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October 2017

GRAMNet Film Series

Wednesday 11th October 2017 @ 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

Tuesday 17th October 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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November 2017

GRAMNet Film Series

Wednesday 8th November 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
CCA (Centre for Contempory Arts), 350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, G2 3JD

Wallah – Je tu jure tells the stories of men and women travelling along West African migration routes to Italy. Senegal’s rural villages, Niger’s bus stations and “ghettos” full of traffickers, Italian squares and houses the the backdrops of these courageous trips, which often end in tragedy.

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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 This lecture will be based on as-yet-unpublished research on ten immigrant groups who have settled in Scotland over the last fifty years or so.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 Contempory 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 Contempory 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 Contempory 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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