Meet Mohammed

Mohammed is a member of the Yemeni-Scottish Foundation. They are holding an event to celebrate Yemen tomorrow afternoon. 

Mohammed’s story

My name is Mohammed, I’m from Yemen. I’m 27 years old. I live in Glasgow just now. I’ve been living here for around a year and 5 months so I’ve not really been any place other than Glasgow.

I’m a breakdancer, a beatboxer, a kickboarder, so I love hiphop. Back home I was a major part of Da TnT Crew, which

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Festival line-up | Friday 18 June

Here’s what’s on at Refugee Festival Scotland on Friday 18 June:

Wee Welcome Special

by The Language Hub C.I.C.
Online events | Community Events
11:15 am
Syrian Food From Bute

by Syrian Community in Bute
Online events | Food
11 am
by CGO Institute
Online events | Storytelling | Training courses & workshops
2 pm
Global Refugee Histories: Camps And Care
by University of Glasgow and GRAMNet
Online events | Discussion / debate
4 pm
Jambo! Radio Live Music Session For Refugee Festival Scotland 2021
by Renfrewshire’s Ethnic Communities Cultural Steering Group in Partnership with Jambo Radio
Online events | Music
5 pm
My Window
by Freedom from Torture
Online events | Film
6 pm
Life In Lockdown
by World Spirit Theatre
Online events | Storytelling
7 pm
New Beginnings
by Anahat Theatre
Online events | Dance | Film
7 pm
Read For Freedom
by Amnesty International Scotland
Online events | Advocacy/campaigning
7 pm
PAST-Inuous
by Farah Saleh
Online events | Film
Available all day
Together / Apart
by Take One Action
Online events | Film
Available all day
Travellers – Eden Court
by Eden Court
Online events | Film
Available all day
Champagne Room: A Nollywood Movie Screening
by Turn Flicks
Online event| Film
Available all day
Gaming Against The Hostile Environment
by Gaming Against the Hostile Environment
In-person / Online event | Gaming
Available all day
Life In The Time: Exhibition
by Amina MWRC
Online event | Art
Available all day
Multi Events-University Of Edinburgh 
by University of Edinburgh
Online event | Multi-events – see the listing
Musicians In Exile – Always On The Move
by THE GLASGOW BARONS
Online event | Music
Available all day
Making Home
by Steeple Church, Dundee
Online event | Art
Available all day

Refugee Festival Scotland runs from Monday 14 June until Sunday 20 June (World Refugee Day). Check out the full Refugee Festival Programme here.

 

We Grow Stronger Together

The sun was shining at Govanhill Community Gardens on Thursday for We Grow Stronger Together, hosted by Milk Cafe. We had a lovely afternoon making new friends. There was delicious food, freshly-picked mint tea, pot painting, vegetable planting and excellent conversation.

 

 

Join us on World Refugee Day!

It’s World Refugee Day on Sunday and we’re coming together in a show of solidarity with people forced to flee their homes in search of safety.

This summer is the 70th anniversary of the Refugee Convention, a UN treaty that defends the rights of refugees. In the last 70 years, many people fleeing conflict, persecution and human rights abuses have sought sanctuary here in Scotland and they have enriched our communities in so many ways. 

It’s been a difficult year for everyone. That’s why it’s more important than ever to celebrate our refugee communities.

Will you to join us in giving a warm welcome to people who have arrived in Scotland in search of safety?

Here’s how you can get involved:

1. Take a picture of yourself with our digital ‘Aye Welcome Refugees’ poster, which you can download here.

2. Share your photo on social media. You can use the suggested wording below, or chose a message of your own:

For as long as people are forced to flee war and persecution, #AyeWelcomeRefugees!

#WithRefugees #RefugeeFestScot

3. Post your photo between 11am – 1pm on World Refugee Day, Sunday 20 June. Or send your photo to digital@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk by 3pm this Friday and we will share it for you on Sunday.

Join us this World Refugee Day and be part of a positive movement, showing friendship and solidarity with people seeking safety.