#RefugeeFestScot Round-up: Highlights

The Refugee Festival Scotland we all know and love was back in full swing this year! And people were ready for a celebration! Festival Officer Eleanor Harris gives us a round-up of this year’s festival:  In the 22 years since our very first Festival, I can’t think of a time when the vibrancy, music, food…

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#RefugeeFestScot round-up: What’s your story?

Our Storytelling Officer Chris Afuakwah reflects on the theme of Stories at this year’s Refugee Festival Scotland. We are all made of stories. And my role for the past few years has been all about them. Hearing them, speaking them, sharing them, encouraging people to share theirs, to take agency over them, to find the…

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#RefugeeFestScot round-up: Beyond the Lines

Razan Madhoon, our Cross Borders Programme Coordinator, reviews our new short film “Beyond the Lines.” On Thursday 16th June, Refugee Festival Scotland 2022 kicked off with the premier screening of “Beyond the lines”; a short film created by our Cross Borders project. The screening was followed by a panel discussion with the Film Maker Lucas Chih-peng Kao and Poet Sawsan Al Areeqe led…

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Refugee Festival Focus: MIN’s 21st birthday!

We reached out to our event organisers to find out a bit more about their #RefugeeFestScot events! Meet Rose from Maryhill Integration Network.   What can people expect from your event? Why should they come along? “MIN will be celebrating 21 years at the heart of Glasgow’s welcome to refugees and asylum seekers. Our event…

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Meet our Refugee Festival Scotland Storytellers!

In the lead-up to Refugee Festival Scotland 2022, we held a short series of media training workshops with a fantastic group of festival participants based in Glasgow – Adam, Mirna, Fakhriya and Ibrahim. The workshops were focused on learning new skills, building confidence and making new connections. During the first workshop, we looked at setting…

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