Opening Concert to launch Refugee Week Scotland 2012, curated by King Creosote.

Scottish Refugee Council and British Red Cross are delighted to announce exciting details of their joint opening concert to launch Refugee Week Scotland 2012, on Monday 18th June at Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket.

The concert will be curated by King Creosote, founder of the acclaimed Scottish independent music label, Fence Collective. As well as headlining the night and performing solo, he will perform with a few special guests.

His set will include favourites old and new including songs from his acclaimed album, Diamond Mine (nominated for a Mercury prize and the recent Scottish Album of the Year Award).

Support comes from King Creosote's right hand man, The Pictish Trail - who'll be performing an eclectic mix of songs from his forthcoming album, Secret Soundz Vol.2, accompanied by a full band.

Opening the night will be Glasgow's own Randolph's Leap who will be releasing an EP on the Fence Collective label later in the year.

Tickets are now on sale. All proceeds raised will go to Scottish Refugee Council and British Red Cross to support their continuing work to provide support to refugees in Scotland.

With the recent Eye O' the Dug event and Away Game festival both selling out immediately, this is another great chance for Glasgow audiences to experience the Fence magic. 

For further information contact:

Karin Goodwin (Mon-Wed) or Wendy Niblock (Thu-Fri), Media and Communication Officers (Scottish Refugee Council) on 0141 223 7927/M: 07850 930418

Derek Masterton, Media Relations Officer (British Red Cross) on 0141 892 4016/M: 07818 457589

Listings:

Date: Monday 18th June 2012, 8pm, Old Fruitmarket (Glasgow)

Tickets: £15 full price / £12 concession

Box Office: 0141 353 8000 / www.glasgowconcerthalls.com

Ages 16+

Notes for Editors:

  1. Produced by the Scottish Refugee Council, Refugee Week Scotland is an exciting programme of events happening across the country. Its aim is to recognise the contribution refugees make to Scottish culture and to promote understanding about the reasons why people seek sanctuary. Since 1998, the programme has evolved and expanded and is now an established part of Scotland’s rich cultural calendar of events.
  2. Refugee Week Scotland 2012 involves over 100 events including music, plays, exhibitions, community celebrations, sporting events and more. It runs from Monday 18 to Sunday 24 June. Listings will be available from the end of May. Please visit www.refugeeweekscotland.com for updates.
  3. Scottish Refugee Council has been working to ensure all refugees in Scotland are treated fairly, with dignity and that their human rights are respected since 1985. An independent charity, we provide essential information and advice. We also campaign for political change, raise awareness about issues that affect refugees, and work closely with local communities and organisations. For more information visit: www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk
  4. The Red Cross supports refugees in Scotland in a wide number of ways, from providing emergency provisions for those facing severe hardship to giving orientation support and friendly advice to the most vulnerable. For more information visit: www.redcross.org.uk

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