Reading reminder

Take pleasure in reading and cast away the winter blues. The Asian Readers’ Group will be meeting again soon. See the poster below for details:

ARG poster Feb 030216

Light refreshments will be available. All welcome.

New Year – new reading group

IMG_2328The ALAG Reading Group will be resuming its monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of the month on Wednesday 6th January 2016. For those of you who like to read in Urdu, Hindi and / or Panjabi this is a great way to share your love of reading with facilitator Gulshan Iqbal.

The group will be meeting at Slough Library from 1.30 -2.30pm. Attendance is free and open to everyone. Light refreshments will be available. Bring your friends and enjoy!

ALAG events for Cityread London April 2012

Brent Libraries Arts & Heritage

On Thursday 5th April 2012 at Ealing Road Library Gulshan Iqbal, Chair of ALAG read Oliver Twist in Urdu. Twenty two people attended and enjoyed the story and discussed the similarities in society now and in Charles Dickens’ time. There was alot of enthusiam for the story and particularly that young people were able to hear it in Urdu.

Hounslow Libraries

Customers were given the opportunity to read and discuss Oliver Twist in Hindi and Panjabi. The reading group which met at Hounslow Library on 4th April was well attended and a lively discussion was held as those present related to Oliver’s experiences and likened them to their own when they first came to England and the hardships that had to be overcome.

To find out more about these events and where Oliver Twist will be discussed in Gujarati, Tamil and Bengali click on the link below:

http://www.asianimage.co.uk/news/united_kingdom/9599403.Dickens_in_Urdu__Punjabi_and_Gujarati_/

Many thanks to Gulshan for facilitating both events so successfully and to ALAG members Kamaljit and Aruna for their support.

What’s new for 2012?

Oliver Twist is the chosen book for Cityread London April 2012

Happy (belated) New Year to all ALAG members and followers of our blog. It has been a busy start to the year as following on from our meeting in December 2011, ALAG are going full steam ahead to provide resources to use for the forthcoming Cityread London promotion in April 2012. Members are going to translate summaries of the chosen title: Oliver Twist in Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Panjabi, Tamil and Urdu so that they can be used by reading groups from diverse backgrounds. The promotion is going to be in all London boroughs and ALAG’s idea is to include all Londoners in the Cityread. It’s a big task but we are definitely up for it!

Translations will be available to buy at £50 per language and if libraries need a facilitator for their reading group / event ALAG can also provide this (subject to availability), at a very reasonable £75. ALAG’s initiative has been publicised at the recent Cityread marketing meeting and we already have many enquiries and orders coming in – great news for Londoners!

To tie in with Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday on 7th February, ALAG members are planning a trip to the Dickens’ Museum – look out for more details.

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