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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

Re-building a Nation

    When I moved to Scotland in the summer of 2015, I couldn’t have imagined the political upheavals of recent times – first and foremost Brexit– or the shock … Continue reading

June 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Film Series: A World Not Ours // I came from the unknown to sing.

This month on 17th May 6pm at CCA the GRAMNet/BEMIS film series returns with two films to commemorate Al Nakba: award winning Palestinian filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel‘s A World Not Ours; … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Language Cafes as a site of Wider Cultural Integration

This project aims to influence policy and practice, and to make tangible improvements to the lives of migrants who have settled in Scotland. Our focus is participatory action research, working … Continue reading

April 21, 2017 · Leave a comment