External Events

Noh Time Like the Present


noh 24 – 25 February 2017
LSO St Luke’s
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A rare opportunity to experience the 650-year-old art of noh and the genius of Akira Matsui in performance as part of a bold collaboration with Western ballet, opera, poetry, music and theatre. Together these classical genres demonstrate their contemporary relevance, flexibility and innovative qualities.
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Japan Now


Japan Now 25 February 2017
British Library
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After a very popular event in its inaugural year, Japan Now returns to the British Library with a packed day exploring the literature and culture of this fascinating country, with a range of artists, writers and translators.
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Throne of Blood (1957) – Kurosawa/Mifune: The Samurai Films


Throne-of-blood_105 28 February 2017
Deptford Cinema
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In this re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the magnetic Toshirô Mifune plays a samurai fated to betray his friend and master in exchange for the chance of climbing up the ladder of nobility, once he hears a mysterious omen prophesizing he will be lord of the Spider’s Web Castle.
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X JAPAN


X Japan 4 March 2017
The SSE Arena, Wembley
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Iconic rock powerhouse X Japan head to London for an epic, arena sized show. X Japan is regarded as the visionary force that founded the Visual Kei genre of music expression and have long been celebrated by some of the most devoted and ardent fans in the J-Rock, Heavy Metal, Glam Rock and Anime worlds.
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NHK Symphony Orchestra


nhk_105 6 March 2017
Southbank Centre
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This is the first UK performance since 2001 by the NHK Symphony Orchestra, considered by many to be Japan’s foremost orchestra. Chief Conductor, Paavo Järvi brings the orchestra to Europe for a series of high-profile concerts celebrating its 90th birthday.
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The Green Chorus Spring Concert


choir_105 8 March 2017
Church of St. Dunstan in the West
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At this lunchtime recital, the Nippon Club Women’s Choir will perform Japanese songs depicting spring time, traditional folk songs, modern songs and “Get Me to The Church on Time” from the musical My Fair Lady. Admission Free.
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Yamato


Yamato 140 x 140 14 – 25 March 2017
Peacock Theatre
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The unmistakable sound of the traditional Taiko drum, used in Shinto rituals, is challenged by the Yamato drummers of Japan. Drums weighing up to half a tonne are hit with ferocious skill, as each beat sends out a heart-thumping torrent of vibrations.
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Tamburlaine


Tamburliane 15 March – 8 April 2017 (then on tour)
Arcola Theatre
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With live taiko drumming by Joji Hirota, British East Asian theatre company Yellow Earth presents Christopher Marlowe’s thrilling, controversial and compelling masterpiece, Tamburlaine. The story of a lowly shepherd who rises to power and conquers half the world through sheer brutality and self-belief.
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    Thu 23

    Node Film Screening

    23 February — 6:30 pm
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    An evening with Alex Kerr

    27 February — 6:30 pm
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