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Kerstin Knepper  Identity Verified
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New Year, new London Powwow! Jan 12, 2010

Dear London translators and interpreters,

the new year is always a good time for resolutions, and mine is to get out there, mingle and meet more representatives of my profession, so I thought it's time for a new London Powwow!

I know our last organiser Katharina set high standards, so if you have any suggestions about a venue, topic etc., please do get in touch.

If enough people sign up over the next week or so, I will look into a venue, possibly the same pub we used to go to, as it was nice and central.

So look out for updates and do commit to a more social 2010!

I'm looking forward to seeing you soon,
best wishes,

Kerstin


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Kerstin Knepper  Identity Verified
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Powwow venue Jan 19, 2010

Dear colleagues,

I'm glad to see so much interest in this Powwow!

It turns out that the pub we used to go to started charging for their function room, so I phoned around a bit and it seems to be quite a challenge to find a pub in a central location with a function room free of charge.

I did however find a lovely place very close to Warwick Avenue (3 min walk) on the Bakerloo line and to Paddington (15 min walk along the beautiful canal in Little Venice). The function room is small-ish but very cozy and the staff very friendly, so I hope it will do for our first meeting:

The Warwick Castle
6 Warwick Place
London W9 2PX

Telephone: 020 7266 0921

Directions: http://www.capitalpubcompany.com/the-warwick-castle/get-here.aspx

If anyone knows of a better place, do let me know. I hope this tube journey doesn't put anyone off, it's really very easy to reach and a much more pleasant walk than through crowded Soho or Covent Garden on a Saturday afternoon anyway!

I booked the room from 3-6pm on Saturday, 30 January, and suggest we make this powwow a brainstorming about future topics that people might be interested in. I will bring my conference transcript from the recent BDÜ conference in Berlin ("Translating into the future") for possible ideas.

I hope these arrangements will suit everyone and to see you all out in force next week!

Best wishes,
Kerstin


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Katharina Wawrzon-Stewart  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Kerstin & Oliver: Alternative venue for future meetings Jan 22, 2010

I contacted them a while ago and they were willing to rent out their upstairs room for free. The location is central, yet rather hidden, but the pub is friendly and has a good selection of beverages. It used to be one of my locals in my pre-freelance days...

The Green Man
36 Riding House Street,
Fitzrovia,
London,
W1W 7ES
(020) 7580 9087
http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/pubsandbars/the-green-man-review-14795.html

Katharina


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Oliver Walter  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Could be worth trying Jan 22, 2010

Thanks for that Katharina. It's very near the pub we used on 28 November. I suppose if could be worth trying next month, depending on what we think of the one Kerstin found for next week (but look at these reviews: http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/pubsandbars/the-green-man-userreview-14795.html ).

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Roland Glasser  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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French to English
Green Man Jan 22, 2010

Wow, that's just down the road from me, but I've never actually been in there! Funny that, you grow up somewhere and yet there's places you've never been into. Maybe I should slip in there tomorrow for a half of ale between work sessions and make a report

@ Katharina - how's life as a mum?


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Kerstin Knepper  Identity Verified
Germany
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Powwow venue is still The Warwick Castle Jan 29, 2010

Hello everybody,

just in case people got confused by the venue discussion, we still meet at The Warwick Castle tomorrow at 3pm and see how it goes:

The Warwick Castle
6 Warwick Place
London W9 2PX

Telephone: 020 7266 0921

Directions: http://www.capitalpubcompany.com/the-warwick-castle/get-here.aspx

Looking forward to it,
best wishes,
Kerstin


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Jaquelina Guardamagna  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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London Powwow Jan 30, 2010

Hi! Sorry I couldn't make it today. I hope you enjoyed meeting up and had a great afternoon. I'll try to come next time if I'm around.
Best wishes,
Jaquelina


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Flo in London  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 11:15
English to French
Thank you Kerstin Jan 31, 2010

Many thanks Kerstin for organising such a well attended powwow

It was great seeing everyone there and I\'m already looking forward to our next gathering (BTW the \"speed networking\" idea might be a fun way to give us the chance to speak to everyone next time

Best wishes
Flo


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Kerstin Knepper  Identity Verified
Germany
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Next Powwow on Saturday, 27 Feb Jan 31, 2010

Hello everybody,

thanks for turning up at yesterday's Powwow and making it such an enjoyable afternoon.

The date for the next Powwow is Saturday, 27 Feb, and some of us will look for a slightly bigger venue in the meantime.

Do feel free to send me your suggestions and comments!

Hope to see you in February,
best wishes,
Kerstin


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Kerstin Knepper  Identity Verified
Germany
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Photos! Feb 5, 2010

With Elisa\'s kind permission, please find here a link to some photos from our last Powwow.

http://fotoseliuk.blogspot.com/2010/01/reunion-de-traductores-en-londres.html

I\'m looking forward to seeing you all in February,
best wishes,
Kerstin


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