International Mother Language Day 2024

Spoken Word Event

Worcester, 19 January 2024 — In homage to the rich tapestry of languages that have woven themselves into the cultural fabric of Worcestershire, we invite you to join us for a special spoken word event commemorating UNESCO's International Mother Language Day.

Date & Time: 21st February 2024, 6:30 p.m. onwards

Venue: Script Haven, 104 High Street, Worcester, WR1 2HW.

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This unique celebration seeks to embrace and showcase the linguistic diversity that thrives within our community. Inspired by the countless languages, cultures, and dialects that have found a home in our beloved county, participants are encouraged to share fiction, prose, and poetry inspired by various languages, including their mother tongues.

Attendees will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in an evening of literary exploration, as readers captivate the audience with their narratives influenced by the beauty of linguistic diversity. From the rhythmic cadence of native tongues to the harmonious fusion of cultures, the event promises to be a celebration of the myriad ways in which language shapes our identities.

Please note that for those presenting pieces in languages other than English, a complementary English translation of the work is kindly requested. This ensures that the rich meanings and nuances embedded in the original compositions can be appreciated by all. Performance slots are limited to a maximum of 5 – 10 minutes each.

The event will take place at the charming and award-winning Script Haven, a space that mirrors the warmth and inclusivity we aim to foster in this celebration of linguistic heritage.

This International Mother Language Day event is not just an opportunity to revel in the beauty of language but also a chance to promote understanding, respect, and dialogue among the diverse linguistic communities that call Worcestershire home.

Join us on February 21st, 2024, as we come together to celebrate the languages that define us and the poems and stories that unite us.


For further information, please contact:

Damon Lord
07942 319461