Between: a storytelling performance of multilingualism
This event took place on 17th July 2019 at 5:30pm (16:30 GMT)
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Focusing on migration, identity, multilingualism and loss, Between uses storytelling and drama to reveal the difficult and sensitive situations encountered by interpreters working in a multi-ethnic counselling and interpreting service. The performance is based on the work of the Reading-based Mothertongue project, a dedicated Mental Health Interpreting Service that supported people from black and minority ethnic communities.
The performance is led by Around the Well, a company whose members include Dr Beverley Costa of Birkbeck, University of London and CEO of Mothertongue, and Dr Teresa Murjas, Associate Professor in Theatre and Performance at the University of Reading. Performers include professional interpreters Kamaljit Dosanjh (Punjabi and Urdu), San Maya Gurung (Nepali), Joanna Mungai (Polish) and Guida Shields (Portuguese).
The webcast was open to 3000 users