BHASHA- The 5th Glasgow Language Festival

Please join with ALL language speakers to show tribute to Bhasha Shaheeds on Saturday 25 February at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

OSCH Speaking and Writing: 1 to 2.30 pm at the education suite Sharing Languages: 3 pm to 4 pm at the education suite Exhibition and song: 1 to 4 pm at the central hall

Venue: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8AG

Since the commencement of the BHASHA Glasgow Language Festival (GLF) in 2019 by BAG, the event has become an annual event in the cultural calendar of Glasgow. We are happy to announce an auspicious event in partnership with Migrant Voice and The Glasgow Museums during the 5th GLF in 2023.


The festival starts online on 21 February on the International Mother Language day with Polyglot sessions on Polish, Persian, and Hindi Languages.

An exhibition will take place on Saturday 25th February at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, where an architectural model of Saheed Minar (Language monument) was designed by Architects from BUET under the supervision of Dr. Ishtiaque Zahir. With this Masterpiece artwork, various other language-related artifacts including Lascar plaque and Chitra bell will be displayed. This is a very proud moment for us to view a replica of Saheed Minar in a state of art location like the Kelvingrove Museum.

This year, we are showing solidarity with Ukraine nationals and freedom fighters who also will be present to show respect to our Language Martyrs.

Like last year, we shall be at the museum to pay tribute to the Bhasha Shaheeds (Language Martyrs) with the presence of other Language speakers.

BAG's young members will be sharing their stories with their counterparts in Bangladesh as part of the British Council's OSCH project in the education suite at the museum.

This will be a participatory event where you can join and uphold your language, culture, identity, and existence by simply being present and interacting with performers, and even participating with them.