Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland

Selected poems from Chirikure Chirikure

We found a rare treat in our inbox this morning: selected poems from UNESCO RILA Affiliate Artist Chirikure Chirikure, sending us a bit of himself through these words. Enjoy! Elusive dreams Having … Continue reading

May 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Salt of this Sea

To commemorate Nakba Day, GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series returns with the critically acclaimed fiction film Salt of this Sea by Annemarie Jacir, on Wednesday, 16 May 2018, from 6 pm at … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

The European referendums

On 5 June 1975 a referendum on whether the UK should remain in the European Community resulted in 67.23% voting to stay and 32.77% to leave. On 23 June 2016, … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Abundance from Brokenness – March and April GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series

In March and April, GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series brought two powerful documentaries depicting narratives of migration, of loss and gain through the act of sharing difficult experiences via the creative language … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Broken World, Broken Word

In our April GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series we celebrate English Language Day with the feature documentary Broken World, Broken Word by Gameli Tordzro. Join us on Wednesday, 18 April 2018, from … Continue reading

April 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

Integration a learning experience: Why writing and sharing stories is important in the context of integration.

By: Corinne Aimée Ottroh, UNESCO RILA Ambassador ‘It is not sufficient simply to have an experience in order to learn. Without reflecting upon this experience it may quickly be forgotten, … Continue reading

April 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Bolingo, the Forest of Love

Just as we prepare to celebrate International Women’s Day, we also invite you to the next GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series screening of Bolingo, the Forest of Love, a film that foregrounds women’s courage, … Continue reading

March 7, 2018 · Leave a comment

Creating a Self-Authored Life

Over the last year I was lucky enough to work on a project that combined my PhD research with my participatory theatre practice. Share My Table was a multi-artform project, … Continue reading

February 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Traumas of the past and struggles of the present: review of GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series at the start of 2018

GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series started 2018 with a collection of impressive films, creative and cinematic approaches to traumas of the past, stories of the present and hopes for the future. They … Continue reading

February 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Honey at the Top

In February, join us for another GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series to celebrate World Day of Social Justice, one of the fundamental values of societies based on the peaceful and prosperous coexistence … Continue reading

January 31, 2018 · Leave a comment