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January 21, 2016, 7:00 pm
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***UPDATE 8th JANUARY 2016***

I have booked us some space at the Marquis Cornwallis pub, 31 Marchmont Street WC1N 1AP from 7 pm.

The nearest tube and railway stations are:

Russell Square - 100 m
Holborn - approx. 10 min walk
Euston Square - approx. 10 min walk
Euston - approx. 10 min walk
Kings Cross - approx. 10 min walk
St Pancras - approx. 10 min walk

The 91, 59, 68 and 168 buses also stop at Russell Square.

This is quite a large pub which I think suits our needs on this occasion. It's big enough for there to be space for all of us and no need to pay extra for a separate room. Because so many have signed up and there are so many 'maybes', I thought it best to have the flexibility this time around. There are other options where we could book a separate room in the future (I particularly like the Lamb on Lamb's Conduit Street, but they charge 50 pounds to hire the separate room).

Please take the time to set your availability to yes/no so that I can confirm numbers with the bar. I've asked them to give us a slightly separate area and they will try to accommodate our needs based on final numbers.

Looking forward to meeting you all!

I moved to London a little over a year ago, and have met just a handful of translators since. I used to live in Edinburgh, where I organised informal networking events 4 times a year - 2 in the pub, a Christmas dinner and a summer BBQ. I miss the translators' community we had there and would like to try and replicate it in London!

I am proposing a few drinks in the pub in January. I know that everyone tends to be quite busy in the run-up to Christmas and the new year and felt that January was a good time to start something new. Plus it gives us a bit of time to get the word out and drum up numbers.

I'll do some research to find a good venue in a central location and keep you all posted. In the meantime, please sign up, make suggestions, have a chat, etc.

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Interested members (90) / Confirmed: 38 / Tentative: 17
Name NoteWill Attend
Rebecca Hendry  \"Organizer\" \"Reporter\" ...  y
Steve Poynter   ...  y
Lanna Castellano   Lanna Castellano  y
JudyK   Sorry, can't make it this time  n
Alessandra Diagne  \"Reporter\" \"Photographer\" ...  y
Magdalena Lippingwell   Maggie Lohmeier  y
Diana Edmond   Sorry I can't make it this time. Have fun guys!  n
Thomas Pfann   ...  y
Alejandra Garcia Romero   Alejandra García Romero   y
Maria Simmen   ...  y
Jolanta Konowalczyk   ...  m
Marta Marullo   Thanks for the invitation!  n
XClare Gallag (X)   ...  n
Bob Scott   ...  y
Alex Blackman   I am no longer able to attend this event. Absolutely gutted! Hope everyone has a good evening.  n
Malgosia McHugh   Hope to be able to be there!  y
Charlotte Allen   ...  n
David Howard   ...  y
Denis Chesnokov   ...  m
Sílvia Slocombe   ...  y
Olga Koepping   Sorry to miss it, I'll now be in France on that date. Hopefully I'll be here for the next one!  n
Eloise Horsfield   ...  
Lara Barnett   ...  m
MTP   Would love to come if I can make it  m
Ludmila Mawson   ...  
Son Kim Do   ...  n
Gudrun Sweeney   ...  y
Hidde   ...  y
denisaherel   ...  y
Irene Baragli   ...  y
Paula Vara   ...  y
Petya Kusheva   I'm sorry, but I won't be in London on Thursday. Hope to join you next time :)  n
GillW (MCIL)   I am in the Chelsea area  y
Michael Wells   Thanks for the invitem, I hope to attend. Best regards, Michael  m
Tatiane Bertoni   ...  
Oliver Walter   Yes, I intend to come  y
Maria Jornet Escuer   ...  n
iulianas   Iuliana Sava   m
VBradley   Thanks for the invite. It's two days after the DipTrans exam so I'll need a drink!  m
Rosa Plana Castillón   I'll try to make it!   n
durul gur   modi-modi  
Deli   ...  y
Roland Glasser   ...  n
galypuk   ...  y
XAnilu Fernandez (X)   ...  y
XAlexandra Swaka   ...  y
Clive Phillips   Would need to be a separate room, given my impaired hearing.  n
Fatima Lopez   I can't wait to meet you all. :)  y
Domenico Trimboli   ...  n
Chiara Sodi   ...  y
Jeanie Eldon   ...  y
Barry Appleby   ...  y
Mar Pelaez-Munoz MCIL DPSI  \"Reporter\" Hi Rebecca, Thank you for organising this event. shall we meet in a quiet bar in Central London?  y
Debbi Steele   ...  m
Peter Reidel   ...  y
Josef Hassoun   Hey Becky! Welcome to London! Sounds like a plan :)  y
SED TRANSLATOR   Sarah Downham  n
Michelle McBride   I will do my best to make it over - would love to say hello to all!  m
Elise Le Mer   ...  n
Luna Jungblut   I will be there :) I know of some places that could potentially host us, depending on numbers :) Thanks for organising this!  m
Halina Arendt  \"Photographer\" Do the majority prefer a central location? For me it would be more convenient somewhere you could get by car.  m
Chi Mai  \"Photographer\" ...  
Matthew Paines   ...  n
Yoko Busk   ...  n
XRainaLi   ...  n
Eugene Lucarelli   ...  y
Luis DeGalocha   ...  n
Igor Timko   ...  n
Vivien Mayer   ...  n
Gillian Searl   Perfect location for me :) See you there  y
Alex Grady   ...  y
Bernardo Meza   ...  
Estefanía González   ...  y
Joanna Opoku   ...  m
XSinae Hong (X)   ...  m
LV-ML   ...  y
Fiona Miles   ...  m
Katharina Wawrzon-Stewart   I've got a big project on at the moment, so I'm not sure if I can attend.  m
Cathrin Cordes   I will try my best to be there, possibly a bit later. Thanks for organising!  m
Xatharby   Taking advantage of being in London to attend  m
Irene Palmer Bautista   ...  y
Andrea Ribas Liern   ...  
Eva Kovacikova   Hi Rebecca,I am sorry I won't be able to make it this time. Have fun.  n
Cristina B.   Thanks for the invitation, I will try to be there.   y
Nathalie Reis   ...  n
Jagoda Wachowska   ...  
Katya Roberts   I'd be delighted to attend. I have only become a member today, so it will be my first opportunity to meet other members.  
Izabela Pikula   ...  y
XNathalieCook (X)   ...  

