Fringe Events

There's plenty happening around the conference too.

Registration Desk

  • Where

    Cutlers’ Hall
  • Time

    13:00 - 17:30
The registration desk will be open between 1 – 5.30pm at Cutlers’ Hall. Come along and collect your conference bags before you attend the welcome reception at Bungalows and Bears.

 


Sheffield City Walking Tour - SOLD OUT

  • Where will we meet

    On the day we will meet at the Surrey Street entrance of the Winter Garden, which is opposite the Crucible Theatre.
  • Time

    14:00
  • Cost

    The cost is £5 per person, with a minimum of 5 people per tour needed. This is payable on the day (cash only).

We have organised a walking tour for 2pm on the Thursday afternoon with Marcus Newton who offers interesting, fun and informative walking tours of the city centre. His tour costs £5 per person for a 90-minute circular tour. Marcus will take us on a journey through the 900 years of history of Sheffield, from the medieval, industrial revolution to the post-industrial twenty first century quarters of the City centre.

You will see top visitor attractions including the Town and City Halls, cathedrals, modern and old hidden Sheffield. You will also find the best places for culture, entertainment, shopping, eating and drinking.

How to reserve your place

Log back into the conference website and add the fringe event to your booking. Any issues when logging in please contact Bonnie Jamieson at Worldspan who will be able to assist.


Fellows Afternoon Tea

  • Activity

    There will be a meeting for all Fellows of ITI, accompanied by afternoon tea. Tea and scones will be available.
  • Venue

    Oak Room of the Leopold Hotel
  • Time

    15:00 - 17:00
  • Cost

    Free of charge
  • How to reserve your place

    Please contact Gillian Hargreaves. This is only available to Fellows who are attending the Conference.

Meet the Board

  • Activity

    Meet the Board
  • Time

    16:00 - 17:00
  • Venue

    Leopold Hotel
  • Info

    This is a chance to meet current and new Board members (and the new chair of ITI) and ask questions over a cup of tea. No need to book just turn up!

Welcome Reception at Bungalows and Bears

  • Activity

    Drinks, food and networking
  • Venue

    Bungalows and Bears
  • Time

    18:00 – 21:00

Bungalows and Bears, Sheffied's favourite strangely-named pub is housed in an Old Fire Station. It is this unique building, which has seen all manner of events, which will play host to our pre-conference networking evening this year.

Join us for good food, good company and a few welcome drinks after your journey.

This is an ideal opportunity to meet new and old friends and is included in your conference ticket. Just don’t forget to let us know that you plan to attend!

Music will be played by ‘We are A Jazz Band (AJB)’. Led by Emily Compton on trumpet, the repertoire of AJB ranges from the likes of John Coltrane, Charlie Parker and Louis Armstrong, to Miles Davis, Erroll Garner and Cole Porter. As a band, our aim is to make the music we play accessible to everyone. We play well known jazz standards and dig out hidden gems; the grooves are tight, the improvisation is strong, and our trumpeter also has a flugelhorn. Guitar; Sam Partridge. Bass; Ben Evans. Drums; Sam De Wolf.

Headshots at the ITI Conference – John Cleary, Photographer

  • Activity

    Professional headshots for delegates
  • Venue

    Muniment Room at Cutlers’ Hall
  • Time

    8:30am onwards
  • Cost

    The session will cost £40 (There is an option for retouching of the image for an additional £10)

On Friday 10th May, I will be at the ITI Conference creating professional headshots for delegates.

You simply book a timed appointment online using the link on my website.  On Friday 10th at the appointed time you’ll find me in the Muniment Room (don’t worry I’ll email you this information nearer the time), we’ll take several photos and together we’ll choose the best one. After the conference, I will email copies of the photograph through to you. You’ll receive 4 files in total; colour and black and white versions in both web and print resolutions. The web versions will be suitable for use on social media and the print versions will be suitable for printing up to 7″/19cm along the longest side.


Singing Translators

  • Activity

    Singing
  • Venue

    Cutlers’ Hall – Drawing Room
  • Time

    12:50 - 1:15pm

This year's conference will see the return of the Singing Translators, conducted once again by the fantastic Neil Brinkworth! Science has shown that singing in a group is a great way to relax, a wonderful bonding experience and most of all fun! If you enjoy singing - whether you're an experienced singer or a complete beginner - this is the fringe activity for you. You will be sent the sheet music and audio files of the piece we will be singing in advance so you can look at your part beforehand, and at the conference itself we will come together to rehearse and then perform for our colleagues. To register your interest and to find out more, please contact Margaret Hiley ([email protected]).


