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Language Show London 2017    *New Venue*

13th October to 15th October 2017 - Business Design Centre, Islington, London

Whether you are a language learner, teacher, professional or just passionate about languages, this is the must-attend event for you!

European Schoolbooks Ltd and The European Bookshop will be exhibiting again this year at the Language Show London. This year the event takes place at a new venue, the Business Design Centre in Islington, a lively district with plenty of shops and restaurants, perfect for visiting the Show as part of a great day out or long weekend!

Come along and visit us on Stand 188 to see the latest language learning resources in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian and Portuguese. We will have a section devoted to Primary Language Learning and a range of children's books and literature for all ages. We are offering 15% discount on purchases and orders taken during the event.

Over three days the event will offer you the chance to attend a host of language taster sessions, CPD certified seminars and workshops, meet some of the worlds top language suppliers with over 100 exhibitors, and network with thousands of other language enthusiasts who love languages just as much as you.

For more information and to register for your FREE tickets, visit the official Language Show website.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Atelier lecture et expression créative

8th October 2017 - The European Bookshop - 10:30 - 11:30

Rejoignez-nous le deuxième dimanche du mois tout au long du trimestre pour des ateliers lectures au cours desquels vos enfants pourrons découvrir les nouveautés de la littérature jeunesse de manière créative. Ils prendront plaisir à développer leur compréhension et expression écrite, ainsi que leur expression orale autour de jeux de rôle, jeux de mots et chansons.

Pour les enfants de 6 à 11 ans.

Prix par atelier : £8.

Ateliers organisés par La Petite France Tuitions. Renseignements et inscriptions par téléphone au 07908538480 ou par e-mail à hellosunshine.mh@gmail.com.


Tatiana de Rosnay: Manderley Forever

5th October 2017 - Institut français, 17 Queensberry Place, SW7 2DT - 19:00 - 20:30

Join best-selling novelist Tatiana de Rosnay (Sarah’s Key) for an exclusive talk with Daphne du Maurier’s eldest daughter, Tessa Montgomery, chaired by Dr Laura Varnam, on the occasion of the UK publication of Manderley Forever (Allen & Unwin).

In Manderley Forever, Tatiana de Rosnay delivers a fascinating and vivid portrait of acclaimed British writer Daphne du Maurier. Through her characteristic novel-like prose, meticulous research and with unlimited admiration, she pays homage to the writer who has influenced her deeply and shines a new light on the importance du Maurier accorded to her French heritage

The talk will be in English and followed by a book signing. Books by the author can be purchased on the day at a book stall run by the European Bookshop.

Book your ticket from the French Institute.

Clayton Junior en dédicace

30th September 2017 - The European Bookshop - 14:30

Clayton Junior
viendra dédicacer son nouveau roman graphique tous publics

Ma vie de loup
Éditions Sarbacane

RSVP bookshop@esb.co.uk

Labrador affectueux et curieux, Silver grandit à la ferme entre son maître et ses centaines de brebis dont il est le gardien. Mais Silver rêve d’aventure et de grands espaces... Lorsqu'il rencontre, une nuit, un trio de loups affamés, il décide de les suivre, attiré par leur vie sans entrave aussi alléchante que périlleuse. Au contact de la meute, Silver apprend la vie sauvage, ce qu’elle a de rude et d’exaltant à la fois. Il découvre l'amour, et les ravages de la civilisation des hommes qui menace l'espace vital des animaux, et jusqu’à leur existence-même... Un roman graphique pour tous les âges, entre conte philosophique et roman d'apprentissage.

Clayton Junior est né à Curitiba, au Brésil, où il a étudié la gravure et les arts visuels. Il vit désormais à Londres depuis 2007, où il travaille comme illustrateur et concepteur d'animation pour des clients prestigieux à l'international.

Book Launch - Speed Up your German

23rd September 2017 - The European Bookshop - 12:00 - 15:30

Join Silke Mentchen and Annemarie Künzl-Snodgrass as they present their latest book Speed up your German. Both authors are Senior Language Teaching Officers in the Department of German and Dutch at the University of Cambridge. Annemarie and Silke will answer questions and are happy to discuss studying languages at university.

Speed Up Your German is a unique and innovative resource that identifies and explains the errors most commonly made by learners of German, enabling students to learn from their mistakes while enhancing their understanding of the German language. Each of the twelve chapters focuses on a grammatical category where English speakers typically make mistakes. Each point is clearly explained and exemplified with a range of exercises to reinforce learning.

Plus, enjoy the celebrations taking place throughout the day in the European Bookshop for the upcoming European Day of Languages! (See below)

Celebration of European Day of Languages

23rd September 2017 - The European Bookshop - 10.00 - 18:00

Join us and the European Commission on Saturday 23rd September for all sorts of fun and exciting activities in the run-up to this year's European Day of Languages!

Come along and enjoy language-related activities for young and old, including interactive games, quizzes and the European Commission's annual Wordkeys treasure hunt! There will be an information stand throughout the day and to conclude the festivities we will have an evening talk on improving your language-learning skills by polyglot and author Olly Richards.

All events on the day are free of charge and open to everyone, but registration is required for certain parts of the programme (see details below):

At 12 noon and again at 3pm: two runnings of the legendary Wordkeys language treasure hunt, devised and led by literary translator Rosalind Harvey. No language knowledge required. Free and open to all, but numbers are limited and registration is essential. Meet outside South Kensington underground station. For more details and registration: Click here

From 7pm to 8pm in the European Bookshop: a talk by Olly Richards entitled Becoming Multilingual: The Secrets To Learning New Languages As An Adult. Olly is a polyglot, author and language consultant who has taught himself more than eight languages. In this talk you'll discover how he has learnt his languages, the methods he has used, and how you can use his experience to get a head start in your own language learning. Includes drinks and nibbles. Free and open to all, but numbers are limited and registration essential: Click here

An initiative of the Council of Europe, European Day of Languages has been marked annually on 26th September since 2001. It is a celebration of Europe's linguistic and cultural diversity and of the benefits and importance of language learning.

Language Learning and Teaching Conference: Developing Speaking Skills

15th September 2017 - University of Leeds - 9:15 - 17:15

The conference will bring together academics and language teachers working in Higher Education in the UK and internationally to discuss the nature and challenges presently faced in the field of language learning. This conference intends to:

• Push forward the under-researched field of speaking skills by showcasing original research and innovative practice.

• Support a closer integration of language learning theory and pedagogical practice.

• Bridge the gap between MFL, EFL and EAP and provide a forum for all practitioners to develop collaborative projects, across language education regardless of the discipline.

• Act as a catalyst for collaboration across institutions.

The focus will be towards the enhancement of speaking skills with the following sub-themes:

Theoretical and practical approaches to:

- Pronunciation and intonation
- Pragmatics and interaction
- Cognitivism on speaking skills
- Assessment and Proficiency Level Bench-marking (including the CEFR)
- Motivation
- Technology to enhance language learning
- Task-based Teaching and Learning
- Learning outside the classroom
- Enhancing students’ employability through the development of speaking skills

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be exhibiting at the conference with a range of foreign language resources in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Portuguese. We'll also be offering delegates 10% discount on orders and free UK postage.

For more details on the conference programme and registration, please visit the official website: https://lltconf.leeds.ac.uk/


The Languages:MK Show

8th July 2017 - The Open University, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA - 10.00 - 15:30

The Languages:MK Show celebrates MK50 - Milton Keynes' 50th birthday - and its cultural and linguistic diversity.

The project is a collaboration between The Open University who, with over 11,000 current language students, is the largest languages school in the country, and Community Learning MK, who provide lifelong language courses in the adult education sector in Milton Keynes.

• Are you interested in learning a new language?

• Do you want to practise your existing language skills?

• Are you interested in working as a translator or interpreter, but unsure how to start?

• Or perhaps you are a language teacher looking to network and explore the latest language learning research from The Open University?

Entrance is FREE and you can participate in a number of sessions including language tasters, professional development for language teachers, and seminars on translating and interpreting conducted by The Institute of Translation & Interpreting (ITI). There will also be live cultural performances from local schools!

The European Bookshop will be exhibiting throughout the event with a range of foreign language resources in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Portuguese. We'll also be offering 10% discount to all visitors so why not come and say hello!

For more details on the programme and for booking information, visit the Event Page.


South West Languages Conference

7th July 2017 - Bath Spa University, Culverhay Campus - 9.45 - 3.30

The European Bookshop will be attending the Network for Languages South West conference with a selection of our latest resources in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian. We will be offering a 10% discount on orders placed during the conference. If you can't decide what to buy on the day, please collect a flyer to get the same discount online or instore after the event!


The French Circle - French taster evening

4th July 2017 - The European Bookshop - 19:00 - 20:30

Inaugural International Conference: Cross-curricular language learning

30th June to 1st July 2017 - Sheffield Institute of Education, Sheffield Hallam University

Cross-curricular language learning: increasing motivation, confidence and attainment

A two-day conference that welcomes researchers, teachers, trainee teachers and teacher educators. Topics include:

• The impact of CLIL and immersion techniques on pupils’ motivation and progress

• Practical ideas for increasing cognitive challenge, motivation and engagement in the primary and secondary classroom

• How cross curricular learning can support pupils who will take England’s new language exams

• What we can learn from other countries

European Schoolbooks Ltd. will be exhibiting at the event with a range of resources in French, Spanish, German and Italian. We will be offering a 10% discount on orders placed during the conference. If you can't decide what to buy on the day, you can also get the same discount online after the event using the promotional code provided in your delegete pack!

Click here for more details on the programme and to register your attendance.


Primary and Secondary MFL Conference

24th June 2017 - University of Westminster, Regent Street - 10:00 - 15:30

The European Bookshop will be attending the Network for Languages London conference with a selection of our latest resources in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian. We will be offering a 10% discount on orders placed during the conference. If you can't decide what to buy on the day, please collect a flyer to get the same discount instore at the shop after the event!


Beyond Words French Literature Festival

11th May to 16th May 2017 - Institut français London - Event times vary - please see programme for details

Beyond Words is the new Live French Literature Festival at the Institut français - a six-day programme packed with guest appearances of French-language writers recently translated into English, and English writers who have a special love affair with France. It's been an intense year, and it's time for words, fiction, history, romance, poetry… and for some live literature performances.

The European Bookshop will be attending the festival with a selection of the books featured in the festival programme.

Please click here to see some of the titles available to purchase from us.

See the full festival programme here


European Literature Night with A. L. Kennedy and Guests

10th May 2017 - British Library, Knowledge Centre, 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB - 19:00

The European Writers' Tour 2017 launches at European Literature Night at the British Library with a special evening with Scottish author A. L. Kennedy and guests:

Contemplating European authorship in a post-Brexit context

A. L. Kennedy will give a keynote address reflecting on the future of European authorship in a post-Brexit context. She will then be joined in conversation by two prize-winning European authors, Clemens Meyer from Germany and Francesca Melandri from Italy. Chaired by Arifa Akbar, deputy literary editor and arts writer at The Independent.

The event will be followed by a reception.

More information and booking:
http://www.bl.uk/events/european-literature-night-with-a-l-kennedy-and-guests

The European Writers' Tour 2017 is a EUNIC London project coordinated by the Institut Camões in partnership with the Royal Society of Literature and the British Library. It is supported by The European Commission Representation in the UK and EUNIC Global, with additional support by the Czech Centre, the Goethe-Institut, Flanders House, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Institut Francais.


ALL Language World 2017

24th March to 25th March 2017 - East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham

Language World is the annual conference and CPD event of the Association for Language Learning. It is a chance for teachers from all over the country to meet up with their subject community to celebrate language teaching and learning.

The theme of this year's Language World is Progress for ALL: promoting progress in all aspects of pupils’ learning of languages, ensuring progression in curriculum planning, sustaining progress in curriculum leadership and celebrating progress in building a culture of language learning in a school.

The two day event offers a packed programme with speakers from across the languages sectors as well as a large and varied exhibition showcasing the latest in language learning resources and support.

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending the conference with a range of materials in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish and will be offering a 15% discount on orders placed during the conference.

Language Show Live Scotland

10th March to 11th March 2017 - SECC Glasgow - Friday 10:00-18:00, Saturday 10:00-17:00

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending the second Language Show Live Scotland exhibition. Visit us on Stand 245 to see the latest language learning resources in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Portuguese. We will have a section devoted to Primary Language Learning and a range of childrens' books and literature. We are offering 15% discount on purchases and orders taken during the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information about Language Show Live Scotland and to register for FREE tickets, visit the official website:

Language Show Website


ISMLA ATB 8 Annual Conference

3rd March 2017 - Grammar School at Leeds

European Schoolbooks will be present exhibiting a range of materials for primary and secondary language learning in French, German Italian, Spanish, Russian and Portuguese. We will be offering 10% discount on all orders placed on the day. We look forward to seeing you there!


Greta Sykes

16th February 2017 - European Bookshop - 19.00 - 21.00

We are delighted to welcome Greta Sykes gretasykes.co.uk to launch her book "Unter verbranntem Himmel/Under charred skies".

This novel is a celebration of the creativity, culture and resistance of ordinary people during the twenty odd years of Weimar Republic and the Nazi regime. Embedded in the family narrative of Lene, her siblings and parents as well as her friends we experience with them the excitements and tragedies of the time as if we lived in them ourselves. We meet many famous writers and socialists of the time, such as Marianne Brandt, artist at the Bauhaus, Walter Benjamin, poet, Berta von Suttner, Nobel peace price winner.

RSVP sms@esb.co.uk / tel. 020-7734-5259




Teach Languages Conference & Exhibition

11th February 2017 - Rich Mix Cultural Centre (35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London) - 9.00am - 16.15pm

Teach Languages is a conference and exhibition for language teachers organised by Linguascope.

The theme for the 2017 edition is “Keeping it real”, focussing on the use of authentic resources in language teaching.

Speakers include Martine Pillette, Wendy Adeniji and Liz Black. The event also includes a Show & Tell session hosted by Liz Fotheringham where participants are invited to share lesson ideas and classroom tips on the use of authentic resources.

The full programme is available to download here

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending the conference with a range of the latest resources from our publishers in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. We are offering 10% discount on purchases and orders taken during the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Teachers can claim a FREE ticket to this event by visiting the online booking page www.teachlanguages.eventbrite.com and entering the following redemption code: ESB17

*** N.B. - free tickets are subject to a £20 deposit (fully refundable if teachers attend on the day) to ensure that no place is wasted. ***

ISMLA Annual National Conference 2017

4th February 2017 - Haberdashers Aske Boys School - 9.15am - 16.15pm

The 2017 conference builds on the success of the excellent Conference at The Manchester Grammar School with a range of talks.

Jocelyn Wyburd, Director of The Language Centre at University of Cambridge and Chair of University Council for Modern Languages, returns to reassess the language learning landscape a year on from her excellent talk.

There is also the usual very wide range of practical talks such as Gloria Visintini giving us insight into the MOOC for Modern Languages and Mary Wenham introducing her school’s new approach to introducing language learning.

We are also pleased to confirm the continuation of the Open Forum which will provide delegates with the chance to share ideas for making the most of school trips.

We particularly want to draw your attention to the specific language sessions this year which, given the interest in alternative courses, will introduce a range of certified courses. These will include introductions to the DELE for Spanish, the DELF for French and the Goethe Zertifikat for German.

There will also be a session delivered by Nick Mair focusing on the FCSE courses for languages. The Main Session this year will be led by James Burch who will share his approach to learning through Target Language.

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending the conference with a range of the latest resources from our publishers in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. We are offering 10% discount on purchases and orders taken during the event. We look forward to seeing you there!


LEAP training event: ICT on the Move

15th January 2017 - The European Bookshop & The Italian Bookshop - 10:00-12:00


ICT on the Move

A FREE training event that focuses on the use of ICT in education

*** Limited spaces available (see booking details below) ***

Overview
Language Education & Partnerships is a proud partner of a new collaborative project ‘DIGI.COM/YOUTH’. The project, funded through the Erasmus + Strategic Partnerships programme, aims to develop personalised learning approaches, collaborative learning and strategic use of ICT in education.

