The Barakura English Garden always has plenty of beautiful events. Coming up are the Rose Weeks. Celebrating the national flower of England, varieties of different species of rose, shrub rose and climbing rose will be in bloom, complementing the other plants flowering around them.
UK artist Ryan Gander has made a considerable mark on the international art scene. Recently, he teamed up with the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery to curate two concurrent exhibitions. One is titled Colours of the Imagination and pays tribute to the late Kotaro Terada. The second is an interactive exhibition called All Our Stories are Incomplete…, which focuses on light, or a lack of it. Should this pique your interest, make sure you visit the gallery.
Artwork: Tetsuo MIZÙ, Johann Sebastian Bach, 1990
Shakespeare’s iconic tale of Romeo and Juliet, has returned to the stage at the TBS Akasaka ACT Theater, Tokyo and the Umeda Arts Theater, Osaka. After a two-year hiatus, the highly successful musical is back to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the play’s first performance in Japan.
Photo by Leslie Kee (SIGNO)
This impressive exhibition celebrates 16 female artists who began their contemporary art careers between the 1950s and 1970s. Newly commissioned work from the successful British artist Phyllida Barlow CBE is featured.
Artwork: untitled: canvasracks; 2018-2019, Phyllida Barlow
Photo: Damian Griffiths, Courtesy of Cross Steele Collection
This exhibition will be showcasing recently acquired works from talented British and Japanese studio potters alongside the gallery’s permanent collection.
Artwork: Black Light V, Ashley Howard
The Sainokuni Shakespeare Series is a project to perform all of Shakespeare’s plays in Japanese. It was started in 1998 by the late Japanese director and actor Yukio Ninagawa. This performance of All’s Well That Ends Well is the last performance of the project. Members of HoriPro Stage may make advance bookings from 21 March.
Coming to Japan for the first time in 30 years is a collection of works by English landscape painter John Constable. Comprising large-scale landscape and portrait oil paintings, this exhibition at the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum in Tokyo will show Constable’s focus on his own life through paintings of areas such as Salisbury, Hampstead and Brighton.
JohnConstable The Bridges Family 1804 Presented by Mrs WalterBogue Bridges 1952 ©Tate
Screenings of the Olivier Award-winning theatre production of War Horse are now underway in Japan. The critically acclaimed production, based on the book by British writer Michael Morpurgo, is a must see.
© Brinkhoff & Mogenburg
This award-winning mystery thriller, starring British actress Imogen Poots and directed by Irishman Lorcan Finnegan, follows a young couple looking for the perfect home who find themselves stuck in a neighbourhood that is a maze of identical houses.
© Fantastic Films Ltd/Frakas Productions SPRL/Pingpong Film
This prequel to the hit film Kingsman: The Secret Service, by English director Matthew Vaughn, who co-wrote the screenplay, is set in the early 20th century and depicts how the suave Kingsman agency was formed. Starring British actors Ralph Fiennes, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Gemma Arterton.
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In this romantic comedy by British director Eliza Schroeder, a young woman seeks to fulfil her mother’s dream of opening a bakery on Notting Hill in London.
The Japanese artist shares his hopes for a bright future through 150 works, including sculptures specially made for this exhibition.
Dip into a world of famous spy novels, experience a recreation of the delights from Downton Abbey, and enjoy original recipes from the executive head chef of the five-star Prince Akatoki London.
Explore some 90 portrait paintings and photographs of the five British dynasties—from the House of Tudor to the current House of Windsor.
Image: Queen Elizabeth I ('The Armada Portrait') ©National Portrait Gallery, London
This British–German biographical film tells the true story of a former member of the Hitler Youth who becomes a soccer star in England.
©2018 Lieblingsfilm & Zephyr Films Trautmann