broadcast on BBC Scotland on 21st of December. You can watch it here!

Grow Your Own Linda McCartney Foods feat, Paul McCartney

Our Bowling Green community along with Urban Roots was featured in this heart-warming film. You can watch it here! and here!

Festival of Resistance held in Pollokshields 

The Festival of Resistance was made possible with the hard work of our Bowling Green community volunteers as well as activists from across Glasgow and established community organistaions. You can watch the crowdfunding efforts made here!

Bank Closure Petition

 Pollokshields had only one bank left. Along with Nan McKay Community Hall, we petitioned and implored the bank to remain open. Despite our efforts we could not stop the closure. Watch our efforts here!

No one is Illegal - The Scotsman

When residents of Pollokshields learned that the amendments made to the Nationality and Borders Bill would have a direct impact on the predominantly South Asian community residing here. We all came together to make our voices loud and clear. No one is illegal, we all belong. You can read it here!

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