UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day celebrated as part of Manchester City of Literature Lockdown Festival

Manchester City of Literature leads a creative lockdown festival (16-28th February, 2021) of 18 virtual events from partners across the city, in a two week long celebration centred around UNESCO’s International Mother Language Day (IMLD), which is celebrated globally on 21st February.

Manchester’s fourth annual IMLD event is a collaborative celebration of the city’s impressive cultural diversity which sees almost 200 languages spoken, making it the ‘UK’s language capital’ and likely to be the most linguistically diverse city in Europe, according to research by the University of Manchester.

The 18 events, suitable for all generations, take in poetry, translation, community identity and international connections, including link ups with other UNESCO Creative Cities, and are delivered by Manchester City of Literature’s network of  libraries, cultural venues, community groups, universities, schools, poets and writers.

To find out more visit: https://www.manchestercityofliterature.com/event/international-mother-language-day-2021/

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