A little photo is up on the blog dedicated to my ‘Albanian culture and traditions’. These girls are wearing Albanian traditional costumes which are very pretty and with vivid colours.
The Albanian community in London is very organised and there are many groups that organise events regularly, networking events, community days, fundraisers etc. The main groups are Shpresa Programme, Ardhmeria, Nene Tereza, UK Albanian Professionals (this list is not exhaustive).
There are also Albanian classes for children to learn it as a second language in ‘after school’ or at ‘weekend’ programmes.
Unfortunately we don’t have one such class in our area of South London which is one of the reasons I keep looking for a teacher willing to run a class.
There is interest and I know a number of parents who want to do it but we haven’t yet found a teacher willing to do it. The search continues 🙂
The photos and the event above are from 2013. The event was organised by Ardhmeria and also saw the launch of a book “Flying with kites” by Alan Reynolds.