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London Manga and Anime Art Exhibition

Date: Friday 1st August 2008 [16:22] | Posted By: Joe

We've got some details from an Otaku News reader about Manga and Anime Art Exhibition in London, which will run from August to November 2008. The exhibition will be held at at Westminster Reference Library and St John's Wood Library. It's a great opportunity to exhibit work by new an established artists. Highlights include talks by Akemi Solloway on How Manga and Anime's costume is connected with Japanese traditional Culture, plus traditional Japanese dancing, music, and origami.
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Manga & Anime Art Exhibition
At Westminster Reference Library
&
St John’s Wood Library

This is an opportunity to exhibit work by new and established artists, as well as experience live demonstrations of Japanese traditional and modern arts.

Westminster Reference Library: Thursday 28th August 18:00 – 20:00
  • Talk by Paul Gravett: ‘Make Mine Manga! : How Japan Reinvented Comics’
  • live music performance by Shamisen musician, coming specially from Japan
  • Talk by Akemi Solloway, lecturer and daughter of an old samurai family:
    ‘How Manga and Anime's costume is connected with Japanese traditional Culture’
  • Manga drawing workshop

Westminster Reference Library: Wednesday 1st October 18:00 - 20:00
Opening Party for Exhibition
  • Talk by Akemi Solloway, daughter of an old samurai family and lecturer:
    ‘How Manga and Anime's costume is connected with Japanese traditional Culture’
  • Traditional Japanese dancing
  • Music instruments: Koto and Shamisen
    ** NB After this day, the art is on display at this location until 02/11/08 **

St John’s Wood Library: Wednesday 3rd November 18:00 - 20:00
Opening Party for Exhibition
  • Talk by Akemi Solloway, daughter of an old samurai family and lecturer:
    ‘How Manga and Anime's costume is connected with Japanese traditional Culture’
  • Traditional Japanese dancing
  • Music instruments: Koto and Shamisen
  • ** NB After this day, the art is on display at this location until 30/11/08 **

St John’s Wood Library: Wednesday 19th November 18:00 - 19:00
  • Japanese Calligraphy Workshop

St John’s Wood Library: Wednesday 26th November (morning & evening)
  • 11:00 – 12:00: Japanese story telling (kamishibai) then paper folding (origami)
  • 18:00 – 19:00: Traditional Japanese dancing workshop

The Manga & Anime Art Exhibition is an official event of Japan-UK 150, celebrating one hundred and fifty years of friendship between our two countries.

Source: Akemi Solloway

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