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.

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!

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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