RFS17 | Top 5 Family Days Out

Refugee Festival Scotland 2017 - Top 5 Family Days Out

If you’re looking for some new ways to keep the kids busy this summer, then look no further than Refugee Festival Scotland (20 June – 02 July).  This year’s programme is brimming with creative, family friendly activities.  With over 30 family and community days scheduled across Scotland, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved.  Join us, connect with local and refugee community groups in your area and celebrate the contribution refugees make to the culture and diversity of Scotland.

To get you started, we have compiled a handy list of the top 5 Family Friendly Festival Events.  For more information and full event listings, check out our website www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk


23 - 25 June | Solas Festival | Perth

Scotland’s family friendly midsummer festival of music and ideas is taking place in the beautiful Perth countryside. Alongside headliners WHITE, Lau and C Duncan, look out for performances from refugee artists from around the world, talks led by Unesco Chairholder Professor Alison Phipps, and the Noyam African Dance Institute of Ghana visit to collaborate with The Ha Orchestra.

For tickets see http://www.solasfestival.co.uk/box-office/


24 June | Garnethill Elfins | Glasgow

Garnethill Elfins are hosting a Summer Solstice Celebration at North Kelvin Meadow on Saturday afternoon, 1pm – 4pm.  Join them for games, food sharing and a campfire to celebrate connections, international friendship and solidarity.

Click here for more details


25 June | Story Swap | Fife

Community theatre group Suit and Pace are hosting a family friendly storytelling session at Kirkcaldy Galleries, 1pm – 4pm.  They will be performing traditional Scottish and Syrian folklore, with puppets!

Click here for more details


29 June | Woodland Connections | Glasgow

Join Open Aye and Urban Roots for a party in the woods at Malls Mire Community Woodlands, Toryglen.  A lovely creative afternoon with open fire cooking, woodland photo walks, craft activities and a cinema yurt.  Everyone is welcome to come and connect under the trees.  This is a free event, but please bring a dish to share.

Free bus leaving from Cambridge Street at 4pm.  Contact Becky.duncan@gmail.com for more info

1 July | Ceilidh Connections | Edinburgh

Edinburgh City of Sanctuary are hosting a special ceilidh event to celebrate RFS17 and the many people, places, initiatives and organisations that make Edinburgh a welcoming city for people seeking sanctuary.  A family-friendly evening with shared food, followed by dancing and music from diverse community groups.  5pm – 11pm.  Tickets available at www.ceilidhcollective.org or Tel 0800411 8881

With over 100 events across Scotland, check out our online programme, and join us to connect with refugees this festival.


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