We are delighted to invite you to our celebratory community event for RefugeeWeek2022, the ‘Roots of Refuge’!
Completely free for all participants, the event will take place on the 23rd of June at the Lawn at the Hidden Gardens in Glasgow from 4pm.
We will celebrate the work and the amazing contributions of grassroot organisations, networks and organisations who help and support refugees and asylum seekers across Scotland!
It’s a space to celebrate our local communities and refugees’ projects across the country.
We will host over ten stalls ran by local businesses and organisations that are either led by or for asylum seekers and refugees. This includes, but isn’t limited to, Glasgow Women’s Library, the Africa Future Community and Scottish Guardianship Service. We hope this to be an excellent opportunity for organisations to network with each other but also for refugees to discover additional forms of support and ties to their communities that they otherwise might not have.
Many of the organisations will also be operating donation boxes so if you wish to help support refugees within Glasgow, any, and all, donations to any organisation will go a long way to help.
We’ll also have community created art on display – photography, sketches, cooking, poetry and more – to help spread the amazing work local talents have been able to create and to present how people can have different ideas of what “Home” means to them. If you have any art you wish to contribute, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Accompanying these celebrations will be live music of a variety of genres and styles and free food from an excellent catering team from Olive Tree Bakery and Party Cakes. All of this and more will happen with the backdrop of some live music by the Glasgow African Balafon Orchestra, giving you a flavour of music from all around Africa. For those with children, a kid’s corner, courtesy of East Pollokshields Mobile Creche will run for the duration of the event. It will host various activities like face painting and other arts and crafts, to keep the kids entertained.
We do hope you can come and celebrate the contributions the refugees of Glasgow have made in our city!
If you wish to attend, please acquire a free ticket here!