International Mother Language Day 2023 Events

Creative Manchester is delighted to present a number of events celebrating UNESCO International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2023, in partnership with Manchester City of Literature.

This year will be the 7th International Mother Language Day observed in Manchester, a celebration of the cultural diversity and the near 200 languages spoken across the city.

Creative Manchester has coordinated with partners and colleagues from the Linguistic Diversity Collective , Manchester Museum , Sheffield Hallam University and the Lakes International Comic Arts Festival to present events including:

21 February, 10am-5pm - Comics Up Close conference: New perspectives in Comics 2023

22 February, 12.30pm-2pm - Tales without books: the nature of oral storytelling with children (Research Café)

22 February, 2.30pm-5pm - Looking for Languages: Half-term family trail around Manchester Museum

  • 23 February, 11am-12am - Story time in mother languages
  • The full programme of IMLD 2023 events can be found on the Manchester City of Literature website.