Friday, 11 Dec 2015, 6.30-10pm
LRG AGM and Christmas Party
Venue: Function room upstairs at the Devereux Pub, Devereux Court, Essex Street, nr Strand, London, WC2R 3JJ. Nearest tube: Temple or buses to The Strand
This year's AGM and Christmas party will take place at the Devereux pub, which many of you will already know from previous CPD and networking. We look forward to a strong turnout at the AGM.
In keeping with treasured LRG tradition, the Christmas party buffet will, of course, include mince pies and mulled wine. We hope that it will be a good way to round off a successful year of events.
Cost: LRG members - £15; non-members £20.
To book your place CLICK HERE
Thursday, 14 Jan 2016, 6.30-9pm
LRG Open Networking and Photoshoot Event
Join other London Regional Group members for a unique opportunity to network with fellow professionals, improve your marketing skills and improve your media presence with a photo taken by a professional photographer.
Venue: Function room upstairs at the Devereux Pub, Devereux Court, Essex Street, nr Strand, London, WC2R 3JJ. Nearest underground: Temple, or buses along Strand.
LRG is offering a free bottle of wine to the winner of the 'business card draw'. Bring your business cards to enter the draw. Plus, improve your business prospects for 2016 by practising your 'elevator pitch' – and get feedback.
6.30: Drinks at the bar (self-pay) and drop your business card into 'Good Luck' jar.
7.00 to 7.30: Informal networking
7.30 to 8.00: Formal networking with 'elevator pitch' practice in pairs
8.00: Feedback and Prize draw
Improve your media presence with an updated professionally-taken photo; we have secured very favourable terms with Nada from www.nadaphotography.co.uk: £30 for 4 photos (2 colour, 2 black & white).
Nada will take roughly 12 photos of each person. You will then get an opportunity to look at the back of the camera on the same night and choose the 4 photos that you want retouched. Images will be then delivered to everyone via Dropbox. Nada would like everyone to bring a business card to be able to identify you.
If you want to go ahead with this deal, you will need to liaise and book slot DIRECTLY with Nada and pay her by PayPal or Bank transfer no later than 10 January 2016.
Contact Nada at email@example.com or telephone her on 07793 953 838, quoting LRG Event 14 January at the Devereux.
Note: there is no obligation to sign up for the photoshoot.
LRG will provide tea, coffee, water, mince pies and grapes throughout the evening.
Cost for the whole evening - Free for LRG members; £5 for non members
To book your place CLICK HERE
Wednesday, 24 Feb 2016, 6.30 for 7pm
CPD catch up – hear presentations by LRG members on the ITI SUFT (Starting Up as a Freelance Translator course) and ITI 2015 Conference, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Presentations by LRG members on recent CPD events. Topics: ITI Starting Up as a Freelance Translator course - Claire Opaleye & ITI Bi-ennial Conference, Newcastle-upon-Tyne - Catlin Fu
Venue: Function room upstairs at the Devereux Pub, Devereux Court, Essex Street, nr Strand, London, WC2R 3JJ
Cost: Free to LRG members; £5 non-members
To book: CLICK HERE
Tuesday, 22 March 2016, 5.30pm to 9.30
Meet the Client
A joint LRG/University of Westminster event for LRG members, non-members and students.
This long-standing and very popular annual event is presented by the London Regional Group for the benefit of students, members and non-members. It brings together freelance translators and interpreters and translation and interpreting company representatives.
A star panel of translation company representatives will include Clare Suttie of Atlas Translations, Lindsay Bywood of the University of Westminster and Andy Mann of Ways with Words. The panel will share their industry experience and talk about what they look for in a translator or interpreter, how they evaluate CVs, their relationship with their panel of freelance service providers, and the specialist skills they value.
After short presentations, a Q&A session will allow participants to quiz the panellists about all aspects of the freelance contract. There will also be small, round-table discussion sessions at which participants can talk to each of the panellists, in smaller, more informal groups. This format has worked well for the past two years.
The event is suitable for translators and interpreters at all levels: students, new entrants to the profession and experienced practitioners alike and is an ideal opportunity to bring work and service providers together.
Fyvie Hall is a large, comfortable venue, with full PA/AV facilities. Light refreshments will be served at the start of the evening and during a mid-evening break.
Venue: University of Westminster, Upper Regent Street, London W1B 2UW (5 min walk from Oxford Circus)
Cost (includes refreshments): LRG members - £10; non-LRG - £15; Student (non-UoW) - £5 refreshments. NB: UoW MA students should book via Lindsay Bywood
To book: CLICK HERE