Beginning in 1848, British art was shaped by a group of painters, poets and art critics known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Some 150 Pre-Raphaelite items will be on display at the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of John Ruskin, the Victorian-era English art critic who supported the Brotherhood.
ARTWORK: FREDERIC LEIGHTON, MOTHER AND CHILD C.1864–5 (OIL ON CANVAS 48.2 X 82CM) ©BLACKBURN MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY
Preserving the iconic elements of the original ballet, Sir Matthew Bourne OBE and award-winning British designers Lez Brotherston and Paule Constable present an exciting rendition of the classic production.
PHOTO: JOHAN PERSSON
Starring Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara and Tony Award nominee Ken Watanabe, the Lincoln Center Theater’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s multi-award winning musical The King and I is timeless. Set in the 19th century, the story follows the relationship between British school teacher Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam. Directed by Bartlett Sher.
PHOTO: MATTHEW MURPHY, THE LONDON PALLADIUM PRODUCTION
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.
Ralph Fiennes directs and stars in this retelling of the dramatic life of Soviet ballet phenom Rudolf Nureyev—played by Oleg Ivenko—whose defection to the West in 1961 was a widely followed scandal. Nureyev went on to dance with the Royal Ballet in London from 1983 to 1989.
PHOTO: ©2019 BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION AND MAGNOLIA FILMS
Looking at the origins of design, this exhibition features about 120 design works, including pieces by Pierre Chareau and Christopher Dresser. The latter was a designer and design theorist from Glasgow, Scotland, who was a major contributor to the allied Anglo-Japanese or Modern English style, both of which originated in England and had long-lasting international influence.
PHOTO: DRESSER CHRISTOPHER, GARDEN CHAIR, 1867, THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, TOKYO
The title of this biographical drama about the life of singer Steven Patrick Morrissey comes from the song “Still Ill” by the legendary rock band The Smiths, the group he would come to front as simply Morrissey. Here, British actor Jack Lowden portrays Morrissey’s early life in 1970s Manchester, England, before he went on to become the lead singer of the influential group.
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Directed by Jonathan Munby, this contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play has received rave reviews. This presentation at the Human Trust Cinema, Shibuya, will be broadcast live from London’s West End and features Ian McKellen as King Lear. PHOTO: © JOHAN PERSSON
Born in Glasgow, Scottish shipping merchant and philanthropist Sir William Burrell (1861–1958) was known for his art collection which included modern French paintings as well as a variety of works by Scottish artists influenced by them. This exhibit at Bunkamura: The Museum features 80 pieces that take the viewer on a journey through art trends, from Realism to Impressionism. ARTWORK: EDGAR DEGAS, THE REHEARSAL, C. 1874, OIL ON CANVAS, GLASGOW, THE BURRELL COLLECTION © CSG CIC GLASGOW MUSEUMS COLLECTION
Returning to Japan for the first time since 2016, the Royal Ballet will be performing two programmes: Don Quixote at the Tokyo Bunka Kaikan and a gala performance at the Kanagawa Kenmin Hall. Music will be provided by the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra.
PHOTO: JOHAN PERSSON / ROH
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