Workshop
The FREE event will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear about the latest developments, be given access to the newly developed resources, trial them and create new interactive materials. Attendees will be able to take away practical ideas on the use of ICT in teaching, develop their own activities as well as have free access to a range of tools.

Refreshments provided.

Booking
To book your place contact: emilia@leaponline.eu OR telephone: 01922 724993

Additional Information: www.leaponline.eu




Language Show Live 2016

14th October to 16th October 2016 - Olympia Central, London - 10.00 - 18.00

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending the Language Show Live again this year. Visit us on Stand 515 to see the latest language learning resources in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Portuguese. We will have a section devoted to Primary Language Learning and a range of childrens' books and literature. We are offering 15% discount on purchases and orders taken during the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information about the Language Show, visit the official website:

Language Show Website



Interactive Storytelling in French

11th September 2016 - The European Bookshop - 11:00 - 12:00

We are delighted to announce that The European Bookshop will be hosting a very special event for children:

La Boîte à Contes with Exchange Theatre

Pick a tale and be its actor! From Peau d'Ane to La Princesse au Petit Pois, Exchange Theatre provides a wonderful opportunity for kids to get involved in an interactive storytelling experience!

Language level: Easy French
Maximum allowance: 15 children
Age group: 3 to 6 year olds
Cost: FREE!

There are a limited number of places so please don't miss out - contact the bookshop and reserve your spot before it is too late: bookshop@esb.co.uk

Exchange Theatre provides a fun new way to learn and discover foreign languages through drama, music and the stage. It offers a host of workshops, classes and plays in French and other languages for schools and learning institutions, with sessions available for all ages from early years through to secondary school and A level.

For more details about all the activities on offer for all ages, view the Exchange Theatre Brochure or contact Fanny Dulin at fanny@echangetheatre.com

LEAP training event: ICT on the Move

24th April 2016 - The European Bookshop & The Italian Bookshop - 10:00-12:00


ICT on the Move

A FREE training event that focuses on the use of ICT in education

*** Limited spaces available (see booking details below) ***

Overview
Language Education & Partnerships is a proud partner of a new collaborative project ‘DIGI.COM/YOUTH’. The project, funded through the Erasmus + Strategic Partnerships programme, aims to develop personalised learning approaches, collaborative learning and strategic use of ICT in education.

Workshop
The FREE event will provide attendees with an opportunity to hear about the latest developments, be given access to the newly developed resources, trial them and create new interactive materials. Attendees will be able to take away practical ideas on the use of ICT in teaching, develop their own activities as well as have free access to a range of tools.

Booking
To book your place contact: emilia@leaponline.eu OR telephone: 01922 724993

Additional Information: www.leaponline.eu




Come and celebrate with us!

12th April 2016 - The European Bookshop & The Italian Bookshop - 18:00-20:00

A few weeks ago we officially reopened at our new premises in South Kensington.

Join us for an enjoyable evening and celebratory drinks as we toast the opening of our new bookshop at
123 Gloucester Road!

Tuesday 12th April 2016 at 18:00-20:00
123 Gloucester Road, London SW7 4TE

RSVP: bookshop@esb.co.uk

We look forward to seeing you then!

Language Show Live Scotland

11th March to 12th March 2016 - SECC Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre - 10.00 - 18.00

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending the new Language Show Live Scotland exhibition. Visit us on Stand 350 to see the latest language learning resources in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Portuguese. We will have a section devoted to Primary Language Learning and a range of childrens' books and literature. We are offering 15% discount on purchases and orders taken during the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information about Language Show Live Scotland, visit the official website:

Language Show Website


Language World 2016

11th March to 12th March 2016 - Dunchurch Park, Rugby

Language World is the annual flagship event of ALL, with two days of professional development for teachers, the largest UK exhibition of language teaching resources directly aimed at teachers, a social event, and a chance for teachers from all over the country to meet up with their subject community to celebrate language teaching and learning. On average, about 250 teachers a day attend the event. The title of Language World 2016 is Curriculum Innovation.

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending the conference with a range of materials for all ages and abilities in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish and will be offering a 15% discount on orders placed during the conference.

For more information, visit the website: Language World Website



Goodbye, Warwick Street!

10th March 2016 - The European Bookshop & The Italian Bookshop - 18:00-20:00

Come and share an enjoyable evening with us to celebrate our upcoming relocation and to bid farewell to Warwick Street, our home for almost 30 years!

Why not join us for a drink, and browse our shelves for some wonderful special offers!

Thursday 10th March 2016 at 18:00-20:00

The European Bookshop & The Italian Bookshop
5 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LU

We look forward to seeing you then!


*** WE WILL SHORTLY BE MOVING TO A NEW PREMISES ***

Our Warwick Street bookshop will close on Saturday 12th of March 2016 at 18:30. We will reopen on Saturday 19th of March at our new location: 123 Gloucester Road, SW7 4TE


17th Association of University Language Centres Conference 2016

7th January to 8th January 2016 - Millennium Stadium, Cardiff

Cardiff University’s School of Modern Languages are hosting the 17th Association of University Language Centres international conference. This is a prestigious annual event where language learning and teaching specialists and practitioners meet and discuss latest developments in this area.

European Schoolbooks Ltd. will be exhibiting a range of the latest language learning resources during this event.

For full details visit the official conference website.


Primary and Secondary MFL Conference - SOLD OUT

14th November 2015 - University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW - 9.00 - 16.00

This conference offers an excellent opportunity for primary and secondary teachers of languages to gain ideas and strategies for the primary and secondary classroom.

A year on from the compulsory introduction of languages at Key Stage 2, there will be the opportunity to reflect on progress made in this regard and how best to proceed.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY INCLUDE:

Key note presentations on how CLIL gives teachers gains.

Sessions on multimedia and Ipads.

Workshops led by practitioners, including teachers involved in the LSEF (London Schools Excellence Fund) project, ‘Professional Language Networks’ and other LSEF projects, sharing their own experience of teaching languages in a variety of settings.

Workshops on the day will cover a wide range of topics, including:

The value of celebrating mother tongues in school.

Raising the profile of MFL learning in our schools.

Using digital audio creatively in the languages classroom with iPads.

Bridges and stepping stones in language studies – From Primary to Higher Education and all places in between.

European Schoolbooks will be present, exhibiting a range of language learning materials, and we will be offering a 10% discount on all orders placed on the day.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Language Show Live 2015

16th October to 18th October 2015 - Olympia Central - 10.00 - 18.00

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending the Language Show Live again this year. Visit us on Stand 515 to see the latest language learning resources in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Portuguese. We will have a section devoted to Primary Language Learning and a range of childrens' books and literature. We are offering 15% discount on purchases and orders taken during the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information about the Language Show, visit the official website:

Language Show Website


BLEN Primary Modern Languages Conference

22nd June 2015 - International Hall Conservatory, University of London WC1N 1AS - 10.00 - 16.00

The Bilingualism & Literacies Education Network Primary Modern Languages Conference is a unique annual forum that has been taking place for the past two decades, bringing all practising teachers together to share, update theory and practise in a stimulating environment. Teachers from maintained and independent sectors as well as clubs and private tuition are welcome. Past participants have said that the conference features a good mixture of theory and practice, an impressive variety of speakers and handouts and is highly stimulating.

The main themes to be covered include: Assessment and progression, Record keeping and transfer, The “physicality” of teaching languages, The emerging bilingual perspective, Training of non specialists (case study of a teacher assistant), Review of websites and resources and Summary of Ofsted best practice.

The European Bookshop will be present at the conference with a display of bilingual and language learning materials.

The ALL London June Event | The Goethe German Day

13th June 2015 - The City of London School, 107 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 3AL - 9:00 - 15.30

London's ALL and Goethe Institut come together to offer language teachers even more choice this summer in a pick and mix programme!
YOU CHOOSE…. A morning of ideas which you can apply to any subject, any phase; a morning of ideas for the primary context; a day of German-focussed sessions; or a mixture of them all!

Come early for some light refreshments and to browse the exhibitor's stands:

European Schoolbooks will be there with a great selection of language learning materials, offering delegates 10% discount on orders placed on the day and on purchases in The European Bookshop!

For more details on the day's programme or to register if you haven't already, visit the ALL London June Event page here.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Language World 2015

20th March to 21st March 2015 - Newcastle University

The theme of Language World 2015 is ALL Connected, emphasising the importance of joining together across educational sectors to achieve the best in language learning.

Language World is a conference, two days of non-stop CPD, an exhibition, a social event, and a chance for teachers from all over the country to meet up with their subject community to celebrate language teaching and learning.

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending the conference with a range of materials for all ages and abilities in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish and will be offering a 15% discount on orders placed during the conference.

South West London Primary Languages Conference 2015

13th March 2015 - Merton Professional Development Centre - 9.00am - 3.30pm

European Schoolbooks will be present exhibiting a range of materials for primary language learning and we will be offering 15% discount on all orders placed on the day. We look forward to seeing you there!

South West Primary Languages Conference

7th March 2015 - Bath Spa University - 9.30am - 2pm

Catch up with all that's best in the world of primary language teaching with a selection of plenaries, presentations, workshops and resources at Bath Spa University.

With the emphasis on delegates receiving excellent professional development from leading language practitioners, this conference offers the opportunity to learn new classroom strategies, take part in practical sessions, benefit from the latest ideas and resources and be inspired!

European Schoolbooks will be present exhibiting a range of materials for primary language learning and we will be offering 15% discount on all orders placed on the day. We look forward to seeing you there!

ISMLA ATB 8 Languages Conference

6th March 2015 - Ampleforth College

European Schoolbooks will be present exhibiting a range of materials for primary and language learning and we will be offering 15% discount on all orders placed on the day. We look forward to seeing you there!


Rebounding with Nyedzi

5th March 2015 - The European Bookshop - 19:00

Nyedzi Kpokpoya

will be discussing her first book

Rebond

A light, accessible read, with a touch of humour and simple, yet powerful, messages that reveal how sport can help to overcome some of the obstacles that can occur in our day-to-day lives and how to keep our body and soul intact.

Former French international basketball player, Nyedzi Kpokpoya, pursued a Master's degree in Commercial Law and swiftly adjusted herself to the financial sector in 2012 following time spent in the sports arena.

From the world of basketball to the world of finance, there is only one jump... Nyedzi would like to share her secrets with us.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP by E-mail by Monday 2nd March 2015.

Nibbles and refreshments will be provided.

Timothy Adès reads his latest translations

12th February 2015 - The European Bookshop - 19:00

Timothy Adès, an award-winning rhyming translator, and The European Bookshop will host a reading and talk about the author's latest translations:

Storysongs - Chantefables

These little whimsies of the animal world have delighted generations of French children. Now at last they have been skilfully put into English by the translator-poet, Timothy Adès. This book is bilingual and is adorned with beautiful illustrations.

Florentino and the Devil

A famous poem in Venezuela, Florentino and the Devil is the story of a poetic duel, a contrapunteo, between Florentino, a llanero (a cattleman of the plains) and The Devil.

RSVP by E-mail by Monday 9th February

Translator Timothy Adès will be presenting his latest translations Florentino and the Devil and Storysongs - Chantefables.

Nibbles and refreshments will also be provided.

We look forward to seeing you here!

ISMLA Annual Conference 2015

31st January 2015 - St Paul\'s Girls School London

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending the conference with a range of the latest resources from our publishers in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. We are offering a 15% discount on orders placed during the event.

CILT Cymru Languages Wales Conference

21st November 2014 - CILT Cymru, WJEC, Western Avenue, Cardiff, CF5 2YX - 9:00 - 15.30





The seventh annual Languages Wales Conference will be focusing on MFL teaching in secondary schools. Gain ideas on how to engage pupils at KS3 and encourage language learning at KS4. Find out more about using technology in the MFL classroom and take a look at the latest resources available to you and your pupils.

European Schoolbooks will be present exhibiting a range of materials for secondary language learning and we will be offering 10% discount on all orders placed on the day. We look forward to seeing you there!




Celebrate the publication of Iphigenia in Tauris

18th November 2014 - The European Bookshop - 19.00 - 20.30

Angel Books and The European Bookshop request the pleasure of your company to celebrate the publication of

Iphigenia in Tauris

by JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

Translated by ROY PASCAL

with an introduction and notes by Martin Swales

RSVP sms@esb.co.uk 0207 734 5259

by Monday 10th November

Click on the picture to pre-order your copy now!

Most translations have lost their bite after 20 or 30 years. After fully 60 years Roy Pascal’s translation of Goethe’s verse drama Iphigenia in Tauris miraculously hasn’t. It was used for two productions on the BBC’s Third Programme in 1954 and 1966, but now appears for the first time in print. Martin Swales writes in his Preface: ‘This translation is a matchless example of German poetry rendered into English by a master. It is remarkable for its immediacy and urgency. It could have been written today.’

Goethe’s version of the Iphigenia-Orestes legend has much to say to our time. The female identity of the central character is crucial. By her own unaided human efforts Agamemnon’s daughter Iphigenia breaks the endless cycle of bloodletting of the Tantalid curse, saving the life of her brother Orestes who has murdered his mother because she murdered his father.

Primary and Secondary MFL Conference

15th November 2014 - University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW - 9.00 - 16.00

This conference offers an excellent opportunity for primary and secondary teachers of languages to gain ideas and strategies for the primary and secondary classroom. Whether you are new to teaching or leading languages at your school, looking for fresh ideas, this conference is for you. Workshops and presentations will explore CLIL (Content Language and Integrated Learning), setting up a bilingual programme in your school, how to support EAL learners in class, using games, songs and stories in the classroom and there will be an introductory session about a new Action Research module at the University of Westminster. Materials and resources developed by the Cultural Institutes will be showcased on the day.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY INCLUDE:

Key note presentation on how CLIL can improve whole school results, motivation and transition

Plenary session on research conducted on primary to secondary transition

Workshops and examples of teaching primary and secondary languages in a creative way

The opportunity to learn about the Cultural Institutes and other organisations supporting the teaching of languages

European Schoolbooks will be present exhibiting a range of materials for both primary and secondary language learning and we will be offering 10% discount on all orders placed on the day. We look forward to seeing you there!

Literary Two on Two: Dalkey Archive writers with English critics

5th November 2014 - The European Bookshop - 19.00

Dalkey Archive Press and The European Bookshop invite you to

Literary Two on Two:
Dalkey Archive writers with English critics


Jean-Philippe Toussaint: Television; The Truth About Marie (Belgium)
Marko Sosic: Ballerina, Ballerina (Slovenia)
Aka Morchiladze: Journey to Karabakh (Georgia)

in conversation with English critics

Joanna Walsh (The Guardian)
Juliet Jacques (New Statesman)
Lucy Popescu (The Independent)

Join us for an evening of conversation, questions, readings, signings and wine!

RSVP neal@dalkeyarchive.com

Drinks and nibbles will be provided!

Language Show Live

17th October to 19th October 2014 - Olympia, London - 10.00 - 18.00

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending the Language Show Live again this year. Visit us on Stand 500 to see the latest language learning resources in French, Spanish, Italian, German, Russian and Portuguese. We will have a section devoted to Primary Language Learning and a range of childrens' books and literature. We are offering 15% discount on purchases and orders taken during the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information about the Language Show, visit the official website:

Language Show Website

German Teachers' Day

20th September 2014 - Goethe Institut Glasgow - 9.30 - 16.00

Ideas and Resources for a fresh start in the German classroom for Secondary Teachers

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending this event with a display of our latest language learning resources in German.

