Castrop-Rauxel, town park
Schungelberg Housing Estate, Gelsenkirchen
Castrop-Rauxel, old town centre
Castrop-Rauxel, Erin trading estate
Old Henrichenburg Ship Lift
Schloss Beck leisure park, Bottrop
Jewish museum, Dorsten
Zollverein pit , Essen
 Zollern Colliery II/IV, Dortmund
Zollverein  Pit,  Essen
Stairway to Heaven, Gelsenkirchen
Sculpture wood, Gelsenkirchen
Lembeck moated castle
Monastery gardens at Kamp Lintfort
Rungenberg Mining Tip, Gelsenkirchen
Castrop-Rauxel, town park
Castrop-Rauxel, town park

The town park is within walking distance of the old town centre. It contains a disused open-air swimming bath which has now been refurbished as a bistro ("Parkbad Süd") and cultural centre. The old bath itself has now been changed into an open-air stage venue, and there is a "boules" area next door on the site. You can borrow "boules" free of charge in the bistro.

My translation work can be divided into two main areas: 1) Theatre plays 2) other texts, most of which are in the area of art and culture, especially industrial heritage.
I have translated plays from French, German and Italian for stage and radio. The authors include Moliere, Goldoni, Patrick Süskind, Heinar Kipphardt and Volker Ludwig from the GRIPS theater in Berlin. My other translation work has mainly been for CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS in the Ruhrgebiet, but also includes many German ACADEMIC TRANSLATIONS for conference papers (mostly social history). I also translated the chapters by the German author, Christiane Eisenberg in FIFA's official history "100 Years of Football" which was published in three languages. My latest translation project was for the major exhibition that has just opened in the Oberhausen Gasometer, entitled "The Call of the Mountains" (German title: "Der Berg Ruft").

I work on the George Orwell dictum: keep it simple, keep it short and avoid jargon. Where possible I try to do my translations in close collaboration with the author.


RTG Ruhrgebiettourismus, Oberhausen
Regionalverband Ruhr (RVR) Essen
Ruhrgebiet Industrial Heritage Trail
LWL Westphalian Industrial Museum
LVR Rhineland Industrial Museum
Bochum Mining Museum
RUHR.2010 European Capital of Culture
Zollverein UNESCO World Heritage Site, Essen
ERIH, the European Route of Industrial Heritage
Ludwig Gallery, Oberhausen
Gasometer, Oberhausen
Museum für Architektur und Ingenieurkunst NRW, Gelsenkirchen
RuhrTriennale Arts Festival
Recklinghausen European Theatre Festival
FIDENA international puppet theatre festival, Bochum
Kulturstiftung Ruhr (Villa Hügel), Essen
Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Dortmund
Brewery Museum, Dortmund
Hoesch Museum, Dortmund
Electricity Museum, Recklinghausen
Kultur-und Stadhistorisches Museum, Duisburg
Stiftung Industriedenkmalpflege und Geschichtskultur, Dortmund
Stiftung Museum Schloss Moyland, Bedburg-Hau
LVR Roman Museum, Xanten
Internationale Tanzmesse, Cologne
Galerie Ropac, Paris and Salzburg
Fritz Bauer Institut, Frankfurt//Main
Vivani organic chocolate
Weinrichs 1895 chocolate
Eon, Gelsenkirchen
ACS Dortmund
Auslandsgesellschaft NRW.Dortmund
Brot für die Welt, Stuttgart.
Augen- und Laserklinik Castrop-Rauxel
BBC London
Cambridge University Press

Enquiries: roy.kift@t-online.de
Tel:(Mobile) 01578 3363792

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