British producer, singer and musician Nick Lowe—famous for his collaboration with Elvis Costello—will bring his country- and blues-inspired “pabrock” sound to Billboard Live Tokyo. With a new EP, Love Starvation/Trombone, released in May, this performance will be one to see.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood revolutionised British art. Founded in 1848 by Rossetti and fellow avant-garde artists, such as William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais, the group advocated realism, intense colour and complexity. This exhibition in Osaka highlights 150 Pre-Raphaelite paintings, tapestries and more from private and museum collections in the UK and US.
ARTWORK: © MORRIS & CO., 1883, STRAWBERRY THIEF
TULLIE HOUSE MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY, CARLISLE
This exhibition features 72 curated works from the world-renowned Yoshino Gypsum Collection that showcase pastels from several 19th-century masters of impressionism, including Monet, Chagall and British artist Sisley, who called France home. Also of note are the landscapes of Picasso rarely seen anywhere else.
ARTWORK: ALFRED SISLEY ROW OF POPLARS AT MORET 1888 OIL ON CANVAS 54.0×73.0 CM
In this new story from British director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty, Kris Hitchen plays a self-employed franchise-owner living in Newcastle upon Tyne with his wife (Debbie Honeywood). The film has earned favourable reviews and acclaim for its commentary on labour market exploitation, and won the Audience Award for Best European Film at the 2019 San Sebastián International Film Festival in Spain.
PHOTO: JOSS BARRATT, SIXTEEN FILMS 2019
© SIXTEEN SWMY LIMITED, WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS, LES FILMS DU FLEUVE, BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION, FRANCE 2 CINÉMA AND THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE 2019
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon star as fictionalised versions of themselves as they journey on a road trip through Spain in this British comedy by Michael Winterbottom. This is the third instalment featuring the duo, following The Trip and The Trip to Italy.
This beautiful exhibition displays 60 works from the renowned London Courtauld Gallery and showcases masterpieces by artists such as Manet, Renoir and Gauguin. After Tokyo, the collection will move to the Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art (3 January–15 March) and the Kobe City Museum (28 March–21 June).
PHOTO: ÉDOUARD MANET, A BAR AT THE FOLIES-BERGÈRE, 1882
© COURTAULD GALLERY (THE SAMUEL COURTAULD TRUST)
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.
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.