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Translation! Festival 2019 events

Current events

Current events

Current events

Current events

The events are all free and offered on a first come, first served basis. A diverse range of workshops, performances and interactive events run by local and international experts provide something for all ages and interests.

Interactive Workshops

‘The Spectacular Translation Machine’ Roll up your sleeves and help us bring a French illustrated novel alive in English, in this all-day live translation event.

Wordkeys: The 4D Translation Game Work together to find hidden clues and solve the puzzle. Messages written in a variety of languages, phrasebooks provided!

Valeria Brancaforte Art Exhibition

Meet the Italian graphic artist and illustrator based in Barcelona and discover the power of words as images.

Live Performances

Hear poetry, music and bilingual readings throughout the day.

Foreign Language Films

Enjoy a specially selected schedule of foreign language films including 'El Munde Sigue' with introductions and Q&A sessions with the subtitlers!

Discover Translation talks

Find out about translation and topical issues such as immigration and self-translation, the impact of machine translation, and the need for re-translation.

Events programme

Please see below for full listings of events taking place at each location - Exeter Library; Exeter Phoenix and the RAMM.

Exeter Library

Start timeFinish timeEvent 
10:00 10:50

No Borders Please, We’re Translators! A Creative Translation Workshop Featuring Poems from Mexican-Scottish Poet Juana Adcock 

11:00 11:50

(Un)translatability: An Special Interview with Emily Apter and Mark Mellor

12:00 12:50

Tongue Tied: Performance of Martin Sorrel’s Award-Winning Short Story, Performed by Performance Artist and Musician Kate Cameron (Followed by Discussion)

13:10 14:00

Translating with the Professionals - with the ITI South West

14:30 15:00

International Bounce and Rhyme (for children under 5)

15:00 15:50

Performance: La traductrice et la grenouille (The Translator and the Frog)

16:00 16:50

What Makes a Good Translation? A Conversation with Award-Winning Literary Translators Andrea Reece and Daniel Hahn

17:00 17:50

Performing Religions: Translation, Live Art and Exploration of the Self

18:00 18:30

Performance: Mα ποια πάπια (I’m Not a Pheasant Plucker)

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10:00; 11:30; 13:00 and 14:30

Wordkeys: The 4D Translation Game (45 minutes)

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10:00 - 16:00

Live Translation: The Spectacular Translation Machine (with Graphic Novels Les Culotées and La rivoluzione dei gelsomini)

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Exeter Phoenix

Start timeFinish timeEvent
11:00 11:50

Film Screening: Africa is You – The Somali-Dutch Community in Birmingham and Q&A with Filmmaker Linde Luijnenburg

12:00 12:50

Film Screening: Devon in Translation – Stories of Migration to Devon (Followed by Discussion with Filmmakers)

13:00 13:50

Macedonia Express: Colour, Sound, Vision, Texture, and Smell as Foundational Elements of Language

14:00 16:30

Film Screening: El mundo sigue (Life Goes On), Followed by Q&A with the Subtitlers

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Start timeFinish timeEvent
10:00 10:50

A Conversation with Professionals: How Should We Support Language Volunteers?

11:00 11:50

Women Beyond Words: Translating Women’s Experiences Across Media (Workshop)

12:00 12:50

Game Time: French, Mali and the Sundiata Creation Story (Devon Development Education Project) 

13:00 14:45

The Long Table: An Open Discussion on Translating Identities

15:00 15:50 I Say Dumpling, You Say Ravioli/Pierogi/Gyoza: A Conversation on Migration, Food and Translation
16:00 16:45

Kurdish Language in Translation: My Language is My Mal

17:00 17:50

Transcreation in Action: Creative Translation Workshop with Professional Translators 

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Start timeFinish timeEvent
10:00 10:50

Annotating the Orient: Nineteenth-Century Readers and Their Copies of Translated Literature from Asia

11:00 11:50

Constructing the Self Through Writing Across Languages: An Interview with Award Winning Kurdish Writer Nazand Begikhani

12:00 12:50

Confabulations and Other Wordscapes: An Interview with International Award-Winning Visual Artist Valeria Brancaforte 

13:00 13:50

Speaking on Tongues: Multilingualism in Monolingual Contexts

14:00 14:50

Trojan Women: Female Adaptations of Ancient Myth

15:00 15:50

The Riddle of Russian Translation: From Samovars to Slavic Sounds

16:00 16:50

The Global Bookshelf: Treasured Copies of Your Favourite Texts From Around the World

17:00 17:50

Chernobyl Prayer: The Alchemy of Translation

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RAMM

Start timeFinish timeEvent
10:30 11:30

Translating Museums for People with Learning Disabilities: Introducing Easyread

11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00  

Translating Clothing: Tour in English

13:20  

Translating Clothing: Tour in Arabic

15:20  

Translating Clothing: Tour in Chinese

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