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Upcoming events

Saturday, 29 June 2019, 2-5pm

The Translators’ and Interpreters’ Toolkit

Speakers: Richard Lackey, Maria Cecilia Lipovsek, Nicholas Nicou, Vasiliki Prestidge, Nathalie Reis

Venue: Only Connect UK, 32 Cubitt Street, London WC1X 0LR

Travel: King’s Cross Station (mainline and underground) or Chancery Lane Underground

Cost: LRG £10; non-LRG £15

Refreshments: Tea/Coffee/Water/Biscuits will be provided

A panel of top-flight translators and interpreters will share insights into their favourite tools and resources, including specialist websites that help them to speed up and improve their work, resulting in more satisfying work and job satisfaction and higher earnings.

Each speaker will present a shortlist of their top-five productivity tools and/or resources relating to their subject specialism(s), including legal, medical, and marketing.

After hearing about panel members’ favourite tips & tricks, participants will be able to discuss these ideas and share their own in small round-table discussion groups. Participants might like to prepare their own list of five resources or tools in advance of the event for this discussion.

We plan to produce a Top Resources list for participants after the event.

After the workshop, participants can continue to network and socialise at The Lucas Arms pub, opposite the venue.

To book: CLICK HERE

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 – meet at 6.30pm

Not-the-LRG July pub crawl

Hampstead Village, London NW3

Map of the route

Travel: Northern Line (Edgware branch) to Hampstead; also buses 46 and 268.

In the old days the LRG used to organize an informal summer pub crawl in addition to Roger Bone’s excellent guided pub walks. To cater for those (like me) who may be feeling deprived, a pub crawl in the villagey atmosphere of Hampstead, with its picturesque, narrow, hilly alleyways, has been arranged as a follow-up to its predecessor three years ago.

Let us meet at 6:30 pm at the King William IV in Hampstead High Street, which has a beer garden (nice if the weather is fine); the pub is a couple of minutes’ walk downhill from the Tube station. We can then proceed up the hill to the Holly Bush, a compact, traditional village-type pub with excellent Fuller’s ales in Holly Mount. Next comes the Duke of Hamilton in New End, which closed down after a flood a couple of years ago but has now happily reopened. Finally we arrive at the Flask in Flask Walk, yet another old-established hostelry, which also does food and is conveniently placed for the Tube station just round the corner.

Please note that for those with limited mobility, the hilly terrain and the steps to be negotiated in some places could be a problem.

This is a free event, but you pay for your own drinks and food.

Contact: Philip Slotkin (slotph@gmail.com)

Landline: 020 7794 7104

Mobile (often switched off, but not on the day): 07876 530844

King William IV: NW3 1RE

Holly Bush: NW3 6SG

Duke of Hamilton: NW3 1JD

Flask: NW3 1HE

To book: CLICK HERE

Thursday, 15 August 2019, 6pm

LRG August Guided Walk and Historic Pubs Crawl

Place: Meet at Kensington High Street tube station (exit facing High Street)

Cost: LRG free; non-LRG £5

Circular walk, with Roger Bone, our favourite guide, including: Kensington Square with its lovely late Georgian houses and blue plaques of famous residents, including Sir Edward Burne-Jones and William Thackeray. First stop will be the famous Greyhound pub, with its Victorian glass front and interesting stories, then towards St Mary Abbot Church with its unusual history and up Kensington Church Street to York Passage. This leads through to Kensington Palace Gardens, hearing stories of the Palace and Gardens, the statues of Queen Victoria and William III. From there, up Kensington Church Street as far as Sheffield Terrace where G.K. Chesterton was born to the Windsor Castle pub. This is a gem of a pub dating back to Victoria’s reign and unaltered since 1931! Then back down Kensington Church Street, past the former Churchill Arms and Catherine Wheel pubs to our last stop, The Goat (table booked for supper - optional).

Along the way, Roger will illustrate the walk with stories of the area and its famous artists and royal residents on our way and answer questions.

Supper (optional) – 8-8.30pm: The Goat, opposite Royal Garden Hotel and close to Ken High St tube.

To book: CLICK HERE