Leading up to the December release of The Rise of Skywalker, starring British actors Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, this exhibition from a galaxy far, far away features Star Wars characters, models and interactive content from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
Learn the fundamentals of English gardening. On 13 and 14 September, TV and internet personality Michael Perry, one of the UK’s 10 most influential gardeners will be hosting workshops.
The Royal Opera, led by Music Director Sir Antonio Pappano, returns to Japan with two operas: Otello and Faust. Based in the iconic Covent Garden, the Royal Opera has performed with some of the world’s most respected singers and conductors. PHOTO: ROH / CATHERINE ASHMORE
Seventeen-time Grammy Award winner Sting will be rolling through Japan for the 11th time as he brings his new tour—Sting: My Songs—to four cities. The Northumberland native will be performing favourites spanning his 40-plus-year career. PHOTO: MAYUMI NISHIDA
The Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, led by English conductor Jonathan Nott, will be performing symphonies by Ives, Schubert and Brahms. Varvara Nepomnyaschaya, winner of the Concours Géza Anda international piano competition, will make her Tokyo debut.
One of Britain’s most influential living artists, Opie produces landscapes and portraits defined by simple, schematic lines and blocks of colour. He also uses modern mediums, including computer-aided design, LED installations and LED screens. This is the first time in 11 years that Opie’s work will be shown in a Japanese museum.
PHOTO: TOWERS 1. 2018
British actor Nicholas Hoult stars as J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the legendary novel The Lord of the Rings, in a film depicting his formative years. Written by Irish theatre writer David Gleeson and British writer Stephen Beresford.
PHOTO: ©2019 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the National Museum of Western Art, this exhibition traces the century-long voyage of the Matsukata Collection. The exhibition displays some 160 works by prominent artists, including van Gogh and Monet.
PHOTO: FRANK BRANGWYN, PORTRAIT OF MR. KOJIRO MATSUKATA (1916), THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WESTERN ART, TOKYO (DONATED BY THE HEIRS OF MR. KOJIRO MATSUKATA)
Preceding the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man, played by British actor Tom Holland, must overcome new obstacles that have come about as the world undergoes great changes.
A prominent 19th century designer, poet, social activist and leading figure in the British Arts and Crafts Movement, Morris revolutionised decorative art and textile design. This showcase will present books published by his famous Kelmscott Press.
Showcasing contemporary artwork, this exhibition features sound installations from two British artists: Oliver Beer and Susan Philipsz OBE. Best known for capturing sounds from objects and architecture, Beer’s original techniques allow for a fresh perspective to listening. Recipient of the 2012 Turner Prize for visual arts, Philipsz uses spaces, narratives and sounds to create interactive installations around the globe.
DEVILS (DETAIL), 2017. © OLIVER BEER. PHOTO BY STEPHEN WHITE. COLLECTION OF MUSEUM VOORLINDEN. IMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND GALERIE THADDAEUS ROPAC.
The 2017 British murder-mystery film Crooked House is based on Agatha Christie’s 1949 novel of the same name. As the story unfolds, a spy-turned-private-detective helps his former lover catch her grandfather’s murderer before Scotland Yard can expose the family’s dark secrets.
PHOTO: © 2017 CROOKED HOUSE PRODUCTIONS LTD.
Queen of France at the age of 16 and widowed at 18, Mary Stuart (played by Irish Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan) returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of Elizabeth I (Margot Robbie). The film, from British director Josie Rourke, focuses on the battle between rival queens and their personal journeys as female leaders in a male-dominated era.
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Legendary British actor Michael Caine narrates this documentary, directed by David Batty, about the “swinging London” street culture that still echoes today. Featuring famous bands such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and The Who, and iconic people such as model and actress Twiggy, fashion designer Mary Quant, singer Marianne Faithfull, painter David Hockney and many others!
PHOTO: © RAYMI HERO PRODUCTIONS 2017
Now grown up, with a family of his own, Michael Banks finds himself in financial trouble. Just as he feels all is lost, his magical childhood nanny, Mary Poppins, returns to take the Banks family on a whirlwind adventure to save the day! Starring Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Whishaw.
PHOTO: © 2019 DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.