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Refugee Festival Focus: The Healing Power of Plants

Jun 17, 2022

We reached out to our event organisers to find out a bit more about their #RefugeeFestScot events! Meet Sarah from Meadows Community Garden (Greening our Street). What can people expect from your event? Why should they come along? Visitors are welcome to explore the community garden, and select some leaves…

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Refugee Festival Focus: An Introduction to Coding

Jun 17, 2022

We reached out to our event organisers to find out a bit more about their #RefugeeFestScot events! Meet Gianluca from CodeYourFuture. What can people expect from your event? Why should they come along? Like the title implies: this is perfect if you are completely new to coding and want to…

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Refugee Festival Focus: An African Woman in Scotland

Jun 16, 2022

We reached out to our event organisers to find out a bit more about their #RefugeeFestScot events! Meet Angie, founder of Sharpen Her: The African Womens Network. What can people expect from your event? Why should they come along? There will be stories of African women who have made their…

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Take action for World Refugee Day

Jun 16, 2022

This World Refugee Day, join us in a show of friendship and solidarity with people seeking safety. We’d like as many people as possible to share messages of hope, love and support on social media this Monday, 20 June. It’s easy to take part: Download one of our Aye Welcome…

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Refugee Festival Scotland is here!

Jun 16, 2022

A Ukrainian opera singer is among the performers launching Refugee Festival Scotland – our annual celebration of refugee arts and culture. In a year that’s seen a record 100 million people forced from their homes by conflict, the festival brings communities together and highlights the many ways that refugees contribute…

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Refugee Festival Focus: Thierry Mabonga

Jun 14, 2022

We caught up with Thierry Mabonga, one of the rising stars of Scottish stage and screen, to find out why he’s looking forward to Refugee Festival Scotland. 1. What inspired you to get involved with Refugee Festival Scotland? “I’m really happy that Refugee Festival Scotland exists and I wanted to…

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4 Events for Theatre Fans

Jun 7, 2022

At venues across Scotland, performers are preparing to take to the stage for Refugee Festival Scotland. If you are a fan of theatre, here are five powerful plays to look out for in this year’s programme. 1. Adam The Glasgow Film Theatre has joined forces with the National Theatre of…

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9 events for foodies

Jun 1, 2022

We’ve prepared a selection of mouth-watering food-focused festival events to get your taste buds tingling. 1. Community Meal: Sharing food and stories Join members of Glasgow’s refugee and migrant community for a special celebration of food and the power it has to bring people together. Bring along a dish that…

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5 events for music lovers

Jun 1, 2022

If you like music, you’re going to love Refugee Festival Scotland 2022. Here are five fantastic events from this year’s programme that you won’t want to miss. 1. Where our roads meet Share stories from different cultures at this free, family-friendly music and art workshop in Edinburgh’s Old Town. This…

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