Refugee Festival Scotland starts with music and sunshine

On #WorldRefugeeDay on June 20, a sunny St Enoch Square was bustling with people celebrating the start of #RefugeeFestScot.

Musicans in Exile played music and got audience members to participate with clapping and playing drums.

People held up welcome placards in multiple languages – Arabic, Russian, Kurdish, Pashto, French and Farsi, amongst others – to show solidarity and friendship with people who have experienced forced migration.

Manaf Halbouni’s installation Rubble Theatre attracted many curious looks. It will be open to the public in St Enoch Square until June 27. Check out the full programme for #RefugeeFestScot here.

Refugee Festival Scotland Media Awards 2019 shortlist announced

Scottish Refugee Council is pleased to announce the shortlist for the Refugee Festival Scotland Media Awards.

The awards celebrate the exemplary work of journalists in Scotland covering refugee and asylum stories. The ceremony takes place during Refugee Festival Scotland in June and is organised by Scottish Refugee Council in partnership with the National Union of Journalists and British Red Cross.

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MCFB Science Ceilidh

Lewis tells us all about the @MCFB1 Science Ceilidh, taking place on Friday 21st June at the South Leith Parish Hall in Edinburgh as part of #RefugeeFestScot !

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7 RFS events to attend instead of watching Love Island

Looking for escapism, big personalities, a chance to bond with people over a shared experience, and some enjoyable entertainment? Great – turn off your TV screens and head along to these fantastic events taking place on weekday evenings during Refugee Festival Scotland!

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Food venues across Glasgow to raise funds for refugees in June!

Scottish Refugee Council is delighted to be working with a host of cafés and restaurants in Glasgow, who are supporting our latest food-inspired fundraising campaign – Tastes from Home.

As part of the campaign, and alongside Refugee Festival Scotland 2019, a number of food venues will be donating a portion of what their customers spend to Scottish Refugee Council throughout the month of June.

Funds raised will support Scottish Refugee Council’s wide-ranging services, which includes giving one-to-one support to newly-arrived refugees, and running advice sessions for families, to hiring interpreters, or providing emergency grants to destitute asylum seekers.

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