The Joyous Choir will be starting back on Monday 7th September, after taking some time off over the Summer. The singers will be meeting from 5-7pm on a fortnightly basis until further notice. New members are always welcome, no previous singing experience is necessary.
Read the full article here – Refugee Men living in Scotland call for an end to domestic abuse of women
Come and see mIN & AlbScott’s dance performances at the Maryhill Hub Community Fun Day on Saturday 15th August 2015, as well as join in with lots of fun, free activities!
MIN and Unity In The Community were mentioned in The Guardian on Monday 3rd August – the article highlights positive stories from people taking action across the world to help refugees, balancing out the hysteria of the tabloids, challenging negative stereotypes, and recognising everyone as human beings with a right to freedom, peace, and human rights.
‘In the Maryhill area of Glasgow, a part of the city that still receives many asylum seekers, Remzije Sherifi runs the Maryhill Integration Network where people from around the world come together in award winning dance and music projects.
“We have established great links between new arrivals and local people. This grows organically from the heart if people can understand why someone would have to flee their country. It’s still hard, there are still people struggling, but there are always doors open”‘
Read the full article here – Give me your tired, your poor…the Europeans embracing migrants.
Glasgow based artist and mIN member Paria Goodarzi presents ‘Iranian Ancient’, an exhibition of seven batik textile works taken from the artists own personal experience and cultural influences.
Paria embraces a passion for colour and textiles and each artwork incorporates a simplified symbol of ancient Iran that is condensed to reflect the constraints imposed during certain periods of the country’s history.
The exhibition was launched at The Arches as part of the Refugee Scotland Festival, supported by mIN, AlbScott and the Scottish Refugee Council, and opened at Maryhill Burgh Halls on 1st August by Patrick Grady MP and will be on display until 5th September 2015.