After the resounding success of our first edition, we are glad to announce that the Mother Tongues Festival 2019 will take place on 22nd-23rd February 2019 and it will be a celebration of Ireland’s linguistic diversity, with performances and workshops in many different languages. The festival will cater for all ages. We are now accepting … Continue reading Mother Tongues Festival 2019
On 24th February we celebrated UNESCO International Mother Language Day and the first birthday of Mother Tongues with a Festival of languages. The idea for the first Mother Tongues Festival started over coffee during a sunny afternoon in August 2017 and, as the project developed, we discovered that many artists were very keen to be … Continue reading Great success for the First Mother Tongues Festival!
The First Mother Tongues Festival took place on 24th February 2018, and it was the first of its kind in Ireland. The festival was a resounding success, featuring performances and workshops in 17 different languages, bringing together people from various cultural backgrounds to celebrate Ireland's linguistic and cultural diversity. We were pleased to see that national … Continue reading Mother Tongues Festival in the National Press
On 13th February Francesca and Claudia from Mother Tongues were interviewed by Pat Kenny. Claudia and Domenico talked about their experience of raising a trilingual daughter with English, German and Italian, and Francesca discussed some of the advantages of bilingualism and gave an overview of what will happen during the Mother Tongues Festival. You can … Continue reading An interview with Pat Kenny
Mother Tongues Festival 2018 and Poetry Ireland present bilingual storyteller Simone Schuemmelfeder in an event for all the family. Es war einmal . . . In this bilingual storytelling session German storyteller Simone Schuemmelfeder will take her audience all around the world. Drawing on mythology and folklore from many different cultures, Simone will enchant you with … Continue reading The Prince Who Married A Frog – Tales from Around The World
Mother Tongues is looking for volunteers to assist during the Mother Tongues Festival (24th February 2018, Outhouse, 105 Capel street, Dublin1). To apply, please fill in THIS FORM. Deadline is NOW 5th February. Do not miss out on this great opportunity to participate in the first multilingual Festival in Ireland!
We are very close to the end of 2017, and I feel it is time to reflect on all the achievements of this very exciting year. How did it all start? On a cold January day, after an inspiring chat with a colleague from Trinity College, I decided to restart a previous project which … Continue reading Goodbye to an eventful 2017!
We are delighted to have been awarded the European Year of Cultural Heritage label! 2018 has been designated as the European Year of Cultural Heritage by the European Commission. The initiative is designed to be truly European, with activities taking place at all levels: European, national, regional and local. The Year aims to involve all … Continue reading Mother Tongues Festival awarded the European Year of Cultural Heritage label
Mother Tongues needs your support to host its first festival which will take place on the 24th of February 2018 on UNESCO International Mother Language Day, in the Outhouse, Capel Street, Dublin 1. The festival features a dynamic programme of performances from across the arts and sciences - visual arts, dance, music, poetry, scientific workshops, theatre, … Continue reading Fundit campaign in support of Mother Tongues Festival