We are delighted to announce our programme for Refugee Festival Scotland 2019!
Highlights include a public art installation by Berlin-based artist Manaf Halbouni and the UK premiere of work by Edinburgh-based dancer and choreographer Farah Saleh, and with more than 100 events across Scotland between 20-30 June, it truly is a festival for everyone.
The theme of this year’s festival, MAKING ART, MAKING HOME, showcases the creativity and strength required to rebuild a sense of home in an insecure and often hostile environment. From public art pieces to ceilidhs, sport events to community meals, Refugee Festival Scotland is a chance to celebrate and bring people together.
Our festival producer, Soizig Carey, has been working tirelessly behind the scenes:
“The whole point of our festival is about opening up doors and creating opportunities for people from different backgrounds to meet and get to know each other. It’s a really positive celebration of the skills, talents and creativity of people making their homes and rebuilding their lives in Scotland.
“The festival gives audiences the chance to say welcome to people who have recently arrived in Scotland and to be part of a positive movement of friendship and solidarity with people seeking safety here.
“This year’s programme is bursting with creativity and we’re convinced audiences will leave feeling inspired and uplifted.”
Refugee Festival Scotland runs from 20 – 30 June in venues across Scotland.
Please check out our event listings for all the information you need for this year’s festival – and we’ll see you there!