The week-long events programme sets its stall, 60 years after the UN Refugee Convention was signed
We’re huge supporters of Refugee Week – so it’s with a happy heart that we can report it’s back bigger and better than ever before. As well as all the special events, activities and talks, this year’s programme boasts Courage: 60 Years of the UN Refugee Convention, a short film made by refugees living in Scotland, as well as exhibitions at The Bridge, The Kelvingrove, Mitchell Library and more. Visual art highlights include Red Road by Robert Ormerod, focusing on those seeking asylum and the indefinite period of transition involved and Human Rights and Wrongs, commissioned by the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture, with photographs by Angela Catlin and text by Billy Briggs. Refugee Week Scotland runs from Mon 20–Sun 26 Jun.
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Coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council, and centred around World Refugee Day, this annual festival of arts and cultural events celebrates the contribution which refugees
make to Scottish cultural life and the welcome offered by local people. The 2020 edition marks the 20th year of the festival.
A poignant collection of images created by photographer Angela Catlin in response to a commission by the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture to catalogue the lives of torture victims based in Glasgow. Part of Refugee Week Scotland.