Past Events – 2018

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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 ( 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.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 6.30pm for 7pm

Spotlight on PSI plus the do’s and don’ts of Public Service Interpreting

Venue: University of Westminster, Regent Street, London W1B 2HW, Room UB04

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

Cost: Free for LRG members; £5 for non-members (UoW students book with Lindsay Bywood)

CPD: 3 hours; Refreshments will be provided.

Stephen Bishop, Executive Director of the NRPSI (National Register for Public Service Interpreters) will talk about the work of the NRPSI and the support offered by the Register, for public service interpreters. Katrina Mayfield, Conference and Public Service Interpreter and Consultant, will discuss some of the do’s and don’ts of public service interpreting, based on her experience with the Cambridgeshire Constabulary Video Project. There will also be a brief resumé of last year’s APPG meeting on the MoJ contract and some discussion of the NUPIT (National Union of Public Service Interpreters and Translators) 2017 survey.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Thursday, 22 March 2018, 6 for 6.30pm

ITI London Regional Group/University of Westminster: Meet the Client … how to kick-start your career, how to advance your career

Venue: University of Westminster, 115 New Cavendish Street, London, W1W 6XH (Please note new venue for the 2018 edition of M/Client)

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.

LRG’s Meet the Client offers an unparalleled opportunity to hear from and speak directly to translation company representatives. Whether you are a student, about to embark upon a career as a freelance translator or interpreter, or would like to change direction or try to acquire new clients, don’t miss this annual opportunity to get advice from established translation companies as well as freelance practitioners, learn how to approach work providers, present a CV, found out which language and subject specialisations are most in demand.

This year’s panel comprises: Surrey Translation Bureau, John Venn, Dora Wirth, OnCall and EuroLondon Appointments. Their representatives will share advice on how best to approach work providers, how to present a CV and discuss which languages and subject specialisations are most in demand. The popular carousel sessions give ample opportunity for informal discussion and networking; established professionals will talk about first steps, how they established themselves, how they set about gaining clients and offer advice on specialisation and exploring new markets.

This event is suitable for both new entrants to the profession and established professionals, both translators and interpreters.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Tuesday, 24 April 2018, 6.30 for 7pm

Thinking Translation – how to approach the translation task

Venue: The Red Lion, Pall Mall, 23 Crown Passage, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6PP

Travel: St James Park, Piccadilly Circus or Green Park underground stations, buses to Piccadilly and Haymarket

Cost: LRG members – free; non-LRG and students £5

CPD: 2 hours

Stella Cragie and Ann Pattison will be talking about their new book, Thinking English Translation. Whilst written for post-graduate students, this talk will also be of interest to established translators, working both into and from English, and looking for tips and hints as to how they can improve the quality of their work, how to deal with tricky translation issues and how to speed up the translation task.

Stella Cragie is an MITI and former Principal Lecturer in Translation at the University of Westminster; she now works as a freelance translator. Ann Pattison is a former Senior Lecturer in Translation at the University of Westminster and now works as a freelance translator, editor and writer.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Tuesday, 22 May 2018, 6 for 6.30-8.30pm

Advanced Trados workshop

Venue: CenTraS TransCluster (216-220 Foster Court, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT)

Travel: Euston Station, Euston Square Station, Kings Cross Station, Russell Square Station, St. Pancras International Station, Warren Street Station. Buses to Gower Street or Warren Street Station (10, 14, 24, 29, 73, 134, 390).

Cost: (to cover catering and administrative costs): LRG £10; non-LRG £15; Students (non-UCL) £5

CPD: 2 hours

Light refreshments will be available.

This workshop is intended for regular users of SDL Trados Studio who would like to explore some of the software’s more complex features. Topics will include creating termbases in SDL MultiTerm 2017, as well as formatting and quality assurance options in SDL Trados Studio 2017. If you are familiar with the software but feel you may not be deriving optimum benefit from the software or have queries as regards particular features, this workshop is for you. We will invite participants to submit queries ahead of the workshop in order that we can target particular issues they may wish to have covered as regards the special features of SDL Trados Studio.