For more details visit the website: Goethe Institut Glasgow

Primary and Secondary MFL Conference

28th June 2014 - University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW - 10.00 - 16.00

This conference offers a timely opportunity for primary and secondary teachers of languages to get together, to share resources, strategies and ideas for the classroom. It is a chance for non-specialist and specialist primary language teachers to prepare themselves for the introduction of compulsory languages at Key Stage 2 from September and for secondary teachers to review how they are teaching the curriculum. Workshops and presentations will cover teaching languages at an ab-initio level and beyond, including examples of how languages can be integrated in to other subjects.

Highlights of the day include:

Key note presentation on inclusive MFL learning and teaching MFL learners with different special educational needs;

Plenary session on research conducted on progression in grammar and vocabulary;

Workshops and examples of teaching primary and secondary French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and a multi-lingual approach to teaching languages will be provided.

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending with a display of primary and secondary resources in a range of languages and we'll also be offering a discount at the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to find out more about the Primary Languages Conference and to book your place at the event.

Primary Languages Conference 2014

19th June 2014 - Wherstead Park, Ipswich IP9 2BJ - 9.30 - 16.30

As from September 2014, the teaching of Primary Languages will be a statutory requirement. This conference will provide subject coordinators and language practitioners with up to date information on local and national developments, including guidance on the Suffolk Linguamarque accreditation scheme.

The conference will offer opportunities to explore creative Primary Languages teaching and learning approaches, with particular emphasis on links with literacy and grammar. It will also provide a platform to unpick the issues of progression through the key stages.

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending with a display of primary resources in a range of languages and we'll also be offering a discount at the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to find out more information and to book your place.

The ALL London June Event

14th June 2014 - Brunei Suite, Russell Square Campus, SOAS - 9.30 - 13.30

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be present at the ALL London June Event this year, presenting a wide range of language learning resources and offering a 10% discount on all orders made on the day of the event.

Click here to find out more information and to book your place.

The New Primary Curriculum and the International Dimension

10th June 2014 - GLIC - Global Language(s) Immersion Centre, 4-6 Commercial Road Gloucester, GL1 2EA - 9.30 - 15.15

A free conference for schools subscribing to the International Education Office at GLIC.

Presentations will be made on the following topics:

International Matters in the New Primary Curriculum - Importance of international education and global citizenship

A headteacher’s perspective of the importance of international education

How the IEO at GLIC can support schools to develop good international education

The pupils’ perspective: Winners of the International Education Office competition ‘Talking about places far away’

As well as the presentations, there will be various practical workshops on how to include the international dimension in different subject areas.

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be present with a display of primary language learning resources and will be offering a 10% discount on all orders placed on the day.

To find out more information and to book your place, please click here

French course for children ZOOM - workshop for primary teachers

2nd June 2014 - The European Bookshop - 19:00

Are you teaching or planning to teach French in primary?

If so, this is the event for you!

Zoom is an innovative task-based French as a foreign language course aimed at children aged 7 to 11 by the French publishing house Editions Maison des Langues (EMDL).

Philippe Liria, trainer and editor at EMDL, will be demonstrating the best way to get the most out of this three-level course and all its components, which encourage children to enjoy language learning. During the session you will be invited to organise activities working towards the final task and using the songs and the cuddly toy.

A free copy of the student's book of Zoom 1 will be given to all teachers who attend this presentation.

There will be French wine and cheese on offer too!

RSVP before 29th May 2014 to smw@esb.co.uk

Sworn Virgin by Elvira Dones, translated by Clarissa Botsford

20th May 2014 - The Italian Bookshop - 19:00 - 20:30

And Other Stories and The Italian Bookshop
are pleased to invite you to the launch of

Sworn Virgin by Elvira Dones

Translated from Italian by Clarissa Botsford

Join us for an evening of readings and discussion between Elvira Dones and Clarissa Botsford, in both English and Italian.

Enrico Franceschini will introduce the talk

RSVP italian@esb.co.uk

Hana Doda, a student in cosmopolitan Tirana, and Mark Doda, a raki-drinking, gun-toting shepherd in the mountains, are the same person. To avoid an arranged marriage and running her family household, Hana does what still happens in the mountains: she vows to take on a man’s identity, to be a sworn virgin. Later Mark receives an invitation to join a cousin in America and with it comes the chance to escape his vow. But is there a way back for a Sworn Virgin?

Born in Durrës, Albania, Elvira Dones is an Albanian novelist, screenwriter and documentary film-maker who writes in both Albanian and Italian. Sworn Virgin is based on her prize-winning documentary on the phenomenon of ‘sworn virgins’ in Albania. A film of the novel is due out in 2014.

Clarissa Botsford studied Italian at Cambridge and Comparative Education in London before moving to Rome. She currently teaches English and Translation Studies at Rome University and translates contemporary Italian fiction and poetry.

Enrico Franceschini is a writer and journalist, working as a foreign correspondent for the Italian newspaper "la Repubblica" for over thirty years.




Book launch: Croque-Monsieur, short stories with bite by Ray Parnac

24th April 2014 - The European Bookshop - 19:00 - 21:00

Ray Parnac,
Emue Books,
and friends
present

Croque-Monsieur
Emue Books

RSVP mrg@esb.co.uk

Two years after we had the great pleasure of welcoming them at the European Bookshop, we are delighted to be hosting the launch of Emue's latest publication: Croque-Monsieur, a collection of short stories by Ray Parnac. Join us on April 24th for an evening of off-the-wall humour and wit, with discussions, readings and interviews with the author, publishers and friends. Refreshments will be served and fun is to be had by all.

About the book:
Gender equality, what a bore! Ray Parnac's tormented characters only thrive in excess. Cruel or vulnerable, they strive to take control of their lives but struggle to find a balance. Maneaters, nasty gannies, mink wearing jobseekers co-exist with office fanatics, transvestites and gay dandies. A fiery cocktail burning with the madness of humanity in which, somewhere between tears and laughter, the reader will discover this elementary truth: the stronger people are not always those you expect...


Ray Parnac— a name she inherited from her grandmother Raymonde — hails from the French Berry and has been living in London for over 15 years, where she leads a double life: librarian by day, fiery writer by night. Her dark side shines through in her startling writings, imbued with her sharp and witty humour.Her previous collection of short stories, Le Doigt de l'Historienne, was published by Emue in 2011.

Emue Books is a Melbourne-based publishing house. Their first goal was to publish fresh European authors who were writing in French. They are now aiming to share their talents with the English-speaking world. Emue favours short and structured narratives, and is keen to publish lively, humorous and poetic texts which cast a critical eye on today’s society. Emue means Moved in French. It also stands for Ethical & Multicultural Editions.


Romanian books in the European Bookshop!

10th April 2014 - The European Bookshop - 19:00

Join us for the launch of the Romanian section at The European Bookshop!

Romanian books in Romanian – from the great classics to the latest top sellers, from dictionaries and manuals to children's books and poetry – will be available, for the first time in London, at The European Bookshop from 10th April.

Our collaboration with The Romanian Cultural Institute in London includes a brand new website and a whole new section of around 150 Romanian titles in the Bookshop, all to be opened at this special event, by Professor Nicolae Manolescu, the president of Romanian Writers Union, HE Dr Ion Jinga, the Romanian Ambassador to the Court of St James’s, Frank Preiss, Managing Director of European Schoolbooks Ltd. and Dorian Branea, the Director of the Romanian Cultural Institute in London.

To attend this event please RSVP sms@esb.co.uk

Language World 2014

4th April to 5th April 2014 - Lancaster University - 4th April 8am - 6pm & 5th April 8am - 5pm

This year’s theme is All joined up

Language World is a conference, two days of non-stop CPD, an exhibition, a social event, and a chance for teachers from all over the country to meet up with their subject community to celebrate language teaching and learning.

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending the conference with a range of materials for all ages and abilities in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish and will be offering a 15% discount on orders placed during the conference.

La cuisine sain-plement: tasting session with the authors!

1st April 2014 - The European Bookshop - 19:00 - 21:00

Valery Maitre de Kroon
Emmanuelle Orban
will be offering a taste of their book

La cuisine sain-plement
Saine et simple
Editions Alpen

RSVP mrg@esb.co.uk

We are delighted to invite you to a tasting session with Valery Maitre de Kroon and Emmanuelle Orban, who will be introducing their new cookery book La Cuisine sain-plement: a collection of recipes to treat your whole family to an easy healthy diet, simple by choosing the right ingredients and cooking methods, without the hassle of complex and obscure instructions! From appetizers to desserts, La Cuisine sain-plement offers simple and healthy recipes, tried and tested by many home cooks, from the rushed to the lazy, and the talented to the burnt-toast afficionado.


Emmanuelle Orban, a former trainer in the health sector, got the idea of creating short and sweet recipes accessible to all, from the most talented cook to the least patient.

Valery Maitre de Kroon is the co-author of Tout est bon, a collection of recipe books about staples such as vinegar, salt, garlic and tea. She is convinced of the crucial effect of her nutrition on her health and, as a humble unseasoned cook, she aims to share with us the ultra-simple recipes she uses in her every day diet.


West London Primary Languages Conference 2014

28th March 2014 - Merton Professional Development Centre - 9:00 to 15:30

We are pleased to say that we will be at this conference with a display of some of our newest children's books and resources suitable for primary schools. We will also have our brand new Primary Languages Catalogue to hand out!

See you there!

Laura Salesa, New Era

20th March 2014 - The European Bookshop - 19:00 - 21:00

Laura Salesa
will be with us to launch the translation of her book

New Era
The Chronicles of the Revealer

RSVP wsspa@esb.co.uk

London 2014
There is no electricity, no telecommunication sytem working, no information about the situation on other cites, countries.
There is no escape.
The Earth has been hit by Nature as the man had never before witnessed. In a forced return to the primitive methods of survival, humanity struggles to see another day in a planet where the solar storms and solar radiation have almost ended their existence.
Dana Suarez is just one more survivor. Or so it seems.An extraordinary, recently-acquired gift will lead her to find out exactly what happened on 21/12/2012.
Answers that some do not wish her to discover.


Laura Salesa is a multi disciplinary creative artist wih a background in press journalism and graphic design. Already in her childhood, Laura enjoyed drawing pencil portraits and writing poetry, both in Spanish and English. Graduated on Advertising and Public Relations (2002), Laura started her professional career as a TV Reporter, moving into press Journalist and then Graphic Design, having set up recently her own Design consultancy business in London, where she has also exhibited her artworks at several venues.Since August 2010, Laura also runs her own Online Magazine, The Creative Post, which aims to promote and encourage creativity.New Era - The Chronicles of The Revealer is the debut fiction novel of Salesa and was self-published in her mother tongue Spanish in 2012. The book was written -accordying to the author- "in between holidays, work breaks, and sleepless nights after the birth of her first daughter". The book has been received well by the Spanish audience who are waiting the arrival of the sequel.


[CANCELLED] Raquel Morán, No Smoking

4th March 2014 - The European Bookshop - This event has been cancelled

Raquel Morán
will be introducing her book

No Smoking
Baile del Sol

RSVP wsspa@esb.co.uk

No Smoking is a novel about two work colleagues, Teo and Lara, and the story they tell each other on their daily cigarette breaks: the story of a boy who meets and befriends a middle-aged man in the midst of a religious war. The novel and the novel within it bring us two different reflections on the common nature of writing and love, and on a world today divided between two very different religious and cultural points of view.

Raquel Morán (Asturias, Spain, 1969) studied Geography in Oviedo and moved to England in 1996. She works as a language teacher in a Secondary School in London. She has published two novels: Apolo y los centauros (2007) and No Smoking (Baile del Sol, 2013) as well as a short story in the book El Ahorcado y Otros cuentos Fantásticos (Rubeo, 2010), all of them in Spanish. She has also published a book on music, Mancunians and Music, with her own publishing company Little Asturias, in 2011.She aims to write good novels in both Spanish and English as long as there is someone out there ready to enjoy reading them. She'd be happy if she could write in Spanish as well as Clarín and in English as well as Conrad...


Chickpeas: Traditional and contemporary recipes from the Mediterranean

8th February 2014 - The European Bookshop - 19:00

Maria Rosario Lazzati
Claude Chahine Shehadi
in conversation with
Enrico Lampis
will present their book

Chickpeas:
Traditional and contemporary recipes from the Mediterranean
Editions Tamyras

RSVP italian@esb.co.uk

You are warmly invited to the launch of Maria Rosario Lazzati and Claude Chahine Shehadi's new cookery book: Chickpeas: Traditional and contemporary recipes from the Mediterranean, published by Editions Tamyras. Following on the success of their previous book on lentils, Maria and Claude draw on their experience and their knowledge of Italian and Lebanese traditions to bring the chickpea to life with modern and adapted recipes.

They will talk to us about food, lentils and chickpeas, Italian, Lebanese and French cuisine, and treat us to some samples to taste!


Claude Chahine Shehadi and Maria Rosario Lazzati Niada are two London-based chefs, specialised in Mediterranean cuisine. In 2007 they founded Libaliano, a cooking workshop for Italian and Lebanese cuisines, which they still run with success. Two food lovers and gourmet adventurers, Claude and Maria travel extensively to explore each other’s culinary traditions, from Lebanon to Italy, while adapting them to global tastes and trends. Together they published two recipe books, one on Lentils (2012, Tamyras) and the other on Chickpeas (2013, Tamyras), which are both popular ingredients in their own cuisines.

Enrico Lampis is a keen home baker and baking blogger (Un sacco di Farina). Loves to bake all the classics from all over the world and share them with food lovers. Always striving to find inspiration, through travelling, reading, watching and exchanging cooking experiences with other keen foodies.



Modern Languages for Primary School Age Pupils (KS1 & KS2)

7th February 2014 - Canterbury Hall 18 Cartwright Gardens, London, WC1H 9EE

Blen: Bilingualism, Languages & Literacies Education Network

A forward looking, non-profit educational forum for teachers, established in 1995.

This conference will involve an update on the new National Curriculum, as well as topic sessions with core content transferable for all languages with language-specific demonstrations (mainly French, German and Spanish) in areas such as adaptation of resources and creativity in the classroom. Contributors include: Joe Dale – IT modern languages specialist, Carole Nicoll – founder of The Language Factory, June de Silva – former primary modern languages adviser, Surrey amongst others. Elaine Taylor, the Ofsted Inspector for modern languages, has been invited to open the conference and the Spanish primary adviser will be presenting free resources and materials from their education centre

Please see the blen website for further information: blen

European Schoolbooks will be at the event with a display of materials for primary language learning and there is a 15% discount on orders placed during the event.

Il nuovo libro di Simonetta Agnello Hornby

14th December 2013 - Italian Bookshop - 19.00

Simonetta Agnello Hornby
in conversazione con
Lady Gilda Russell of Liverpool
ci parlerà del suo ultimo romanzo
Via XX Settembre
Il romanzo di una vita, il romanzo di una città
Feltrinelli


RSVP italian@esb.co.uk

Via XX Settembre si trova poco lontano dal teatro Politeama, nel cuore di Palermo: è qui che nel 1958, lasciata Agrigento, viene a vivere la famiglia Agnello. Simonetta ha tredici anni, sta per entrare al ginnasio - il trasferimento è stato deciso per offrire a lei e alla sorella Chiara una vita più stimolante. A Palermo si instaura un nuovo equilibrio familiare - il padre è spesso assente per seguire la campagna, ritmi e abitudini sono dettati con ferrea dolcezza dalla madre. A ribadire la continuità col passato, il piccolo mondo fatto di zii, cugini, persone di casa, amici, parenti. Sullo sfondo, ma in realtà protagonista, una città in cui alle ferite della guerra si stanno aggiungendo quelle, persino più devastanti, della speculazione edilizia. Fastosa e miserabile, Palermo seduce Simonetta: la stordisce di bellezza e di profumi, la ingolosisce con le fisionomie impassibili dei pupi di zucchero e l'oro croccante delle panelle. Nondimeno si insinua la percezione di un degrado sempre più evidente. La città le si rivela mentre lei si rivela a se stessa, attraverso un mondo muliebre vivissimo, attraverso l'amore per i libri, attraverso i primi barlumi di una coscienza civica e politica. Imboccata via XX Settembre, la formazione si consuma dentro un taglio prospettico che va oltre Palermo e la Sicilia: l'incombere del distacco che porta Simonetta in Inghilterra lascia intravedere una nuova maturità, una nuova esistenza.


