Refugee Week 2012 highlights
Programme of awareness-raising events features King Creosote and Glasgow Girls: The Musical
This article is from 2012.
Scotland’s favourite Fence Records chap and former Mercury Award nominee King Creosote will kick off seven days of events to promote understanding of the experiences of refugees living in Scotland.
The gig, which takes place at the Old Fruitmarket on the festival’s opening night (Mon 18 Jun), will see big KC play tunes from the critically lauded Diamond Mine, with support from fellow Fifer The Pictish Trail, who will be unveiling material from his upcoming record, Secret Soundz Vol.2, and local ruffians Randolph’s Leap.
Over 100 events will be taking place across Scotland, including community celebrations, exhibitions and plays. Edinburgh’s Filmhouse will be showing Colour of the Ocean (Tue 19 Jun), an arty picture looking at issues of immigration.
In Glasgow, Trongate 103 will host the Spirit Photography Exhibition (Fri 8 Jun–Sun 22 Jul), made up of photographs taken in communities in the 12 weeks running up to the show, exploring the spirit of survival and cultural diversity and focusing on how refugees integrate into local areas.
A special performance of fast-paced creative discussion event Pecha Kucha will take place at Govanhill Baths (Tue 19 Jun) and Glasgow Women’s Library will present the femme-friendly event Stories of Women and War (Thu 21 Jun). Things are busy in the Tron, with a great selection of shows including Some Other Mother (Tue 19 Jun), Glasgow Girls: The Musical (Tue 19 & Wed 20 Jun) and True Colours and the Trouble With Me (Thu 21 Jun), as well as the British Red Cross Refugee Week Comedy Night (Fri 22 Jun).
Various venues across Scotland, Mon 18–Sun 24 Jun.