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Mother Tongues Festival

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From: Sat 2 March 2019 - 00:00

To: Sun 3 March 2019 - 23:45

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A celebration of the thousands of languages that exist around the world, the unique Mother Tongues Festival is being held at the Rua Red Arts Centre and the Civic Theatre to mark UNESCO International Mother Language Day. Enjoy colourful and diverse performances and workshops for all ages in over 20 different languages. Highlights include Fanzini’ circus, performance Roots made in collaboration with diverse community participants by Outlandish Theatre Platform and the world premiere of a composition from Irish musician Séan MacErlaine to accompany an interactive reading and illustration of Eoin Colfer’s graphic novel ‘Illegal’ and a lively concert by award winning ensemble Yurodny, who will perform contemporary interpretations of traditional music from around the world.


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This two day festival will see children, teens and adults involved in rap writing workshops, animal hunts, craft making and a wide range of multi-lingual interactive sessions from a variety of hosts including Irish Architecture Foundation and the Chester Beatty Library. The festival is funded by the Arts Council.


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Key event information


  • Family friendly


  • Disable access-friendly