Pandemic Recovery: Emotion, Language and Health in Schools – Poems and Performances

Actors’ Performances

Co-organisers: Joseph Ford (IMLR) and Neela Doležalová (writer and workshop facilitator, The Space Between)

Over the course of several weeks in October and November 2021, the writer and workshop facilitator, Neela Doležalová led a series of creative workshops with pupils at the Gearies Primary School in East London. In the workshops, students from Years 4 and 6 were invited to explore the language of emotion through a multilingual perspective (in their own languages, in translation, and in British Sign Language with actor Mia Ward). The students wrote their own poems and stories, which were recorded by professional actors – a selection of which are included in this recording.

The actors who performed the students’ work are: Mohana Rajagopal; Mayura U.; Mia Ward; Andrei Zayats.

Institute of Modern Languages Research
Event date: 
Wednesday, 17 November 2021 - 6:00pm