Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

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

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

Dangerously plural: why living with many languages is dangerous.

  There was an elder tree in the garden of the house where I grew up. It was easy to climb and its branches formed a shelter filled with filtered … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · 2 Comments

Film Series: The Babushkas of Chernobyl

This month is International Women’s Day and have we got a treat for you! Multi-award winning documentary The Babushkas of Chernobyl will screen at the CCA on Wednesday 8th March at … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment