Refugee Festival Scotland Opening Day / Sat 16 Jun / 12:00pm

Join Scottish Refugee Council and The Hidden Gardens for an opening celebration to mark the beginning of Refugee Festival Scotland 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. For two weeks every June, the festival offers people from different backgrounds the chance to meet and celebrate together: to sample a little of each other’s cultures, listen to each other’s stories and get to know each other better.

Come for delicious, free Caribbean, Cameroonian, Moroccan and Pakistani dishes by Küche chefs. Enjoy live music from Syrian Kurdish Saz player عدنان ابوشيخة العرناسي Adnan Abu Shaikha Al-Arnasi, Reggae and Afrobeat by One Jah Music, fiery Gypsy music by Roma musicians Romane Cierhenia and more!