Canada Goes Glasgow: A celebration of Canadian talent in the city

Canada Goes Glasgow: A celebration of Canadian talent in the city

H.E. Ms. Janice Charette, High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom, gives us a small taste of what to expect from the 2020 programme of events

The eagle-eyed among you may have started to notice a little red maple leaf appearing alongside listings and in brochures, highlighting some of the many cultural events happening in Glasgow this year. This icon shines a light on the wonderful Canadian talent that lives within and visits your city each year, which we are celebrating in 2020 as part of our year-long programme, Canada Goes Glasgow.

The maple leaf icon is there to help you identify the many gifted and innovative musicians, writers, artists and theatre makers who represent the magnificently diverse and creative communities across Canada from coast to coast to coast.

You will find a host of Canadian performers featured in many of Glasgow's regular festivals including Celtic Connections, the Glasgow Film Festival, Aye Write Wee Write, and the Glasgow International Biennale and at venues such as Tramway and the Centre for Contemporary Arts. Government of Canada is proud to support so many Canadian artists in realising their creative visions in such a vibrant, inspiring city.

Canada and the UK, in particular Scotland, share strong connections rooted in a common history and shared values. Our team at the High Commission of Canada is keen to promote and support the next generation of Canadian artists reach new audiences throughout the UK and strengthen the already close bonds we share. What better place to share our Canadian talent than in Glasgow, a top cultural and creative centre!

If you'd like to share your experiences of attending a Canadian show or a gig, then please do get in touch, tag us and use the hashtag #CanadaGoesGlasgow and remember – keep an eye out for the maple leaf icon to catch some of the inspiring Canadian talent showcased across the city in 2020 when 'Canada Goes Glasgow'!

H.E. Ms. Janice Charette
High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom

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Contact the Advocacy and Cultural Diplomacy team at the High Commission of Canada at ldnpublicaffairs@international.gc.ca and sign up to the Culture Canada newsletter: culturecanada.co.uk

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