Refugee Week Café Concert

special free Café Concert as part of Refugee Week 2024

On Sat 22nd June the Tolbooth in partnership with Forth Valley Welcome will host a special free Café Concert as part of Refugee Week 2024. Join us for a celebration of the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary.

Our musical performances will come from Aref Ghorbani and Karina Cherviakova. Aref is an Iranian trained classical musician, living in Scotland. He has an MSc. in Global Migrations and Social Justice from Glasgow University, and has been working in the refugee sector since 2016. You may have spotted Aref working and playing with award winning project Musicians in Exile or performing in numerous festivals, including Refugee Festival Scotland, COP26, Edinburgh Fringe, and Edinburgh International Festival! Karina Cherviakova is a singer, vocal teacher and conductor. She has been practising vocals with children and adults for more than 10 years. Now she is the artistic director and conductor of the Edinburgh Ukrainian Choir.

As well as musical performances there will be cultural presentations, interactive workshops and activities – see the full schedule below.

Our café will be serving their usual delicious selection of toasties, soup, cakes and coffees so be sure to come along and secure a table.

Everyone is welcome, we hope you can join us for a fun-filled, free afternoon to celebrate Refugee Week!

12:00PM – 12:15PM: Ukrainian Presentation in the Attic

12:15PM – 1:00PM: Ukrainian Flower Crown Workshop in the Attic

1:00PM – 1:30PM: Music from Aref Ghorbani in the Café

2:00PM – 2:30PM: Music from Karina Cherviakova in the Cafe

2:30PM – 3:00PM: Afghan Presentation & Workshop in the Attic

3:00PM – 3:30PM: Music from Karina Cherviakova in the Café


Event Info

Cost - £FREE


Jail Wynd, Stirling, FK8 1DE

+44 (0)1786 27 4000


Tolbooth Tues-Sat 10am-5pm

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