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May
25
6:00 PM18:00

Multilingual Creativity “speed-dating”

Meet partners interested in multilingual creativity from schools, universities, museums, libraries, publishers and arts, cultural and community organisations as well as freelance multilingual practitioners such as writers and translators.

Hear about their work, share your own experiences and forge links to develop new partnerships and projects.

Venue: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Rd, London EC1R 3GA

Part of the Multilingual Creativity Events Series

What are the events about?

King’s Cultural Institute and the Free Word Centre (supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) are jointly hosting a series of events to bring together interested parties from various sectors. These events will provide a space for the sharing of research and best practice in Multilingual Creativity as well as the development of new and more impactful projects.

Who are the events for?

Schools, universities, museums, libraries, publishers and arts, cultural and community organisations as well as freelance multilingual practitioners such as writers and translators.

How do I book a place?

Email us with ‘MC Series’ in the subject line at rsvp@freewordcentre.com to express your interest. 

Tell us the following:

First name, surname, organisation you represent and organisational website (if applicable)

The event you’d like to attend

We will confirm your place two weeks before the event. If you are interested in presenting someone will be in touch to discuss this.

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Apr
28
2:00 PM14:00

Print and multimedia texts

How can print and multimedia texts be used to support multilingual creativity?

Hear from publishers and practitioners who have developed innovative resources and approaches in multilingual creativity, and discuss what can be done to take this work further.

Venue: Anatomy Museum, King’s College London, Strand Campus

 

Part of the Multilingual Creativity Events Series

What are the events about?

King’s Cultural Institute and the Free Word Centre (supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) are jointly hosting a series of events to bring together interested parties from various sectors. These events will provide a space for the sharing of research and best practice in Multilingual Creativity as well as the development of new and more impactful projects.

Who are the events for?

Schools, universities, museums, libraries, publishers and arts, cultural and community organisations as well as freelance multilingual practitioners such as writers and translators.

How do I book a place?

Email us with ‘MC Series’ in the subject line at rsvp@freewordcentre.com to express your interest. 

Tell us the following:

First name, surname, organisation you represent and organisational website (if applicable)

The event you’d like to attend

Whether you would like to present at the event. If yes, please give a 200 - 400 word outline of the project, research or work you would like to share.

We will confirm your place two weeks before the event. If you are interested in presenting someone will be in touch to discuss this.

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Mar
16
2:00 PM14:00

Performing and visual arts

How can visual and performing arts be used to support multilingual creativity?

Come and experience some of the artistic approaches being developed to promote multilingual creativity, and discuss what your own work has to offer in this area.

Venue: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Rd, London EC1R 3GA

Part of the Multilingual Creativity Events Series

What are the events about?

King’s Cultural Institute and the Free Word Centre (supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) are jointly hosting a series of events to bring together interested parties from various sectors. These events will provide a space for the sharing of research and best practice in Multilingual Creativity as well as the development of new and more impactful projects.

Who are the events for?

Schools, universities, museums, libraries, publishers and arts, cultural and community organisations as well as freelance multilingual practitioners such as writers and translators.

How do I book a place?

Email us with ‘MC Series’ in the subject line at rsvp@freewordcentre.com to express your interest. 

Tell us the following:

First name, surname, organisation you represent and organisational website (if applicable)

The event you’d like to attend

Whether you would like to present at the event. If yes, please give a 200 - 400 word outline of the project, research or work you would like to share.

We will confirm your place two weeks before the event. If you are interested in presenting someone will be in touch to discuss this.

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Feb
11
2:00 PM14:00

Multilingual Projects

Can projects cater to multilingual groupings, focusing on universal linguistic skills as opposed to specific languages?

Hear about innovative approaches in multilingual creativity, and contribute your own perspective on how this work can be developed.

Venue: Anatomy Museum, King's College London, Strand Campus

What are the events about?

King’s Cultural Institute and the Free Word Centre (supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) are jointly hosting a series of events to bring together interested parties from various sectors. These events will provide a space for the sharing of research and best practice in Multilingual Creativity as well as the development of new and more impactful projects.

Who are the events for?

Schools, universities, museums, libraries, publishers and arts, cultural and community organisations as well as freelance multilingual practitioners such as writers and translators.

How do I book a place?

Email us with ‘MC Series’ in the subject line at rsvp@freewordcentre.com to express your interest. 

Tell us the following:

First name, surname, organisation you represent and organisational website (if applicable)

The event you’d like to attend

Whether you would like to present at the event. If yes, please give a 200 - 400 word outline of the project, research or work you would like to share.

We will confirm your place two weeks before the event. If you are interested in presenting someone will be in touch to discuss this.

 

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Jan
25
2:00 PM14:00

Language Communities?

How can projects cater to the diverse range of fluencies and regional/national varieties within language “communities”?

Come and find out about successful projects and join a discussion on the principles underpinning this work.

Venue: Free Word Centre, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R 3GA

Part of the Multilingual Creativity Events Series

What are the events about?

King’s Cultural Institute and the Free Word Centre (supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation) are jointly hosting a series of events to bring together interested parties from various sectors. These events will provide a space for the sharing of research and best practice in Multilingual Creativity as well as the development of new and more impactful projects.

Who are the events for?

Schools, universities, museums, libraries, publishers and arts, cultural and community organisations as well as freelance multilingual practitioners such as writers and translators.

How do I book a place?

Email us with ‘MC Series’ in the subject line at rsvp@freewordcentre.com to express your interest. 

Tell us the following:

First name, surname, organisation you represent and organisational website (if applicable)

The event you’d like to attend

Whether you would like to present at the event. If yes, please give a 200 - 400 word outline of the project, research or work you would like to share.

We will confirm your place two weeks before the event. If you are interested in presenting someone will be in touch to discuss this.

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Nov
30
9:00 AM09:00

Multilingual Creativity Lab

“Multilingual Creativity Lab” : 30 November

 

More than a million children in the UK are classed as using English as an additional language (EAL) and use languages other than English in their daily lives. However for the most part we as artistic, cultural, educational and community organisations are not very good at understanding the implications of that and the opportunities it can offer. Words like 'bilingual' and 'home language' don't do justice to the complex, interrelated ways that many young people blend languages together in different parts of their lives. Join us to discuss how organisations working in this area can further explore and celebrate multilingualism in their work.

 

Free Word and partners invite you to take part in its very first “Multilingual Creativity Lab”

Monday 30 November 2015

09.15 – 19.00

Free Word Centre, Farringdon

This is a call for expressions of interest

 

The Lab will be a day of presentations, workshops and discussions on creative approaches to engaging with and promotingmultilingual skills, and will feature case studies from Pop Up, Translation Nation, Brave New Words (English PEN), (M)Other Tongues (Arvon), Creative Connections (Goldsmiths) and Coney. We’re inviting representatives from a cross-section of organisations in the education, library and arts sectors to join us for this exploration. Come and share your expertise and experiences to inform practice for the future.

 

If you’re interested in taking part, please email rsvp@freewordcentre.com with an expression of interest by 17 July 2015. Further details will follow in early September.

 

The day is being produced by Free Word in partnership with teacher and education researcher Sam Holmes, literary translator and curator of translation programmes Sarah Ardizzone and Director of the Stephen Spender Trust Robina Pelham Burn, supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

 

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Oct
6
1:30 PM13:30

The Big Translate

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.

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