Refugee Festival Scotland - MoT with poster

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 festival will bring people from different backgrounds together to celebrate the many ways refugees contribute to life in Scotland.

Take a look at the full programme

The theme of this year’s festival is storytelling in all its forms – from music, dance, theatre and film to visual art, cookery and conversation. More than 100 events will take place in venues across Scotland from 17-26 June. The diverse programme includes contributions from artists and performers who came to Scotland seeking refugee protection and the communities that have welcomed them.

Our Chief Executive, Sabir Zazai said: “Refugee Festival Scotland is an opportunity to celebrate the positive difference that refugees make to our communities and the warm welcome that Scotland offers to people seeking sanctuary. Now, more than ever, it’s important for us to celebrate diversity and share the stories of people who have made Scotland their home. So please join us to make new friends, have fun, and show the world that Scotland welcomes refugees.”

A packed programme of exciting events

Refugee Festival Scotland has something for everyone, from history trails and nature walks to cookery demonstrations, art exhibitions, football tournaments and family-friendly picnics. The line-up brings people from different backgrounds and cultures together to meet, mix and get to know each other better.

The festival celebrates the many ways refugees contribute to Scotland’s cultural life by showcasing the food and drink, music and dance, language and art that people bring with them when they settle in Scotland.

Check out this year’s line up of exciting events

Photo shows Museum of Things artists Yamam and Kidisti with one of the posters they designed for Refugee Festival Scotland. Credit Paul Chappells