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Creative ESOL Celebration 15 - 26 March 2021

ESOL Attendees

QUAD is immensely proud to be celebrating the lives of Derby residents, where English is a second language.  

The Creative ESOL project is part of Derby City Councils ESOL for Integration Fund, supported by the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government, and aims to engage with communities where English is a second language through creative activities. The project is funded to help local authorities meet the English language needs of their communities, meeting learning and communication needs through creative learning and cultural exchange.  

Lead by socially engaged artist Kajal Nisha Patel, participants have taken part in sessions offering creative ways to increase language skills in a fun and informal environment. Sessions have included aspects of storytelling, lens media and cookery, all while in the middle of a global pandemic.  

Join us for a celebration through live events, online virtual exhibition and film screening, that explores the projects outputs, processes and successes, as well as the diverse lives of those taking part.  

15 March 11:00am - Kofta Making – Creative ESOL Learner Led Event  

15 March 4:00pm - Iranian Santoor Performance - Creative ESOL Learner Led Event 

17 March 3:00pm - Creative ESOL Project Virtual Exhibition Tour, with Q&A 

26 March 2:00pm - Creative ESOL Project Film Screening 

You can find further information on each of these events below

The Creative ESOL project is part of Derby City Councils ESOL For Integration Fund, supported by the Ministry for Housing Communities and Local Government, and aims to engage with communities where English is a second language through creative activities. The project is funded to help local authorities meet the English language needs of their communities, meeting learning and communication needs through creative learning and cultural exchange. The FREE sessions offered creative ways for those wishing to increase language skills in a fun and informal environment.  

You can view some of the work created as part of the project at this year’s online FORMAT International Photography Festival. See www.formatfestival.com for more information. 

Kofta Making – Creative ESOL Learner Led Event 

Monday 15 March 11.00 - 11.45

FREE

For all ages

Online event (Facebook Live) 

Join Creative ESOL participant Mohammed as he takes you through the process of Kofta making using his family’s own methods. Hear him talk about what making food with and for his family means to him and how keeping family traditions going is important for future generations. 

To take part in this Facebook live with Mohammed, you will need the following Ingredients for (makes enough for 4 people): 

  • Split yellow peas (cobs). 100 grams (soaked 2hours or overnight) 
  • Medium potatoes. 2 
  • 4 Eggs. Medium 
  • Minced meat (5%) fat. 250 grams 
  • Salt. 1 teaspoon. 
  • Mixed black and red pepper. 1 teaspoon. 
  • Tarragon. 1 tablespoon 
  • Savory. 1 tablespoon. 
  • White Onion. 1 
  • Fried onions (dried). 300grams 
  • Saffron. ½ teaspoon. 
  • Tomato paste. 2 tablespoons  
  • 4 Walnut kernels 
  • Dried Barberries. 2 tablespoons. 

Equipment: 

  • Large blender 

 

Iranian Santoor Performance - Creative ESOL Learner Led Event 

Monday 15 March 16:00 - 16:20 

FREE 

For all ages

Online event (Facebook Live) 

Join Creative ESOL participant Mohammed Reza as he performs a range of traditional music on an Iranian Santoor. 

Creative ESOL Project Virtual Exhibition Tour, with Q&A 

Wednesday 17 March  15:00 - 16:00 

FREE 

For All Ages 

Online event (Zoom)

Join Creative ESOL Project Coordinator Kajal Nisha Patel, who will take you through the journey of the project, adapting to covid-19 and remote delivery, and the creation of the personal stories now on display at FORMAT21. The session will include a tour of the virtual exhibition space and welcomes participants and professionals alike. 

Register for this event here

Creative ESOL Project Film Premier 

Friday 26 March 14:00 

FREE 

For All Ages 

Online event (QUAD Participate YouTube Channel)

Join ESOL Project Coordinator Kajal Nisha Patel and Digital Participation Curator John Whall in chat for a live premier of the participant made film, showcasing the lives of Derby residents where English is a second language. The film is an amalgamation of creative learning and storytelling co-created by participants of their journey with the English language.  

Head over to the QUAD Participation Youtube channel for more information available soon - https://www.youtube.com/user/derbyQUAD