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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Engage with Free Word
Translation Symposium 2017
- Mon 13 Mar 2017
- 11:00am - 5:00pm
- Free Word Centre
A day of discussion about literary translation. Join us for this annual curtain-raiser to the London Book Fair curated by the Translators Association (Society of Authors).
Listen: A Nordic Noir - Thomas Rydahl’s The Hermit
Listen to Thomas Rydhal discusses his debut crime novel The Hermit. An instant bestseller in Denmark and winner of the Glass Key Award for the best Nordic crime novel.
Listen: Body Politic 2016 - Freedom of Movement
Listen back to Body Politic: Freedom of Movement looking at how censorship affects the language of the body. Dance Umbrella with Free Word, Index on Censorship and One Dance UK.