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Screening of Singing Lovebirds (1939)

Screening of Singing Lovebirds (1939)

The Japan Foundation is delighted to partner with the BFI in presenting Singing Lovebirds as part of the Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen season. This pre-war produced warm-hearted musical about the tangled love lives of a samurai is a very rare treat. Catch it as it kicks off at BFI Southbank and later goes on to tour the UK. Date: […]

CONVERGENCE – Shinya Fukumori, BJ Cole, Iain Ballamy, Chris Montague – Concert presented by Yokohama Calling

CONVERGENCE – Shinya Fukumori, BJ Cole, Iain Ballamy, Chris Montague – Concert presented by Yokohama Calling

For one performance only, four exceptional musicians come together for a unique musical collaboration. They each bring their compositional language to a point of convergence from which new interpretations of songs emerge. Featuringfrom Japan:Shinya Fukumori – drums / composerfrom UK:BJ Cole – pedal steel guitar / composerIain Ballamy – saxophones / composerChris Montague – guitar / composer The programme […]

The Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex presents ‘SERENADE’

The Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex presents ‘SERENADE’

Date: Sat Oct 19th 2019, 7:00–8:30 pmVenue: Holy Trinity Church, Rotherhithe Street, London SE16 5HF Programme: 1st half:Suk – Serenade for Strings in E flat major, Op.6 I. Andante con motoII. Allegro ma non troppo e graziosoIII. AdagioIV. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo presto INTERVAL (refreshments available) 2nd half:Dvorak – Serenade for Strings in E Major, Op.22. I. […]

Textile installation by artist Seiko Kinoshita

Textile installation by artist Seiko Kinoshita

Artist Seiko Kinoshita is creating an illuminated lantern walk through the historic Clusters housing in Belper, alongside a contemporary textile installation which will be in the fascinating basement of the North Mill – we can’t wait for this! More details coming soon. £5 entry to the mill. Date: 18 October – 3 November 2019Venue: Strutts North Mill […]

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Our Little Sister 海街diary

Films at the Embassy of Japan: Our Little Sister  海街diary

Three sisters, Sachi, Yoshino and Chika, living in the city of Kamakura, hear of the death of their father, who disappeared from their lives fifteen years ago. At the funeral they meet a half-sister, Suzu, for the first time. Having learned that it was Suzu who took care of their father to the last and […]

Fabula Collective – Ley Line

Fabula Collective – Ley Line

The Japan Foundation is delighted to partner with Fabula Collective on a contemporary dance production presented at Sadler’s Wells this October. A mixed bill performance choreographed by James Pett, Travis Clausen-Knight, and Japanese contemporary dance artist Kahiko Narisawa, the project emphasises the collaboration between Japanese and British dancers, bridging the cultures of the two countries and facilitating a meeting of […]

UK-JAPAN Bridge Together Concert James Taylor Quartet + Naomi Suzuki with Mari Natsuki

UK-JAPAN Bridge Together Concert  James Taylor Quartet + Naomi Suzuki with Mari Natsuki

Japanese pop with a UK jazz-funk twist: performed by the critically acclaimed James Taylor Quartet and UK-based singer Naomi Suzuki. The evening celebrates the Japan-UK Year of Culture with the Bridge Together Project – presenting much loved J-pop classics specially re-arranged for an incredible night highlighting a shared love of great music and connections between the two cultures. […]

Author Talk with Kanako Nishi

Author Talk with Kanako Nishi

Since her debut in 2004 with a collection of short stories Blue (Aoi), Kanako Nishi’s star has risen rapidly in the Japanese literary world. Born in Tehran, and raised in Cairo and Osaka, Nishi has been praised by critics for her unorthodox style and the use of language in her books which are often written using the distinctive […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club