Postings about this event

Powwow: London - United Kingdom

Josephine Bacon
Local time: 05:17
French to English
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Josephine Bacon Nov 24, 2015

The last powwow which was held in a pub cum café in Islington was great fun, I am sure this one will be too. I live very centrally (Kings Cross) please let me know if you want me to help research suitable places.


Rebecca Hendry  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:17
Member (2005)
Spanish to English
+ ...
Thanks to all those who have signed up so far, and venues Nov 25, 2015

There has been a great response so far and I look forward to meeting you all. If you do intend to come, please set your attendance status accordingly (click on the arrows in the right-hand column to do this) so that I can get a better idea of numbers. This will be useful for selecting the venue.

I'm looking at options in the King's Cross/Bloomsbury/Holborn area so if anyone has any suggestions please let me know.

Best wishes,



Russell Jones  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:17
Italian to English
What a pity Dec 8, 2015

It's been a while since the last one in London. Unfortunately Thursday evenings are just about the only time I can't make.


Mar Pelaez-Munoz MCIL DPSI
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:17
English to Spanish
I Will be there! Dec 12, 2015

What a great opportunity to meet up!

[Edited at 2016-01-21 12:46 GMT]


Gillian Searl  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:17
Member (2004)
German to English
did you work out a venue yet? Jan 4, 2016

HI all, I'm staying in London that night for a 2-day training course. Kings Cross/Bloomsbury would be perfect for me.


Rebecca Hendry  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:17
Member (2005)
Spanish to English
+ ...
Venue Jan 8, 2016

I have booked us some space at the Marquis Cornwallis pub, 31 Marchmont Street WC1N 1AP from 7 pm. Please see the powwow page for more details:

Looking forward to seeing you there,



Pauline Teale  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:17
Member (2004)
French to English
+ ...
Shame I can't make it Jan 8, 2016

Thanks for organising this - I can't make this particular one but would love to attend in future


Jenny Steel  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:17
Member (2015)
Arabic to English
+ ...
Enjoy! Jan 19, 2016

It's a really nice idea - I can't make that night, but hope you have a great time.


Rebecca Hendry  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:17
Member (2005)
Spanish to English
+ ...
ID verification Jan 20, 2016

If anyone who is coming along would like their ID verified, please bring along a driving license or similar ID and I can do this for you.


SED TRANSLATOR  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:17
Catalan to English
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Have a good evening! Jan 21, 2016

I'm afraid I can't make it after all. Hopefully next time


Mar Pelaez-Munoz MCIL DPSI
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:17
English to Spanish
Last minute change of plan Jan 21, 2016

Dear Rebbeca,

I am sorry I will have to cancel today as a last minute commitment prevents me from attending event.
I was very much looking forward to meet you all.

Maybe we should organise another one if Springtime.

Please report back!



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