Nordic Arts Festival – Minority me

31st January 2016 @ 10:00 – 16:00
London Finnish Church
33 Albion St
London SE16 7HZ
Bilingual Potential

Nordic Arts Festival -Minority me

Migrant identity day

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This day is dedicated to second generation adults and their parents. Most of the programme will be in English. There will be panel discussions, talks, workshops or performances.

It is a day of reflection on the migrant identities and bi-cultural families – of belonging and longing, loosing and gaining in migration. It is about growing up in families with close ties to more than one culture. It is about how it feels not to understand all languages in your family and about making hard choices on which language and culture to pass on to the next generation and how.

The themes are:

  • Growing up in an expat family
  • Second generation adults in the UK
  • Belonging to two places, but not being 100% part of either (Finnish-Swedish and Nordic in the UK)
  • Growing old as a migrant
  • Swedish theatre director Malin B Erikson will be talking about the life story interviews she has conducted with Swedish women who migrated to London in the 1940s and 1950s.

Event includes participation in any combination of sessions during the day (you will choose when booking)

  • Growing up in Expat Family – Panel discussion
  • Finnish-Swedish Identity Workshop with Rita RosenbackMigrant Life Stories – Performance and Discussion
  • Finnish Film Club – free if no seminar participation
  • Second generation workshop

NB: If you want to attend only the Finnish Film Club, it is free of charge and no participation fee for Minority Me event is required.

The Film Club is part of the normal monthly events calendar of the Finnish church. It is available to the public separately from the Minority me event as it would be any other month.

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Bilingual Potential Arts Programme is a not-for-profit arts programme sponsored by Bilingual Potential Ltd. In the unlikely event of profit from the Arts Programme, 100% of the profit will be reinvested to provide more community arts to Londoners.


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