Welcome to 'Bhasha' Glasgow Language Festival 2022!
International Mother Language Day Exhibition
Sunday 20 February, 2-4pm
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, G3 8AG
Come along for a guided stroll amongst Glasgow Museums’ language related artefacts
and see the Shahid Minar display from the Bangladesh Association Glasgow.
No signup required. Drop in and enjoy meeting fellow language enthusiasts!
Monday 21 February, 5.30-7pm
Join us as we open the festival with a talk from UNESCO Chair prof. Alison Phipps,
a few words from the festival coordinators, and a speech from Bangladesh Association Glasgow.
Sign up here: tinyurl.com/BhashaOpening
Govanhill Polyglot Sessions - language meetups and taster classes
Various times (see programme)
Did you know that Govanhill is Scotland’s most linguistically diverse neighbourhood?
Join local people as they share their native languages in these friendly
taster sessions of Persian, Urdu, Romanes, Polish, and Arabic. All levels welcome!
Arabic - tinyurl.com/GPSarabic
Persian - tinyurl.com/GPSpersian
Polish - tinyurl.com/GPSpolish
Urdu - tinyurl.com/UrduGPS
Romanes - tinyurl.com/Bhasha2022
Learn Dabke with SAWA
Tuesday 22 February, 6-7:30pm
Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street
Come along to try your hand (and feet) at Dabke, an Arabic traditional dance, at this workshop
by the Scottish Arab Women’s Association.
Limited capacity, signup required: tinyurl.com/DabkeSAWA
Multilingual Zine-Making Workshop Thursday 24 February 1-3pm Bees Knees Cafe, 83 Bowman Street, G42 8LF
Drop in and make a page for a collaborative community zine (a DIY magazine)
at this hands-on workshop. Suitable for all ages and languages.
No signup required, you can join us at any point during the session.
Friday 25 February, 6.15-8pm
Sharmanka Kinetic Theatre, Trongate 103, G1 5HD
Multilingual song & poetry from around the world and a mini show of Eduard Bersudsky's
marvellous mechanical sculptures. Sign up:
Saturday 26 February, 5-7pm, Private flat in West End
Poetry Patter is hosting a cozy gathering swapping favourite poems from around the world.
Snatch your place in a private Glasgow West End living room before they're gone!
Sign up here: tinyurl.com/Bhasha2022
Saturday 26 February, 3-5pm
Global Arabic Group
Join this group of diverse Arabic fans, who come together from all corners of the world
to practise their conversational skills and play language games.
The group speaks MSA and also welcomes speakers of various Arabic dialects.
Sign up: tinyurl.com/ArabicMosaic
Language Party in the garden
Sunday 27 February, 11am-2pm
The Bowling Green, 49 McCulloch Street, G41 1SU
We’ll wrap up the festival in style with interactive activities for all the family
including a calligraphy workshop from the Scottish Arab Women’s Association,
an open mic, face painting, postcards activity from Glasgow museums, and more!
No signup required.