Creative Multilingualism is a four-year research programme investigating the interconnection between linguistic diversity and creativity. It aims to release the creative potential of languages, shine a spotlight on the UK’s hidden multilingualism and celebrate the many benefits of language learning. The programme is funded by the AHRC's Open World Research Initiative.
The exciting Multilingual Performance Project (MPP) showcases and celebrates the multilingual nature of schools and demonstrates how multilingualism can interact creatively with teaching in the classroom, promoting both taught languages and the use of community languages. The project will reach across England and Wales and will run until the summer of 2020.
The MPP and Hampstead are collaborating on the delivery of a multilingual youth theatre for Camden schoolchildren (aged 14-18) throughout the autumn term culminating in a sharing at the theatre. Using devising techniques the group will create a piece of performance related to work in the theatre’s new season as well as responding to issues important to them. Sessions will take place every Wednesday after school from mid-September to late-November. The group will be made up of young people who speak more than one languages. For more information and to register interest please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The MPP and Hampstead are also working together to deliver a Modern Foreign Languages Teachers Workshop at the theatre on Wednesday 11 September between 4:15 and 6:30. To book please visit: www.creativeml.ox.ac.uk/about/events/multilingual-performance-project-teacher-workshop-london