News Concerts and Screenings This Weekend
The We Love Japan charity concert will take place on Saturday April 2 at 1900 at The Relentless Garage in Highbury. Tickets are £10. The event is headlined by Britain's Adam Ant, who will play a 45-minute acoustic set. Other performers include the half-Japanese singer iMMa, the all-girl pop-rock group No Cars and the classical quartet Kuaigora. The event will be hosted by Iain Lee of Absolute Radio.
According to the Japan Underground site, 'The venue's mini-bar will be transformed in to a Japanese style karaoke booth, kitted out with the latest karaoke machine direct from Tokyo, with a whopping 600,000 songs to choose from in English and several other languages. There will also be a purikura (Japanese photo booth) service available, raffles, auctions and other activities to make as much money as possible for charity.'
The £10 tickets, plus directions to the venue, are available here. The event is for over-14s only, and under-16s must come with an adult (Photo ID needed).
Other events this weekend:
Saturday April 2 - The Leeds Young People's Film Festival is screening the following films at the Hyde Park Picture House: Laputa: Castle in the Sky at 1100; Summer Wars at 1400; Trigun: Badlands Rumble at 1630; and Redline at 1900. A full list of screenings is here; click on each film title for details.
Sunday April 3 - Beyond Anime, a charity screening of innovative independent Japanese animation at 1800 at London's Roxy Bar and Screen. Eaerthquake donations as admission. For more details, see the story here.
The Kitacon III convention will be held from tomorrow (April 1) until April 3 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole. The website, including a full event schedule, is here, but the event is now full.