Refugee Week Scotland / Welcome / 16 – 22 June 2014

Refugee Week Scotland

Refugee Week Scotland / Welcome / 16 – 22 June 2014

This summer Scotland will host the Commonwealth Games, and with visitors coming from all over the world, what better time for Refugee Week Scotland to take on the theme of ‘welcome’.

Photo: Iman Tajik(Photo: Iman Tajik)

But it’s not just visitors we want to welcome. At a time with increasingly negative attitudes towards migrants in the UK, we want to send a strong message that refugees and those seeking asylum are welcome in our communities.

The 2014 programme

Discover the vibrancy and dynamism of Scotland’s cultures for yourself with a programme of over 120 music, theatre, dance, film, sports and visual arts events. Also discussions, club nights, community celebrations, family days and workshops.

Download programme (PDF)

Events calendar,

Interactive map.

A festival for everyone – celebrating the contribution of refugees to Scotland 

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival of arts, cultural and educational events that takes place each June and celebrates the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. 

In Scotland, the programme is co-ordinated by Scottish Refugee Council and includes a vibrant mix of theatre, dance, exhibitions, film screenings, sports, seminars and community celebrations, which are held all over the country.

Refugee Week was first held in 1998, and was created in response to the increasingly negative perceptions of refugees and asylum seekers held by the general public in Britain. It remains the only UK-wide event that promotes the importance of sanctuary and the benefits it can bring to both refugees and host communities.

Events in Glasgow Include:

Welcome Zine Workshop / Illustrator Josie Vallely
22 May 2014
Get involved in creating a new ‘Welcome Zine’, a pictorial guide of Glasgow
The Art School
167 Renfrew Street
G3 6RQ

Volunteering information afternoon for asylum seekers and refugees
29 May 2014
Interested in finding out about volunteering in Glasgow? Come along to our free information session.     
Scottish Refugee Council
5 Cadogan Square
G2 5PH

Café Bar Transformation for Refugee Week Scotland, The Arches and Stereo
Especially for Refugee Week Scotland The Arches and Stereo will transform their Café Bar menus and deliver meals inspired by places and cultures around the globe. Patrons can enjoy an eclectic selection of food, poetry, visual arts and music.

The Arches : Mon 16 June – Sat 28 June (excludes Sundays)
11am – late
253 Argyle Street
G2 8DL

Food reservations: 0141 565 1035

Stereo : Mon 16 – Sun 22 June
11am – late
22-28 Renfield Lane
G2 6PH

A Night at the Opera Saturday May 24th at 7.30pm St. Mary's Cathedral, Kelvinbridge
Songs Of Travel – Robert Louis Stevenson Glasgow Cathedral Saturday 10th May, 2014

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