Simonetta Agnello Hornby vive a Londra da 40 anni dove esercita la professione di avvocato dei minori. Nel 2000 ha iniziato a scrivere romanzi e ha pubblicato con Feltrinelli La Mennulara (2002), La zia marchesa (2004), Boccamurata (2007), Vento scomposto (2009) e La monaca (2010) vendendone più di un milione di copie. I suoi libri sono stati tradotti in più di 20 lingue. Ha pubblicato inoltre Camera oscur (Skira, 2010), Un filo d'olio (Sellerio, 2011) La cucina del buon gusto con Maria Rosario Lazzati (Feltrinelli, 2012) e La pecora di Pasqua con Chiara Agnello (2012), e Il Veleno dell'Oleandro (Feltrinelli, 2013), Il male che si deve raccontare con Marina Calloni (Feltrinelli, 2013).


Lady Gilda Russell of Liverpool è stata ricercatrice presso la Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature Straniere dell'Istituto Universitario Orientale, Università di Napoli. Ha insegnato Italiano nel Dipartimento di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana di UCL sotto la direzione della Prof. Laura Lepschy dal 1989 al 1995. Dopo essere vissuta per quindici anni nella campagna del Cheshire è rientrata a Londra nel 2010 dove vive con marito e tre figli.


German Christmas Market

7th December 2013 - German YMCA, 35 Craven Terrace, London W2 3EL - 2.30pm onwards

Come and join us at the main fund-raising event of the German YMCA.

You will find

Christmas Decorations - Pine Arrangements

Candles - Christmas Cards - Calendars

Gifts - Original Handicrafts - Books - Face Painting

German Specialities - Stollen - Biscuits - Lebkuchen

Children's and Christmas books in German

Tombola

Refreshments will be served in the Restaurant from 1pm

The German Choir London sings "Weihnachtslieder"!

Will Stone: Joseph Roth on The End of the World

26th November 2013 - The European Bookshop - 19:00 - 21:00

Will Stone, translator
will be with us to discuss the recently published

Joseph Roth on
The End of the World

Hesperus Press

RSVP sms@esb.co.uk

Having fled to Paris in January 1933, symbolically on the very day Hitler seized power in Germany, Joseph Roth wrote a series of articles in that 'hour before the end of the world', that he foresaw was coming and which would see the exterminatory consolidation of Hitler's barbarism, the Second World War and most crucially for Roth, the final irreversible destruction of a pan European consciousness. The majority of this collection of Roth's haunting, acidly percipient, and sometimes blackly comic journalistic essays have never before been translated into English and they form the latest installment in Hesperus' bestselling On series.

Incisive and ironic, the writing evokes Roth's bitterness, frustration and morbid despair at the coming annihilation of the free world while displaying his great nostalgia for the Hapsburg Empire into which he was born and his ingrained fear of nationalism in any form. Detailing the duplicities and grotesque criminalities of the Nazi regime, Roth denounces the terror sewn by Nazi storm troopers, the propaganda of Goebbels, the round ups, the assassinations and the construction of concentration camps, alongside the seeming blindness and somnambulism of the rest of Europe, which appears paralysed in the face of virulent Nazi expansion. Following the Anchluss in 1938, Roth, cut off from his homeland, isolated in a Paris itself gradually darkening under the looming shadow of war, sunk into a self destructive alcoholism which led inexorably to his desolate end the following year in a Parisian hospital. Within twelve months the German blitzkrieg had overrun Paris.

Will Stone was born in 1966 and divides his time between Suffolk and the continent. He is an international prize winning poet and translator and holds an MA in Literary Translation from the University of East Anglia. His translation of Les Chimères by Gérard de Nerval was published by Menard Press in 1999 and Goerg Trakl 'To the Silenced' - Selected Poems by Arc in 2005. He also contributed as editor, translator, essayist and photographer to a new translation of the novel 'Bruges-la-Morte' by Belgian symbolist poet Georges Rodenbach, published by Dedalus in 2005. Will's previous translations for Hesperus Press include 'Journeys' by Stefan Zweig (2010), 'Rilke in Paris' by Maurice Betz (2012) and 'Nietzsche' by Stefan Zweig (2013).

The event is free to attend and refreshments will be served after the talk.


We regret to announce that this event is cancelled. With apologies

20th November 2013 - The European Bookshop - 19:00 - 21:00

Christopher Moncrieff, translator
will be with us for the launch of his new translation of

The Confusions of
Young Master Törless

Alma Classic

RSVP sms@esb.co.uk

As the nineteenth century draws to an end, young Törless is sent to a military boarding school for the sons of the nobility on the eastern outreaches of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Far from his comfortable, free-thinking bourgeois home and left to his own devices, he experiences the joy, pain and self-doubt of adolescence. He is confronted with desire and love, but also his own cruelty, as he finds himself participating in his fellow pupils’ bullying campaigns.

A dark Bildungsroman which shocked its readership at the time, Robert Musil’s first novel is a fresco of psychoanalysis, philosophy, eroticism, snobbery, sado-masochism and schoolboy humour, a hothouse of alternately repressed and unchained desires that prefigure the carnage of both World Wars.

Christopher Moncrieff is a novelist, poet and translator. For Alma Classics, he has translated Kafka's Metamorphosis, Hoffman's Sandman, Flaubert's Madame Bovary and The Last Days of a Condemned Man by Victor Hugo.
Robert Musil (1882–1942) was an Austrian writer whose unfinished novel The Man without Qualities is now considered one of the most important works of European Modernism.

The event is free to attend and refreshments will be served after the talk.


MoLaCo - Modern Languages Conference

16th November 2013 - International House, 16 Stukeley Street, London, WC2B 5LQ - 9:30 - 18:30

On Saturday 16 November 2013, International House London will host the seventh annual Modern Languages Conference (MoLaCo) for French, Italian and Spanish teaching.

This year the conference will focus on practical language teaching ideas and the use of technology in the classroom.

Each language has its own individual conference programme, including workshops and presentations of research and created material. All the speakers at the event are experienced practitioners from International House and other reputable institutions.

MoLaCo is designed for heads of department, teacher trainers and teachers of modern languages.

We will be present at the MoLaCo, offering a 10% discount on any books bought at the event. We will also be handing out discount flyers to be used in The European and The Italian Bookshop.

If you have any questions about the event, please email International House

Click here to book a place for MoLaCo 2013 or to find out more about the 2013 programme for each language.


Primary Languages Conference: Spotlight on Teaching Languages at Primary School

16th November 2013 - University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, WIB 2UW - 10:00 - 16:00

A timely opportunity for non-specialist and specialist primary language teachers to prepare for next year's introduction of compulsory languages at Key Stage 2.

This one day "Spotlight on Teaching Languages at Primary School" has been organised by Network for Languages London in partnership with the Institut Français, Consejería de Educación, Goethe Institute & Italian Consulate.

Workshops and presentations will cover teaching languages at an ab-initio level and beyond, including examples of how languages can be integrated across the curriculum. New materials and resources developed by the Cultural Institutes to support language learning in the classroom will also be showcased on the day.

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending with a display of primary resources in a range of languages and we'll also be offering a discount at the event. We look forward to seeing you there!

Click here to find out more about the Primary Languages Conference and to book your place at the event.


Book Launch: Javier Montes & José Ovejero with Hispabooks

12th November 2013 - The European Bookshop - 19:00 - 21:00

Hispabooks and the European Bookshop
invite you to the launch of

Javier Montes
The Hotel Life
and
José Ovejero
Nothing Ever Happens

RSVP sms@esb.co.uk

Hispabooks is a brand new publishing house focusing on contemporary Spanish fiction in English-language translation, both in eBook and trade paperback format, targeting readers around the world who want to explore the best of today’s Spanish literature.

This event takes place within this 5th year of Spain NOW!, an Annual Season for Contemporary Spanish Art and Culture in London, which will again showcase the latest creative Spanish talent.

Admission is free and refreshments will be served after the talk, which will be presented by Giles Tremlett, correspondent in Madrid for The Guardian.

Javier Montes was awarded the José María de Pereda prize for his first novel, Los Penúltimos. Along with Andrés Barba he won the Anagrama de Ensayo prize for La Ceremonia del Porno. In 2010, Granta included him on their list of the best young authors currently writing in Spanish. He is a regular contributor to publications including ABC, El País, Letras Libres, Revista de Libros, Granta UK, Revista de Occidente, Letra Internacional and Arquitectura Viva, and has curated a number of exhibitions, including Beckett Films at the CAAC in 2011.

José Ovejero has published novels, short stories, travel books, poetry and drama. He has been awarded a variety of prizes such as the Ciudad de Irún prize for his poetry book Biografía del explorador (1994); the Grandes Viajeros prize for the travel book China para hipondríacos (1998); the Primavera prize for the novel Las vidas ajenas (2005); the Ramón Gómez de la Serna prize for La comedia Salvaje (2011); the Anagrama prize for his essay La ética de la crueldad (2012); and the Alfaguara Prize for the novel La invención del amor (2013). His books have been translated into several languages.


Language Show Live 2013

18th October to 20th October 2013 - National Hall Olympia - 10am - 6pm

As every year we will be there!

We look forward to seeing you there on stand 500. For more information about the Language Show, visit the official website:

Language Show Website

Alexis Stamatis, Bar Flaubert

17th October 2013 - The European Bookshop - 19:00-21:00

Alexis Stamatis
will be with us to talk about his book

Bar Flaubert
Arcadia Books

Greek actress Eva Simatou will read a passage from the novel.

RSVP sms@esb.co.uk

Yannis Loukas is editing his father's autobiography. Going through the family archives, he discovers the manuscript of an aspiring novelist named Loukas Matthaiou. While reading it, Yannis feels as if someone has put to paper his innermost thoughts. But who was the writer of this amazing story, and what happened to him? Following in the tracks of this elusive stranger, Yannis's life takes an unforeseen turn. He finds that everyone who met Matthaiou was permanently affected by his charismatic personality. Driven by his quest for Matthaiou, he needs to find what drove Matthaiou himself.

Alexis Stamatis is a well known Greek novelist and poet born in Athens, Greece. He studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and took postgraduate degrees in Architecture and Cinematography in London. He has published ten novels. His second novel, Βar Flaubert (Kedros 2000), a critically acclaimed best seller in Greece, has been published in UK, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria and Serbia. Bar Flaubert has been adapted to a screenplay by the author and the director Vassilis Douvlis.

In conjunction with ‘Greece Is The Word’ at Southbank Centre London


Poetry from Catalonia in London

16th October 2013 - The European Bookshop - 19:00-21:00

Manuel Forcano
Josep Lluís Aguiló

will read poetry from the book

Six Catalan Poets
Arc Publications

RSVP sms@esb.co.uk

As part of Arc Publications's Arc Ventures Tour, a series of talks and readings with eight international and five British poets, and four translators around and across the UK, we are delighted to welcome Catalan poets Manuel Forcano and Josep Lluís Aguiló to the Bookshop on Wednesday 16 October.


Manuel Forcano writes evocative lyrics, full of delicacy and sensibility, and is perhaps Catalan’s foremost love poet. His poems, beautiful with spaces and images, have opened up more and more to the landscape and peoples of the Middle East.

Josep Lluís Aguiló writes poems rich in experience and memories, but above all rich in correspondences. He conjures up a variegated, polychromatic cast of literary and mythic characters..

Refreshments will be served after the talk.


Il Nivola ritrovato. Un artista tra l'America e il Mugello. Edizione italiano-inglese

12th October 2013 - The Italian Bookshop - 19.00

Angelino Mereu
ci parlerà del suo libro

Il Nivola ritrovato
Un artista tra l'America e il Mugello
Edizioni Nardini

La Dott.ssa Silvia Alessandri, Vicedirettrice e Responsabile delle Attività Culturali della Biblioteca Nazionale di Firenze introdurrà la serata

RSVP italian@esb.co.uk

Costantino Nivola (1911-1988), artista sardo di Orani, più noto in America che in Italia, per lunghi periodi ha soggiornato in Toscana, a Dicomano nel Mugello. Il volume ripercorre le permanenze in Toscana di Nivola, raccontando i contatti, le amicizie, le frequentazioni di quella che appare come una delle più importanti figure dell'arte contemporanea. La scoperta dello stretto rapporto di Nivola con Dicomano e col Mugello, si intreccia con una fitta rete di amicizie, fatta di gente comune, ma anche di figure di primo piano per la storia dell'arte, come quella di Pietro Porcinai, personaggio di caratura internazionale per quanto riguarda l'architetture del paesaggio. Un testo pieno di sorprese che, grazie a un ricco epistolario e alle testimonianze dirette di chi l'ha conosciuto, permette di inquadrare Nivola in maniera inedita rispetto alla vasta produzione esistente sull'artista. Prefazioni di Giuliana Altea e Richard Ingersoll.


Angelino Mereu, originario di Orani, in Sardegna, vive e lavora a Firenze dal 1975. Giornalista, collezionista e appassionato di arte e storia della Sardegna, si è occupato più volte di Costantino Nivola e di altri artisti isolani. Ha collaborato, mettendo a disposizione la sua collezione e le sue conoscenze, a mostre e pubblicazioni. Cura un seguitissimo blog incentrato sull’arte e sulla cultura della Sardegna.


CLE Formation

27th September 2013 - French Institute of London - 9am - 6pm

In partnership with the French Institute of London, CLE International are organising a day of training for French teachers.

We will be there offering a 15% discount on any orders made at the event.

For more information, please visit the official website:

CLE Formation

Book Signing: Londres au fil de la France Libre

25th September 2013 - The European Bookshop - 18:30-20:30

Nous vous invitons à rencontrer, autour d'un verre,
Éric Simon
qui signera son nouveau livre

Londres au fil de la France Libre
Keswick Editions

Après le succès de Londres, Balades au fil des ombres, Éric Simon s’attaque au Londres des années 1940, cette ville où, le temps d’une guerre, s’étaient retrouvés ces Français qui, comme le général de Gaulle, voulaient continuer à vivre dans l’honneur. Le promeneur va découvrir l’histoire du service français de la BBC, du lycée Charles de Gaulle, les maisons secrètes à l’époque des réseaux d’espionnage, et les nombreux endroits qui, de South Kensington à Soho, ont fait la légende de la France Libre. Le lecteur va faire la connaissance de Pierre Dac, Romain Gary, Joseph Kessel, Violette Szabo, Muriel Byck, lycéenne parachutée en France, la famille Berlemont, propriétaire du glorieux French pub, ou de ce grand amateur de jazz qu’est Franck Bauer. Il entrera dans leur intimité londonienne. Une fois de plus, l’auteur, ce grand nostalgique, nous donne une preuve magnifique de son amour pour Londres et ses secrets...


Angela Merkel: The authorized biography

16th September 2013 - The European Bookshop - 19:00-21:00

Stefan Kornelius
will be with us to talk about his new book

Angela Merkel:
The authorized biography

Alma Books

The book will be published to coincide with the German elections in September.

With the Eurozone engulfed in an unprecedented crisis, one political figure looms largest of all, Angela Merkel, the leader of its most powerful economy. While foreign affairs have become the central issues of her chancellorship in this crucial election year, the entire world is anxiously looking to Germany to play its part in Europe’s rescue.

From her youthful days of hitchhiking in Tbilisi to being the guest of honour at a White House state dinner, this book examines how a girl from East Germany rose to the highest echelons of European power. As well as explaining how Angela Merkel’s world view was shaped and influenced by her background and ideology, Stefan Kornelius’s lively account discusses her personal relations with international counterparts such as David Cameron, Barack Obama or Vladimir Putin, as well as her attitude towards the countries and cultures over which they rule.


