Scotland's biggest ever Refugee Week celebrates the 60th anniversary of the signing of the UN Refugee Convention
- Kirstin Innes
- 17 May 2011
This year, Scotland’s ever-expanding programme of films, performances, music events, exhibitions and club nights celebrating the contribution that refugees have made to our society is marking a very important anniversary: it’s 60 years since the UN Refugee Convention was signed, and it has saved millions of lives ever since.
They’re celebrating with their biggest lineup to date, and many of this year’s events have taken ‘courage’ as their starting point, exploring ideas through poetry, plays, exhibitions, dance pieces and workshops. Refugee Week works with Scotland’s best venues to create mini-festivals: look out for a really good line up of theatre and comedy at the Tron in Glasgow, poetry readings and performance at the Trongate in Stirling, exhibitions by the excellent photojournalist Angela Caitlin at Glasgow’s Platform and Paisley Museum, and a special feature exhibition charting 60 years of stories from refugees in Scotland at Kelvingrove Gallery & Museum.
Various venues across Scotland, Mon 20–Sun 26 Jun. See list.co.uk for full listings.