The Power Of Translation
We believe that translation opens borders and enriches our understanding of other cultures. London is a city in which over 300 languages are spoken and where, for half of our state school students, English is not their first language. The world is filled with inspiring works of literature, but in the UK only a tiny percentage of literature is in translation. We set up The Power of Translation to tackle these issues and more.
Living Dangerously: Stories Of Climate Change
Human activity affects every area of our climate, from the air we breathe and the water we drink, to our ice sheets and glaciers, plants and animals. We see literature and writing as a powerful tool for encouraging people to act on climate change. Living Dangerously brings together writers, scientists, young people and campaigners to explore and discuss the way our climate is changing.
Speaking Freely is a platform for voices which often go unheard. Through this programme we work with communities in the UK and internationally, giving people the chance to explore and challenge attitudes towards political, cultural, religious and environmental issues.
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Thicker Than Water: New Writing from the Caribbean
- Thu 19 Jul 2018
- 6:30pm - 8:00pm
- Free Word Centre
Some of the best new Caribbean writers burst onto the scene through the ground-breaking Hollick Arvon Prize. Thicker Than Water explores the shared humanity in their compelling works.
The 2018 Bocas Henry Swanzy Award will be presented at this event.
Afrikult. Launches ‘Stories of Home’ Workshop Programme for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
We're recruiting two Season Producers!
If you're interested in widening the range of voices heard in the mainstream, are passionate about arts and culture, and can deliver groundbreaking events with flair, apply to be one of our Season Producers by Weds, 7 February.