The author, Stefan Kornelius, was born in 1966 and is head of the foreign policy department of Süddeutsche Zeitung. He met Merkel for the first time in 1989 in East Berlin when she was the Speaker of the Democratic Awakening. Later Kornelius was a correspondent in Bonn where he was responsible for the CDU party, and where Merkel was a minister in Kohl’s Cabinet and served as an important source for Kornelius. After years working as a foreign correspondent in Washington, Kornelius returned to Berlin 1999 – just in time for the CDU funding scandal and Merkel’s rise to the head of CDU party. Since 2000 Kornelius has been responsible for foreign policy reporting and is in close contact with the Chancellor and her main advisers.

To reserve a place please send us an email


I was a potato Oligarch

4th September 2013 - The European Bookshop - 7pm - 9pm

John Mole
will join us for the evening to talk about his book

I Was A Potato Oligarch

From the bestselling author of 'It's All Greek to Me!' and from a traveller who likes to get his hands as well as his boots dirty, this is an eye-wateringly funny true story of his travels and travails in the New Russia Sometimes sinister, often hilarious and always entertaining, I Was A Potato Oligarch is a Russian feast from caviar to samovar The Soviet Union has disappeared along with people s nationality, currency, jobs, salaries, pensions, politics. Oligarchs pillage the nation’s wealth.

It looks as if Russia might become a liberal democracy. It also looks as if it might plunge into chaos. These are fascinating times and John Mole wants to be part of this New Russia. But what can he do? An MBA, 15 years in international banking and a few novels, have left him with few useful skills. Inspiration strikes – British fast food! Nobody is doing baked potatoes and the secret is in the packaging. He gets to work with technical advice from Jackets of Brixton, money from the British taxpayer, and a partnership with the Russian Farmers’ Union. And then, just as it takes off – the summons. Breakfast with the mafia… The potato business becomes a journey under the skin of the New Russia. Hired as a rabotnik, a worker, entitled to a week in a sanatorium every year, he tries to corner the market in business names and pizza cheese. He is taken for a corpse’s son, a Red Square demonstrator and a vampire’s victim. He tries to merge into his surroundings, too literally sometimes, but nothing that a hose-down and a change of clothes doesn’t put right. While he is trying to sell British fast food to Russians, Russians try to sell things to him. Fireworks, seashells, tungsten, the scrapings of baby reindeer horn. And advanced biotechnology, using bacteria to purify the air in submarines. Spuds end in fiasco. Bugs come to the rescue.

This event is FREE to attend and is held in partnership with the Westminster Russia Forum. Wine and snacks will be provided.

RSVP to reserve a place


Languages Wales Conference 2013

2nd July 2013 - The Metropole Hotel, Llandrindrod Wells - 8.45 am - 15.30 pm







Facing the Challenges: Key Priorities for Language Teachers

This one day conference will explore key priorities for language teachers in Wales, including developing pupils’ literacy and numeracy skills, raising aspirations of young learners, engaging with pupils’ families and using ICT to motivate learners.

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending with a display of our latest resources in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish and will be offering a 15% discount on orders placed at the event.

Energy, Economics and Climate Change: A Prospective Overview

28th June 2013 - The Italian Bookshop - 7.00 pm

Energy, Economics and Climate Change: A Prospective Overview
Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR)

The extensive consumption of fossil fuels during the last centuries has been one of the main reasons for the increased concentration of atmospheric greenhouse gases, and as a consequence we are expecting a rise in the global mean temperature between 1.2 and 3.4 °C with respect to the year 2000 (IPCC, 2007). Because the energy sector is responsible for most of the green house gases emitted globally, the adoption of low carbon energy technologies is an essential measure for reducing the risks of climate change, and to foster sustainable economic development. In this talk, we embrace the predicament of decarbonise the energy sector in three steps: the past, the present and the future. In the first part, we take a brief look to the history of the energy sector, where we can identify periods of rapid and profound technological transformations. Then we move into the present, making a snapshot of our global energy sector, and its current contribution to green house gas emissions and climate change. Finally, with the help of FTT (Future Technology Transformations), a model developed at the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research, we analyse future scenarios of energy and emissions.

Program
7.00 pm Introduction (AIS-UK)
7.15 pm Energy, Economics and Climate Change: A
Prospective Overview (Mr. Pablo Salas) 7.45 pm Q&A
8.00-9.30 pm Refreshment & Networking session

Mr. Pablo Salas is an Economist and Electrical Engineer, member of the “Energy Systems Modelling Research Group” of the Cambridge Centre for Climate Change Mitigation Research (4CMR), at the Land Economy Department of the University of Cambridge. He focuses on research that examines the interactions among energy, environmental and economic systems as these can be used to improve global strategies for climate change risk reduction and development of sustainable economics. Formerly, he has worked on the design and development of large-scale engineering systems of energy and technology for Latin America. He led the design and development of the first large scale fire detection network based photovoltaic technology in South America.

Please email aisuk.info@gmail.com to confirm your attendance

Presentation of Spanish teaching resources from enClave-ELE

20th June 2013 - The European Bookshop - 7.00 pm

Join us in our bookshop, where you will meet Elyette Roussel, director of Spanish publishing house En-Clave ELE.

Free samples will be given to the participants and a 10% discount on all
En-Clave ELE titles
will be availabe at the bookshop throughout the evening!

After the presentation we will enjoy refreshments with some wine and soft drinks.

RSVP rut@esb.co.uk before the 18th of June.


Here is a small introduction in Spanish from the publisher:

Dos besos o un apretón de manos : el tratamiento del componente sociocultural en ELE

A partir de una definición de cultura aplicada a la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras, veremos los diferentes tipos que podemos encontrarnos en la clase de español: la Cultura con “C” mayúscula, la que nos hace cultos ; la cultura con “c” minúscula, de la que todos tenemos un referente en la propia ; y la diferencia que hay entre ambas.

Abordaremos el tratamiento del componente sociocultural en actividades de diferentes materiales de enClave-ELE que podemos utilizar en cursos de español, incidiendo en la importancia del componente sociocultural en el aula y relacionándolo con las tradiciones, comportamiento social, formas de saludos, comunicación no verbal, etc., lo cual nos llevará a dar un paso más, no sólo presentando la cultura meta, sino haciendo también una propuesta de trabajo intercultural para involucrar a los alumnos en su proceso de aprendizaje.

Engaging Activities for Teaching Languages

16th June 2013 - The European Bookshop / The Italian Bookshop - 10.00 am to 1.00 pm

FREE workshop for language teachers

Language Education & Partnerships (LEAP) in collaboration with the Italian Bookshop & European Bookshop, are pleased to present a hands-on workshop that explores a number of‘ready- made’activities to be deployed in your language teaching, with an emphasis on learner engagement.
The team from LEAP will also talk to attendees about how they can secure funding to attend European CPD training courses.

Register early - places are limited!

To register for a place please e-mail: info@leaponline.eu or telephone: 07837 588990

The June Event

15th June 2013 - University of Westminster

A conference and exhibition for language teachers organised by the London Branch of ALL and Linguascope. The theme for the 2013 edition is "Keeping it real", focussing on the practical use of language in the real world.

Currently there are 103 pre-registered delegates!

For more information click here

Or to register straight away please click here

An Evening of Russian Language

13th June 2013 - The European Bookshop - 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm

“...The work laudably impresses and can be used as a textbook for foreign learners.“ Prof Verbitskaya

“An ominous story” Dr Tronenko

You are warmly invited to join us for the launch of a new Russian language textbook by Ignaty Dyakov at The European Bookshop on 13th June 7-9pm.

The Story Sensation - Рассказ-сенсация

The Story Sensation: for learners of the Russian language (and not only for Guadeloupians!) by Ignaty Dyakov is a brand new textbook for learning Russian.

Based around an engaging and captivating detective story set on the island of Guadeloupe, this innovative textbook aids the process of studying Russian making it fun and more bearable for adult learners! On the night Ignaty will present his new book, share tips on learning Russian and talk about his experience of teaching Russian.

5% of all proceeds go to SOS Children's Villages orphanage in the Leningrad region, Russia.

Drinks and veggie snacks will be provided.

This event is free-of-charge.

RSVP russian@esb.co.uk

Both paper and audio versions of the book are now available for sale from The European Bookshop

Luciana Littizzetto all'Italian Bookshop!

4th June 2013 - The Italian Bookshop - 7.00pm

Luciana Littizzetto
in conversazione con
Luca Bianchini
ci parlerà del suo libro

Madama Sbatterflay
Edizioni Mondadori

Non ci resta che ridere, care Madame Sbatterflay. Anche se lo spread sale e il Walter scende, e a noi rimane solo il bandolero stanco, il nostro bell'addormentato nei boxer. Anche se in tempi di vacche magre (beate loro!), i politici fanno a gara a chi la combina più grossa, se Emi(nens) non paga l'Imu, il Berlu alza i tacchi, e l'uomo del Monti dice no. Se siamo passati dall'onorevole Bocchino all'onorevole Passera. Se certa gente non sa più cosa inventarsi: lo scalda-walter e il pisciavelox, i preservativi firmati e il certificato di garanzia per la Jolanda. Se Belén va con Belìn, Carla è sempre più snob e George Clooney sempre più tronco di pino."

Luciana Littizzetto è una figura di culto della comicità italiana. Ha lavorato in radio, cinema e televisione. Attualmente è ospite fissa a 'Che tempo che fa' programma di Rai 3 condotto da Fabio Fazio. Ha pubblicato tra gli altri La Jolanda Furiosa e i Dolori del giovane Walter. È stata con Fabio Fazio la presentatrice dell'ultima edizione del Festival di Sanremo.


Luca Bianchini autore Mondadori, voce di Radio2, scrive su Repubblica e ha un blog su Vanity Fair. È appena uscito il suo nuovo romanzo Io che amo solo te.

The other Sebald

22nd May 2013 - European Bookshop - 19.00 - 21:00

We are delighted to have the author of

" W.G. Sebald. Einführung in Leben & Werk"

Uwe Schütte, with us to introduce you to many little known aspects of the life and work of W.G. Sebald.

His book was published in autumn 2011 to coincide with the tenth anniversary of his premature death. It provides new biographical material and examines all major literary works. In addition, a chapter on Sebald’s critical writings sheds an interesting light on a neglected yet crucial part of his oeuvre.

Schütte came to the University of East Anglia in 1992 to do both his MA and PhD with Sebald as his supervisor. He is a Reader in German at Aston University, Birmingham and the author of ten books on German literature, as well as numerous articles and reviews in national papers in Germany and Austria.

The event is free but please EmailUs

Parla italiano, parla Chiaro! New materials and approaches to teaching Italian.

16th May 2013 - St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School, Gretna Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE15 7PX - 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm

This workshop aims to provide teachers with instruments to develop students linguistic and communicative skills whilst focusing on other abilities (pragmatic, socio-cultural, affective, socio-linguistic, etc.) that modern teaching strategies must take into account.

Teachers will be involved in first-hand testing of shown activities and will thus reflect on both their own and their students’ reactions in the classroom.

The following items will be dealt with during the workshop:

- developing the four key skills

- working on grammar

- motivation techniques

- cooperation among students

- how to use a textbook

- classroom organisation

New ALMA Edizioni course Chiaro! will be provided to participants and used during the workshop. Listening material and didactic videos will also be included in the presentation.

The workshop will be run by Euridice Orlandino, ALMA Edizioni’s editor, Italian teacher and teachers’ trainer.

To attend:

We kindly ask you to confirm your participation by Friday 3rd of May via telephone or email to Lucy Williams: 01242 245252 ext.132, or law@esb.co.uk

Thank you.

Institut Français du Royaume-Uni: Behind the scenes, the story of a building

16th May 2013 - The European Bookshop - 19:00 - 21:00

The European Bookshop is pleased to be hosting the launch of:

Institut Français du Royaume-Uni:

Behind the scenes, the story of a building

A documentary recounting the story of the Institut's peculiar Art Deco building in the heart of South Kensington. The film explores the fascinating architecture of the building, features interviews with Olivier Poivre d'Arvor and Odile Grandet, who oversaw its 1996 renovation, and Barthelemy Dumons, an expert in the architecture of Southern France.

Watch a trailer and find out more on the documentary's dedicated blog

Join us on Thursday 16th May at 7pm for a presentation of the film by director Karine Chevalier and producer Anissa Rachef, with the participation of Charlotte Faucher, PhD, from Queen Mary University.

The talk will be followed by drinks and a Q&A with the film's creators.

The World on Regent Street, come and see us while you are there!

12th May 2013 - Regent Street

Enjoy music, arts, food and fashion from all over the world in this global-themed festival.

In the heart of London's West End, Regent Street will become a traffic-free zone for the day to enable shoppers to enjoy fantastic entertainment, including music and dance, food and drink, arts and crafts and more.

And while you are there, why not pop into our lovely bookshop, which is just around the corner, we are offering a 15% discount on all imported titles all day!

For more information about this event, please visit the website: The World on Regent Street

PoesiaPresente

29th April 2013 - The Italian Bookshop - 18.45

I libri di POESIAPRESENTE all’Italian Bookshop!

Reading in italiano, inglese e farsi dei poeti

Dome Bulfaro, Ziba Karbassi, Stephen Watts, Cristina Viti

All’Italian Bookshop di Londra, grazie alla presenza dei poeti Dome Bulfaro, Ziba Karbassi, Stephen Watts e Cristina Viti, presenteremo in particolare due libri:

POESIE (POEMS) di Ziba Karbassi, Edizioni Mille Gru, 2011 - CD AUDIO trilingue (Traduzione italiana di Cristina Viti. Traduzione inglese di Stephen Watts. Registrazioni originali in farsi di Ziba Karbassi)

OSSA CARNE (BONES FLESH) di Dome Bulfaro, DotComPress, 2012 - Con CD audio bilingue - (Traduzioni in inglese di Cristina Viti. Fotografie di copertina Simone Casetta)

Gli altri libri di PoesiaPresente disponibili da Italian Bookshop:

TITA SU UNA GAMBA SOLA, di Patrizia Gioia,

ed. Mille Gru, Monza, 2012 (con illustrazioni dell’autrice e una nota di Vivian Lamarque)

MILANO ICTUS, di Dome Bulfaro,

ed. Mille Gru, Monza, 2011 (con DVD dello spettacolo teatrale tratto dal libro)

POESIAPRESENTE è un progetto culturale nato in Italia sette anni fa su iniziativa dell’associazione culturale Mille Gru di Monza con lo scopo di promuovere e valorizzare la poesia contemporanea in tutte le sue forme, creando azioni culturali capaci di donare un senso poetico al vivere quotidiano, nella convinzione che ogni vivere, se privato di Poesia, non può essere davvero Presente.

Dal 2006 realizza annualmente una stagione poetica con eventi aperti a tutti e gratuiti che focalizzano una problematica relativa al fare, dire e ascoltare poesia oggi. Sono stati ospiti di PoesiaPresente diversi poeti stranieri – tra i quali anche gli inglesi Stephen Watts e Nii Parkes e l’iraniana esule a Londra Ziba Karbassi - molti fra i maggiori poeti contemporanei italiani e moltissimi giovani poeti italiani.

PoesiaPresente è anche Casa di creazione e ha creato spettacoli, percorsi didattici e ha curato anche la pubblicazione di alcuni libri di poesia con supporto multimediale.

Rising Stars of Russian Writing

17th April 2013 - The European Bookshop - 7pm - 9pm

You are warmly invited to join us for an evening of new writing from Russia's Debut Prize winners at The European Bookshop.

We will explore a new wave of writing from Russia which is forming a new generation of rising literary stars who are transforming the Russian literary landscape.

For this generation the Soviet Union is a part of history rather than a part of life. They have an entirely new set of hopes, worries, experiences, interests and concerns. Take this special opportunity to learn about how Russia is changing and what it is likely to become!

