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Mar
17
Wed
2021
Easter round the World
Mar 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Easter round the World

Various members will talk about how Easter is celebrated in places where they have lived.

Mar
23
Tue
2021
Spanish – English Translation Slam (via Zoom)
Mar 23 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Spanish - English Translation Slam (via Zoom)

Hosted by Gill Holmes. The text will consist of the first (approx.) 400 words from El País bajo mi Piel by Gioconda Belli (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gioconda_Belli). Written in 2000, it’s an autobiographical work about Gioconda’s early life and time with the FSLN (Sandinistas), first fighting to overthrow the Somoza dictatorship in Nicaragua and then working as Minister of Culture in the new government, with musings on feminine sexuality, motherhood and sexism thrown in. Gioconda is a well-known Nicaraguan poet and writer who currently divides her time between Nicaragua and the USA. It has been translated into English and we will compare our translations with the published version during the slam.

More information from info@itiwessex.co.uk.

Mar
25
Thu
2021
Thursday chat with Cherry Shelton, ITI SHEA, via Zoom
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Thursday chat with Cherry Shelton, ITI SHEA, via Zoom

Cherry Shelton is the Coordinator of the new ITI Network, SHEA (Sustainability, Horticulture, Environment and Agriculture). This chat will give us an opportunity to learn about her aims for the new group.

Apr
8
Thu
2021
Tudor Southampton via Zoom
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Tudor Southampton via Zoom

Katie Belo dos Santos is a freelance interpreter, translator and lecturer. She is a member of ITI Wessex and a FITI. Her languages are English, Portuguese, and Spanish. Katie is also a qualified guide. In this presentation, following on from her much-appreciated talk about ‘Medieval Southampton’, she will talk about ‘Tudor Southampton’.

This event is open to all members of ITI but you will need to register by contacting info@itiwessex.co.uk . Please state your name and ITI number.

Apr
13
Tue
2021
‘Linguists for Sail’ via Zoom
Apr 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
'Linguists for Sail' via Zoom

 

Emma Gledhill, FITI, will relate her experience of the 2020 Medicane storm on her yacht in Greece, how her background as a professional sailor helped her prepare, and the life lessons that can be drawn from it.

 

Sue Fortescue, Coordinator, ITI Wessex, will describe how she trained to be one of the IT-EN and FR-EN interpreters for the 2012 Paralympics Sailing events held at Portland, Dorset, and how this led to her love of sailing.

May
22
Sat
2021
CHANGED DATE & TIME Visit to Exbury Gardens @ Exbury Gardens
May 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
CHANGED DATE & TIME Visit to Exbury Gardens @ Exbury Gardens

Date changed due to government lockdown restrictions. Visit led by Katie Belo dos Santos and Nigel Philpott, both qualified SeeSouthampton guides. Meet at 10am for two hour guided tour. Then picnic and free time to wander! Please buy your own entrance ticket here: https://www.exbury.co.uk/booking.  Please inform itiwessex@co.uk that you plan to join us as there is a government-imposed limit of 30 people meeting together. There is also the possibility to take a steam train: https://www.exbury.co.uk/steam_railway.html. Family members and dogs welcome.