A quick question: which European city is home to the most languages? The answer is… Manchester!

And how many languages are spoken here? Over 200 languages! This was officially recognised in 2018.

And so the project to celebrate the city’s linguistic diversity was born!

After 12 months we have produced:

  1. A video of the project (see below).
  2. Art work celebrating the Made in Manchester project at Manchester Central Library.
  3. The complete poem in the original language and the English translation on two screens in the Central Library.

We are proud of what we’ve achieved with this project.


We are grateful to Councillor Luthfur Rahman, the head of Culture and Leisure at Manchester City Council, and to all his team at Manchester Libraries/Read Manchester.

We hope you enjoy watching this video as much as we did making it.