Edinburgh Multilingual Stories Festival 2019

Join us for an exciting programme of events celebrating languages in Summerhall, Edinburgh open to the public for various events from Thursday 7th to Sunday 10th November 2019. Bilingualism Matters volunteers and researchers will also be around to answers any questions and provide materials on bilingualism and language learning.

Pop-Up World of Languages (Tech Cube Zero, Summerhall)
– Thursday 7th November 1pm to 3pm SCHOOLS ONLY BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT
– Thursday 7th November 3pm to 6pm free & drop-in
– Friday 8th November 9am to 12pm SCHOOLS ONLY BY PRIOR ARRANGEMENT
– Friday 8th November 1pm to 6pm free & drop-in
– Saturday 9th November 10am to 6pm free & drop-in
– Sunday 10th November 10am to 4pm free & drop-in
Don’t miss this unique chance to experience the first UK pop-up museum of languages on its tour of the UK. Discover the weird and wonderful world of languages through family-friendly, hands-on activities and games. Part of the MEITs project – find out more here or watch the YouTube video below to get a glimpse of what is coming!

More than one language: what parents and teachers need to know (Red Lecture Theatre, Summerhall)
– Saturday 9th November 1.30pm to 2.30pm free – book on Eventbrite
Find out the facts about bilingualism in children at this fascinating talk by Professor Antonella Sorace, founder of Bilingualism Matters.

Multilingual book swap (Tech Cube 1, Summerhall)
– Saturday 9th November 11am – 4pm free & drop-in
Bring your books in any languages and swap them for others.

Multilingual Stories from Scottish Schools (Tech Cube 1, Summerhall)
– Saturday 9th November 11am to 4pm free & drop-in
Small exhibition of art works exploring languages created by school children from Edinburgh.

Kinetic Reading: Language Learning Through Movement (Old Lab, Summerhall)
– Sunday 10th November 10am to 4pm free – book on Eventbrite
Innovative workshop exploring dance and language learning for children aged 9 to 11. Funded by Creative Multilingualism and led by PhD researchers.