Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

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

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

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

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