The week ahead at Refugee Festival Scotland

Refugee Festival Scotland 2015
Refugee Festival Scotland 2015. Photo © Zander Campbell

This week sees a busy week ahead packed full of events to celebrate Refugee Festival Scotland . Events this week will take place across Scotland with the aim of celebrating the contribution refugees make to Scottish life.

Here are some of this week’s highlights:

Tuesday

The Tron Theatre showcase The Message,’ a theatre production based on a true story of a girl who finds a message sewn into a garment from a child worker in the developing world. The production is performed by a diverse cast of 25 children and young people.

Wednesday

Engage in discussion at Glasgow University to find out more about what it is like to be a refugee in Scotland. To mark the 30th anniversary of Scottish Refugee Council, the festival teams up with Glasgow University History department to collect oral histories of refugees living in Scotland.

Thursday

Spend lunchtime listening to Remzije Sherifi, a Kosovan refugee, as she reads from her account of conflict in Kosovo and seeking refuge in Scotland. Then, choosing your own heroine, write your own handcrafted letter to commemorate refugee and asylum seeking woman worldwide.

Friday

Start the weekend off right and head down to the Gorbals Rose Garden for an international ceilidh and BBQ picnic to celebrate the International and culturally diverse Gorbals.

Saturday

Dance to Glasgow’s world music community choir as they celebrate summer, no matter the weather, at Kibble Palace.

Sunday

End the week perfectly with the ‘Glasgow Girls: Ten Years On,’ at the Centre for Contemporary Arts. The evening celebrates their award winning campaign to end the detention and forced deportation of asylum seeker families ten years on. The night will feature the screening of the BBC documentary about the girls, accompanied by discussion from the girls and live music performed by the theatre production of the ‘Glasgow Girls.’

To check out the full list of events for this week, check our events pages

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