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Mushaira Aberystwyth – A Celebration of the World’s Poetry
The Mercator Institute is holding a Mushaira on Wednesday, 22nd November 2017 at Arad Goch, Bath Street, Aberystwyth.
A Mushaira is an event from India where poets sit in a circle and take turns to perform their works. Our Mushaira will follow the same format, with contributions in Welsh, English, Urdu, Hindi, German, Japanese, and much more. We will also have live music from the fantasic folk group Deuair.
The event is organised by Mohini Gupta, a Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow with our sister organisartion, Literature Across Frontiers.
The audience is invited to listen to the poetry, or contribute to the Mushaira. Contributors are asked to bring two pieces that take no more than 5 minutes each to perform. These can be poems written by others or original compositions.
There is no set theme to the Mushaira, but the emphasis of the event is on multilingualism and multiculturalism, so the more languages and the more poetic styles, the better.
The event officially starts at 7:30pm, but we ask that all performers arrive at 7pm, so that a running order of poets for the evening can be prepared