Coming Very Soon – Refugee Festival Scotland 2019!

May is nearly upon us and, with that, the countdown to Refugee Festival Scotland 2019 really begins!

We’ve been busy recruiting ambassadors and volunteers, liaising with community groups, organising events, planning, planning, planning and soon we’ll be ready to release this year’s programme and artwork. The festival will take place 20-30 June across Scotland, with loads of exciting events for everyone to enjoy and learn from. We can’t wait to tell you everything that we have planned – watch this space!

In the meantime, look back at this blog written by Naina Bhardwaj from last year’s performance of “Where are you really from?”, an inspiring and moving piece by our friends at World Spirit Theatre. You can catch them at the Southside Fringe Festival on 18th May for a pre-festival warm up!

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Submissions for Refugee Festival Scotland 2019 are now closed!

Submissions are now closed and we are busy organising all the wonderful entries for this year’s Refugee Festival Scotland.

From community food events to readings, film screenings, performances and sports activities for children and adults – there is something for everyone! Join us at venues all across Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and wider Scotland. Everyone is invited!

The Festival begins on World Refugee Day – Thursday 20 June – and will run until Sunday 30 June 2019. The full programme is going to be announced in May. Watch this space!

26 days to get your submissions in for Refugee Festival Scotland 2019!

In just 26 days, submissions will close for Refugee Festival Scotland 2019!

The theme of this year’s festival is “Making Art, Making Home” – but that doesn’t mean you necessarily have to think of something artistic to get involved. A few years ago, we caught up with players at Glasgow Afghan United – who displayed the power of football in bringing people together and “making home”. They do call it “the beautiful game” after all…and that nickname alone has inspired films, musicals and songs about the joy and camaraderie it generates.

Perhaps your team wants to hold an event for Refugee Festival Scotland? Be it a game, an exhibition, a celebration, a screening of a film about the power of sport in bringing communities together…whatever you come up with, find out more about how to apply for our Open Programme and Small Grants Scheme here, and apply by March 17th!

We can’t wait to hear your ideas!

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33 Days to get your submissions in for Refugee Festival Scotland 2019!

Refugee Festival Scotland 2019 is coming round fast! The dates for this year’s festival are 20-30 June 2019.

World Refugee Day itself will fall on our opening day – 20th June; so today, we wanted to highlight an event from last year’s World Refugee Day – a lecture by our ambassador Alison Phipps.

Applications close for RFS 2019 on 17 March. That’s just 33 days to send us your plans and ideas! Find out more information about this year’s festival – “Making Art, Making Home” – here, and how to apply for our Small Grants Scheme or Open Programme. We look forward to hearing from you!

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