Here We Stay

A celebration of life, community and music

Here We Stay was a community theatre and musical production that celebrated the rich and diverse life stories of asylum-seekers, refugees and local residents living in Glasgow.

Here We Stay Photo Credit Tim Morozzo 3Performed by a diverse cast of asylum seekers, refugees and local Glaswegians, it showcased art forms inspired by a range of backgrounds and cultures including Zulu clicking, rap, Kurdish love songs and live music from the Scottish harp and Iranian tar.

Produced by Scottish Refugee Council and Citizens Theatre, Here We Stay debuted in November 2012 to critical acclaim with 4 star review from The Scotsman.

So charged with energy, and so rich in variety, that it fairly takes the breath away...the music soars and sings.**** - The Scotsman

The production then returned for Refugee Week Scotland 2013 to the Tron Theatre where it received another 4 star review from The Daily Record.


The run at Refugee Week Scotland 2013 marked a launch of a ‘Making of’ documentary of the project created by two refugee participants and supported by Urbancroft Films.

For more information on the project and other future arts activities, please contact our Arts and Cultural Development Officer Suzi by email