Longsight Library IMLD 2020

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International Mother Language Day 2020

Another fantastic celebration building on the previous years. For 2020 we had a world DJ who kept us dancing!

The amazing Iranian dance group Diba treated us to a joyous and energetic performance and Women’s Voices provided a world buffet.

The Olympias Music Foundation’s asylum seeker choir sang, and Celebrating Syria, an offshoot of Rethink Rebuild, read poetry.

Everyone was kept entertained with the abundance of art and crafts activities including Wai Yin’s Chinese calligraphy, African hairstyles & history with Josie from MMU. A Syrian artist ran a clay portrait workshop, Manchester University students once again ran language themed games, Stanley Grove PA made language bunting and brought local poet Nasima Begum to create poetry with the MMU Multi Lingual Mushaira partnership. And of course our lovely performers from Greater Manchester Bangla School.

This and lots more meant a very lovely, happy, fun-packed afternoon. We love International Mother Language Day!



Celebrating Syria, an offshoot of Rethink Rebuild, read poetry to celebrate International Mother Language Day 2020


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