Share your story
Everyone has a story to tell. Our stories reflect the journeys our lives have taken and the places we want to go. They reveal who we are and shape how others see us.
This year, Refugee Festival Scotland will celebrate storytelling in many different forms - from music, dance, theatre and film to visual art, cookery and conversation.
By sharing the stories of people and communities who have made their lives in Scotland, we can get to know each other better and build understanding, solidarity and friendship. We can all play a part by listening, sharing and creating together.
There are so many different ways to bring people together and tell your story. Here are some ideas and examples from previous festivals, our wider work and the work of our friends and wider community to help you plan your event.
With the Borders Bill and Policing Bill going through parliament, there is so much that we need to fight against right now.
You could arrange a gathering in your community.
You can also sign up to Together With Refugees a coalition of groups campaigning for a kinder and fairer asylum system.
Arts and culture play a powerful role in helping people settle into their new homes.
We've all felt isolation over the past few years. It's time to bring our community back together.
Dance has the power to bring us together, to entertain and to spark new ideas.
There are so many fantastic films which portray the refugee experience - many of these are critically acclaimed and even up for awards. For example: Flee, Hostile, Limbo, On Our Doorstep, Soufra, to name but a few.
Food has the power to bring people together, to connect you with your past and heritage, and to show love.
Music is a powerful universal language.
Photography can capture the moments and stories that can't be put into words.
Poetry lies deep within us, and when it finds the right words, magic happens.
We are all made of stories, but we don't all have the same opportunities to share ours.
Sport fosters community and connection across borders, across languages, regardless of who you are.
Theatre is a powerful tool for connecting with audiences, taking back agency and telling your story.