This Shakespearean comedy takes us first to provincial Verona, where Proteus is head-over-heels in love with his hometown sweetheart, Julia. But after he is sent to complete his education in Milan, he meets the gorgeous Silvia and promptly forgets about Julia. However, Silvia is already betrothed to Proteus’ best friend, and Julia refuses to be so easily forgotten.
The film tells the story of the inhabitants of the isolated Scottish island of Toddy, in the Outer Hebrides, where gloom sets in as their wartime ration of whisky runs out. When the cargo ship SS Cabinet Minister runs aground, the shrewd islanders run rings around the buffoonish English Home Guard commander Captain Waggett and conspire to hide away cases of the precious amber nectar.
Based on the novel The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, this musical thriller is set in 19th-century London and features music written by Frank Wildhorn.
Talented members of the London Symphony Orchestra will perform in Tokyo as part of a percussion ensemble. They will play pieces by Chick Corea, Steve Reich and John Adams.
Every year, this concert series brings together a renowned overseas conductor, orchestra and soloists. Now in its 37th year, the concert has invited the prestigious BBC Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor Sakari Oramo.
Art Fair Tokyo, the largest fair of its kind in Japan, features a wide range of art, from antiques and crafts to nihonga (traditional Japanese paintings) and contemporary art. The fair continues to evolve and expand as a platform for the art market, connecting past and present, East and West, and presenting historically inspired artistic contexts. The British Council Japan is a partner of the event.
Paddington Bear is now happily settled with the Brown family in Windsor Gardens, where he has become a popular member of the local community. He picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his beloved Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
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This diverse exhibition features works by seven artists of different ages, nationalities and genres. Expressing their varied cultural backgrounds, they collaboratively challenge the concept of decoration. One of the artists, Kour Pour, was born in Britain. The British Council is one of the exhibition supporters.
Photo: KOUR POUR HOLY MOUNTAIN 2014, PRIVATE COLLECTION