BELFAST MELA

World of Words

Where cultures come together through storytelling, writing, theatre and discussion.

World of Words is an area of the Mela where your imagination can run wild. Whether it be globally inspired stories for young people, inspirational and conversation and discussion or creative thinking, we are sure you will love our line up of local and international artists and speakers.

 

Location: Castlecourt Rooftop

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Programme Coming Soon

Programme Coming Soon

Check back for full programme announcement in August

Watch Previous World of Words Events

Grandmothers ‘Babcia’ by Kasia Lech

There is no superhero like a Polish grandmother: Babcia. This session focuses on stories about Polish grandmothers, food they cook, games they play, songs they sing, and daily miracles they perform. Performed by Kasia Lech, a multilingual actor, storyteller, puppeteer,…

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Grandmothers ‘Babcia’ by Kasia Lech

Success through Equality

ArtsEkta presents in partnership with JoinHer Network a live panel discussion to hear leaders address the existing diversity in local communities, the importance of inclusion and steps to be taken towards a fairer and more equal society.   This event…

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Success through Equality

Master Davey & The Magic Tea House

Storyteller Eamonn Keenan reads ‘Master Davey & The Magic Tea House, the Legend of the Blue Tiger’ by Susan Chodakiewitz and David De Candia. Suitable for children, families and the young at heart. Make an iced tea with the kids…

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Master Davey & The Magic Tea House

Family Story Time with Liz Weir

Liz Weir is a storyteller and writer from Northern Ireland. She was the first winner of the International Story Bridge Award from the National Storytelling Network, USA, which cited her “exemplary work promoting the art of storytelling”. In this story…

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Family Story Time with Liz Weir

The Wood of Whispers

Check out one of the winning stories from our World of Words storytelling competition by the 18+ category. Lora finds herself in the Woods of Whispers where she stumbles upon a clearing. She is frozen in place and hears voices…

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The Wood of Whispers

Perfecting your Poetry

Clara Rose Thornton is a spoken word artist, culture journalist and broadcaster. Her work focuses on the arts and their intersection with social justice, identity politics, history, and place. Hone the creation of an original piece to be performed vocally…

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Perfecting your Poetry

Stories of Struggle and Hope

Join Mara the Storyteller and Nandi Joli as they discuss stories of struggles & hope. Mara draws on her rich, dual Kenyan/Scottish cultural heritage, exploring contemporary issues through legend, myth and fantasy. Nandi is a writer, poet and motivational speaker….

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Stories of Struggle and Hope

Plúra Lúra agus na Bopóga

Don’t miss Plúra Lúra, Little Nóra and all their friends with their songs, stories and poems. Well known Irish language nursery rhymes such as ‘Put Your Hands Up’ and ‘Lovely Little Teddy Bear’ are sung beautifully throughout the show by…

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Plúra Lúra agus na Bopóga

The Garden of Hopes

Become a Hope Hunter and join us in the ‘Garden of Hopes’ an online immersive storytelling adventure for ages 5 plus. From mermaids to sprites each character in the garden uses an enchanting mix of storytelling, song and mindfulness tools…

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The Garden of Hopes

Ten x 9

Ten x 9 is a storytelling event where nine people have up to ten minutes each to tell a true story from their own life. Everybody has a story; ordinary stories, extraordinary stories, stories that delight, entertain, educate, stories that…

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Ten x 9

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