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#RefugeeFestScot Round-up: Highlights

Jul 4, 2022

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…

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

Jun 28, 2022

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…

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#RefugeeFestScot round-up: Beyond the Lines

Jun 28, 2022

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…

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Refugee Festival Focus: MIN’s 21st birthday!

Jun 22, 2022

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…

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Meet our Refugee Festival Scotland Storytellers!

Jun 21, 2022

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…

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Refugee Festival Focus: HOME

Jun 21, 2022

We reached out to our event organisers to find out a bit more about their #RefugeeFestScot events! Meet Paul from Musicians in Exile.   What can people expect from your event? Why should they come along? “Musicians with asylum seeking experience share our songs about home, those people and places…

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Refugee Festival Focus: Why Public Libraries?

Jun 20, 2022

We reached out to our event organisers to find out a bit more about their #RefugeeFestScot events! Meet Rachel from Edinburgh Napier University.   What can people expect from your event? Why should they come along? “This event is the opening of a small art exhibition which will be available…

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Refugee Festival Focus: Còmhla

Jun 17, 2022

We reached out to our event organisers to find out a bit more about their #RefugeeFestScot events! Meet Laura from The Highlands Supports Refugees.   What can people expect from your event? Why should they come along? Friendship, food, crafts for kids, a creative way to explore a story of…

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Refugee Festival Focus: Create, Share, Connect

Jun 17, 2022

We reached out to our event organisers to find out a bit more about their #RefugeeFestScot events! Meet Sarah from The GoMA Youth Group. What can people expect from your event? Why should they come along? Except a nice and relaxing time at the Gallery of Modern Art with the…

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