一元现金起充捕鱼St Andrew’s Fair Saturday 2019: A celebration of social inclusion, creativity and compassion

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St Andrew’s Fair Saturday 2019: A celebration of social inclusion, creativity and compassion

  • Deborah Chu
  • 8 November 2019

St Andrew's Fair Saturday 2019: A celebration of social inclusion, creativity and compassion

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With so much to see and do across the country on 30 November, we round up a few of the events and charitable causes we’re most excited about this year

As the rest of the world gears up for the consumerist feeding frenzy that is Black Friday, there is a different song to be sung here in Scotland, as community groups and creative minds throughout the nation prepare for St Andrew’s Fair Saturday.

Taking place on the last Saturday of November each year, Fair Saturday originated in the Spanish city of Bilbao as a multi-arts movement that aims to promote empathy and togetherness in the face of growing isolation and xenophobia. Since its first edition in 2015, the movement has quickly spread across the world, and Scotland became the first to participate as a nation in 2018, tying it with the annual celebration of Scotland’s patron saint.

In cities and towns across the world, artists and cultural bodies will 真钱0.01分泡捕鱼host concerts, events and workshops in support of a social cause close to their heart, whether it be a refugee charity or a local hospice. Last year, over a million euros were raised by over 10,000 organisers in 180 cities.

As St Andrew’s Fair Saturday is (unfortunately) only one day a year, and with such a diverse, exciting programme ahead, some difficult choices will need to be made. To help you in the decision-making process, we’re here to shout about a few of the events that we’re most keen to check out this year.

一元现金起充捕鱼What’s on for Black History Month in Edinburgh and Glasgow

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What’s on for Black History Month in Edinburgh and Glasgow

  • Deborah Chu
  • 2 October 2019

What's On for Black History Month in Edinburgh and Glasgow

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A round-up of the best theatre, music and talks in celebration of Black History Month 2019 in Scotland

Think Scottish history is all about old white folk? Think again. This Black History Month, a range of community and cultural organisations are staging events across Edinburgh and Glasgow to challenge the institutional prejudices and gaps in the public record that have led to the erasure of BAME experiences in Scotland. And in these troubling times, it’s arguably more vital than ever to challenge our preconceptions, but also honour the endurance, sacrifice and achievements of these individuals and communities that paved the way for a more equal, compassionate society. Here’s some of our top picks of events taking place in the forthcoming month.

The Drift
Hannah Lavery delivers a powerful spoken word performance that exposes accepted notions around Scottish history and identity, through an autobiographical exploration of Lavery’s experiences of growing up mixed-race in Scotland.
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, Thu 10 October, £15 (£5–£12; students £10).

Grin
Dance and performance collective V/DA stage this physical challenge to the hyper-sexualisation of African and C送彩金的现金捕鱼平台aribbean dance, fusing dazzling light, costuming and choreography to a pulsating soundscore. The duet will be performed by Divine Tasinda and Kemono L.Riot, choreographed by Mele Broomes (VOID).
Tramway, Glasgow, Fri 11 – Sat 12 October, £12 (£10).

SQIFF
The Scottish Queer International Film Festival screen three features showcasing diverse facets of Black identity. Fabulous and Father Figure (Thu 3 Oct) explore ballroom culture in contemporary Europe, foregrounding the vital importance of the QTIPOC community in this thriving cultural scene. Portrait of Jason (Tue 15 Oct) sees sex worker and entertainer Jason Holliday tell his life story to filmmaker Shirley Clarke, while Calalai: In Betweenness (Tue 22 Oct) depicts the culture of South Sulawesi Bugis, who believe humankind have five different gender expressions.
CCA, Glasgow, Thu 3, Tue 15, Tue 22 Oct, free.