What’s On: Tuesday 18 June

On day five of Refugee Festival Scotland we have another excellent line up in store. Here are a few highlights.

1. Jewellery Making to Inspire and Empower

When: 10am-12pm or 2pm-4pm

Where: Vanilla Ink, Glasgow

Create your very own brand-new silver ring from scratch at this jewellery making workshop for complete beginners.

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2. World Piece / سلام العالم

When: 18 June, 11am-4pm

Where: Simmers Centre, Aberdeen

People rebuilding their lives in the city will be creating delicious treats at CFINE’s Community Kitchen. Head over for a taste of home-cooked dishes from Afghanistan, Eritriea, Ethiopia, Kurdistan and more.

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3. Come Walking With Ramblers Scotland

When: 18 June, 11am-1.30pm

Where: Pollock Country Park, Glasgow

Join the ramblers for a walk around Pollock Country Park where you can meet members of your local walking group and find out how you can explore Scotland by foot.

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4. Garnethill Refugee Trail

When: 18 June, 2-4pm

Where: Meet at Garnethill Synagogue, Glasgow

This guided walk follows in the footsteps of Jewish refugees who escaped Nazi Europe, from the flats where refugee artists lived to the hostels where children from the Kindertransport stayed. Learn about people who made Scotland their home and the meeting places that were vital in supporting refugees building new lives.

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5. Creative Circles: Celebrating Scotland’s Multicultural Heritage

When: 18 June, 3.30-5.30pm

Where: Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

Hear from people who are rebuilding their lives in Edinburgh about some of the challenges they face and the ways in which they are building a new sense of belonging in Scotland through their creative work.

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6. Child Migrant Voices in Modern Britain

When: 18 June, 5.30-9pm

Where: Flourish House, Glasgow

An evening of short films about children who migrated to Britain from El Salvador, Vietnam, Nigeria and Syria. Each screening will be linked with excerpts from Eithne Nightingale’s book, Child Migrant Voices in Modern Britain, read by people with lived experience of child migration.

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7. Surviving Translation

When: 18 June, 6-8pm

Where: GFT, Glasgow

This powerful documentary explores the life-altering consequences of mistranslation for migrant women and gives individuals a voice. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.

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8. 20 Days in Mariupol

When: 18 June, 7-8.30pm

Where: Dollar Academy (Maguire Building), Dollar

Filmed over 20 days by director Mstyslav Chernov, this award-winning documentary exposes the brutality of Russia’s war against Ukraine.

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