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10 events for art lovers

May 31, 2022

There are so many fantastic events for art lovers at Refugee Festival Scotland. Here are ten shows, workshop and exhibitions you won’t want to miss: 1. Letters of Hope We’re really looking forward to this open-air exhibition and walking trail in Glasgow’s Queens Park, which runs throughout the festival. Pick…

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Are you ready for Refugee Festival Scotland?

May 24, 2022

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…

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Refugee Festival Scotland artists share their stories

May 19, 2022

Meet the people behind the portraits. We catch up with the artists who designed the Refugee Festival Scotland 2022 artwork as they see their posters on display around Glasgow for the first time! The artists are part of Museum of Things, which was set up by Maryhill Integration Network during…

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Communities Receive Refugee Festival Funding

Mar 31, 2022

We’re delighted to announce that 63 grassroots groups across Scotland have been awarded funding from our Refugee Festival Scotland Small Grants Fund. Community organisations from Aberdeen to Ayrshire received grants of between £100 and £500 to help cover the cost of running events as part of this year’s festival. Here…

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The art of storytelling

Mar 19, 2022

This year, the branding for Refugee Festival Scotland is being designed by a very special group of artists from refugee backgrounds. The Museum of Things is a collective of 25 people from 12 nationalities, brought together by their stories of refugeehood and their shared love of art.  Some members trained…

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Museum of Things to design Refugee Festival Scotland 2022 artwork!

Feb 16, 2022

We are really excited to announce that Museum of Things will be designing our artwork for this year’s Refugee Festival Scotland! Set up during the pandemic in an effort to stay connected and improve wellbeing, Museum of Things is coordinated by Maryhill Integration Network with artists Mousa AlNana and Paria…

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Refugee Festival Scotland needs you!

Feb 15, 2022

Calling all community groups, artists and performers – event submissions are now open for Refugee Festival Scotland 2022! The festival will run from 17-26 June and this year the theme is storytelling. Everyone has a story to tell and there are so many ways to share yours: through music, dance,…

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New funding for festival events

Feb 8, 2022

We’re delighted to announce that funding to help communities take part in Refugee Festival Scotland is now open for applications! The Refugee Festival Small Grants Fund is open to grassroots groups and organisations that are either run by people from refugee backgrounds, or support people seeking safety in Scotland. Small…

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