True Colours
Cast members from Ignite Youth Theatre

What an incredible week we’ve had so far! We’ve already had over seventy different events taking place around the country and many more viewings of our Refugee Week short film, Courage: 60 years of the Refugee Convention.

Hundreds of people have watched Courage online and many more have seen it at venues around Scotland. We’ve have had fantastic response from the people attending the events and who’ve watched the film.

Mark Cousins, a film critic, said: “The film is beautiful in what it says and how it says it.  A little two-minute movie poem”

If you haven’t made it to along to a Refugee Week Scotland event yet then don’t despair! We’ve got lots more happening all through this weekend and exhibitions carrying on until the end of the month.

Check our events section for more info, or read our online brochure

Some highlights

Here I Am, Under the Same Sky & Colours of Life

Professional dancers and musicians come together with a cast of people seeking asylum, refugees and indigenous communities. There was a preview of this at the launch of Refugee Week and we would definitely recommend getting a ticket for this before they run out.

Community Celebrations

There are another 15 of these free events taking place across the city both this weekend and on June 30. From an African Celebration or a Middle Eastern Open Day to a Sisonke Celebration at the CCA there truly is something for everyone.

These events include music culture and art and often free food.  They’re happening all weekend so get out and enjoy the glorious sunshine at one of these events.

Wasasa Comedy Night

With the British Red Cross Comedy night all sold out why not try something a bit different.

Come along for a free evening that will get you giggling as refugees and people seeking asylum challenge stereotypes and unite cultures through comedy.

Human Music Library

Visit a library where the books are people and you can talk with them – and even hear them play some of the music that means so much to their lives.

A group of fascinating people, from around the world and right here in Scotland, talk about music in their lives and how it’s influenced them. A free event unlike anything you’ve tried before!

Afroscots United Five-a-Side Tournament

If football is your thing then get a team together and enter this five-a-side tournament, at Firhill Complex on Saturday from noon. Battle your way through the rounds to claim the trophy.

True Colours by Ignite Theatre

If you missed them at the Tron Theatre last night then here’s your chance to catch them. Along with ‘I’m Ready’ by Fraser Morrison you can see them for free at the MacRobert theatre in Stirling.

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Chris Pettigrew
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