Sharing cultures at the World of Love languages festival
On 22nd September, academic students from Kings Bournemouth took part in the inaugural ‘World of Love’ languages festival held in King's Park, Bournemouth.
The aim of the festival is to celebrate the diversity of languages and cultures represented in the town and to inspire a love of languages in children.
The festival featured language games and activities, arts and crafts, drumming workshops, international cuisine and live performances from musicians representing the Punjabi, Senegalese, Polish, Mexican, Italian, Nigerian, Hungarian and Brazilian communities in and around Bournemouth.
Kings students Jiwon and Minsu from South Korea (studying Advanced Level Foundation), Josh from Germany (A-level Year 2) and Amela and Sara from Albania (A-level Year 1) all volunteered to help out at the event as part of their Enrichment programme during their studies in the UK.
After all the fantastic activities and performances, last up on stage and rounding off the festival was our very own Amela who performed two songs — one in English, one in Albanian — to great acclaim from the festival crowd. Well done, Amela!
Following the success of the event and thanks to the huge support of the local community, the organisers plan to make the festival an annual event. Next stop, April 2020. Watch this space!