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Japanese Arts Festival In London July 2-3

The Arts Festival returns to Conway Hall in July.

Following the Aid for Japan festival last month, the Conway Hall venue in Holborn (map) will host a two-day Japanese Arts Festival on July 2 and 3. According to the press release:

On the 2nd and 3rd of July, the Japanese Arts Festival will return to Conway Hall, London.

Visitors will enjoy a busy programme of shows and demonstrations. All kinds of cultural activities are represented, from koto and kimono, to shamisen and origami. You can even join in with one of the many workshops, including Japanese cooking, manga drawing classes, and even Taiko drumming!

Younger visitors will have plenty to keep them occupied, with activities throughout the weekend including an exhibition of manga art and a range of cosplay activities. Dozens of manga artists and anime dealers will be exhibiting at the festival too. Why not have your portrait drawn by one of the many talented artists?

Worn out from so much culture, you can relax in the open cafe area, which will be serving a range of Japanese refreshments, from festival food such as takoyaki and okonomiyaki, to old favourites like sake and soba.

The venue is easily accessible by bus, tube and British Rail. Please note that there will be an entry fee to the Festival and there are also separate charges for some of the workshops.

Times and fees as follows:

Saturday 2nd July

9:00-10:30 setting 10:30- 17:00 cultural and art demonstration on the stage 17:00-21:00 cosplay competition, Anime song and Karaoke.

Sunday 3rd July

9:30- 16:30 open 16:30- 17:30 close down

Entrance Fee

Sat - advanced £7 On the door £10 After 17:00 £5

Sun - advanced £7 On the door £10 Children Under 10 can enter for free

Links:

Website: here

Short video: here

Long video: here


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