Japanese Saké Myths Debunked - SOLD OUT

  • Activity

    Tasting
  • Venue

    Old Banqueting Hall at Cutlers’ Hall
  • Time

    1.15pm (for 30 minutes)
  • Cost

    Free of charge.

Saké has become a trendy drink as high-end hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants worldwide add this food-friendly tipple to their menus. It is as versatile and complex as wine, and there are tens of thousands of sakés produced in Japan. If you’ve tried one and didn’t like it, then the chances are you might find another one that you do like!

And if you are sensitive to sulphites and other additives, rest assured that only rice, koji, yeast and water are used in the production of most sakés. No wonder, then, that this national drink of Japan is all the vogue at the moment.

Join your fellow ITI colleague, Winnie Joseph FITI, a saké enthusiast and co-founder of VSF Wine Education, who will showcase 4 sakés specially selected from the VSF Shop with guided tastings to demystify the wonderful world of this Japanese tipple.

How to reserve your place

Places are limited to 12 Conference Attendees only per session, please book the relevant day you would like to attend.  Anyone under the age of 18 years old will not be permitted to participate.

Log back into the conference website and add the fringe event to your booking. Any issues when logging in please contact Bonnie Jamieson at Worldspan who will be able to assist.


Conference Yoga

  • Activity

    Yoga
  • Venue

    Drawing Room
  • Time

    Friday evening @ 5.30pm.

In between the short fun run and the gala dinner, we will be offering a 15 minute ‘in your chair’ yoga session run by Giovanna Tomaro, MITI. This will be held in the Drawing Room. Giovanna holds a diploma as a Registered BSY Yoga Teacher (Hatha Yoga). No need to register just make your way to the Drawing Room.


Conference Run

  • Activity

    Run
  • Venue

    Meet outside Cutler's Hall
  • Time

    Friday evening @ 5.45pm.
  • How far

    We'll run about 2 miles on a circular route back to Cutler's Hall.

Do you enjoy keeping fit? Bring your running shoes to Sheffield and join us for an invigorating run around the city centre!

We'll follow a route that takes us past many of Sheffield's finest sights including City Hall, Peace Gardens, Winter Gardens, the Town Hall and Tudor Square, using pedestrianised zones as much as possible.
Don't worry about your pace - we will take things nice and steadily and make sure we keep together as a group.

We should easily be back for 6.30 pm, so there'll be plenty of time to shower and get ready for the Gala Dinner at 7.00 pm.

If you would like to join us, please contact the run organiser Andrew Leigh at [email protected].


ITI Gala Dinner

  • Activity

    ITI Gala Dinner
  • Venue

    Cutlers' Hall, Sheffield
  • Time

    19:00 - 00:00
  • Cost

    £75 when purchased separately (included when booked as part of an all-inclusive ticket). Only available to conference attendees and their guests.

Before dinner, we will all gather in the Old Banqueting Hall for a welcome drink while taking in the grandeur of the setting. Dinner will be in the Main Hall, where you will be served a beautiful three-course meal with wine.

This year's entertainment will be in the room adjacent to the Main Hall and will be the Acoustic Angels. Whilst they are playing you can continue chatting at your table if you'd rather not strut your stuff on the dance floor.

The Acoustic Angels have been established for close to 16 years now. They have a wealth of experience playing gigs up & down the country at a wide array of different venues & functions. The band is made up from some of the area’s finest musicians. Collectively they have worked together and individually with the likes of, Take That, The Spice Girls, Paul Carrack, Donny Osmond, Ray Davies, Peter Kay, Blue, Atomic Kitten, 911, Lulu, Five, Will Young, John Mayall, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Long John Baldry, Corrine Bailey Rae, Tony Christie, Hamish Stuart, John Parr, Andy Fairweather Low etc, etc...

  • 19:00 Welcome drinks in the Old Banqueting Hall
  • 20:00 Three-course meal in the Main Hall. Wine service throughout dinner.
  • 22:00 Awards, followed by entertainment. The bar will stay open until 11:30.

