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26 Jan 2009 - 12:0110098
Japanese Arts Festival with Manga & Cosplaying Programing (London)
Good news for all those wanting a cultural Japanese event with Anime & Cosplaying programming in London. I have been asked to film this event by there chairman.

The event will be held from 28 Feb to March 1st at the Richmond Community College in London TW9 2RE.

Special Guests

Helen McCarthy-

She is an British author of such anime reference books as 500 Manga Heroes and Villains, Anime!, The Anime! Movie Guide and Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation. She is also the co-author of The Erotic Anime Movie Guide and the exhaustive The Anime Encyclopedia with Jonathan Clements.

She was the first English-speaking author to write a book about anime, in addition to being "the first person in the United Kingdom to run an anime programme at a convention, start a dedicated anime newsletter, and edit a dedicated anime magazine

Paul Gravett-

He is an critic, lecturer, curator and historian specialising in international comic art, Paul Gravett is the author of several books on this subject including Manga: 60 Years of Japanese Comics. He is also the director of the Comica festival at London's ICA and runs the website: www.paulgravett.com


AKEMI SOLLOWAY

Our keynote speaker will be Akemi Solloway who is a lecturer on both traditional and modern Japanese culture and the daughter of an old samurai family. Akemi has spoken on a wide range of subjects including tea ceremony, the role of women in Japan, Japanese business manner, the religion and lifestyle of Japan, Bushido and the history of manga.

Akemi also organizes the Manga and Art Exhibition which supports and helps manga and anime artists in the UK and Japan. She also arranges cultural visits to Japan and works as a model for photographers and artists.


Events include

SOAS Japanese Music Society: koto, shamisen and shakuhachi

Martial Arts

Kimono dressing (kitsuke) and kimono fashion show

Cosplay Masquerade and presentations

Manga drawing workshops

J-Pop Party with J-Pop Go as the DJ.

Set photo shoots and roving photographers

Origami and other paper art

Calligraphy

Koto music

Japanese Dancing

Taiko Drumming

Japanese food and drink, including Pocky, obento and sake, as well as the open cafe area


The venue location is Located right near Richmond Tube Station which serves the District line and the London Overground. The area is chalked full of many fine places to eat and dine at good prices. Richmond town center is only a stone’s throw away with plenty of shops.

Premier Travel Inn at London Kew is close to the venue.

Website http://www.japaneseartfestival.com/


**On a personal note: If you drive DO NOT park your car outside of a normal parking garage in Richmond. Even if you are in a properly marked space, you still need to be a resident to park near the venue. Last time I got an 85.00-pound ticket . **


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Last edited by nadesico81 (26 Jan 2009 - 12:06)
26 Jan 2009 - 15:5310100
I was planning to go to london in feb... xD
is there an age limit? or is open to all ages? ^^; i did hunt on the site but i couldnt find anything.


26 Jan 2009 - 16:0210101
This sounds fun! ^^ I might come x3


26 Jan 2009 - 19:0010105
I live pretty near by to that. If I can make it I will go. I want to get my Ice Climber costume out again.


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26 Jan 2009 - 20:3110111
Sounds great shame that I can't come down for it.


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27 Jan 2009 - 08:0010120
The Age limit is 1-1000

Come one come all!


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27 Jan 2009 - 14:4510138
BUMP!

I was just informed that they will be haveing Anime Screening both days.

This event seems to be a fine mix of Anime, Cosplay and Japanese culture. I personaly have not seen a event with such anintresting mix of programing.


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Otaku Punch Pictures & Media
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01 Feb 2009 - 12:3910303
I'm going to have to lock this thread I'm afraid. We're all about promoting new cosplay related events on the site but I'd rather people didn't just post adverts in the forum and then bump them.

If you want to us to post something about this on the front page of the site then please your best bet is usually to contact Kat (Delusional) and she'll arrange something.

Though right now I know she's been a bit distracted with other matters so you're probably best dropping me a PM.



Last edited by PerrinAshcroft (01 Feb 2009 - 12:42)
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