The Festival Programme is Here!

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The Festival Programme is Here!

Today, in celebration of Ireland’s rich artistic and cultural tapestry, we are excited to share with you the programme for Mother Tongues Festival 2021!

This year, we will approach the festivities in a new virtual way with a dynamic programme featuring over 40 artists and a series of events available in 20 different languages. Participation is always at the heart of Mother Tongues with exciting elements like the Walk A While Arts Project and fantastic workshops for primary schools.

Some highlights of the 2021 festival to watch out for include:

Walk A While, an invitation to walk your favourite loop with friends/family. With your captured images and embedded sounds, a map will be featured on a special Walk A While webpage. 

PAL & Windowpane, a screening of two short films in Irish Sign Language by Shane O’Reilly originally commissioned by Culture Night and The Abbey Theatre as part of the Dear Ireland project, and an exclusive interview with Alvean Jones, protagonist of PAL.

Stop Clowning Around: Creative Theatre Workshop,  an adult clowning workshop led by Ezequiel Olazar presented in Spanish and English that challenges the connection between emotion and theatre.

Our Family Movie, a stop motion workshop for children facilitated in Brazilian Portuguese by Fernanda Ferrari

A Ciorcal Cómhrá with a twist, facilitated by professional comedian Áine Gallagher, this fun, inclusive, bilingual workshop creates a space where people can practise speaking Irish or simply listen to Áine as she shares stories and introduces the true levels of ‘fluency’.  

Together in Harmony, a night of creative celebration to mark World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, in collaboration with Dignity Partnership.

Join us in celebration of World Art Day by building greater awareness of the diversity of creative expressions arts affords us and by highlighting the artists’ contribution to Ireland’s rich artistic history. 

The Mother Tongues Festival will continue to support environments where artists and artistic freedom are promoted and protected, because we believe that artistic culture can pave the way for equality and inclusion in creative expression.

Explore our full programme to find out more!

And follow us for some special announcements coming soon!