Corporate Showcase

  • Activity

    Networking
  • Venue

    Banqueting Hall at Cutlers’ Hall
  • Time

    08:30 - 11:30

We are always looking to introduce new ideas to Conference and this time we will be holding a Corporate Members Showcase on the Saturday morning. This will give Language Service Businesses and attendees the chance to meet existing contacts and to make new connections. We recognise the power of face to face meetings and this will be a rare chance to network and create new opportunities.

View Corporate Showcase


Singing Translators

  • Activity

    Singing
  • Venue

    Cutlers’ Hall – Drawing Room
  • Time

    1:30 - 2pm

This year's conference will see the return of the Singing Translators, conducted once again by the fantastic Neil Brinkworth! Science has shown that singing in a group is a great way to relax, a wonderful bonding experience and most of all fun! If you enjoy singing - whether you're an experienced singer or a complete beginner - this is the fringe activity for you. You will be sent the sheet music and audio files of the piece we will be singing in advance so you can look at your part beforehand, and at the conference itself we will come together to rehearse and then perform for our colleagues. To register your interest and to find out more, please contact Margaret Hiley ([email protected]).


Japanese Saké Myths Debunked - SOLD OUT

  • Activity

    Tasting
  • Venue

    Old Banqueting Hall at Cutlers’ Hall
  • Time

    1.15pm (for 30 minutes)
  • Cost

    Free of charge.

Saké has become a trendy drink as high-end hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants worldwide add this food-friendly tipple to their menus. It is as versatile and complex as wine, and there are tens of thousands of sakés produced in Japan. If you’ve tried one and didn’t like it, then the chances are you might find another one that you do like!

And if you are sensitive to sulphites and other additives, rest assured that only rice, koji, yeast and water are used in the production of most sakés. No wonder, then, that this national drink of Japan is all the vogue at the moment.

Join your fellow ITI colleague, Winnie Joseph FITI, a saké enthusiast and co-founder of VSF Wine Education, who will showcase 4 sakés specially selected from the VSF Shop with guided tastings to demystify the wonderful world of this Japanese tipple.

How to reserve your place

Places are limited to 12 Conference Attendees only per session, please book the relevant day you would like to attend.  Anyone under the age of 18 years old will not be permitted to participate.

Log back into the conference website and add the fringe event to your booking. Any issues when logging in please contact Bonnie Jamieson at Worldspan who will be able to assist.

Peak District Walk

  • Activity

    Post-Conference Walk
  • Venue

    Peak District
  • Time

    Depart 9.20 am

What better way to unwind after the Conference than to don your walking boots on the Sunday morning and join us for a delightful walk in the Peak District?

Britain's first national park lies just 8 miles to the south-west of the city and offers fabulous scenery, interesting geology and quaint towns and villages.

Our walk will take us from Fox House through the National Trust's Longshaw Estate, down Padley Gorge to Grindleford Station, with an optional longer walk to Surprise View for those still with energy in their legs!

Travel arrangements:

Outbound:
Meet at 9 am outside Cutlers' Hall to walk down to Sheffield Interchange and then take the 272 bus (operated by First Buses) to Fox House. Depart 9.20 am. Arrive 9.51 am. Cost £3.

Inbound:
Take the 11.47 am or 12.46 pm or 1.47 pm train (depending on walk options, see below) from Grindleford Station to Sheffield Train Station. Journey time 15 minutes. Cost £4.10.

Walk Options:

We can offer the option of a shorter walk (2 miles, all downhill) or longer walk (3.6 miles, up and down) according to your fitness and energy levels and time availability. There will be a separate leader for each walk. We will walk together for the first 1.3 miles at which point the shorter walk will continue downhill while the longer walk will take a longer loop via Surprise View.

Short & Long Route

Walk Option Best Return Train
Shorter Walk + No Lunch 11.47
Shorter Walk + Lunch 12.46
Longer Walk + No Lunch 12.46
Longer Walk + Lunch 1.47

 

Lunch can be purchased from the Grindleford Station Café, which is right next door to the train station.

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Toilets are available at Longshaw (beginning of the walk) and at Grindleford Station Café (end of the walk). An ice-cream van can often be found at Padley Gorge on warm days!

It's important to wear good walking boots and to be prepared for changeable weather. We can promise great views but we can't do anything about the weather!

If you are interested in joining us on the walk, please contact the walk leader Andrew Leigh at [email protected].

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