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Scottish Refugee Week events


Street Level are delighted to be involved with 3 unique events for Scottish Refugee Week

Thursday 12 June: 11.30 - 2.30 International Haggis Recipe Book launch at Street Level

Saturday 14th June: 1.30 - 4.30pm : Welcome to Your Home at Street Level

Wednesday 18th June: 6pm Future Memory In Red Road, documentary film screening at CCA

Thursday 12 June: 11:00am - 2:00pm : International Haggis Recipe Book launch, at Street Level

The International Women’s Group - IWG - are celebrating the results from a project that looked at different International versions of the traditional Scots Haggis.  The event will include food tastings and the launch of their unique recipe book, which will be on sale.  IWG is run by and for refugee and asylum seeking women in North Glasgow.  Funded by Heritage Lottery and Scottish Refugee Council.  Free.  Everyone welcome.

Saturday 14th June: 1.30 - 4.30pm : Welcome to Your Home, at Street Level.

Street Level are delighted to host this Scottish Refugee Week event by UNIS (Uniting Nations In Scotland) to celebrate the results of their creative writing and music programme.  The new booklet they have produced tells real stories of the members’ experiences and expresses their gratitude to Scotland.

 UNIS were established in 2013 to support newly arrived asylum seekers and refugees in Glasgow and to support community integration through cultural exchanges, in particular through events.

The event will be introduced by Humza Yousaf, Minister for External Affairs and International Development, followed by some readings, food and music.

Free.  Everyone welcome.

“When all seasons disappear and only one season remains, it's the season of death.  That is the case in my country.  The rain turned to pouring lead.  Spring flowers turned into scattered corpses filling the earth.  The songs of the summer birds became the cries of women and children.  The autumn wind now is the voice of guns and planes.  We live, suspended, in the biggest horror movie produced by human beings.”

Extract from The Four Seasons, by Safia from Syria.

Wednesday 18th June: 6pm : Future Memory In Red Road, documentary film screening, at CCA.

A 30 minute documentary by Basharat Khan following the Future Memory In Red Road project that culminated in a unique event that included a display of artworks, on site choir and sound scape played out from the stripped slab block at 10/20/30 Petershill Court in May 2013.

The aim of the project was to provide a series of creative experiences through which local people reflected on the massive changes happening in the area.

This project was a collaboration between Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow University, Exeter University and Glasgow Life. Project partners were Alive and Kicking, The Red Road Family Centre, GHA and Safedem.

Free.  Everyone welcome.

Banner photograph by Basharat Khan, 2005.

Side photograph by Karen Gordon, 2014.

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