17 - 26 June 2022

A festival for


People from refugee backgrounds make a huge contribution to life in Scotland. We believe that's worth celebrating!

Our unique festival brings people together to meet, mix and get to know each other better.

This year's theme is storytelling. Our stories reflect the journeys our lives have taken and the places we want to go. Everyone has a story to share, and there are so many ways to tell them - through music, dance, food, film, poetry, art and theatre.

Join us from 17 - 26 June to celebrate the stories of people and communities who have settled in Scotland.


Are you ready for Refugee Festival Scotland?

It’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The line up for Refugee Festival Scotland 2022 is out now and we’ve got a packed programme of exciting events in store. In a year that’s seen millions of people around the world forced from their homes by conflict and persecution, the…

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Refugee Festival Scotland artists share their stories

Meet the people behind the portraits. We catch up with the artists who designed the Refugee Festival Scotland 2022 artwork as they see their posters on display around Glasgow for the first time! The artists are part of Museum of Things, which was set up by Maryhill Integration Network during…

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Communities Receive Refugee Festival Funding

We’re delighted to announce that 63 grassroots groups across Scotland have been awarded funding from our Refugee Festival Scotland Small Grants Fund. Community organisations from Aberdeen to Ayrshire received grants of between £100 and £500 to help cover the cost of running events as part of this year’s festival. Here…

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