The magazine of the British Chamber of Commerce in Japan
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UK arts events in Japan


Nick Lowe

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.

City Tokyo
Date 13–14 August
Address Billboard Live Tokyo
Tokyo Midtown Garden Terrace 4F
9-7-4 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
Phone 03-3405-1133
Price ¥8,500-9,500

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Philharmonia Orchestra

The London-based Philharmonia Orchestra, founded by classical record producer Walter Legge in 1945, will be performing works by Mahler, Ravel, Salonen, Sibelius, Shostakovich and Stravinsky under the direction of conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. Violinist Sayaka Shoji will perform on January 23 and 28.

City Tokyo
Date 23, 28–29 January
Address Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre Concert Hall
1-8-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 171-0021
Phone 0570-010-296
Price ¥12,000–24,000

Ardal O’Hanlon

Irish comedian, actor and writer Ardal O’Hanlon is bringing his award-winning humour to the Good Heavens pub in Shimokitazawa. Called “highly entertaining and frequently brilliant” by the Irish Independent, O’Hanlon has headlined and hosted the BBC’s Live at the Apollo and recorded a one-man special for the US television network Comedy Central.

City Tokyo
Date 23 and 24 January
Address Good Heavens British pub
2F, 5-32-5 Daizawa, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 155-0032
Phone 03-3411-6774
Price ¥6,000