Speakeasy is a variety club for lovers of languages. Whether you are monolingual or polyglot, a speaker, a reader, a teacher, a translator, a tourist industry professional or just an enthusiastic listener, come along and join what we hope will grow into a ‘language-positive’ community in London. We’ll be parsing this year’s Being Human keywords, Hope and Fear, to explore their meanings across different languages. There will be live on-stage translation of crime fiction (fear!), wordy jokes (hope!), and plenty of anecdotes from research into the world’s language and cultures by LAHP’s PhD students and staff. [Foreign Affairs], East London’s International Theatre Company, will be providing some multilingual drama.
This event is part of the University of London's hub programme, 'Ministry of hope and fear', for the Being Human festival.
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