Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

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

What languages do you speak?

  I went to a very monolingual high school. It was an ordinary state school in East Edinburgh in the 00s.We spoke English all of the time, apart from when … Continue reading

August 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Refugee Festival Scotland 2018

Co-ordinated by the Scottish Refugee Council and held in mid-summer,the Refugee Festival Scotland is primarily a celebration of the contribution refugees make to life in Scotland. This year saw the … Continue reading

July 17, 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

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

Home is where the heart is: December screening of the GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series

With just a few days before the start of the winter holidays, the GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series at the CCA screened a triple bill of Scottish films that each tells, in … Continue reading

December 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

Reflections on the screening ‘Constance on the Edge’

On Wednesday 11th October I was delighted to be able to participate in the launch of the 2017/18 GRAMNet film series by sharing an Australian documentary ‘Constance on the Edge’. … Continue reading

November 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

The emergence of the notion of the “vulnerable refugee”

The inability – or unwillingness as some would say– to manage the large refugee/migrant population arriving in Europe, has brought the subject of protecting only “genuine” refugees and the aversion … Continue reading

October 31, 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