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Refugee Festival Scotland 2024: THEME ANNOUNCED!

 Refugee Festival Scotland will be back June 14th-23rd 2024! The theme for next year's festival is RISE.  

Every day, we see people who have been forced to flee their homes in search of safety rise above challenges and uncertainty to rebuild their lives in Scotland. And we see communities come together to welcome new neighbours, finding strength and unity in diversity.

This demonstration of courage, strength and resilience is our inspiration.

You are invited to join us next June for our unique arts and culture festival as we rise together in celebration, solidarity and friendship.

Find out more about our new theme here

Information about event guidelines, funding opportunities, and how you can take part in Refugee Festival Scotland 2024 will be shared in January.  


Refugee Festival Scotland 2024: RISE

Refugee Festival Scotland 2024 will run from 14th-23rd June!  Our theme for this new festival edition is RISE.   Thousands of people arrive in Scotland every year after being forced to abandon their homes and flee to safety. We see individuals rise every day to build new lives and pursue new…

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A reflection on my time as Refugee Festival Scotland Assistant

I recently took on another role at Scottish Refugee Council; I will be moving to our services department as a case manager, supporting recently arrived families in Glasgow. As it is my last day in post, I wanted to take the opportunity to reflect on my time as Refugee Festival…

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Organising Your First Event

Have you started thinking about your first Refugee Festival Scotland event? Whether you have been a part of the festival for many years or this is your first time putting on an event for any festival, we have put together a collection of questions for you to consider as you…

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