Warm Welcome Walks 2019
In September 2019 the UNESCO RILA team organised a series of guided walks through various parts of Glasgow. For 4 evenings in a row, members of the general public were invited to join us on tours that showed them a different side of Glasgow, with a different story each day. Walks started at 6pm and lasted about 2 hours, including the 30-minute introductory presentation/discussion. This event was OPEN TO ALL, including children.
9 September: Warm Welcome Walk 1 - Migratory Music in Drumchapel. Musician Aref Ghorbani and Mia Gubbay from Glasgow Museums took us on a this true story quest for a musical instrument in Drumchapel. Meeting point was at Drumchapel Library. (Link to ticket page)
10 September: Warm Welcome Walk 2 - Exploring Migration in Govanhill. David Zabiega from the Govanhill Community Development Trust plus special guests took us on a tour of the area and taught us more about past and present migration in Govanhill. Meeting point was at Govanhill Housing Association. (Link to ticket page)
11 September: Warm Welcome Walk 3 - Glasgow's Slavery Legacies. Christine Whyte and Yvonne Blake from the University of Glasgow led this walk around the City Centre and the Merchant City. They told us about the traces of Slavery still visible in the city today. Meeting point was at Spoon Café. (Link to ticket page)
12 September: Warm Welcome Walk 4 - Migration along the Kelvin. Selina Hales from Refuweegee and Paul Walton from the RSPB helped us explore Glasgow's natural migratory environment around the Kelvin. Meeting point was at the Refuweegee shop on Byres Road. (Link to ticket page)