Language and culture activities plus language exchange
Language and culture activities
The CLIE Events Officer, Tina Dickson, organises language and culture-related events for students taking courses at syllabus C and above (e.g. academia, art, business and current affairs, customs and traditions, food). These events take place in Term 1 and in Term 2 and allow students to expand their foreign language practice through guided tours, discussions and seminars. Email Tina to reserve a place, giving the event title and date.
Sign up for Arab British Centre newsletter http://www.arabbritishcentre.org.uk/ and join their library for £10p.a.
Become a member of CABBU for only £10pa http://www.caabu.org/contact
MBI Al Jaber, no membership only free events http://www.mbifoundation.com/events.asp
Group visit to BBC Arabic World Service Office Tuesday 22nd November, prompt departure from CLIE at 5pm, visit to begin at 5.30pm (possible to meet at Portland Place W1A 1AA if more convenient) Group size = 10 students and Karen O’Brien (BBC Journalist) has agreed for a second group to be given identical tour in January 2017.
Talk by Justin Marozzi, travel writer and journalist, An Illustrated talk about the History of Baghdad, Tuesday 29th November, 5.30pm, Drayton House B06
Arabic Translation workshop with Jonathan Wright, 17th November, 5.30pm, venue Drayton House B19
Talk by Robin Lamb about his Arabic studies and his long diplomatic career in Egypt and the Middle East. Wednesday 8th February 2017, room tbc
Sign up for newsletter and library access at the Institut Francais http://www.culturetheque.com/EXPLOITATION/GBR/accueil-ermes.aspx
Discussion with Author Ben Jelloun at Waterstones Piccadilly
https://www.waterstones.com/events/an-evening-with-tahar-ben-jalloun-ros-schwartz-and-maya-jaggi/london-piccadilly, 7pm students to book their own tickets
Free tickets (usually £10) to theatre production of Le Grand Meaulnes (in French/English), 7.45pm 2nd November at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, meet at CLIE Reception at 6pm http://www.thecockpit.org.uk/show/le_grand_meaulnes_a_reverie
Free tickets (usually £12 at the door) for comedy and clowning about the Calais Jungle, called Borderline, at 4pm Marylebone Cockpit theatre, either meet there or at CLIE at 2.30pm Sunday 6th November. You must email your request for a ticket and where you prefer to meet by Friday 4th November. Part of the Voila Festival. The performance will be in English/French/Pashto/Farsi and Arabic.
Guided tour (in French) of the Impressionists paintings at the Courtauld Monday 14th November, 3-4pm, meet at the Courtauld information desk at 2.45pm or meet at CLIE Reception at 2pm.
Screening of Une Partie de Campagne by Jean Renoir at UCL Tuesday 15th November 5.15pm venue to tbc
Feedback discussion of events touching upon Impressionism (Art, film and literature) with Raphaela Armbruster date Wednesday 16th November, 5.15pm venue tbc
Wine tasting of range of wines from Alsace (in French) Tuesday 13th December 5.30pm, room tbc
Goethe Institute https://www.goethe.de/ins/gb/en/sta/lon.html
Membership: £20pa, £15 for six months, £8 for 3 months (membership gives free access to library and free films)
Free tickets for Sir Neil McGregor’s talk ‘one castle, one palace, two brothers, many museums: Berlin’s Humboldt Forum’ Thursday 13th October, meet at CLIE Reception at 6pm
Music Concert, 70th anniversary of the London Bach Society, China Exchange, W1D 6JA, concert begins at 7.45pm, Friday 11th November, meet outside of China Exchange at 7pm
Talk by Professor Volker Sommer (UCL Anthropology) ‘Lob der Luge. Zur Evolution unserer Intelligenz’ In praise of lying: How deception helped us evolve intelligence. Mid November – early December date tbc
Talk by Dr Bowersox Einwanderungsland Deutschland. Migration in German History and the Politics of Today – early December date tbc
Sign up for the newsletter of the Italian Cultural Institute on their home page: http://www.iiclondra.esteri.it/IIC_Londra
Here is a message for you from the Italian Cultural Institute:
"Sei un giovane Italiano? Risiedi a Londra? Ti piacerebbe partecipare agli eventi organizzati dall’Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Londra? Ci occupiamo di arte, fotografia, cinema, moda, letteratura, teatro…e molto altro.
