This year’s Recovery Walk Scotland is going to take place on the 30th of September 2017 in Dundee.
The event rounds up a series of celebrations that have taken place across Scotland in September for Recovery Month.
The walk will start with a ‘roses in the Tay’ remembrance ceremony to take place at Marine Parade Walk at 11.00am, before the procession takes place through Dundee City Centre to the Recovery Village at Magdalen Green playing fields.
The Recovery Village will then have a number of speakers – including Cabinet Secretary for Heath, Shona Robinson MSP – and musicians playing to entertain all the attendees until the closing ceremony at 3.50pm.
Hepatitis Scotland will be at the Recovery Village displaying a selection of artwork from the recent ‘Hepatitis See’ anti-stigma art campaign.
The tent, hosted by Hepatitis C Trust and Addaction Dundee, will be displaying 40 pieces of art that were produced at local artist-led workshops across Scotland by people affected by hepatitis C. The project’s aim was to highlight hepatitis C-related stigma and identity.
This will be the first time the artwork has been displayed since the exhibition for World Hepatitis Day at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow (GOMA).
As stigma is frequently identified as one of the main barriers to accessing testing, treatment and support for people in Scotland affected by hepatitis C, this will provide a unique insight into peoples’ own experiences – and we would be delighted to welcome Recovery Walk attendees to witness the hard work and creativeness of our artists!
A short film and more information regarding the project and display at GOMA is available here.
Free tea and coffee will be provided by the Salvation Army throughout the day and Tesco will be handing out free bottles of drinking water at the Recovery Village. Lunch will not be provided so if you are attending, please remember to bring this.