OTOBOKE BEAVER/Say Sue Me ‘Golden Week’ 2017 Tour

OTOBOKE BEAVER/Say Sue Me ‘Golden Week’ 2017 Tour

Damnably is proud to announce OTOBOKE BEAVER/Say Sue Me ‘Golden Week’ 2017 Tour. May 1 – London, The 100 Club May 2 – Bristol, Exchange May 3 – Glasgow, CCA May 4 – Leicester, The Musician Tickets @ http://www.wegottickets.com/otoboke-beaver Otoboke Beaver おとぼけビ〜バ〜 are a punk-rock-garage quartet from Kyoto, Japan. The band’s name is taken from […]

Sheer Pleasure: Frank Brangwyn and the Art of Japan

Sheer Pleasure: Frank Brangwyn and the Art of Japan

To mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of Anglo-Welsh artist Frank Brangwyn RA (1867-1956), William Morris Gallery is staging a special exhibition showing the rarely displayed Brangwyn collection of Japanese prints and paintings. On show are not only works of art including ukiyo-e prints by Utagawa Hiroshige and Katsushika Hokusai, but also works, sketches, […]

Chihiro Yamanaka

Chihiro Yamanaka

A welcome return for Japanese- born, New York City-based pianist Chihiro Yamanaka, a star of the 2015 Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Festival, and now a firm club favourite. One of her native country’s most popular artists, she has been compared to the likes of Oscar Peterson and Mulgrew Miller and has recorded twenty albums principally […]

Nuclear non-proliferation policy in Northeast Asia, then and now: From the 1950s to President Trump

Nuclear non-proliferation policy in Northeast Asia, then and now: From the 1950s to President Trump

In Northeast Asia, four nuclear-armed states joust for position. Three other regional actors also once tried to join the nuclear club: Japan during World War II and South Korea and Taiwan under authoritarian governments in the 1970s and 1980s. The fact that they didn’t is a non-proliferation success story. Washington forced the latter two to […]

Vegalta: Soccer, Tsunami and the Hope of a Nation – Documentary screening and discussion

Vegalta: Soccer, Tsunami and the Hope of a Nation –  Documentary screening and discussion

Six years after the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami of 2011, the Japan Foundation presents a screening of Vegalta: Soccer, Tsunami and the Hope of a Nation, a documentary telling the story of how a Japanese football club and their legendary fans set out on the long road to rebuild their hometown. On 5 March 2011, […]

Brexit and the City: Economic arguments for leaving the EU – Gerard Lyons

Brexit and the City: Economic arguments for leaving the EU – Gerard Lyons

Following the result of the EU referendum in June 2016, Prime Minister Theresa May has committed to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon by the 31 March 2017 and formally begin negotiations on the UK’s exit from the European Union. As part of our commitment to presenting a diversity of approaches on this […]

2017 KCCUK Open Call II_1:60 by Jeongwon Eom

2017 KCCUK Open Call II_1:60 by Jeongwon Eom

The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) presents Jeongwon Eom’s first solo show in the UK entitled 1:60. As the finalist of the KCCUK’s 2017 Open Call Exhibition, Eom explores how one individual can use a series of self-measurements to creatively envisage their environment and make the territory surrounding it expand and grow. Eom’s winning proposal […]

Nobuyuki Tsujii piano

Nobuyuki Tsujii piano

BACH: Italian Concerto in F major BWV971 MOZART: Piano Sonata in B flat major K.570 BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor Op.27 No.2 ‘Moonlight’ BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 ‘Appassionata’ Described by The Observer as the “definition of virtuosity” Japanese pianist Nobuyuki Tsujii (Nobu), who has been blind from birth, […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: River of Fireflies 蛍川

Films at the Embassy of Japan: River of Fireflies  蛍川

The story is set in beautiful scenery in Toyama prefecture, Japan’s Hokuriku region. During the winter of 1962, a junior high school boy, Tatsuo, is distracted from preparing for his high school entrance exams by thoughts about his dream girl, Eiko. To make matters worse, creditors descend upon Tatsuo’s house as his father, Shigetatsu, once […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club