We will be joined by Debut winners Irina Bogatyreva and Alexander Snegirev. Irina will present her translated short story in English which appears in the collection "Still Waters Run Deep: Young Women's Writing from Russia". And Alexander will present he book "Petroleum Venus" a national bestseller translated into English. There will also be a question and answer in English, and, as always, wine and nibbles will be provided.

"Universum" by Irina Bogatyreva is about a young woman’s attempt to penetrate the inner world of the man she looks up to through his email correspondence.

"Petroleum Venus" by Alexander Snegirev is a story about a disabled child - a rare theme in Russia, and a journey of love, responsibility and acceptance.

Ideal for anyone wishing to know more about modern day, post-Soviet Russia. The collection presented first in Russian and then in the translated English so it is not necessary to speak Russian to attend. An interpreter will also join us for the evening.

To confirm your attendance, please email our Russian Department, or telephone our bookshop on 020 7734 5259 (but you won't be turned away if just turn up on the night!).

Una giornata di aggiornamento didattico per insegnanti di italiano a Roma

22nd March to 23rd March 2013 - MAXXI Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Roma - 9.10 - 18.00

L'evento si terrà proprio il fine settimana prima di Pasqua. Gli insegnanti potrebbero essere interessati a venire in Italia in occasione delle feste e partecipare anche al nostro evento.

Dato il gran numero di parteciapanti di quest'anno, nel 2013 ci sarà la possibilità di scegliere se partecipare venerdì 22 o sabato 23 marzo. Il programma sarà lo stesso, quindi gli insegnanti che intendono partecipare devono scegliere un solo giorno.

Trovate maggiori informazioni per cliccando qui

Language World 2013

22nd March to 23rd March 2013 - Nottingham Conference Centre, Nottingham Trent University - 22nd March 8.30 am - 6 pm 23rd March 8.30 am - 2.15 pm

This year’s theme is ‘Imagine...’

Language World is a conference, two days of non-stop CPD, an exhibition, a social event, and a chance for teachers from all over the country to meet up with their subject community to celebrate language teaching and learning.

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending the conference with a range of materials for all ages and abilities in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish and will be offering a 15% discount on orders placed during the conference.

Paolo Rossi all'Italian Bookshop

21st March 2013 - Italian Bookshop - 19.00

Giovedi' 21 marzo alle ore 19.00, nella nuova sede di 5 Warwick Street, all'Italian Bookshop festeggiamo la primavera

Paolo Rossi e Filomena Campus,

in occasione dello spettacolo Paolo Rossi @ London

in scena il 22 Marzo alla Union Chapel,

ci parleranno di teatro, di satira, di una risata che può cambiare il mondo.

Paolo Rossi è un attore, cantautore e comico italiano.

Filomena Campus è un'autrice, regista e cantante che vive tra Londra, Berlino e la sua adorata Sardegna.

www.filomenacampus.com - Misterioso

We are proud to present a very important UCL event, NDRANGHETA: LA CRIMINALITÀ ORGANIZZATA IN CALABRIA E NEL MONDO

18th March 2013 - UCL Engineering 1.02, Malet Place - 6pm

UCL, Department of Italian, School of European Languages, Culture and Society

Monday 18 March 2013, 6:00 p.m.

UCL, Engineering 1.02, Malet Place

’NDRANGHETA: LA CRIMINALITÀ ORGANIZZATA IN CALABRIA E NEL MONDO

Alessandra Cerreti

(Direzione Distrettuale Antimafia, Reggio Calabria)

Alessandra Cerreti fa parte della Direzione Distrettuale Antimafia di Reggio Calabria, dove si occupa della ’ndrangheta. È titolare di procedimenti che hanno condotto a centinaia di arresti di appartenenti a questa organizzazione mafiosa, con la cattura di pericolosi latitanti. Ha chiesto ed ottenuto il sequestro di beni per un totale di 220 milioni di euro requisiti a componenti o prestanomi delle cosche mafiose. Ha, infine, ottenuto e gestito la prima collaborazione con la giustizia di una donna di ’ndrangheta: Giuseppina Pesce.

Indipendent.co.uk: Italian judge removes children from mafia families following suicides of mothers who turned against Calabria's ‘ndrangheta mob

Paolo Roversi in conversazione con Caterina Soffici ci parlerà del suo libro L' ira Funesta. Il primo caso del maresciallo Valdes

16th March 2013 - The Italian Bookshop - 7pm

Paolo Roversi in conversazione con Caterina Soffici ci parlerà del suo libro:

L'ira Funesta. Il primo caso del maresciallo Valdes

Rizzoli

Immaginate un borgo di poche case disperso nella pianura padana. A volte basta un niente per sconvolgere la vita di una placida cittadina così. Basta, per esempio, che l’unico farmacista tenga chiuso il negozio per sovvertire la routine degli abitanti: niente medicine per gli anziani e, soprattutto, niente medicine per il Gaggina, un colosso di centotrenta chili con il carattere dell’attaccabrighe di professione. Quel giorno, senza i suoi tranquillanti, non riuscirà a tenere a bada la propria ira: in sella a un motorino scassato tenterà di assalire i carabinieri, irromperà nel bar della locale polisportiva, picchierà un vigile reo di volerlo multare per poi barricarsi in casa minacciando con una katana da samurai chiunque si avvicini. Tutto precipiterà definitivamente quando un uomo verrà trovato morto ammazzato nei campi, trafitto proprio da una spada…

Paolo Roversi vive a Milano e i suoi romanzi sono tradotti in Spagna, Francia, Germania e Stati Uniti.

Ha collaborato con riviste e giornali come Corriere della Sera, Rolling Stone, Diario, Detective Magazine, Stilos e InScena Magazine. Ha scritto soggetti per la televisione tra cui la serie dieci e undici di Distretto di Polizia. Nel 2010 ha ideato il NebbiaGialla Suzzara Noir Festival per la letteratura noir e poliziesca. Dirige il web press e casa editrice digitale MilanoNera, sito dedicato interamente alla letteratura gialla. Ha vinto la 4ª edizione del Premio Camaiore di Letteratura Gialla con il romanzo La mano sinistra del diavolo.

Caterina Soffici giornalista per Il Fatto Quotidiano e Vanity Fair vive a Londra. Ha pubblicato con Feltrinelli Ma le donne no.

For Primary Spanish Teachers - Free Presentation

13th March 2013 - The European Bookshop - 7pm

For primary schools teaching or thinking of teaching Spanish:

The European Bookshop and the publishing house SGEL have the pleasure of inviting you to a

**Free presentation**

How to make the most of your Spanish classes for KS1 and KS2 children: engaging and motivating learning. We will work on several activities for teachers to gather new ideas and we will get to know Superdrago the newest material for children.

Each teacher attending will receive a free sample of Superdrago

Wine and other refreshments will be on offer. We look forward to seeing you there!

Please reserve as soon as possible:

Email: smw@esb.co.uk

Or tel: 01242 245252 ext 133

Exposición de materiales y novedades

11th March 2013 - Instituto Cervantes Londres - 102 Eaton Square London SW1W 9AN - 5pm to 9pm

The publishing house SGEL will have a table with a display of some of their best-selling and newest material for Spanish language learning at The Instituto Cervantes in London - you can also pick up your 10% discount voucher for The European Bookshop.

We look forward to welcoming you in our shop with your discount flyer!

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Funded Professional Development courses in Europe

10th March 2013 - The European Bookshop, 5 Warwick Street, London - 10.00 - 12.00

You are invited to attend a CPD session organised by LEAP Online and The European and Italian Bookshop.

You will learn how you can take advantage of funding opportunities to further develop the European dimension in your curriculum and your teaching of modern languages.

The session will cover aspects of the "Lifelong Learning Programme", including partnerships, job shadowing and In-Service Training courses (ICT).

The session is also designed to facilitate networking.

Refreshments will be provided.

The event is free to attend, however please email Emilia Quaranta to confirm your attendance.

For more information please click here

Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions

7th March 2013 - The Italian Bookshop - 7pm

Luca Perasi in conversazione con Piero Tarantola ci parlerà del suo libro:

Paul McCartney: Recording Sessions

ilmiolibro.it

Accompagnamento musicale di Alessandro Gariazzo, chitarrista e cantante della Treves Blues Band, Parteciperanno Tony Clark (ingegnere del suono ad Abbey Road con i Beatles e con McCartney negli anni 60/70), Alan O’Duffy (ingegnere del suono, ha collaborato con McCartney all’album Venus and Mars nel 1975) e Maurizio Ravalico (percussionista e session-man, ha partecipato alla registrazione del brano Hope of Deliverance nel 1992).

Sarà presente Rolando Giambelli, Presidente dei Beatlesiani d’Italia.

Il libro, nato da oltre dieci anni di lavoro, traccia il percorso della carriera solista di Paul McCartney, dall'ispirazione sino alla registrazione in studio, con particolari inediti, ricostruzione cronologica di date di incisione, studi, musicisti e strumenti impiegati.

L'autore offre uno squarcio sul processo creativo di McCartney, raccontato attraverso settanta interviste esclusive a collaboratori dell'ex-Beatle.

Luca Perasi vive e lavora a Milano. Musicista per amore, collabora come redattore a riviste di turismo e di musica. Nel 1997 ha co-fondato la FanZine Paper McCartney. Nel 2012 ha pubblicato il suo libro Paul McCartney: recording sessions (1969-2011) e ha collaborato con Franco Zanetti al Libro Bianco dei Beatles (2012, Giunti). Sta traducendo il suo libro per il lancio sul mercato internazionale.

Piero Tarantola, scrive per il Buscadero

Dichterlesung mit Felicitas Hoppe

6th March 2013 - German School Richmond - 20.00

We will be there with a bookstall!








An evening with writer Gunter Silva

5th March 2013 - The European Bookshop - 19:00 to 21:00

Peruvian writer Gunter Silva will read extracts from his book of short stories Crónicas de Londres in our bookshop. He will also discuss his creative process and talk about how immigrants influenced his work.

Crónicas de Londres is a collection of short stories which depicts Latin American immigrants roaming various European cities, in search of new and more dignified ways to live. The novel captures the fears, anxieties, failures and feelings of inadequacy experienced by the characters – with a pinch of humor and love thrown into the mix. Gunter Silva's truly subtle and simple prose transports the reader across 21st century Europe. The power of Silva's collection lies in its strong sense of place and the Peruvian author is particularly adept at painting characters at conflict/breaking point. His collection scales a wide range of emotions, taking his reader alternatively through excitement and even at times frustration.

Admission is totally free, but due to space limitations it is advisable to book a place by email.

Un`ora con gli scrittori d`Italia

23rd February 2013 - The Italian Bookshop, 5 Warwick Street - 19.00

Vi invitiamo alla presentazione di UN'ORA CON GLI SCRITTORI D'ITALIA.

Enrico Barbieri e Marta Sacchi ci guideranno con parole e musica in un viaggio attraverso la letteratura italiana, dal duecento fino ai giorni d'oggi.

Ospiti speciali della serata: Dante, Petrarca, Boccaccio, Lorenzo de Medici, Ludovico Ariosto, Goldoni, Leopardi, gli scapigliati, Pirandello, Marinetti, Pasolini, Eco, Benni.

Enrico Barbieri, attore e regista, si è formato presso la Scuola d’Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi con maestri quali Gabriele Vacis, Massimo Navone, Kuniaki Ida, Anton Milenin e molti altri. Da sempre ha un’attenzione speciale rivolta a tutto ciò che è letteratura e poesia, specie nella resa scenica dei testi e nella lettura interpretativa.

Marta Sacchi, musicista, compositrice, clarinettista e sassofonista, è diplomata a pieni voti presso il Conservatorio di Musica G. Nicolini di Piacenza. Negli anni ha lavorato con numerosi e rinomati maestri di fiati in Italia e ha suonato come secondo clarinetto per l’Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano. Ha aggiunto alla sua esperienza un periodo come educatrice presso il CESMME, Centro Italiano Studi Musica e Medicina, conseguendo il diploma in Musicoterapia nel 2012.

Biscoccole

9th February 2013 - The Italian Bookshop, 5 Warwick Street - 19.00

Vi invitiamo alla presentazione di BISCOCCOLE (Felici Edizioni)

Rita Monastero in conversazione con Maria Rosario Lazzati ci parlerà del suo libro.

Ma non ci parlera' solamente, ci insegnerà praticamente.
La sua aiutante ai "mattarelli" sara' Ornella
Se ce la fa lei...ce la facciamo tutti!

Seguira' una degustazione di biscotti dolci e salati!
Vi aspettimo a impastare biscotti!

''Le parole, un po' come le persone, si dividono in simpatiche e antipatiche, soprattutto quelle che si riferiscono al cibo. È una questione di suoni, non di sapori. Perché se li cucini bene, poi sono buoni e simpatici quasi tutti. Il biscotto, invece, non è simpatico: è simpaticissimo. È una parola che suona bene, che riempie la bocca e che mette allegria. Il biscotto è meglio di una barzelletta. Evoca ambienti caldi, accoglienti e profumi immutati nel tempo che invogliano ad assaporare il mattino. E allora, ben venga un copione tutto scritto per lui, che ne esalti le caratteristiche e lo renda il protagonista del grande show della cucina!''

The Outsider Writer

7th February 2013 - The European Bookshop, London - 19:00-21:00

You are invited to join a conversation with Adam Daly, author of The Outsider-Writer, and Colin Stanley, Managing Editor of Paupers’ Press, at the European Bookshop, 5 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LU (off Regent Street) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, February 7th 2013.

They will discuss Colin Wilson, author of The Outsider (1956), and his connection with Paupers’ Press; and Outsider-Writers: Fernando Pessoa, Carlo-Emilio Gadda, and Blaise Cendrars. Adam Daly will also discuss some of his other work, past and present, and his concerns as a writer.

The conversation will be followed by a Q&A session.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided.

ISMLA Annual Conference

2nd February 2013 - St Peter\'s School York - 9.15 am - 16.45 pm

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending the conference with a range of the latest resources from our publishers in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. We are offering a 15% discount on orders placed during the event.

Global Russian: Exploring New Research Perspectives

24th January to 25th January 2013 - Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, The University of Edinburgh

The objective of the workshop is to contextualise the Russian language within the new and rapidly developing field of sociolinguistics of globalisation and collectively to provide a critical reflection on the theoretical challenges posed by Russian as a global language.

Our Scottish Representative, Seonaid Cooke will be showing a vast selection of our Russian books at this event.

The ALL London January Event

19th January 2013 - Brunei Gallery & suite, SOAS - School of African and Oriental Studies, University of London, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG - 9.30 - 13.30

Saturday January 19th 2013

'The January Event' SOAS University of London. Central and comfortable venue and fantastic speakers! Come along and bring your team!

For more information and to see the programme, please see The ALL website

Holocaust poetry

15th January 2013 - 7pm-9pm

Poetry is an important way of keeping the memory of the Holocaust alive; but how can such poetry be translated for readers far removed in time and place from the Holocaust?

Fiction ensures that the lived experience of the Holocaust can be shared by those who were not there and presents the appalling facts of the Holocaust in a way that can be more easily understood than mere numbers. More than prose fiction, poetry uses gaps, silences, fragments, ambiguities and suggestions to make the reader actively engage with the text, thereby affecting them profoundly.

But Holocaust poetry is usually written in languages other than English. Translators are very aware that with such poetry it is especially important to do justice to the original work, but this task is no easy one: Holocaust poetry is often very personal, its references to the Holocaust are frequently oblique and the real essence of this poetry resides as much in what it does not say as in what it does.

AULC Conference 2013

10th January to 11th January 2013 - Durham University, Collingwood College - 10.30 - 20.00

The annual AULC Conference will be taking place on the 10th and 11th January 2013 at Durham University this year.

For the provisional programme please click here

Weihnachtsmarkt at the German YMCA

8th December 2012 - German YMCA 35 Craven Terrace London - 3 pm

We are delighted to be part of the YMCA's main fundraising event this year with a selection of our children's books.

