Refugee Week 2007 last chance events

22 June 2007

As Refugee Week 2007 comes to a close, here is your last chance to experience some of the wonderful events happening around Glasgow.

Saturday June 23rd

Positively Cranhill, Cranhill Beacon Children’s Centre, 200 Bellrock Street,
Cranhill, Glasgow, G33 3LZ, 1pm-4pm.

An all-round positive vibe will fill Cranhill with a fun-filled day of DJ mixing sessions, open mic spots, face-painting, bouncy castles and activities open to all. Learn about local organisations and feel positive about the community and what you can offer it.

Photo Opp: see locals negotiate the pitfalls of the asylum process on a 3m x 3m Snakes and Ladders Board.

Pollokshaws Carnival, Bengal Street Playing Fields, just off Pollkshaws Road, beside the Burgh Halls, Glasgow. Parade leaves Pollokshaws Methodist Church, 74 Shawholm Crescent, G43 1NY, at 1130am. Carnival 12-3pm

All Nations Football Event, Kick off 940am, Ibrox Community Complex
80 Hinshelwood Drive, Glasgow, G51 2XP.

The Kennishead Boys – made up of players from Cameroon, Congo, Sri Lanka and Angola (amongst others) – will take on the Glasgow ANSAR (All Nations Sport and Recreation) Team for a World Cup with a difference.

Sunday June 24

Multi Cultural Day with the Sudanese Community, Strathclyde Country Park, Glasgow, 10am-6pm

A celebration of Sudanese, Middle and East African culture. Music, food, traditional dress and children’s games.

Mother, May I, Maryhill Integration Network in co-production with Dance House, Gilmorehill G12 Theatre, 9 University Avenue, Glasgow, G12 8QQ. 8pm

Music, dance and images are used to explore the situation faced by asylum seekers and refugees. Performers from many countries (including Scotland) bring together stories of childhood memories.

Background: Refugee Week Scotland is an annual event which took place June 18-24 2007. Thousands of people attended over 100 events celebrating friendships between Scots and refugees.

Refugee Week is co-ordinated by Scottish Refugee Council and is part of Refugee Week, a UK-wide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK and encourage a better understanding between communities. See www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk for the programme in Scotland or www.refugeeweek.org.uk for UK-wide events.

For individual events, contact numbers detailed above. For general information contact, Aideen McLaughlin, Scottish Refugee Council media and communications officer on 0141 223 7927/07734 030 763

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