A square in Glasgow city centre will be transformed into a rubble-strewn bombsite as part of Refugee Festival Scotland.
The art installation is being created by Syrian-German artist Manaf Halbouni. It features an abandoned car packed with belongings and surrounded by a bombsite landscape of broken bricks and rubble. The sculpture will take up residence in St Enoch Square from 20 – 27 June.
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Join us in the heart of Glasgow to celebrate the launch of Refugee Festival Scotland 2019 and mark World Refugee Day. We’ll be showing solidarity and support for people who’ve been forced to flee their homes at the site of Manaf Halbouni’s public sculpture Rubble Theatre, a highlight of this year’s festival.
Refugee Festival Scotland honours the resilience and courage it takes to build a home in insecure and precarious circumstances. By sharing in the festival’s celebrations you can join a movement that rejects attempts to make people feel like outsiders and to sow division among us.
We’ll be hearing from Manaf Halbouni and Musicians in Exile alongside activists who have made their home in Scotland. Stand with us in solidarity, welcome and friendship.
This event is outdoors and wheelchair accessible.
Thursday 20 June 2019, 12:00 – 14:00
St Enoch Square
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/447888275998422/