Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland

‘A View from Here’ – Call for participants!

A View from Here is a new multi-disciplinary arts and heritage project, initiated by Scottish Refugee Council and supported by Heritage Lottery Fund ScotlandGlasgow Housing Association and New Gorbals Housing Association. It will explore and capture the heritage of the high flats in two iconic districts of Glasgow and the shared and disparate experiences of asylum seekers, refugees and local Scots who live there. This is a heritage soon to be lost as many of the high rise flats in these areas have been or are soon to be demolished.

 

Glasgow’s landscape is changing. As the high rise towers that have dominated the city’s skyline for decades are demolished, what becomes of the memories of all the lives once lived in and around them? Do you have a story to tell about living in or around Glasgow’s high flats? Want to take part in a new theatre performance, film and in creating an exhibition for your community? Want to gain new skills and meet new people?

Through a series of creative workshops facilitated by theatre director Carrie Newman, visual artist Jan Nimmo and film-maker Basharat Khan, you have the opportunity to create a unique story-based performance, exhibition of photography and objects and a documentary film, exploring and capturing the heritage of your area. We will be working in two areas of Glasgow – the Gorbals and Knightswood – you can sign up for the workshops that are closest to where you live!

Come and find out more at a FREE taster workshop on either:

  • Tuesday 20 August, 10.30am – 3.30pm, Gorbals Parish Church, 1 Errol Gardens, Glasgow, G5 0RA.
  • Wednesday 21 August, 10.30am – 3.30pm, St David’s Parish Church, 66 Boreland Drive, Knightswood, Glasgow, G13 3DX.

Workshops will take place 1 day per week (Tuesdays in the Gorbals & Wednesdays in Knightswood) from August – November 2013. Travel expenses & lunch will be provided for all workshops. Taking part is FREE and we especially welcome participants from refugee or asylum seeking backgrounds.Please let us know in advance if you need an interpreter or if you have access needs. No experience needed, just an interest in being part of the project!

To book your free place contact Suzi on 0141 248 9799 or email suzi.simpson@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk stating which workshop you would like to come to. For more information please contact suzi.simpson@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk / 0141 248 9799

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