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Talk (in English) on the Italian Renaissance Courts by author Alison Shadwick, date tbc
Talk (in Italian) by journalist Enrico Franceschini on his book ‘Londra Italia’ date tbc
Free tickets to National Gallery, Thursday 15th December entry 4.30pm Beyond Carravaggio https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/beyond-caravaggio
Sign up for newsletter/membership
DAIWA Foundation email for mailing list http://www.dajf.org.uk/ firstname.lastname@example.org
Japan Foundation http://www.jpf.org.uk/registration/index.php
Japan Foundation: http://www.japansociety.org.uk/join/benefits-of-membership/ (£10)
Manga: the new generation talk (in English) by Kim Nimura and Miki Yamamoto at Foyles Bookshop, Charing Cross Road 6.30-8pm, Monday 17th October, meet at CLIE Reception at 5.30pm
Sushi making and tasting with Makiko Sano http://www.makikosano.co.uk/ Thursday 3rd November, 5.30pm room tbc
Traditional music (Shamisen master and Enka singer part in English part in Japanese) http://www.hibikishamisen.com/ date tbc (end of November or beginning December)
Confucian Institute of Education https://ciforschools.wordpress.com/
China Centre for Health and Humanities UCL http://www.ucl.ac.uk/chinahealth
Chinese tea and cakes for conversation exchange, Tuesday 1st November, 5.30pm room tbc
Chinese Calligraphy workshop with SOAS calligraphy master Jia Li, Wednesday 23rd November 5.30-7pm Rockefeller 339
Talk on Working in China, by Avia Nagal from the China British Council, Wednesday 30th November 3-5pm, venue tbc
Cervantes Institute (free membership) http://londres.cervantes.es/en/membership/membership_general_information.htm
Silva Code Source «Indigo: Add horizontal rule»
Talk (in Spanish) by Dr Beatriz Armendariz, Senior Lecturer Economics, Microfinance in Latin America, Wednesday 2nd November 5.30pm room Foster Court 132
Talk (in Spanish) by Patricia Tubella, freelance journalist, The current political situation in Spain, including the Catalan independence movement and the Podemos Party, Tuesday 22nd November, 5.30-7pm, South Wing G12 Council Room
Talk (in Spanish) by Gwen Burnyeat (PhD Anthropology) ‘Sintesis de los acuerdos de la Habana y su context nacional e international’ (peace talk with the FARQ in Colombia) Wednesday 7th December 5.30-7pm Wilkins Garden Room
Talk (in Spanish) by Professor Cabrales, Economics Department, on Inequality and social mobility in Spain, date tbc late November
The CLIE Events Officer, Tina Dickson, organises language exchanges starting in Term 1.
Email Tina stating your mother tongue (Arabic/English/French/German/Italian/Japanese/Mandarin/Spanish) and the language(s) you wish to practise.
18th October (Sunday) 10am Der Musensohn: Schubert’s setting of Goethe texts for voice and piano http://www.rcm.ac.uk/events/listings/details/?id=766448
27th October, 7pm Organ Recital (Bach and Wldor) (French and German https://bachtrack.com/concert-listing/royal-academy-of-music-dukes-hall/organ-recital/27-october-2015/19-00
28th October, 7.30pm Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music, Chamber Essentials: music for woodwind Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven http://www.rcm.ac.uk/events/listings/details/?id=744970
29th October, 6pm Recital Hall, Royal College of Music, South American Baroque Music http://www.rcm.ac.uk/events/seasonhighlights/SAbaroquefest/
5th November, 6.00pm in Recital Hall of Royal College of Music, Beethoven Piano Trios http://www.rcm.ac.uk/events/listings/details/?id=761866
6th November, 7.45pm London Bach Society, Gresham Centre http://www.bachlive.co.uk/
19th November, Baroque concert (Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann) https://bachtrack.com/concert-listing/royal-academy-of-music-dukes-hall/laurence-cummings-directs-the-royal-academy-of-music-baroque-orchestra/19-november-2015/19-00
20th November, 6pm, Italian Opera recitals http://www.ram.ac.uk/kr/whats-on/event/pavarotti-prize-1
22nd November (Sunday) , 1.30pm Inner Parry Room, Royal College of Music Back to Back Bach Lecture http://www.rcm.ac.uk/events/listings/details/?id=719521
22nd November, 5pm, Brahms Sonata competition http://www.ram.ac.uk/whats-on/event/wilfrid-parry-prize
23rd November, 7.30pm Inner Parry Room, Royal College of Music Chamber Essentials Mozart and Haydn music for piano and strings http://www.rcm.ac.uk/events/listings/details/?id=748826
4th December, 1.15pm, Museum of Music Royal College of Music Piece de clavecin tirees d’Alcide 1693 http://www.rcm.ac.uk/events/listings/details/?id=767083