Upcoming events

  • Fri

    Bilingualism Matters Annual Event

    15:30 - 18:30Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI), High School Yards, Edinburgh EH1 1LZ

    The Bilingualism Matters Edinburgh Annual Event is an opportunity for our audience to connect with and inform our work. This year's programme will celebrate the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages and includes:

    - expert talks on bilingualism, Scots and British Sign Language
    - updates on our work over the last year
    - the opportunity to contribute to round table discussions and influence the future direction of our work in Edinburgh and Scotland
    - a short theatre performance that will challenge your perceptions of British Sign Language

    Full programme to be announced soon. The event is free to attend and open to everyone - book your place now on Eventbrite.

  • Fri

    Art Speaks All Languages

    15:00 – 17:00University of Edinburgh Room G32, 7 George Square Edinburgh EH8 9JZ

    The Edinburgh Alwaleed Centre/ Syrian Future Project and Bilingualism Matters are delighted to be part of the 2019 Scottish Refugee Festival.

    Join us for this thought-provoking exhibition of art works created by members of the Syrian refugee community in Edinburgh, reflecting on language and the sense of home. These personal and individual experiences expressed by children, young people and adults, will inspire viewers to reflect on their own experiences and understanding of bilingualism and refugee languages.

    The event will be launched with a poetry reading by Ahmad Al-Ejja from Damascus. Ahmad graduated in Arabic language, literature and religious studies. He has been writing poetry for the last ten years and his latest publication is called "Features of the Soul".

    Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available. Registration is on Eventbrite.

    With thanks to the Scottish Episcopal St. Peter’s Church in Newington, for their assistance in providing the workshops venue, and to the Scottish Refugee Council for providing funding.