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Mother Tongues Festival – Tallaght
22/02/2020 @ 11:00 am - 23/02/2020 @ 5:00 pmFree
The Mother Tongues Festival is the largest festival celebrating linguistic diversity through the arts in Ireland.
Originally devised to celebrate the first birthday of its founding organisation and UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day on 24 February, the Mother Tongues Festival has hosted events in over 20 different languages since its inception in 2018.
Its mission is to showcase Ireland’s rich artistic and cultural tapestry through the use of the many languages spoken in the country, enabling people to connect through language and diversity and illustrating how multilingualism is not a barrier, but rather a reason to get together and celebrate.
Now in its third year, the festival aims to shine a spotlight on international artists now residing in Ireland, and to connect audiences with their respective mother tongues. The festival features a dynamic programme of performances from across the arts and offers audiences the best in contemporary theatre, poetry, dance, music, literature, visual arts, scientific workshops, and more.