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January 2017
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Inspiring Careers and Modern Apprenticeships

23rd January @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Glasgow City Chambers, George Square
Glasgow, G2 1DU United Kingdom

There are already more than 37,000 young people working, learning and earning as Modern Apprentices. Modern Apprenticeships help you build the experience and skills that employers want to see. No matter what stage you’re at, they’ll help you get set for a bright future. And now, there are more ways than ever to get involved. Meet and connect with prospective Employers at our Careers & Modern Apprenticeships Event. The event has been designed to encourage young people and their families…

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GRAMNet Film Series

25th January @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CCA (Centre for Contempory Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

‘Son of Saul’ – Winner of the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and Golden Globe, Son of Saul is Hungarian director László Nemes’ blistering debut feature, a courageous and unflinching reimagining of the Holocaust drama. Saul Ausländer is a member of the Sonderkommando, the Jewish prisoners forced to assist in the machinery of the Nazi concentration camps. While at work, he discovers the body of a boy he recognises as his son. As the Sonderkommando plan a rebellion, Saul vows to carry out an impossible task: to save the child’s body from the flames and to find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial. Anchored by a riveting and intensely brave performance from newcomer Géza Röhrig, Son of Saul is a remarkable exploration of one of humanity’s darkest moments. Visceral, gripping and immensely powerful, it is one of the boldest and most remarkable debuts in recent memory – and is already being heralded as a masterpiece of world cinema.

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BEMIS Celebrates BURNS: A Toast Tae the Lassies

25th January @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Old Fruitmarket, Candleriggs
Glasgow, G1 1NQ

After 2016’s inaugural success, the BEMIS Burns Night is back, celebrating Rabbie’s iconically internationalist outlook and egalitarian spirit. Echoing Celtic Connections’ 2017 emphasis on female musicians, and women’s central role within cultural traditions, tonight’s programme is very much after the lasses’ fashion – a focus of which Burns would doubtless wholeheartedly approve.

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February 2017

GRAMNet Film Series

8th February @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CCA (Centre for Contempory Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

‘Chasing Asylum’ – Chasing Asylum exposes the real impact of Australia’s offshore detention policies and explores how ‘The Lucky Country’ became a country where leaders choose detention over compassion and governments deprive the desperate of their basic human rights.

The film features never before seen footage from inside Australia’s offshore detention camps, revealing the personal impact of sending those in search of a safe home to languish in limbo.

Chasing Asylum explores the mental, physical and fiscal consequences of Australia’s decision to lock away families in unsanitary conditions hidden from media scrutiny, destroying their lives under the pretext of saving them.

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March 2017

GRAMNet Film Series

8th March @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CCA (Centre for Contempory Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

‘The Babushkas of Chernobyl’ – In the radioactive Dead Zone surrounding Chernobyl’s Reactor No. 4, a defiant community of women scratches out an existence on some of the most toxic land on Earth. They share this hauntingly beautiful but lethal landscape with an assortment of visitors – scientists, soldiers, and even ‘stalkers’ – young thrill-seekers who sneak in to pursue post-apocalyptic video game-inspired fantasies. Why the women chose to return after the disaster – defying the authorities and endangering their health – is a remarkable tale about the pull of home, the healing power of shaping one’s destiny, and the subjective nature of risk.

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May 2017

GRAMNet Film Series

17th May @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CCA (Centre for Contempory Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

‘A World Not Ours’ is an intimate, humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh, in southern Lebanon. Based on a wealth of personal recordings, family archives, and historical footage, the film is a sensitive, and illuminating study of belonging, friendship, and family.

‘I came from the unknown to sing’ – Ghazi Hussein is an award winning Palestinian poet and writer living in Scotland. This short film explores his poetry as the narrative thread to unravel the complex emotional journey he has traveled through and how he came to eventually call Edinburgh home.

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General Election Hustings – Edinburgh

30th May @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hayweight House, Edinburgh, Floor 3, 23 Lauriston Street
Edinburgh, EH3 9DQ

Our shared equalities and human rights hustings will offer an opportunity for our collective members and others to consider the manifesto commitments of the political parties within the context of prevailing equality and human rights issues.

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June 2017

GRAMNet Film Series

21st June @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CCA (Centre for Contempory Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

‘Welcome to Refugeestan’ – This film focuses on the way the UNHCR manages camps that shelter more than 16 million refugees all around the world, creating a virtual country as large as the Netherlands.

How does the UNHCR run these camps and train its representatives? How can they deal with the urgent needs of thousands of new refugees that arrive each day? How has this emergency response turned into a durable situation with an average stay of over fifteen years? What are the long-term perspectives for this kind of response to humanitarian urgency?

Shot all around the world – Kenya, Tanzania, Jordan, the border of Greece/Macedonia – and in the UNHCR offices.

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October 2017

GRAMNet Film Series

11th October @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CCA (Centre for Contempory Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

Launch of the 2017/2018 GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series, showing ‘Constance on the Edge’.

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Scotland’s Diverse History: Scotland’s Muslims – Society, Politics and Identity

17th October @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
David Hume Tower, University of Edinburgh, George Square
Edinburgh, EH8 9JX United Kingdom

A new edited collection about Scotland’s Muslim communities has recently been published by Edinburgh University Press. One of the first collections of essays about Scottish Muslims, chapters focus on issues as diverse as health, education, gender, sexuality, politics, integration, family and the media. Contributions also focus on political participation, multicultural nationalism as well as citizenship practices and integration strategies.
You are invited to a launch of this collection where there will be a chance to hear from and meet with a number of the contributors.

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