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Translation! Festival

A celebration of languages and cultures from across the world

Join us for a celebration of languages and cultures from across the world. Come along to a range of thought-provoking, exciting and interactive events at venues around Exeter city centre, celebrating the uniqueness and diversity of languages and cultures. Discover the many innovative and creative ways of translating between them…the written word and beyond!

Event details

A range of talks, workshops, and interactive sessions to suit all ages and interests, run by local and international experts, including:

‘The Spectacular Translation Machine’
Roll up your sleeves and help us bring a French illustrated novel alive in English, in this all-day live translation event.

Wordkeys: The 4D Translation Treasure Hunt
A team race to find the treasure using hidden clues: messages written in a variety of languages! Glossaries provided!

Angela Cavalieri Art Exhibition
Meet the artist and hear about the stories that have inspired her work.

Discover Translation Talks
Find out about translation and topical issues such as immigration, ethics, and even keeping dead languages alive!

Live Performances
Hear poetry, music and bilingual readings throughout the day

Enjoy a specially selected schedule of foreign language films.

For a full timetable of events please visit the website: or follow us on Facebook: translationfestivalexeter

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