May 23, 2024

Father Tongue: Poetry Workshop

July 8, 2022
12:30pm – 1:30pm


In collaboration with Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, ERL is pleased to announce hosting a day of associated activity relating to Father Tongue and Impressions from an Archive.


Join artist Hannaa Hamdache for an intimate poetry writing workshop exploring our identity and heritage. The workshop will start off with the first ever public reading of Father Tongue (a piece of spoken word), with insights into why certain choices were made.

Writing activities will help guide you to create your own poem exploring these themes, with an opportunity for conversation to share our stories and works in progress. No prior poetry experience needed.

Please note that this workshop is for individuals of dual heritage/lived experience of coming from two cultures, and is for adults only (16+).


Hannaa Hamdache is an artist and curator of mixed English and Algerian heritage. Based in Nottingham, UK, she holds a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and Art History from Kingston University London and an MLitt in Curatorial Practice (Contemporary Art) from the Glasgow School of Art. She works to make the arts open for all through the use of humour and education. Her practice explores the idea of play: playing with context, the exhibition and the everyday.

Currently, she is investigating her own personal context and heritage through family archival photographs. She is part of Lumina Collective based at Backlit Gallery, Nottingham and a member of the Creative Thinktank at UK New Artists.

Hannaa has delivered curatorial projects working with Glasgow City Council and the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow; Somerset House and the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London; and Soho House Museum in Birmingham.


Places at this event are free, but tickets must be booked in advance here.