Refugee Week Scotland is one of the largest growing festivals in Scotland and one we just love. It’s a mix of political discussions, community celebrations, arts and wonderful food over the whole of the country.
Here are a few highlights of crafty things to do during Refugee Week Scotland if you are in Glasgow
Tuesday 17th June: Family Storytelling Workshop at Scottish Youth Theatre. A chance for parents and children to explore drama together with poet/playwright Tawona Sithole. 6pm – 7pm Free but booking essential via Joanne@scottishyouththeatre.org
Wednesday 18th June: Melting Pot at Old Hairdressers on Renfield Lane. Join Saltmarket Design and make jewellery using recycled, affordable materials. 1pm – 5pm Free, just pop along.
Friday 20th June: Create a Commonwealth Flower at the Hidden Gardens, Tramway. Help create textile plants from around the Commonwealth which will be used for an exhibition during the Commonwealth Games. 11am – 1pm Free but booking essential through firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 21st June: A New Place to Sit at The Arches Following on from some furniture up-cycling workshops Govanhill Baths Community Trust/Rags To Riches launch from midday to 2pm. Free
Then when you’ve finished being creative why not dance the night away at the World Refugee Day Concert at the Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs. With a line up of Young Fathers, Balkanarama and Skipinnish it’s sure to be a fabulous night out.
Look out for the Welcome Tent which will be on Argyle Street, Buchanan Street and St Enoch Square at different times throughout the week. For a full programme of events during Refugee Week Scotland (did we mention there are a lot of community events involving food?) please visit their website.