There will be:

Christmas Decorations - Pine Arrangements

Candles - Christmas Cards - Calendars

Gifts - Original Handicrafts

German Specialities - Stollen - Biscuits - Lebkuchen.

There is a Tombola from 2 pm.

Late Night Christmas Shopping!

6th December 2012 - till 7.30

Enjoy an extra hour in our shop to chose a Christmas present.

We wil have free gift wrapping and a glass of wine for everybody!

Christmas Book Fair

4th December to 5th December 2012 - German School Richmond - 8.30 - 15.00

We will be at the German School with a wide selection of books for children (and also some for adults!).

A main theme is Christmas, of course, so look out for cookie recipes, ideas for presents and reading material to make the most of Advent and Christmas.

Funded Professional Development courses in Europe

29th November 2012 - Idea Store; Canary Wharf, Churchill Place, London, E14 5RB. - 4pm - 6pm

As part of their ongoing support of MFL teaching and language network promotion, Language Education & Partnerships Ltd (LEAP) are offering a free inset session in London. The session will focus on funded CPD opportunities for teachers (including coordinators, Heads, HLTAs, TAs etc) within the Lifelong Learning Programme. You will learn how to take advantage of current funding opportunities to further develop the European dimension in your curriculum and your teaching of modern foreign languages.

The session will take place from 4pm - 6pm. Refreshments will be provided.

If you wish to attend please notify Emilia Quaranta at: leaponline.eu@gmail.com OR call her on 01922 724993.

To see more upcoming events with LEAP online see their website

MoLaCo 2012

9th November to 10th November 2012 - International House, London - 8.30 - 20.00

6th Mo.La.Co

Modern Languages Conference for Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish and German teachers

For the sixth year, International House London hosts the hugely popular MoLaCo conference for Arabic, French, Italian, Spanish and German Language Teaching. This year the event will last two days.

MoLaCo brings together the most current theoretical knowledge and practical training for those who teach modern languages to adults. It is also a great opportunity for networking with other language teachers.

SALT Annual Conference

3rd November 2012 - University of Strathclyde - 8.45 - 3.30

Excellence in Practice

European Schoolbooks will be attending this annual event with a selection of our latest language learning resources in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

The Language Show

19th October to 21st October 2012 - Olympia, London

As with every year we will be there!

We look forward to seeing you there on stand 303. For more information about the Language Show, visit the official website: The Language Show

Patrizio Nissirio in conversation with Mattia Bagnoli, who will talk about her new book OÚZO AMARO

17th October 2012 - The Italian Bookshop, 5 Warwick Street - 19.00

We invite you to an evening with journalist Patrizio Nissirio, speaking to reknowned author Mattia Bernardo Bagnoli as she discusses her latest novel "OÚZO AMARO La tragedia greca dalle Olimpiadi al gol di Samaras".

The work talks of the economic crisis in Greece which has transformed itself into a social earthquake, one which shakes family life, businesses, and the entire organisation of society.

The event will take place on Wednesday 17th October in The Italian Bookshop, at it's new location at 5 Warwick Street. Come and join us for what promises to be an enjoyable evening, with resreshments provided!

For more details see our facebook page

Hampshire Schools Language Conference 2012

28th September 2012 - Avenue Campus, University of Southampton - 9am - 3.30pm

"Back to the Future"

This year's conference has a wide variety of practical and inspirational sessions aimed at primary and secondary teachers of languages.

European Schoolbooks Ltd. will be exhibiting at the conference. Please come to visit our stand and speak to our friendly and helpful staff.

For more information about the event and to book your place at the conference please click here

Two Russian Poets

20th September 2012 - The European Bookshop - 7pm - 9pm

Join us for a lovely evening in our bookshop, with readings from Larissa Miller and Slava Zaitsev's new poems. We will be joined by Slava himself and David Anderson, his English translator, who will be there to read the poems and for a question and answer discussion. Please keep watch our blog for more information coming soon.

Refreshments, of course, will be provided, perhaps Russian style!

Madame Pipi, a play by Emilie Perraudeau

19th September 2012 - The European Bookshop - 19:00

Join us for a night of theatrical comedy as we welcome actress and playwright Emilie Perraudeau who will talk about her play MADAME PIPI ahead of its showing at the Etcetera Theatre in Camden on September 28-30.

She will be joined by her fellow actors to give us an exclusive sneak preview of the performance!

The event is free to attend and drinks and nibbles will be provided.

To spice things up, every customer purchasing a copy of the book will be entered into a draw to win a pair of tickets to one of the performances of the play!

Contact us by phone on 020 7734 5259 or email us at wstill1@esb.co.uk to confirm attendance or if you would like any more information.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

An evening with Will Stone, poet and translator

18th July 2012 - The European Bookshop - 19:00-21:00

We are delighted to invite you to an evening with Will Stone, Poet and translator, at the European Bookshop on Wednesday 18 July 7pm-9pm.

Will Stone will discuss his newly published translation of Rilke in Paris, an account by Maurice Betz, Rainer Maria Rilke's French translator, of Rilke's experiences and impressions of Paris when he first came to the city in 1902.

Will Stone will read from the text and answer your questions, and you can join us after the talk for a glass of wine and more literary discussion.

Contact us on 020 7734 5259 or by email at french1@esb.co.uk to confirm attendance or if you would like any more information about the event.

Language Futures: Languages in Higher Education conference 2012

5th July to 6th July 2012 - John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh - 10:30 - 19:00

Language Futures is the sixth biennial conference organised by LLAS Centre for languages, linguistics and area studies (LLAS), The University Council of Modern Languages (UCML) and the Association of University Language Centres (AULC). It aims to bring together language teachers and researchers from across languages and related disciplines. It will be of interest to those in higher education and related sectors including secondary schools and further education.It is also aimed at representatives of business, language professions and any other employers who wish to develop closer links with education in the field of languages. It is intended as a forum for networking, sharing ideas and resources,and exploring ways of meeting the challenges of sustaining good quality language education.

European Schoolbooks Ltd. will be exhibiting at the conference for the two days. Please come to visit our stand and speak to our friendly and helpful staff.

For more information about the event and to book your place at the conference, please click here

Princesse Camcam book signing event

19th May 2012 - Librairie La Page, South Kensington, London - 11am - 5pm

On Saturday 19th of May Librairie La Page will welcome the illustrator Princesse Camcam.

Princesse Camcam is the illustrator of three beautiful new children's French books, all certain to appeal to young learners of French:

MARIE DE PARIS

MARIE VOYAGE EN FRANCE

OU EST MON CHAT

Come along to meet the illustrator, who will be there to sign her books, which will be available to buy in French and in English (they also make excellent presents!)

The bookshop will also be providing juices, music, and party cakes!

To make a book a place for free, please contact the team.

Book Fair at the German School

3rd May to 4th May 2012 - German School, London - 8:00 - 15:00

We will be in the forum of the German School for our spring book fair on May 3 - 4 from 8am to 3pm.

An evening with Emue Books

26th April 2012 - The European Bookshop - 19:00 - 21:00

We are very excited to welcome EMUE (Editions Multicuturelle Equitable) to the European Bookshop on Thursday 26 April to present their work and introduce their dedicated team of publishers and authors; comedians will also read from some of their stories.

Authors and readers are all welcome to come share a glass of wine with us and the Emue team. Please email mrg@esb.co.uk to let us know if you wish to attend as space may be limited.

In the meantime, check out their books online or at the bookshop!

Globe to Globe, Shakespeare's plays in 37 languages

21st April to 8th June 2012 - Globe Theatre, London

Fropm 21st April The Globe will be presenting a programme of multi-lingual Shakespeare productions as part of a celebration for the London 2012 festival. 37 international companies will present every one of Shakespeare's plays in a different language over six weeks.

Here are a few of our favourite:-

Romeo & Juliet in Brazilian Portuguese, 19 & 20 May

Henry VIII in Castilian Spanish, 29 & 30 May

Timon of Athens in German, 31 May & 1 June

Much Ado About Nothing in French, 1 & 2 June

Henry V in English, 7, 8 & 9 June

To see the Full Programme, please click here

Argentine Film Festival

19th April to 22nd April 2012 - Ritzy Cinema, Brixton, London

London's first Argentine Film Festival, is launching April 19-22nd at the Ritzy Cinema!

With a reputation for producing some of the most exciting films in Latin America, get ready for fireworks as Argentine cinema comes to London with its very own festival.

Capitalising on the 2010 Best Foreign Picture Oscar for Juan José Campanella’s The Secret in Their Eyes, and the wave of award-winning Argentine films seen across the international festival circuit, the festival will showcase a selection of the best contemporary films from and about Argentina.

For more information please see their website.

Language World 2012

30th March to 31st March 2012 - University of Manchester

Languages for all - defining today, transforming tomorrow!

Language World 2012 will be covering the following themes:

Motivation and raising participation in language learning

Improving achievement - at all key stages, especially 4 and 5

Progression (especially between key stages)

Assessment for best practice

AS and A Level

Improving speaking skills and using the target language in the classroom

Improving reading skills

Developing grammatical competence

Creating confident and independent language users

Community languages

Language across the curriculum

New approaches to language learning, including the effective use of technology

CLIL and bilingual learning.

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending the conference with a range of materials for all ages and abilities in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish and will be offering a 15% discount on orders placed during the conference.

Fallada Biography book launch!

29th March 2012 - The European Bookshop - 18.30 for 19.00

The European Bookshop are delighted to bring you the launch of "More Lives than One: A Biography of Hans Fallada" with the author Jenny Williams, introduced by Nick Jacobs.

Please click here for more details.

Primary Languages Show 2012

3rd March 2012 - University of Westminster

The Primary Languages Show is the essential event of the year for everybody involved in teaching languages in primary schools. Packed with inspirational ideas to support teaching and learning, this national conference is the perfect place to meet colleagues, exchange ideas, find out about new developments and browse the latest resources. Come and join us at The University of Westminster and meet a host of speakers, teachers, publishers and advisers who are all passionate about languages in the primary school.

Visit the Young Europeans Bookstore stand to see the latest resources in French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish and to receive a 15% discount on orders placed during the conference.

Narratives and Ageing: A Reading by Martin Walser and Jane Gardam

1st March 2012 - Chancellor\'s Hall, Senate House (First Floor) University of London Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU - 6 pm

The European Bookshop will be attending a reading of renowned German author Martin Walser along with Jane Gardam at the Institute of Germanic& Romance Studies (University of London.)

Renowned German author Martin Walser (Ein liebender Mann, 2008;

Muttersohn, 2011) is joined by Whitbread Novel prize-winner Jane Gardam (Old Filth, 2004; The Man in the Wooden Hat, 2009) in a reading from their recent and unpublished works on the theme of ageing. There will be an introduction by Karen Leeder, Professor of Modern German Literature at New College, Oxford. The reading will be followed by a discussion with the audience.

The event is organised by the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies (University of London), in conjunction with the Institute for German Studies (University of Birmingham) and the University of Leeds. Additional sponsorship is provided by the Keith Spalding Trust (IGRS, London).

Admission is free. Advance registration is required (email Jane Lewin

jane.lewin@sas.ac.uk; tel: 020 7862 8966) by 22 February.

ISMLA National Conference 2012

4th February 2012 - University College School, London - 9.30 am - 16.45 pm

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending the conference with a range of the latest resources from our publishers in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. We are offering a 15% discount on orders placed during the event.

Late night shopping, 10% off everything, and drinks!

15th December 2011 - The European Bookshop - 18.00 - 19.30

Join us at the European Bookshop on Thursday 15th December, when we will be open until 7.30pm for a special evening of late night christmas shopping! There will be a 10% discount on everything, as well as complimentary drinks and gift-wrapping!

Learning Italian through Cinema - Teacher Training day

10th December 2011 - St.Peter\'s Italian Church (saloni nuovi) - 9.30am - 2.45pm

"Learning Italian through Cinema" is a training day for teachers of Italian as a foreign language.

It will be held on Saturday 10th December and explores the language teaching through the use of audio-visual media from cinematic sources.

Not only will you learn about new resources and initiatives, but you will also have the chance to network and share ideas.

Tickets cost £30 per delegate.

To reserve your place send an email to leaponline.eu@gmail.com

Directory of World Cinema: Italy Book Launch

24th November 2011 - The Italian Bookshop - 19.00

We are delighted to invite you to an evening with Barry Forshaw in conversation with Louis Bayman, discussing their latest book -

DIRECTORY OF WORLD CINEMA: ITALY

This book offers an indepth film and cultural sweep through the history of Italian film. Essays by leading academics offer an insight into the various genres, themes and directors prominent in Italian cinema.

The talk will be held in English with refreshments provided.

Come and join us for a glimpse into the magical world of Italian film!

Festa dello Studente di Italiano

19th November 2011 - The Italian Bookshop - 18.30

The Venice Italian School in collaboration with The Italian Bookshop and International House London are inviting you to a party for all Italian language students, to celebrate the final draw of the competition,

'Win a week in Venice to study Italian'

1st prize- 1 week studying Italian in Venice

2nd prize- 1 weekend studying Italian in Venice

3rd prize- an Italian course offered by International House, London.

Plus...everyone at the event will receive a 10% discount on courses at the Venice Italian School.

TO BOOK your free entrance to the party please email-partylondon@veniceitalianschool.com

Mo.La.Co 2011

12th November 2011 - International House London - 9.00 am - 19.30 pm

5th Mo.La.Co

Modern Languages Conference for Arabic, French, Italian and Spanish teachers

For the fifth year, International House London hosts the hugely popular MoLaCo one-day conference for Arabic, French, Italian and Spanish Language Teaching.

This year's focus is on the methodology of teaching languages.

MoLaCo brings together the most current theoretical knowledge and practical training for those who teach modern languages to adults. It is also a great opportunity for networking with other language teachers.

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be attending with a display of materials and we are offering a 15% discount on any orders placed during the conference.

Click here for more information

Luciana Castellina talks about her new book "La Scoperta del Mondo"

12th November 2011 - The Italian Bookshop - 19.00

We invite you to an evening with journalist Caterina Soffici, speaking to reknowned author LUCIANA CASTELLINA as she discusses her latest novel, LA SCOPERTA DEL MUNDO, which made it to the final shortlist of the Strega Prize earlier this year.

The work is a personal diary she kept as communist activist, between the ages of 14-18, during the period of 1943-1948.

The event will take place on Saturday 12th November in The Italian Bookshop in London. Come and join us for what promises to be an enjoyable evening, with resreshments provided!

For more details see our facebook page

Buchausstellung mit Verkauf

10th November to 11th November 2011 - Deutsche Schule Richmond - 08.30 - 15.30

The European Bookshop will be at the Deutsche Schule with a display of German books for two days next week.

Come and browse our selection we are sure to have something for everyone - and some ideal titles for Christmas presents too.

The Language Show 2011

21st October to 23rd October 2011 - National Hall, Olympia, London - 10am - 6pm (Friday and Saturday) 10am - 5pm (Sunday)

Visit ESB's stand (number 304) at the biggest language event of the year!

"The Language Show is the UK's biggest event for language learners, teachers, linguists and anyone with a passion for languages."

Click here for more information

Molière's Le bourgeois gentilhomme

19th October 2011 - The European Bookshop - 6.30pm

Join us for a Question and Answer session with Paddy Gormley as he discusses The Social Climber - his new adaptation of Molière's Le bourgeois gentilhomme which is currently showing at Highgate theatre Upstairs at the Gatehouse.

