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Byung-Yun Yu and Mami Shikimori at St. John’s Smith Square

Byung-Yun Yu and Mami Shikimori at St. John’s Smith Square

My last visit to ST. JOHN’S was many years ago. I was looking forward to it as the Thames Philharmonic-conducted by BYUNG-YUN YU and soloist MAMI SHIKIMORI-were performing. It was also my first opportunity to listen to the orchestra. Let me introduce the resident conductor of nine years-BYUNG-YUN YU. He was born in South Korea […]

Songs of the East & Songs of the West

Songs of the East & Songs of the West

Date: Sunday, 28/06/2009 from 3.00pm till about 5.00pm Venue: St Augustine’s Church, One Tree Hill, Honor Oak Park, London, SE23 3LE Vocal Ensemble Hanabi, a women’s choir of seven are coming from Tokyo to give a concert of Renaissance to modern sacred music, Elizabethan Madrigals and enchanting Japanese songs; traditional and contemporary. They will be […]

Taiko Drumming Taster Workshop

Taiko Drumming Taster Workshop

Date: Tuesdays from 23rd June to 28th July Venue: Tron Theatre, , Education Suite, 63 Trongate, Glasgow, G1 5HB / St . John’s Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4B Learn to play the taiko drums with the UK’s top instructors in the field & experience the energy and thrill of playing these beautiful instruments. The […]

Contemporary Dance Performance to celebrate "The Polish Connection" (Choreography: Yong Min Cho)

Contemporary Dance Performance to celebrate "The Polish Connection" (Choreography: Yong Min Cho)

Date: 20th/21st June & 27/28th June, 12pm Venue: Dulwich Picture Gallery, Gallery Road, London SE21 7AD T: 020 8693 5254 F: 020 8299 8700 W: www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk Dulwich Picture Gallery will host four performances of a contemporary dance performance overtwo weekends in celebration of its new exhibition, The Polish Connection. The dance performanceis going to be […]

Discover Japanese Food #4: Atsuko’s "Okara Croquette" (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Atsuko’s Kitchen)

Discover Japanese Food #4: Atsuko’s "Okara Croquette" (THE EAST Campaign in Association with Atsuko’s Kitchen)

Okara is a great by-product from the soy milk making process. It is the solids from the soy beans, which are left behind after the milk has been filtered away. It is high in protein and low in fat, and has many uses in a variety of dishes. In Japan, tofu shops will give okara […]

The King and I

The King and I

Date: Friday 12 June – Sunday 28 June 2009 Venue: Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP  The timeless classic musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, has captured the hearts and minds of millions with its charming story of the British governess brought into the court of Siam to tutor the King’s […]

Japanese Art Festival

Japanese Art Festival

Date: 11th ~12th July Venue: Richmond Adult Community College Parkshot Richmond TW9 2RE Web site: http://www.japaneseartfestival.com/ On 11th and 12th July 2009, there will be two days of art, cultural activities and fun at the Richmond Adult Community College, Richmond, Surrey, UK, including the Manga & Anime Art Exhibition. Entry to the Japanese Art Festival […]

Mishima: A Double Bill (A Theatre Production of Hanjo and Hell Screen)

Mishima: A Double Bill (A Theatre Production of Hanjo and Hell Screen)

Date: 16 June – 4 July 2009, 7.45pm Venue: Oval House Theatre, 52-54 Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SW Tel: 020 86946472 Email: info@stonecrabs.co.uk Web: www.stonecrabs.co.uk / www.ovalhouse.com Never before staged in the United Kingdom in English, Yukio Mishima’s lyrically imaginative modern adaptations of classical Noh drama and Kabuki merge traditional forms of Japanese theatre with […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club