Category Archives: Translation

Meike Ziervogel and Hamid Ismailov- ‘The Art of Translation’ at Off the Shelf, Sheffield

One of the many treats on offer at this year’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words in Sheffield was an evening with Meike Ziervogel and Hamid Ismailov.  Meike Ziervogel  is the founder  of Peirene Press, a small  independent publishing house in … Continue reading

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Ulrike Almut Sandig- Poetry reading at University of Sheffield

Thanks very much to the Dept of Germanic Studies at the University of Sheffield for organising this event where the German poet, Ulrike Almut Sandig read from her poetry and prose collections. Ulrike Almut Sandig grew up in the former … Continue reading

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The Marriage of Figaro in English – Opera North

Do go and see Opera  North’s new production of The Marriage of Figaro this spring, sung in English in this fabulous translation by Jeremy Sams. The pleasures of the characterisation, the intricacies of the plot, the soaring arias and and … Continue reading

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Lost in translation? Hong Khaou’s film ‘Lilting’

Hong Khaou’s beautiful film ‘Lilting’ deals with loss from different cultural perspectives-see this review from the Phnompenhpost for an interview with the film director Hong Khaou and some background to the film. I was intrigued by the role played by … Continue reading

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