Kathleen Winch

Kathleen Winch

Regional Qualification(s):

London

Language(s):

Dutch / Flemish, English, German

Phone Number(s):

020-7286-2985, 01666-826467, 07966-535988, 020-7286-2985

Email:

kathleen.winch@googlemail.com

Introduction:

Languages: English/Dutch (bi-lingual), German. Educated UK & The Netherlands. Gardens: small specialist tours: over 15 years experience in UK, Ireland, Continental Europe. Talks. London walking tours. Involvement museums of Modern Art in Europe/USA. Multilingual orientation and technical liaison/training programmes worldwide.

Personal Interests:

Walks
Gardens (incl lectures)
International Links

Special Interests:

Ghosts, Murders & Mysteries

London City walking tours with particular emphasis on young children's groups.

Special Needs

experience: touring with wheelchair bound clients. Specific focus on blind visitors.

Art/Paintings & Sculpture

20th century paintings, sculpture,film - USA and Europe. 18th and 19th century English painters, especially Cornwall (Newlyn) and East Anglia. Artists: Low countries, early Italians, Spanish School.

Churches & Cathedrals

Experience: exploring Anglican/Episcopalian heritage in the South of England; Celtic Christianity - development and influence - in Scotland.

Conferences & Incentives

Over 25 years experience. Wide variety, international ,multi-lingual, at the highest level in the UK, continental Europe, the Far East, USA (including Hawaii), Seychelles, Mauritius, the Caribbean, South Africa. My main responsibility: VIPs.

Gardens

Intensive garden corses: London Tourist Board/1986 and Institute of Tourist Guiding/2006. More than 20 years experience in small specialist garden tours throughout the UK, Ireland(Republic and Northern Ireland), Northern Continental Europe. Talks.

Interpreting & Translating

(Not simultaneous interpreting). At meetings, conferences, special interest tours, training programmes, social events, product launches, court cases, familiarisation/orientation tours or exercises, technical site visits.

Literature

Wide interests: UK, USA, continental Europe, Southern Africa. Novels. poetry, scientific, historical writing. Experience: Marx/ London; Dickens/London & Kent; Thackeray/Kent; Kipling/Sussex; Jane Austen/Hampshire; Poets - West Country and Cumbria.

Museums

General interest in museum tours. Particular experience: In London - the John Soane Museum, National Gallery, Tate Gallery and the British Museum, plus museums in York, Cumbria, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Am very willing to explore!

Stately Homes & Country Houses

Wide experience with the National Trust and English Heritage properties in the UK. Also, privately owned stately homes in the UK, Holland, Belgium and Ireland. Specific focus on Woburn Abbey and Hatfield House.

Endorsements:

British Museum, Docklands, Somerset House, Salisbury Cathedral, 2012 Venues

Additional Qualifications:

TEFL, MITG

Driver Guide:

No