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Upcoming events

Thursday, 25 January 2018, 6.30pm for 7pm

Open Networking and Business Advice Evening,with Stuart Balmer, NWES London Small Business Centre

Venue: The Red Lion, 23 Crown Passage, London SW1Y 6PP

Travel: Green Park or Piccadilly Circus

Cost: Free for LRG Members; £5 for non-members

Stuart will introduce himself and his organisation, talk about the services they offer and how they can help business owners. Come and join friends and colleagues, catch up on plans for the coming year. Hear about the work of the NWES (www.nwes.org.uk). And find out about LRG’s plans for 2018. There will be tea/coffee and biscuits, and even mince pies. We look forward to seeing you and to catching up with your news and ideas.


Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 6.30pm for 7pm

An update on aspects of the current UK public service interpreting scene

Venue: University of Westminster, Regent Street site, Room UG04

Travel: Oxford Circus and buses along Oxford Street/Regent Street

Cost: Free for LRG Members; £5 for non-members. UoW students should book with Lindsay Bywood.

CPD: 2.5 hours

We are delighted to announce that Stephen Bishop, Executive Director of the NRPSI (National Register of Public Service Interpreters) will be talking to us about the work of the NRPSI. There may also be some evaluation of the new Ministry of Justice contract for court interpreters. We also hope to be joined by Danielle d'Heyer, Associate Professor and Course Leader for the MA Interpreting and Conference Interpreting, at London Metropolitan University, who will be speaking about the do's and don'ts of public service interpreting. We will be joined by students from the University of Westminster's MA courses in translation and interpreting.


Thursday, 22 March 2018, 6 for 6.30pm

ITI London Regional Group/University of Westminster: Meet the Client

Venue: University of Westminster, 101 New Cavendish Street, London, W1W 6XH (Please note new venue for the 2018 edition of MtC.)

Travel: Great Portland Street, Goodge Street, Oxford Street, Tottenham Court Road

Cost: £10 members; £15 non-members; £5 non-UoW students; Free for UoW students

CPD: 3 hours; Refreshments will be provided.

Representatives from Surrey Translation Bureau, John Venn and Dora Wirth will share advice on how best to approach work providers, how to present a CV and on which languages and subject specialisations are most in demand. The popular carousel sessions give ample opportunity for informal discussion and networking including advice from established professionals on getting started. We also hope to have contributions from EuroLondon Appointments and OneCall. This event is suitable for both new entrants to the profession and established professionals, both translators and interpreters.