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Japanese Art Festival in London This Weekend

posted on 2011-07-01 07:10 EDT

On July 2 and 3, the Conway Hall venue in Holborn (map) will host a two-day Japanese Arts Festival.

The full schedule is available here. On Saturday, events will run from 1030 to 2100. On Sunday, events run from 1030 to 1630.

There will be cospay events at 1400 and 1800 on Satuday, and 1430 on Sunday.

A ten-minute trailer/video message from Leiji Matsumoto will be screened at 1350 on Saturday and 1400 on Sunday; the Matsumoto merchandiser Zero Goods Universe will be represented at the event.

On both days, there will be workshops, including manga drawing; these are free but are on a first come first served basis, limited to ten places. To request a place at a workshop, contact [email protected]

There will also be a Japanese film panel on Sunday at 1515, featuring Jasper Sharp, Adam Torel (Third Window Films) and Joey Leung (Terracotta Distribution).

According to the press release:

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.

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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