This is a free event but please telephone us on 020 7734 5259 or email to reserve a place.

www.upstairsatthegatehouse.com

Workshop for teachers of Spanish - Secondary

8th October 2011 - Consejería de Educación en el Reino Unido - location TBC - 9:00am - 4:30pm

The Spanish Education Office in London are organising two separate workshops for teachers of Spanish. ESB will be there with a selection of some of the latest resources for teachers in Secondary on 8th October. We will have catalogues and discount vouchers for our Central London bookshop. For more information about the workshops please visit the website

Workshop for teachers of Spanish - Primary

1st October 2011 - Consejería de Educación en el Reino Unido - location TBC - 9:00am - 4:30pm

The Spanish Education Office in London are organising two separate workshops for teachers of Spanish. ESB will be there with a selection of some of the latest resources for teachers in Primary on the 1st October. We will have catalogues and discount vouchers for our Central London bookshop. For more information about the workshops please visit the website

An evening with Clemens Meyer and Juan Pablo Villalobos

17th August 2011 - The European Bookshop 5 Warwick Street, London, W1B 5LU - 18:30

We are delighted to invite you to a conversation with authors Clemens Meyer and Juan Pablo Villalobos on August 17th, at the European Bookshop in London.

Meyer and Villalobos will talk about their work and read some carefully selected extracts from All The Lights and Down the Rabbit Hole with their translators Katy Derbyshire and Rosalind Harvey. Those are the first two titles from promising new publisher And Other Stories.

The readings will be followed by a Q&A session and refreshments will be served.

The event is free but booking is essential, please confim by email to sms@esb.co.uk if you would like to attend.

Language World 2011

8th July to 9th July 2011 - Queen\'s Tower Rooms - Imperial College London

The Association for Language Learning (ALL) is hosting Language World 2011 for the first time in London.

Come and visit ESB's stand at this event!

"Language World in London will be the highlight of every language teacher's calendar in 2011".

For more information, please click here

Linguascope Conference

1st July to 2nd July 2011 - The Thistle Hotel, Brighton

"Bringing Languages to Life"

ESB will have a stand at the Linguascope Conference this year and we look forward to seeing you there!

More info

IV Jornadas Didácticas de ELE

1st July 2011 - Instituo Cervantes de Mánchester - 10:00 am to 19:30 pm

A day for teachers of Spanish to unite at the Cervantes Institute in Manchester and attend many exciting workshops and view new teaching resources that are available out there. European Schoolbooks will be there with a selection of new resources for teachers to look at. visit the website for more information

North Yorkshire Primary Languages Conference

17th June 2011 - The Pavilions Conference Centre, Great Yorkshire Showground.

European Schoolbooks Ltd will be displaying our latest resources for Primary Schools including schemes of work, picture and storybooks, coursebooks, dictionaries and games in French, German, Italian and Spanish.

The Stillness of the Sea by Nicol Ljubić: book launch with the author

14th June 2011 - The European Bookhsop - 19:00

The European Bookshop will be hosting the launch of The Stillness of the Sea, the latest novel by Nicol Ljubić, on June 14th. The author will present his novel, read some extracts and answer your questions.

The event will take place on Tuesday 14 June at 7pm, at the European Bookshop, 5 Warwick Street, London. If you would like to attend, please email sms@esb.co.uk to book your place.

Training day for Italian teachers

12th June 2011 - La Scuola Italiana a Londra - 9.30 - 16.30

La Scuola Italiana a Londra will be holding a training day for Italian teachers on Sunday 12th June. Throughout the day there will be various workshops including an interactive presentation of 'Domani', the innovative, new course from Alma Edizioni. Tickets cost £25 which includes a copy of one of Alma's bestselling coursebooks. To reserve your place send an email to:ernestina@scuolaitalianalondra.org

A Taste of Spain 2011

5th June 2011 - Regent Street, London

Once again, Regent Street will be a traffic free day to make way for giant paellas, live music, food markets and a range of interactive sports challenges and events, visitors will be whisked away for a day to Spain's sunnier shores.

The European Bookshop will be open from 12pm to 6pm to celebrate this festival and we will be offering a 20% discount on Spanish titles in store.

To find out more about the event visit the website

Présentation des nouveautés de la maison d'édition CLE International

24th May 2011 - The European Bookshop - 18:30pm to 19:30pm

We will be hosting a presentation of new titles from the catalogue of popular French publishing house Clé International, you can also have your questions answered over a glass of wine! If you would be interested in attending, please email smw@esb.co.uk

For information about Clé's titles that we distribute, please click here

Merton & Kingston Annual Conference (Primary MFL)

1st April 2011 - Merton PDC, Morden, Surrey - 9am to 3:30pm

"Developing Teaching & Learning Part 2"

ESB will have a stand at this conference with picture books, schemes of work and other resources for Primary schools.

Ma le donne no: an evening with the author Caterina Soffici

26th March 2011 - The Italian Bookshop - 18.30 - 22.00

Caterina Soffici will be discussing with Cinzia Monteverdi her highly acclaimed work 'Ma le donne no', which looks at what it's like to be a woman living in one of Europe's most chauvinist societies. To view more details about this book, click here.

How to make reading in Spanish fun: ideas for your class

19th March 2011 - The European Bookshop, 5 Warwick Street, London, W1B 5LU - 10:30 to 11:30

FREE presentation + Refreshments + FREE book for secondary school teachers

A presentation of "Aprende español con..." a series of graded readers based on popular films wich have been carefully selected and adapted in three levels to offer valuable vocabulary and grammar practice, as well as to serve as an exciting window into the Spanish-speaking world.

In this one-hour presentation, you will learn fun and practical ideas to keep your students reading and improving their Spanish. You will get a free sample of one of our Spanish titles and a handout full of lesson and activity ideas!

So come along and meet the authors Cecilia Bembibre and Noemi Camara, you can also browse in our vast Spanish and South American section while you are here!

RSVP before 14th March

or telephone 01242 245252 (ask for Sylvia)

More information about this series

La Dolce Vita 2011

10th March to 13th March 2011 - Business Design Centre, London

The Italian Bookshop will be on stand C1 with a selection of Italian literature for sale, so come and see us, and get your 10% discount voucher!

More info...

Présentation des nouveautés éditoriales des éditions Didier

9th March 2011 - The European Bookshop, 5 Warwick Street London W1B 5LU - 18H30

The European Bookshop vous invite à rencontrer Assma Boulaich, Responsable Pédagogique et Commerciale des Editions Didier -Hatier, pour une présentation d'une heure le Mercredi 9 Mars à 18h30

- Présentation des nouveautés éditoriales des Editions Didier

- Utilisation des ressources multimédia et internet en classe de langues

- Enrichissement des pratiques de classe: exemples pratiques à pertir du livre numérique Latitudes

A cette occasion, vous pourrez aussi découvrir les dernières parutions de notre vaste rayon FLE et prendre un verre en notre compagnie.

RSVP

Les Editions Didier dans notre librairie

CILT Primary Languages Show 2011

4th March 2011 - ACC Liverpool - 8.45am - 5pm

From the Word to the World

The CILT Primary Languages Show is the essential event of the year for everybody involved in teaching languages in primary schools. Packed with inspirational ideas to support teaching and learning, this national conference is the perfect place to meet colleagues, exchange ideas, find out about new developments and browse the latest resources.

FREE Workshop for teachers to present the new Italian Catherine Cheater Scheme for Year 3

12th February 2011 - The European Bookshop - 10.00am - 12.00pm

Adalgisa Serio and Anna Maria Forti Sheikh, the authors of the the latest Catherine Cheater Scheme of Work for Italian, will be holding a FREE workshop, open to all teachers, on the 12th February at The European Bookshop. During the session there will be an opportunity for teachers to ask questions and browse the scheme and the associated resources.

Refreshments will be served.

As places are limited, please RSVP here if you would like to attend, with 'RSVP CC Workshop' in the subject line.

Luca Bianchini @ the Italian Bookshop

12th February 2011 - The Italian Bookshop - 18.30

Luca Bianchini will be joining us to discuss his new book 'Siamo solo amici'.

Oxfordshire Language Conference 2011

11th February 2011 - The Oxford Centre

We will be attending the Oxfordshire Conference with a range of resources for primary and secondary level in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Russian.

Special offer for delegates at the conference...10% discount and free P&P on orders taken!!

ISMLA Annual Conference 2011

5th February 2011 - Magdalen College School, Oxford - 9.15 - 16.45

We will be attending the ISMLA Annual Conference where we will be exhibiting a range of our latest and best selling materials for all ages from primary to A Level in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Russian.

We will be offering a 10% discount and free P & P on orders taken during the conference.

Calling all Italian Ab Initio teachers!

3rd February 2011 - The Italian Bookshop - 6.30pm

The Italian Bookshop will be holding an event for Ab Initio Italian teachers, organised by Sue Austin and Alessandra Symons, experienced Ab Initio teachers and examiners. The event will give teachers the opportunity to share teaching ideas and experiences as well as to browse through the books and other materials in the bookshop.

Italian refreshments will be provided.

As places are limited, please RSVP here as soon as possible if you would like to attend.

Talk by the jazz musician Paolo Fresu

27th January 2011 - The Italian Bookshop - 6.30pm

Paolo Fresu, the renowned jazz musician will be joining us to discuss his autobiography 'Musica Dentro', with fellow Sardinian jazz vocalist, Filomena Campus.

Please RSVP here if you would like to attend.

The Brent Modern Languages Conference (Primary)

27th January 2011 - Centre for Staff Development, Brent - 8:45 to 15:30

We will have a stand at this conference displaying some of our picture books, schemes of work, and other resources for Primary Languages.

Book launch: El Ahorcado y otros cuentos fantásticos

15th December 2010 - The European Bookshop - 19.00

Join us for the launch and presentation of "El Ahorcado y otros cuentos fantásticos", a book that offers works by the great masters of the fantastique genre alongside the creations of new contemporary authors. It includes stories by Edgar Allan Poe, Nicolas Gogol, Washington Irving, H.P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, Oscar Wilde and newcomers Raquel Morán, J. L. Pérez Fuillerat, F. Martínez Hoyos and Germán Fernández.

Raquel Morán will present the book and read some extracts.

RSVP to sms@esb.co.uk if you would like to attend, as capacity may be limited.

FAQ Mafia: an evening with the author, Attilo Bolzoni

14th December 2010 - The Italian Bookshop - 18.30 - 21.30

Attilo Bolzoni, a famed journalist for 'La Repubblica', will be joining us to discuss his new work FAQ Mafia, with Enrico Franceschini. Sicilian actor, Marco Gambino, will also be there to read extracts from the book.

Christmas Fair at the Scuola Italiana a Londra

12th December 2010 - La Scuola Italiana a Londra - 14.30

Come and visit the Christmas Fair which will be taking place at the Italian School in London(154 Holland Park Avenue, W11 4UH) on Sunday, 12th December from 14.30.

Children can visit Santa's grotto, be startled at the magic show, and have their face painted. The Italian Bookshop will also have a stand displaying some of their resources.

Tickets cost £10, and a family ticket (2 adults & 2 children) costs £30 and includes ice cream for the children!

The final draw for the Win a week in Venice competition!

10th December 2010 - The Italian Bookshop - 18.00

Come and enjoy an evening to celebrate the final draw for the "Win a week in Venice studying at the Venice Italian School" competition.

Other prizes on the night will include:

• 50% off on a one week course for one person at the Venice Italian School

• One free italian course for one person, kindly offered by International House, London

• Italian books and learning material from The Italian Bookshop

..and many other surprises from Venice!

To attend, please send a confirmation email.

Ti aspettiamo!

An evening with Simonetta Agnello Hornby as she discusses her latest novel, La Monaca.

3rd December 2010 - The Italian Bookshop - 18.45

We are pleased to announce that the best-selling author, Simonetta Agnello Hornby, will be joining us to present her latest work, 'La Monaca'. This remarkable historical novel opens in Messina on 15th August 1839 and follows the protagonist Agata who finds herself torn between her spiritual inclinations and the pull of the outside world. Please RSVP here if you'd like to attend.

Noche Bilingüe at the Instituto Cervantes

2nd December 2010 - Instituto Cervantes, London - 18.30

Andrés Barba, Sònia Hernández, Javier Montes, Matías Néspolo, Andrés Neuman, Santiago Roncagliolo and Andrés Felipe Solano meet at the Instituto Cervantes to read and discuss their work in Spanish, with live English translation. Reception to follow and books to be bought.

RSVP at events@granta.com.

More info from Granta Magazine on their website, and find a selection of the best up and coming Spanish novelists here on our website.

Arrivederci Italia? Top journalists discuss the brain drain trend in Italy.

26th November 2010 - Il teatro, La Scuola Italiana a Londra - 18.30

The Italian Bookshop together with the Bocconi Alumni Association, is hosting an evening with Claudia Cucchiarato and Sergio Nava, two notable journalists, who will be discussing the growing trend of young Italians leaving the Bel Paese in order to find work and maximise their talents abroad.

The event will take place at the Italian School in London(154 Holland Park Avenue, W11 4UH).

For more information, click here.

Please RSVP here if you wish to attend.

The Little Prince revisited

25th November 2010 - Institut Français, London - 19.30

We will be at the French Institute on November 25 to follow a discussion dedicated to The Little Prince. Editions of the books in various languages and formats, as well as other material related to the beloved Little Prince, will be available for purchase.

More info over at the French Institute's website and on our Facebook events page.

Translating Celan

23rd November 2010 - Goethe Institut, London - 10.00-14.00

On the 90th anniversary of Paul Celan’s birth, translators and Celan experts discuss and debate his life, his poetry and approaches to translating his work. Speakers include Jean Boase-Beier, Ian Fairley, Charlotte Ryland and Wieland Hoban.

We will be present to sell books by Celan, which you can find on our website.

Paul Celan, Europe's most compelling post-war poet, was a German-speaking, East European Jew. His writing exposes and illuminates the effects that Nazi destructiveness left on language. Celan was born on 23 November 1920 in Cernăuţi, Romania and he died on 20 April 1970 in Paris.

More information on the Geothe Institut's webpage.

Book fair at the German School

18th November to 19th November 2010 - Deutsche Schule, London - 8.30-16.00

Wenn im Herbst die Tage kuerzer und dunkler werden und es kalt und nass wird, ist etwas Zeit mit einem Buch auf dem Sofa und heisser Schokolade gerade das Richtige.

Wir hoffen, dass unsere Auswahl fuer jeden etwas bietet, besonders fuer diejenigen, die sich in der Vorweihnachtszeit mit Backen und Basteln beschaeftigen moechten.

We look forward to seeing you in the Foyer of the School on 18/19 November.

Mo.La.Co.: The 4th Conference for Modern Language Teachers of Arabic, French, Italian and Spanish

13th November to 13th November 2010 - International House, London - 9.00am - 5.30pm

Mo.La.Co. is the 4th Conference for Modern Language Teachers of Arabic, French, Italian and Spanish to be held at International House London.

As is our tradition, we are teaming up with two important publishing companies specializing in Spanish and French: Difusión and Editions Maison des Langues (EMDL).

To find out more about the event click here

In nessun Paese: Author Ivan Scalfarotto discusses his new book with Marco Simoni

29th October 2010 - The Italian Bookshop - 19.00

The Italian Bookshop will host an evening with Ivan Scalfarotto on Friday 29th October, as he discusses his new book, 'In Nessun Paese', written in conjunction with Sandro Mangiaterra.

'In Nessun Paese' examines the rights of individuals in Italy and in particular, focuses on the lack of legal protection for cohabiting couples, estimated at 1 million in Italy.

Quiero un mañana - Book presentation and reading by the author

26th October 2010 - The European Bookshop - 18.30

The European Bookshop will host an evening with Natalia Llorente Rosendo who will introduce her novel, Quiero un mañana for the first time in the UK. There will be a reading of some selected excerpts by the author herself (in Spanish), a Q&A round and some refreshments for the attendees.

The event will take place on 26th October at 6.30pm in The European Bookshop. If you are attending the event, please confirm by email before 10th October as the maximum capacity may be limited.

More Info

Primary Languages Conference in Brent

27th January 2010

We will be attending the Brent Primary Conference where we will be exhibiting a range of materials for KS1 & KS2 in French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.

Special offer for delegates at the conference...10% discount and free P&P on orders taken!!

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