Meet our Ambassadors!

Meet our Refugee Festival Scotland Ambassadors – an inspiring group of people with refugee or asylum seeking backgrounds who wish to share their experiences of living here in Scotland, in order to highlight the situation which we are working in. A few weeks ago, we held a Media Training Day, where our Ambassadors discussed what they feel comfortable talking about to journalists, and importantly, what they don’t – before testing out their skills in front of a rolling camera.

Our Ambassadors are available for media interviews about the festival and about their lives here in Scotland, and are interested in getting to know as much about different events and community groups as possible – keep an eye out for them during the festival and beyond, this lot are destined for great things!

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Refugee Festival Scotland Programme Launch!

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.

View our full programme here!

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