To­ry­glen wood­land hosts a refugee fest

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Ru­glo­ni­ans are be­ing encouraged to cel­e­brate the 2017 Refugee Fes­ti­val Scot­land with a special event at Malls Mire Com­mu­nity Woods.

The event, to be held on Thurs­day, will in­clude a range of out­door ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing cook­ing on an open fire, a wood­land photo walk, arts and crafts, film screen­ing in a cin­ema yurt and a‘trea­sure’ hunt.

The Wood­land Con­nec­tions event is or­gan­ised by Open Aye, a so­cial en­ter­prise pro­vid­ing photography work­shops to var­i­ous groups, and funded by Forestry Com­mis­sion Scot­land (FCS).

Rom­ena Huq, en­gage­ment of­fi­cer at FCS, said:“For­est and wood­land based events are al­ways great fun and we are es­pe­cially look­ing for­ward to this one, which will have the cin­ema yurt screen­ing a range of short films fo­cussed around refugee is­sues for both kids and adults to learn and en­joy.”

Becky Dun­can of Open Aye said:“We hope to share food, mu­sic, film, pho­tos, crafts, ideas and jokes - ev­ery­thing is free.

“What­ever the weather, the woods will shelter us and con­nect us. Ev­ery­one is wel­come.”

The Wood­land Con­nec­tions event runs from 3pm to 8pm and is free to at­tend.

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