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November 2017

St Andrew’s Day Lecture: The New Scots – Immigrant Communities since c.1950

Thursday 30th November 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lecture Theatre 3, Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh, 11 Crichton Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9LE

With special guest Professor Tom Devine Part of the ‘Scotland’s Diverse History’ Series. Minority Community considerations and discussions celebrating Scotland’s 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology. This lecture will be based on as-yet-unpublished research on ten immigrant groups who have settled in Scotland over the last fifty years or so. It will consider such key questions as their motivation for coming, the scale and impact of movement, the experience of the migrants in Scotland, how Scots have responded to…

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December 2017

Scotland and Caribbean Slavery: Rethinking Glasgow’s Sugar Aristocracy, 1775-1838

Thursday 7th December 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical School, University of Glasgow, University Avenue
Glasgow, G12 8QQ

To mark the UN International Day for the Abolition of Slavery Part of the ‘Scotland’s Diverse History’ Series. Minority Community considerations and discussions celebrating Scotland’s 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology Participants: Dr. Stephen Mullen and Panel TBC Dr. Stephen Mullen is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Glasgow, having completed a PhD at the same institution in 2014. He has published a number of articles on Scotland and the Caribbean, and his first book It Wisnae Us was released in…

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The Scots in Poland – A Forgotten Diaspora

Tuesday 12th December 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Yudowitz Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Medical School, University of Glasgow, University Avenue
Glasgow, G12 8QQ

To mark UN International Migrants Day Part of the ‘Scotland’s Diverse History’ Series. Minority Community considerations and discussions celebrating Scotland’s 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology An Illustrated talk by writer and broadcaster Billy Kay, author of The Scottish World. Drawing on a lifetime of exploring, writing and broadcasting about Scots, their culture and journeys across the globe, Billy Kay reflects on the history of the Scots in Poland. Billy will celebrate the historic cultural connections which developed between…

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GRAMNet Film Series

Wednesday 13th December 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

In observance of International Migrants Day. Also the final part of BEMIS’ Scotland’s Diverse History lecture and film series. Scotland’s Memoir Short: Scotland (2017) | Director: Etienne Kubwabo | 30 mins As part of Scotland’s celebration of the Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, BEMIS Scotland have commissioned Cre8tive Entertainment to explore Scotland’s story via the eyes of our diverse ethnic and cultural minority communities alongside civic representatives, artists and historians. What has shaped modern Scottish identity? How does…

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January 2018

GRAMNet Film Series

24th January @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

The Holocaust as a scar on the body and soul of the European Roma and Sinti. Little is known about the tragedy of the Roma during World War II. They were murdered by the dozens, hundreds and thousands; in concentration camps, at the edges of mass graves and roadsides.

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BEMIS Celebrates Burns

24th January @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs
Glasgow, G1 1NQ

A grand-scale multicultural ceilidh featuring Eddie Reader, Lorcan MacMathuna and Dallaghan honouring our national bard’s transcendent beliefs in human equality, kinship and conviviality.

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February 2018

GRAMNet Film Series

7th February @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

In observance of World Day of Social Justice. Honey at the Top Documentary, UK/Kenya (2016) | Director: Dean Puckett | 57 mins | Swahili, Sengwer with English Subtitles Honey at the Top is a film about the Sengwer forest people of the Cherangani Hills, Kenya, being evicted from their ancestral land in the name of conservation. Facing international pressure from organisations like the World Bank, a corrupt Kenya Forest Service who are burning their houses, and attempts to turn the…

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March 2018

GRAMNet Film Series

14th March @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

In observance of International Women’s Day. Bolingo, The Forest of Love Documentary, Spain (2016) | Director: Alejandro G. Salgado | 55 mins | English with Subtitles Bolingo, the Forest of Love tells the journey made by several women from the heart of Africa to North Morocco looking for the ‘European dream’.This journey will get them into a trip to motherhood at Bolingo or some other awaiting camp settled next to the Moroccan-Spanish border. Bolingo means love in Lingala; a language…

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April 2018

Scottish Apprenticeships, Careers & Volunteering Event

16th April @ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Glasgow City Chambers, George Square
Glasgow, G2 1DU United Kingdom

Meet Employers, Start your Career, Career Guidance with over 40 employers and training providers

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GRAMNet Film Series

18th April @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
CCA (Centre for Contemporary Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

In observance of English Language Day. Broken World, Broken Word Documentary, Ghana/Scotland (2016) | Director: Gameli Tordzro | 60 mins | Shona, Ndau, Dutch, Italian, French, German, Twi, Ga, Dangbe, Ewe, Akan, Bukina, Danish with English Subtitles This documentary film a multilingual production filmed on location in Ghana charts the work of the AHRC Researching Multilingually at Borders project which has worked for 3 years to consider what it means to conduct research in multiple field sites using multiple languages…

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