Date: 11th ~12th July
Venue: Richmond Adult Community College Parkshot Richmond TW9 2RE
Web site: http://www.japaneseartfestival.com/
On 11th and 12th July 2009, there will be two days of art, cultural activities and fun at the Richmond Adult Community College, Richmond, Surrey, UK, including the Manga & Anime Art Exhibition. Entry to the Japanese Art Festival is free.
Akemi Solloway, the main organiser of the Japanese Art Festival, is a lecturer of Japanese culture and daughter of an old samurai family. It is her aim to present authentic Japanese culture in an accessible and enjoyable manner. In addition to Akemi, the core supporters of this festival are AJAMCA, the Anglo-Japanese Anime, Manga and Culture Association, and the School of Japanese Language and Culture.
In the friendly atmosphere of this event, if you come alone or with a group, you will find like-minded people, interesting things to see and do and the chance to take part in further activities in the UK and Japan.
The Manga and Anime Art Exhibition is an official event of Japan-UK 150, celebrating 150 years of friendship between our two countries. We have also applied to be included in the Cultural Olympiad, which is ongoing from Autumn 2008 until the actual Olympic Games in London in 2012.