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Ura Matsuri Mini

Ura Matsuri Mini

Ura Matsuri Mini is a fun, friendly, accessible night of live performance and music from Japanese Londoners and their London friends. An evening of the joyful, the serious and mostly the absurd! It follows on from last years all day Ura Matsuri Festival held at East Londons Cafe Oto, Curve Garden and Oto Project Space. […]

Transnational Cities: Tokyo and London

Transnational Cities: Tokyo and London

Transnational Cities is an international symposium, hosted by Tate Research Centre: Asia together with TrAIN Research Centre, UAL, and in association with the Japan Foundation, examines the historical interconnectedness of cultures in Tokyo and London. The first day explores Tokyo’s transnational histories and futures. The second day looks at the intersections and points of contact […]

Ryoji Ikeda – Test Pattern Live

Ryoji Ikeda – Test Pattern Live

Japan’s leading electronic composer and visual artist Ryoji Ikeda will perform Test Pattern, an audiovisual work presenting intense flickering black and white imagery synchronised to a powerful soundtrack. Exploring the relationship between art and sound by orchestrating sound, images, materials, physical phenomena and mathematical notions, Ikeda’s latest material is the result of almost 20 years […]

CONCERT: The Music High School Attached to The Faculty of Music,Tokyo University of the Arts

CONCERT: The Music High School Attached to The Faculty of Music,Tokyo University of the Arts

In the latest in a series of collaborative projects between the Academy and Tokyo University of the Arts, Geiko(The Music High School Attached to the Faculty of Music,Tokyo Univercity of the Arts) presents a programme of Western Classical and Japanese music. This full-time vocational school is the only music high school in Japan that provides […]

Legacies and innovation in the production of chochin – with craft-maker Kenichi Fushitani

Legacies and innovation in the production of chochin – with craft-maker Kenichi Fushitani

The craft of making chochin, the Japanese paper lantern, is said to date back to the Muromachi period (c. 1333 – 1573) when it was introduced to Japan from China. At that time it took the form of kago chochin, a basket lantern made of a rigid frame of bamboo and covered with paper. By […]

KCCUK 2017 Artist of the year: Kim Yong-Ik

KCCUK 2017 Artist of the year: Kim Yong-Ik

Dates: 26 September – 4 November 2017 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW Spike Island, Bristol and the Korean Cultural Centre UK, London announce two exhibitions from Korean artist Kim Yong-Ik (b. 1947), marking his first solo presentation in Europe. Kim’s 40 year career as an artist, activist and teacher – […]

Two Major UK Exhibitions to open from Korean Artist Kim Yong-Ik

Two Major UK Exhibitions to open from Korean Artist Kim Yong-Ik

Date: 26 September – 4 November 2017 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre Spike Island, Bristol and the Korean Cultural Centre UK, London announce two exhibitions from Korean artist Kim Yong-Ik (b. 1947), marking his first solo presentation in Europe. Kim’s 40 year career as an artist, activist and teacher – spanning a turbulent struggle from dictatorship […]

Talk: Kumamoto: Earthquakes and Art

Talk: Kumamoto: Earthquakes and Art

In April 2016, Kumamoto Prefecture was hit by two massive earthquakes in two successive nights. A vast area was devastated, including the iconic Kumamoto Castle. Reconstruction work is currently under way, described by local governments in the area as “Creative Reconstruction”. The reconstruction of the castle is particularly fascinating to watch, and is attracting large […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club