Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

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

Black in History

There are Rooks BlackCoated still Yet harsher of song. The Rowan, stripped of her BerryBlood, curls in her leaves And dies. Again. The YoungPine leans towards the woodland roots BareCasualties … Continue reading

October 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

UNESCO BLOG Inaugural University of Sanctuary Lecture: Dublin City University 29 Sept 2017

On 29th September Dublin City University, lead by Dr Veronica Crosbie and Dr Agnes Maillot hosted ‘Asylum Narratives’ – a conference focused on the role of the arts and languages … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Constance on the Edge (2016)

It’s that time of year again… Yup, it’s the return of the GRAMNet film series! This year, along with our partner BEMIS, we bring you a host of documentaries, shorts … Continue reading

October 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

Creative Tensions: Home August 22nd 2017, Roundabout, Arab Arts Focus

Creative Tensions is a performance arts form developed with the Sundance Institute as a way of using the body to engage in a spatialised dialogue about issues which create tensions. … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

UNESCO Chair Series:Chill Habibi Edinburgh Fringe Festival, August 12th 2017

Down at Summerhall there has been a wonderful array of award-winning Arab Arts Focus events unfolding throughout the Festival. Sara Shaarawi & Henry Bell have been curating a series of … Continue reading

September 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

UNESCO Chair Series:Reflections on the New European Songbook at the Edinburgh International Festival

It’s been a busy August. It always is with Edinburgh just a short train ride away from Glasgow. There is always so much to see and do and in the … Continue reading

September 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

UNESCO Chair series: Reflections from our visit to Ghana and the Noyam African Dance Institute

1 August 2017 In this first post, Prof Alison Phipps reflects on her visit to Ghana and the Noyam African Dance Institute as part of the GCRF Project “Idioms of … Continue reading

August 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Please don’t surrender

  Five years ago, I was sinking in the hopelessness swamp in Syria, but today I am writing this post as a person with two master degrees preparing for my … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Retrospective: Skipton and the Pennine Way

  In Skipton we bought waterproofs and upgraded from trainers to boots in preparation for the Pennine Way.  We ate a pie by the canal in dazzling sunshine, enjoying the … Continue reading

June 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Film Series: Welcome to Refugeestan

As part of Refugee Week, and to mark World Refugee Day, the GRAMNet and BEMIS Film Series brings you this excellent documentary Welcome to Refugeestan. Join us on Wednesday 21st June … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · Leave a comment