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Depicting the World of Kamuy – Portraits of the Ainu: Talk by Makiko Ui

Depicting the World of Kamuy – Portraits of the Ainu: Talk by Makiko Ui

Makiko Ui is a Tokyo-based photographer who has been pursuing the lives of the Ainu of Japan, an indigenous people with a distinct language, religion and culture. Striving to capture the forgotten lives of the Ainu for 20 years, Ui’s ethnographic photographs act as captivating yet sensitive accounts of the history and people, and have […]

Discover Japan: a free one-day course for teachers

Discover Japan: a free one-day course for teachers

Are you interested in using Japan in your teaching? In this course, we will look at where it fits in the curriculum and where to find useful teaching materials and supplementary resources. Practical workshops with experienced tutors provide the skills needed to incorporate new materials into your scheme of work. The day will comprise separate […]

National Security (Namyeong-dong 1985): Edinburgh International Film Festival

National Security (Namyeong-dong 1985): Edinburgh International Film Festival

Set in 1985, this is the true story of a prodemocracy activist who was interrogated and tortured for three weeks by government agents at South Korea’s notorious Namyeongdong detention centre. With a calm and compassionate style, the director depicts the mechanics of torture, the interrelationships between the captors and their prey, and the prisoner’s desperate […]

Geomungo Factory Workshop: Meet the Musicians

Geomungo Factory Workshop: Meet the Musicians

Ahead of their London debut, Geomungo Factory will lead a workshop introducing their unique instruments and compositions. This rare opportunity will provide audiences with the chance to meet the performers and discuss their works and influences. * Workshop Content – Introducing Korean Instruments – Exploring the Geomungo and the Gayageum – Demonstration Date: Tuesday 18 […]

Prism World Printmaking – One

Prism World Printmaking – One

Seven fine printmaking artists from the Yanagisawa Gallery of Japan and seven from the London Group Printworks join forces to present an exciting show rich in technical, inspirational and cultural diversity for this inaugural exhibition of the PRISM cross-cultural initiative. Artists are: Susan Aldworth, Trevor Banthorpe, Dolores de Sade, Toshihisa Fudezuka, Yoko Hara, Takahiko Hayashi, […]

Juwon Ogungbe (Baritone) with Asako Ogawa (piano)

Juwon Ogungbe (Baritone) with Asako Ogawa (piano)

Programme: 1. La Cana – Spanish Traditional 2. Bolero – Spanish Traditional 3. En La Cuna Blanca – Alberto Ginastera 4. Cancion Al Arbol Del Olvido – Alberto Ginastera 5. Cancion Del Carretero – Carlos Lopez Buchardo 6. Nuit d’Espagne – Jules Massenet 7. Chanson Du Pecheur – Gabriel Faure 8. Eho! eho! – Benjamin […]

A View of the Korean Society and Women through Films

A View of the Korean Society and Women through Films

“Women on Screen: Understanding Korean Society and Women through Films” will allow you to look at the past and present pictures of Korean society. The films that were made from the modern times to the present will allow to peak on the diversity of Korean society. 8 Korean films in this project show a new […]

Project Soul Collective at the Breakin’ Convention 2013

Project Soul Collective at the Breakin’ Convention 2013

This weekend sees the return of the annual Breakin’ Convention at Sadler’s Wells celebrating its 10 year anniversary. The three day hip hop dance festival has always showcased the latest moves of the best hip hop dancers from around the world. This year sees a special anniversary programme celebrating the past decade of hip hop […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club