It’s all over for another year! Thank you to everyone who joined us for this year’s Refugee Festival Scotland. In the midst of looming Serco evictions here in Glasgow, a festival full of joy, laughter and celebration, which brings communities together, could not have come at a better time.
One of the final events of #RefugeeFestScot – in fact, it’s still ongoing! – is Colours of Edinburgh’s “Lives in Transit: Written Accounts and Artistic Expressions of Refugee Stories”.
The exhibition opened on Sunday 30th June, and will run until 7th July at Out of the Blue Drill Hall, with an art auction running alongside to raise funds for Bikes for Refugees and The Welcoming Edinburgh.
Images from Opening Night by Tahla Imam
On Sunday 30th June 2019, people from all walks of life – including elected members – participated in the #RefugeeFestScot football tournament organised by Glasgow Afghan United. Thankyou Abdul Bostani for utilising football to build bridges across communities.
Images by volunteer photographer Daniel Harkins.
On Saturday 29th June, everyone was invited to a day-long event including storytelling and Kurdish Music as part of a pop-up museum created by Unity in the Kurdish Community, Scotland with Glasgow Museums.
Stories relating to Kurdish identity are seldom told in museums. This family-friendly event was the result of ongoing conversations between curators at Glasgow Museums and Kurdish diaspora in Glasgow.
Images by volunteer photographer Daniel Harkins
“Aljud belmawjud” is said in Yemen when guests are invited for food. It means “I’m inviting you to the best I can make for you.”
Thank you so much to Mohammed Saleh and Küche for sharing beautiful Yemeni food and stories with us at Milk Cafe on Saturday 29th June.