News Bexley Anime and Manga Festival Line-Up Announced
The Bexley Anime and Manga Festival in the south-east of London has released its program of events running through April and May. Ten anime films will be screened, while there will also be several live events.
Tickets can be booked in two ways:
- by phone: 01322 356320 (0930 to 1700 Monday to Friday, 0930 to 1230 Saturday).
- In person at Bexley libraries. For details of the libraries, see here; the libraries are listed to the left of the page.
The film screenings cost £3 each, and are open to all (subject to the film certificates). The other events are free, but are only open to peope aged between 13 and 19 years.
Except for the screening of Ponyo on April 11, the films are in Japanese with English subtitles. All times given are the starting times of the actual film.
Thursday April 7, 1900 - Trigun: Badlands Rumble at Showcase Cinema, Bluewater. 15+
Monday April 11, 1830 - Ponyo at Cineworld, Bexleyheath. (English dub,) Cert U. This screening is free of charge.
Wednesday April 13, 1845 - Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers at Greenwich Picture House. 15+
Tuesday April 14, 1830 - Tales from Earthsea at Cineworld, Bexleyheath. Cert PG.
Tuesday April 19, 1830 - Laputa: Castle in the Sky at Cineworld, Bexleyheath. Cert PG.
Thursday April 21, 1845 - Evangelion: 2.0 You Can [Not] Advance at Greenwich Picture House. Cert TBC.
Monday April 25, 1830 - Sword of the Stranger at Cineworld, Bexleyheath. 15+
Thursday April 28, 1805 - The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya at Cineworld, Bexleyheath. Cert TBC.
Thursday May 5, 1845 - King of Thorn at Greenwich Picture House. Cert TBC.
Tuesday May 10, 1900 - Redline at Showcase Cinema, Bluewater. 15+
The other events (which are free, and open to people between 13 and 19) include a Bento Cookery Class (April 4), a Manga Art Workshop with Sweatdrop Studios (April 12), a Japanese language introduction (April 15), a seminar on action films (April 16), and a talk by comic/animation artist Huw J (April 20).
In addition to the festival, Bexley has a local manga network which meets fortnightly in Central Library, Bexleyheath, for 13 to 19 year-olds: details here.
There is a press release about the festival here.
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