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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How can I help out at Refugee Festival Scotland 2019?

What’s the difference between a Volunteer and an Ambassador? Which role is right for me?

With Refugee Festival Scotland (#RefugeeFestScot) coming up fast, we have opened a number of opportunities in the past couple of days. This has understandably caused some confusion. So, here’s a handy document explaining all of our different opportunities in one place – Volunteer, Photography Volunteer and Ambassador.

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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!

12 days until submissions close for Refugee Festival Scotland 2019!

The theme of this year’s festival is “Making Art, Making Home”.

Find out more and apply here.

We anticipate a festival full of fun, music, dance, vibrancy, love and hope. But there is another side to the refugee story which cannot be forgotten, and we also welcome submissions to this year’s festival which deal with the cruel reality of the situations people are living in around the world, on our doorstep in Calais, and right here in Scotland.

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19 days until submissions close for Refugee Festival Scotland 2019!

Just 19 days to go until submissions close for Refugee Festival Scotland 2019! This year’s theme is “Making Art, Making Home”.

Find out more and apply to our Small Grants Scheme or Open Programme here.

Today, we’re looking back to 2011, to the 60th anniversary of the Refugee Convention, to the year before the Olympics, to a time which has been drenched in nostalgia as a period of harmony and inclusivity. But the problems facing asylum seeking communities today were just as prevalent in 2011 – as Robert Ormerod captured in his exhibition on the Red Road flats.

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