Join Scottish Refugee Council for an opening celebration to mark the beginning of Refugee Festival Scotland 2018!
Refugee Festival Scotland celebrates the contribution refugees make to life in Scotland – the food and drink, music and poetry, dance, visual art and ideas that people bring with them when they seek safety in Scotland. For two weeks every June, the festival offers people from different backgrounds the chance to meet and celebrate together: to sample a little of each other’s cultures, listen to each other’s stories and get to know each other better.
Come for delicious, free Caribbean, Cameroonian, Moroccan and Pakistani dishes by Küche chefs. Enjoy live music from Syrian Kurdish Saz player Adnan Abu Shaikha Al-Arnasi, Reggae and Afrobeat by One Jah Music, fiery Gypsy music by Roma musicians Romane Cierhenia and more!
We’ll have free workshops suitable for all ages throughout the afternoon. From Chapatti making with the Cultural Cookery Programme to story telling and printmaking with Glasgow Women’s Library and Paria Goodarzi.
Create a wee sanctuary within the Hidden Gardens with visual artist duo, Gardner and Gardner. Join Project X for an Afro fusion contemporary dance class. Early Learning are hosting a visual arts workshop for fathers and young children and Who is? Project are back with ongoing art projects Crossroads and Who Are They? Who Are We?
More to be announced soon!
Our Opening Day is hosted in partnership with our friends at The Hidden Gardens, an award-winning unique public greenspace and community development organisation located in Pollokshields, one of Scotland’s most diverse communities. The Hidden Gardens exists to promote understanding between people of all cultures, faiths and backgrounds.