National Celebration Event

The National Mother Tongue Other Tongue Celebration Event took place on Thursday 30th June 2016 at Manchester Metropolitan University.


The Mother Tongue Other Tongue competition is coordinated by Routes into Languages North West:

Routes into languages - left image

Malala Yousafzai

"Our cultural heritage, identity and languages are all important to us and poetry is a great way to express these – I am very inspired by The Mother Tongue Other Tongue Project" 

Read the poems from the 2019 Mother Tongue Other Tongue Northwest Anthology:



Download the Anthology 2019


Manchester Childrens Book Festival

View the 2015 winners

View the photos from the 2015 event