The workshop will be led by Daniela Ford, a highly experienced user and SDL approved trainer, with support from this year’s MSc and MA Translation students at CenTraS@UCL.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Saturday, 28 July 2018, 11.30am

LRG Historic Guided Walk – Chiswick Villa and Chiswick Village

Meet: Turnham Green Underground Station – District Line (For drivers, Chiswick House Car Park, on the A4)

Cost: Walk – LRG/£5; non-LRG/£10. Chiswick House – £7.50 (£5 concessions)*

NB: *plus further discount for group of 11 or more; free for English Heritage and Art Fund members

The walk will take in the brand new Chiswick Timeline, proceed along Turnham Green Terrace, Chiswick High Road with its many historic pubs, up the tree-lined Duke’s Avenue into Chiswick House and Gardens.

Chiswick House and Grounds, inspired by Palladio and Inigo Jones, with its famous conservatory and lake, was built in the 18th century by Lord Burlington to house his art collection and to serve as a place of entertainment. The House is an architectural marvel; the painting and décor inside quite sumptuous. The gardens are at once formal (with vistas, lawns, planted beds, statuary, a haw-haw) and informal (a beautiful lake, full of a great variety of birds, and woodlands). The House visit is optional – see price details above.

Lunch (also optional) in the Chiswick House Café; there is both indoor and outdoor seating.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

In order to benefit from group rates, please let us know as soon as possible if you want to visit the House, as well as see the Gardens (free to visit).

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 5.45pm

LRG Guided Pub Walk: Historic pubs in and around Southwark

Meet: Blackfriars Station (District/Circle line and National Rail North exits – large ticket hall area, facing Blackfriars Bridge and Queen Victoria Street)

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

Once again, we will be taken by our expert guide, Roger Bone, to a series of pubs in Southwark, on the south side of the River Thames. Roger will talk about the history of the pubs, including the Anchor and Market Porter Inns, Southwark Cathedral and other notable buildings and places of interest, along the way, and talk about the different beers we can sample en route!

The walk will include the historic but little-known Cross Bones and will end at the remarkable Grade 1 listed and only galleried inn in London, The George Inn, where there will also be the option to eat.

For homeward travel, The George Inn is close to Borough or London Bridge stations.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 6.30 for 7pm

Book keeping and pensions: keeping these essential aspects of your freelance business in apple-pie order

Venue: The Red Lion, Pall Mall, 23 Crown Passage, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6PP

Travel: St James Park, Piccadilly Circus or Green Park underground stations, buses to Piccadilly and Haymarket

Speakers: Janet Henley, Book keeper and Nigel Kern, Pensions Advisory Service

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

CPD: 2.5 hours

How can I keep detailed track of all my income and expenditure and ensure that my accounts are in good order and that my tax returns trouble-free; what can I claim as legitimate expenses? And how can I ensure I have money to live on when I retire, how can I optimise my pension and make tax savings. Janet Henley – self-employed book keeper since the early 1990s, experienced in all types of accounting services, including online. Janet was born and has lived in Whitstable all her life, loves flowers and her garden and gets her exercise on the golf course. The Pensions Advisory Service (TPAS) provides independent and impartial information and guidance about pensions, free of charge, to members of the public. It helps with all pension matters including workplace, personal and stakeholder schemes and also the State Pension. They answer general questions, help with specific queries and offer guidance for people with complaints about their private pension scheme. If you have specific queries for either speaker, please use the ‘Contact LRG’ link at the bottom of the Eventbrite page for this event.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Monday, 8 October 2018, 6 for 6.30pm

Industry review – where it’s been, where it’s going

Venue: University of Westminster, Regent Street campus

Travel: Oxford Circus

Speakers: Debbie Chobanian

Cost: LRG members – free but booking essential; non-LRG and students* – £5; *UoW students – book via Lindsay Bywood

Debbie Chobanian will summarise the findings of an industry survey, carried out by Konstantin Dranch – translation industry observer – and invite participants to bring their own experiences to a round-table discussion. See also Translation and interpreting market reaches new high.

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Thursday, 6 December 2018, 6.30 for 7pm

London Regional Group (LRG) AGM and Christmas Party

Venue: The Glassblower pub, Soho, central London

Cost: LRG members £15; non-members £20

Don’t miss the great LRG Christmas Party, our annual get-together for members, family and friends. We will be at the beautiful and historic Glassblower pub, in Soho, with a varied and tasty buffet and our usual Christmas treats of mulled wine and mince pies.

CPD hours: 1

— Please note that bookings open on 8 October 2018 —

Booking via Eventbrite: Closed

Past events from other years: 2021 2020 2019 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005