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Refugee Week


Discover the dynamism and vibrancy of Scotland’s cultures when Refugee Week Scotland returns on 16–22 June 2014.

The celebrations will take place through a programme of 120 events highlighting music, theatre, dance, film, discussion, visual arts, community celebrations and workshops, across venues all over Scotland. Here are just a few of the highlights:

A View from Here  

3–22 June 2014

Working with residents in Knightswood and the Gorbals, the Scottish Refugee Council presents A View from Here, an insightful and inspiring exhibition capturing the heritage of Glasgow’s high flats as experienced by the people who live there. Join the tour at Stereo & Old Hairdressers, and catch the first screening of the documentary at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum on Saturday 7 June 2014.

Refugee Week Scotland Welcome Tent 

Saturday 14 June and Tuesday 17–Friday 20 June 2014

This artist-led Welcome Tent on the streets of Glasgow will involve visual art, screenings and performances.

The World Refugee Day Concert

Friday 20 June 2014

Taking place in Glasgow’s Old Fruitmarket, the World Refugee Day Concert will present an uplifting musical celebration featuring hip hop trio Young Fathers, award-winning Gaelic and Ceilidh music band Skipinnish, and gypsy punk from Balkanarama.

For more information, visit the Refugee Week Scotland website, the Refugee Scotland Facebook page, or follow the Scottish Refugee Council on Twitter.

Find more festivals that are part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme and our events listings page.

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