Mothers & Daughters

Mothers & Daughters

The aims of these workshops are as follows: 
– To explore mother-daughter relationships. 
– To examine the passing on of culture within migrant relationships. 
– To discuss cultural detachment – how do the daughters experience nationality/identity compared to their mothers?
– To create a safe and creative environment for these discussions to not only flourish but encourage the creation of art based on the topics discussed. 

At the end of these workshops the participants will have created spoken word/video pieces that they have ownership of and can feel proud of the work that they have created. They will have been given dedicated time and space to examine their relationships and culture. The videos and performances gleaned from these workshops will be a part of the Mother Tongues Festival, and inform Felicia’s work going forward. 

This workshop has been designed for African/ Migrant parents and young people interested in open discussion and work on themes related to parenting/motherhood and passing family values across generations. 

Felispeaks – the facilitator

Felispeaks . Contatto. Photographed by Elena Cristofanon

Felispeaks is a Nigerian-Irish Poet, Performer, Playwright from Co. Longford.
As well as being a member of the Dublin City Council’s Culture Company Advisory Panel; Joined 2018, Felispeaks is a member of the Board of Members for Poetry Ireland; appointed June 2020.
Felispeaks has been nominated ‘Best Performer’ by Dublin Fringe Festival Sep. 2018 Judges for her performance in ‘BOYCHILD’, a co-written play by Dagogo Hart and herself. Felispeaks has also had the opportunity to perform her poetry at Concern 50th Anniversary in Dublin Castle in September 2018 that included speakers such as UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins, President Bill Clinton and Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson. Felicia has also been honoured with an award by the (APNI) African Professional Network of Ireland for her unique contribution to the art scene in Dublin City, December 2017.
Felispeaks is member of WeAreGriot, a poetry collective consisting of herself, Dagogo Hart & Samuel Yakura – curating poetry/rap events.

This workshop is brought to you by the Mother Tongues Festival and Visual Carlow

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Mother Tongues Festival 2021