LOTS of language events to look forward in the coming weeks and months around the UK! Here’s a round up…
- Kinoteka Polish Film Festival runs from 7th – 17th March.
The 11th annual festival will host not only films but Q&As with directors, free kid’s animation workshops and interactive cinema workshops for budding writers and directors.
- Trafalgar Square once again hosts the Maslenitsa Russian Festival, this year on 16th March.
This is a free folk festival which marks the beginning of Spring as well as being a Russian Orthodox celebration. The festivities are to include music and theatre performances and a bazaar with an assortment of handicrafts. As always you can sample a variety of Russian dishes and maybe even some vodka!
Waterstones in Piccadilly will also be holding a Russian literary event, including a poetry reading and a competition to win Russian books, on 13th March.
- The London Asian Film Festival also runs from 7th – 17th March and is this year hosted by multiple venues, including the BFI Southbank and the House of Commons!
- A heads up for the Shubbak Festival which runs from 22nd June – 6th July.
A biennial event, Shubbak is a celebration of Arabic culture from all 22 Arabic speaking countries. The festival encompasses architecture, dance, film, literature, music, poetry, theatre and visual arts.
From biennial to bi-annual, Hyper Japan is back at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre this July, from 26th – 28th. It’s always packed so if you’re interested, book now! My good friend Emily is the food/drink photographer for the event; you can see her pictures on her blog here and get a taste of what it’s all about!
These events are a great way to further immerse yourself in the culture of the language you’re studying so I recommend you take the opportunity to visit if you can!