This workshop celebrates children’s talents as translators – even when translating languages they don’t understand.
Sixty local schoolchildren have been translating ten illustrated books from around the world into English. They have become code-cracking language detectives, using glossaries to create a literal translation, followed by a polished, nuanced version.
Along the way, they have been learning what translation involves, what happens to books when they make the journey from one language, and culture, to another, and how languages and translated literature can enrich our lives.
Come and see the outcome of their Big Translate and hear from award-winning translator Sarah Ardizzone, teacher Sam Holmes and Robina Pelham Burn, Director of the Stephen Spender Trust.