Refugee Week Scotland 2013
A festival for everyone
Refugee Week Scotland is all about having fun, broadening horizons and breaking down barriers.
This June our week-long festival – with over 100 arts & cultural events, including music, comedy, theatre, literature, community celebrations events in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Perth and as far afield as Mull and New Galloway - will celebrate the contributions refugees have made to Scotland and the communities that have welcomed them.
We’re excited to kick off the festival with our Refugee Week Opening Concert at the Old Fruitmarket, featuring 3 (SAY) Award longlisted artists. There’s the incredible Admiral Fallow, the folk songstress Karine Polwart and former member of Arab Strap, the brilliant Malcolm Middleton.
We’re excited to bring you the premiere of AJ Taudevin’s new play, Some Other Mother, touring nationally as part of Refugee Week Scotland.
Following the success of community theatre and music production Here We Stay at the Citizens theatre last year, we thrilled to present songs and key moments from this evocative production performed by a global community chorus and launch an insightful documentary film of the project.
But that’s only a taste of what’s on offer – find out about the 100+ arts and cultural events happening all over Scotland in the brochure (e-book).
Heritage is our theme this year.
Heritage is what we’ve inherited from our family and community. It’s also customs and traditions of the place we have come from” – Teddy (Uganda)
Heritage is our past; it’s what we must project in order to know who we are and where we’re coming from’ - Alicia (Granada, Spain)
Want to know more?
For more info or to request a physical copy of this year’s brochure, contact our Arts and Cultural Development Officer Suzi Simpson by email.