Mother Tongues Festival
Dates: 16th-17th Feb
Mother Tongues Festival is the largest festival celebrating linguistic diversity through the arts in Ireland. Its mission is to showcase the country’s rich artistic and cultural tapestry, and connect people through the power of language. Most of the events are designed for families with children, this year there are two exciting events which explore the intersection of multilingualism and the arts.
Creativity and Multilingualism – Panel Discussion and Workshop
Mother Tongues Festival invites the public to join an engaging exploration of Creativity and Multilingualism at the County Library, Tallaght. The event, funded by Languages Connect and organised in collaboration with Trinity College’s School of Education, will feature a panel discussion and a workshop, and will be followed by a film screening.
The afternoons activities will commence with a presentation by Dr Francesca La Morgia, continue with the participatory workshop “Living Languages: Exploring mother tongues through body and voice”, led by Miriam Stewart and finish with a discussion panel among academics Jean-Rémi Lapaire, Claire Dunne and Iseult Ní Chonchúir.
This event is free, booking required and will include an ISL interpreter.
16th February, 1-4pm
Further details: https://mothertonguesfestival.com/programme-2024/creativity-and-multilingualism/
“Go Beyond Language” Workshop on Multilingual Performance
Mother Tongues Festival continues its exploration of multilingualism with the “Go Beyond Language” workshop focused on multilingual performance. The workshop will take place at Rua Red, Tallaght, from 10 am to 6 pm.
This professional development programme aims to enhance participants’ skills in drama-based methodologies that foster language development, inclusion, and well-being. Facilitated by Teatro Multilingue coaches Flavio Marigliani and Marta Iacopini, the interdisciplinary workshop is open to all socially engaged arts practitioners interested in working in multilingual contexts.