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Life stories and languages that make us who we are in Coventry

Assembly Festival in Coventry

Sunday 19th September 2021

11:00am til 7:00pm

No age restrictions

Part 2 of the Resonate Festival Word and Voices Roadshow explores life-stories and languages - celebrating multi-cultural and multi-lingual Coventry.

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Life stories and languages that make us who we are in Coventry on Sunday 19th September 2021

Join the Universityof Warwick in Part Two of the Resonate Festival Word and Voices Roadshow oto explore how life-stories and languages from our past, present and future make us who we are as Coventrians!

Children and families (and indeed those of any age!) drop into the Treehouse from 11am to have a go at a range of interactive activities celebrating how multi-lingual and multi-cultural Coventry is. Find out more about when Latin was spoken here and how many languages we now speak in the city. Design a t-shirt with a favourite language slogan of your choice. Find the global roots of words we use every day. Try your hand at translating animal noises in different languages, and join us as we use Disney songs to demonstrate how Google translate doesn’t always have the answer! Make up your own language poem and contribute your sense of what speaking different languages brings to your life.

In the Piccolo Theatre, people of any age can join us for a series of fascinating interactive talks from 12-3pm, covering topics like the cities and languages Coventry is twinned with across the globe; how the Coventry accent has shifted through the ages; try your hand at learning Chinese from scratch, and a deeper dive into the over 100 languages spoken in Coventry, leading to a language treasure hunt across the city!

For teenagers and adults, join us in the Treehouse from midday to engage with a series of interactive booths, workshops and performances, that speak to the different stories we tell – and need to tell – in and about Coventry. Learn more about Binley Colliery, chat with the artists capturing the mechanical inventions imagined by Coventry’s school children and try your hand at combined story-telling and weaving as well as story-telling and origami. Pot seeds while hearing more about the Roma allotment project.

Find out more from the Queer and Coloured and Colonial Hangover research projects about different life-stories of our city. Watch performances from story-tellers of the future, live readings of personal stories related to racism in Coventry’s past and join in the fun of a live performance of poetic song and giddha dance! Catch up with a curated series of short films related to these and other life-story projects in the Piccolo Theatre 3-4.30pm. words-and-voices-roadshow-the-life-stories-and-languages-that-make-us-who-we-are-in-coventry/

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