refugee festival

15 – 24 June, 2018

Refugee Festival Scotland celebrates the contribution refugees make to life in Scotland – the food and drink, music and poetry, dance, visual art and ideas that people bring with them when they seek safety in Scotland.

Every June the festival affords people from different background to come together, celebrate diversity and sample something of each other’s culture, listen to stories and get to know each other.

Over thirty refugee community groups will open their doors and participate in the festival.

From Syrian food to Congolese music and poetry, from the Highlands to the Borders, these events show off the vibrancy and diversity of Scotland’s communities.

Most of the events are free and all are friendly, welcoming and full of colour and creativity.

 Opening Day

Saturday 16 June at the Hidden Gardens in Glasgow is free and a chance for everyone to mark the beginning of Refugee Festival Scotland 2018.

Hidden Gardens, 25a Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE

World Refugee Day

Wednesday, 20 June, 2018

World Refugee Day is a time when people around the world gather to acknowledge and pay tribute to all those who have been forced to flee their homes. The day will be marked by standing in solidarity with refugees worldwide and calling on our governments to do more to support refugees and people seeking international protection.

Refugee Festival Scotland is produced and coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council, an independent charity dedicated to providing advice and information to people seeking refugee protection in Scotland. Help campaign for positive change and to build a culture of welcome in Scotland.

The Fstival is supported by  Hidden Gardens and Glasgow Life. Thanks are due you to Code Your Future for creating the beautiful new website.

To donate to Scottish Refugee Council, text RFGE31 followed by the amount (eg £10) to 70070 or check different ways to donate.

The Luthiers Concert, West End Festival
Open the Door 2018, Glasgow Women's Library

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