Child Migrant Voices from Glasgow & beyond

Main Hall, Woodside Halls
36 Glenfarg St, Glasgow G20 7QE
Free

There is an access ramp at the Glenfarg Street entrance to the building. For advice on access needs and assistance in advance, please contact hall staff on 0141 331 7695/0141 331 7674. This entrance allows access directly to the Main Hall. Accessible toilet is adjacent to the Main Hall. There is metered parking with a maximum 3 hour stay.

Film Music/Dance/Theatre Storytelling/Poetry/Spoken Word

An evening of films, book readings, discussion, music and poetry

Watch short films ‘Under the Jasmine Tree’ inspired by Glasgow-based Syrian poet, Saffanna; ‘Seeking Sanctuary on a Scottish Island’ about Syrian children who first settled on Bute and ‘Ugwumpiti’ about Maurice Nwokeji who survived the Biafra war.

Listen to readings from ‘Child Migrant Voices in Modern Britain: Oral Histories from 1930s – Present Day’ by author Eithne Nightingale and those featured in the book – Maurice Nwokeji, Hajra Williams who arrived in Glasgow from Pakistan in the 1970s and Syrian children who left Bute for Glasgow pre- and post- 2020. Followed by discussion with Maryhill Integration Network about themes presented within the films and the book.

The evening ends with a performance of Syrian poetry and reggae music by Maurice Nwokeji followed by the sale and signing of ‘Child Migrant Voices in Modern Britain’.

Image credit: Book cover image: En route to school, 1974 ©Neil Martinson