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Slanguages is exploring the creative way artists employ and take inspiration from languages such as Arabic, Hindi, Patois, Pidgin, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Urdu, urban sign languages, and Yoruba. The project is wide-ranging and includes exhibitions, performances, and collaborations with artists, creative professionals and partners such as Punch Records, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, and Sputnik Theatre Company, London.

In the words of Simon Redgrave, Head of Creative Development at Punch Records, "Slanguages is about different languages climbing into each other’s cars and driving away. It's about the collision of languages."

Current and upcoming Slanguages activities:

Sounds Like Harlesden: an audio-visual essay by Pesolife Collective created in collaboration with Slanguages.

A Million Welcomes: an art-based initiative created by Redhawk Logistica encouraging dialogues about language and multilingualism.

Click on the images below to find out more about the different Slanguages projects. 

Slanguages exhibition

Oxygen - a hip hop translation

Slanguages and community projects

Yoruba Sonnets

Conferences and workshops

Multilingual poetry

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