Get set to journey through the world of one of history’s most influential rock ’n’ roll bands. More than 190 original works by artists such as Andy Warhol and David Bailey CBE—as well as some 500 Stones items, including a gallery of vintage guitars, rare instruments and books of lyrics—will be on display.
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
Award-winning British potter Hannah McAndrew produces a range of hand-thrown earthenware pots using slipware techniques. She will be exhibiting some of her intricately decorated work in Gallery St Ives, Tokyo, an outlet specialising in contemporary British studio pottery since 2000.
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
A descendant of famed Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, Marius Stravinsky will be leading the Hayabusa Symphony Orchestra in a programme to celebrate the enthronement of the new Emperor. A graduate of Eton College, the University of Cambridge and the Royal Academy of Music, Marius will conduct performances of Igor Stravinsky’s The Firebird Suite and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.
A dance that explores identity, fluidity of self-development and the process of filtering and understating external and internal voices, Elevation is choreographed and performed by James Pett and Travis Clausen-Knight, two dancers from renowned British dance group, Company Wayne McGregor. Well received by the audiences of Sadler Wells Theatre, London, this performance is a must see. PHOTO: SCOTT SHAW
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
Every spring, the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum holds an exhibition showcasing some of the earliest photographs ever taken. Presented this year will be some of Great Britain’s first, showing the varied developments in photographic culture that took place in the UK during the late 19th century.
PHOTO: DON JUAN, COUNT OF MONTIZON, HIPPOPOTAMUS AT THE ZOOLOGICAL GARDENS, REGENT’S PARK, LONDON, 1852, BRITISH LIBRARY © BRITISH LIBRARY BOARD (C.43.I.7)
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
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.
Known as the Pudding Queen, Hannah Miles is the author of more than 25 baking books and was a finalist on the television competition MasterChef. In April, the lawyer-turned-baker will be visiting from the UK to host afternoon tea at the Barakura English Gardens in Nagano. Join her in welcoming spring in Japan’s first English garden.
Choreographed by the late Sir Frederick Ashton OM, CH, CBE (1904–1988), famed British choreographer and ballet dancer, Cinderella has been performed by the Royal Ballet, but the National Ballet of Japan is the only company in Japan to have the work in their repertoire. Magical and humorous, this classic story is returning to enchant audiences once again.
PHOTO: HIDEMI SETO
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, this historical comedy-drama set in early 18th-century England has received rave reviews. It stars British Oscar nominee and Golden Globe winner Olivia Colman as Queen Anne, Rachel Weisz as Lady Sarah and Emma Stone as Abigail.
PHOTO: © 2018 TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX
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.
PHOTO: © 2018 FOCUS FEATURES LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
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