` The Citi exhibition Manga: Programme of Events

The Citi exhibition Manga: Programme of Events

Manga: colour and style
Fri 5 Jul, 18.00–21.30
Celebrating Japanese manga, art, fashion and design, this event includes manga drawing workshops with award-winning manga artist Kutsuwada Chie, music performances by Ichikawa Hibiki and DJ Takaki and a sake tasting. It will also feature a manga-inspired fashion show by students from the University of the Arts London (UAL) and Japanese fashion legend, Kansai Yamamoto (pictured). Yamamoto will be in conversation with Grayson Perry on the night (see online for details). Japanese food and drink will be available to purchase in the Great Court. Presented in collaboration with Japan House, Arts SU and UAL students.
Free, just drop in. Details here.

An introduction to Japanese for beginners
Fri 7 June – Fri 28 June (4 weekly sessions, 17.30–20.15)
Fri 5 Jul – Friday 26 Jul (4 weekly sessions, 17.30–20.15)
Deepen your understanding of Japanese culture by embarking on a four week Japanese language course presented in collaboration with City Lit.
£129 (£103) Book online at www.citylit.ac.uk or call: 020 7831 7831 Details

Manga drawing 101: a practical introduction
Sat 20 Jul, 10.30–16.30
Join professional manga artist Kutsuwada Chie for a day-long practical introduction to drawing Japanese manga. Ticket price includes refreshments, materials and entry to the Citi exhibition Manga throughout the day.
£35 (£30) Details/bookings here.

Lunchtime Lectures
Curator’s introduction to the Citi exhibition Manga
Sat 1 Jun, 13.30–14.30
Uchida Hiromi, Matsuba Ryoko and Nicole Rousmaniere give an introduction to the exhibition. Includes live subtitles (LS) for deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members.
Free, booking essential

Hokusai as the father of modern manga: facts and fictions
Thu 6 Jun, 13.30–14.30
What are the origins of manga? Is the Great Wave print by Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) the first example? A key work in Hokusai’s career was Hokusai Manga, a series of 15 printed volumes of his ‘random sketches’. But did the term manga mean the same as it does now? Tim Clark, co-curator of the 2017 exhibition Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave, sifts the evidence.
Free, booking essential

Marie Duval: a female cartoonist in Victorian England
Thu 13 Jun, 13.30–14.30
Roger Sabin, author and Professor of Popular Culture at Central St Martins, University of the Arts London discusses Duval’s life and works.
Free, booking essential

The manga helping Syrian children dream
Thu 20 Jun, 13.30–14.30
Kassoumah Obada grew up with his friends in Syria watching the popular anime Captain Tsubasa and dreaming of becoming a professional football player. He is now translating the Captain Tsubasa manga into his native Arabic. His translations are being distributed in Syrian refugee camps and proving a huge hit.
Free, booking essential

From manga to Mangasia: the bigger picture
Sun 30 June, 14.30–15.30
There’s much more to Asian comics than manga. Widen your horizons with international comics expert Paul Gravett as he examines the unique factors which have helped to make Japan the home of the most dynamic and influential comics culture in Asia. He also positions manga in its wider Asian context, revealing the fascinating connections and contrasts between the medium’s diverse forms across the continent. Followed by signing of Mangasia: The Definitive Guide to Asian Comics.
Free, booking essential

The art of Osamu Tezuka: God of manga
Thu 11 Jul, 13.30–14.30
A lunchtime lecture about Osamu Tezuka by Helen McCarthy, author of The Anime Movie Guide. Tezuka made his debut as a professional manga artist in January 1946, and became a superstar a year later with the publication of his first longform comic New Treasure Island (Shin Takarajima). Find out how Tezuka helped to drive the postwar revival of manga and the development of the Japanese comic into a global phenomenon.
Free, booking essential

Curator’s introduction to the Citi exhibition Manga
Thu 1 Aug, 13.30–14.30
Uchida Hiromi, Matsuba Ryoko and Nicole Rousmaniere give an introduction to the exhibition. The event on Thursday 1 August includes live subtitles (LS) for deaf and hard-of-hearing audience members.
Free, booking essential

Gallery Talks
Manga before manga: visual storytelling in Japanese art
Wed 15 May, 13.15–14.00
With Alfred Haft, British Museum.
Free, just drop in

Introduction to the Japanese galleries
Wed 5 Jun, 13.15–14.00
With Uchida Hiromi, British Museum.
Free, just drop in

Mounting Japanese prints
Tue 25 Jun, 13.15–14.00
With David Green, British Museum.
Free, just drop in

Works on paper in the Japan galleries
Tue 16 Jul, 13.15–14.00
A gallery talk by Matsuba Ryoko, British Museum.
Free, just drop in

From Victorian adventurer to manga heroine: the Japanese journey of Isabella Lucy Bird
Fri 2 Aug, 13.15–14.00
With Helen McCarthy author of The Anime Movie Guide and Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation.
Free, just drop in

Marvellous manga
Tue 28 May – Fri 31 May
Explore, discover, listen and make this half term! Activities are held in the Great Court and Galleries from 11.00–16.00.
Free, drop in

Under 5s
For under 5s, parents and carers. Free, just drop in
Little feet: create a comic
Fri 3 May, 10.30–12.00
Be inspired by the Citi exhibition Manga to help create a giant comic page – and try your hand at mark making and bold lettering.

Little feet: exhibition explorer
Mon 10 Jun, 10.30–12.00
Discover the magical world of manga in this exhibition-based session. Immerse yourself in a rainbow of colours and create a memento to take home.

Little feet: tell a story
Mon 22 July, 10.30–12.00
Everyone loves a good story. In this session you’ll explore manga, join in with storytelling and create your own props to take home.

Little feet: exhibition explorer
Tue 6 August, 10.30–12.00
Discover the exciting characters in the world of manga. Explore the exhibition, try your hand at dressing up and make a mask.

Booking essential for all access events, email: access@britishmuseum.org
£7.50 (Members/access companions free)
Live description tour of the exhibition
Sat 8 Jun, 15.30–17.15
Join Lonny Evans for this live description tour of the exhibition.

Deaf-led BSL tour of the exhibition
Fri 21 Jun, 18.15–19.45
Join BSL art guide Chisato Minamimura for this deaf-led tour of exhibition highlights. In BSL, no voice-over.

Deaf-led BSL creative workshop
Sat 6 Jul, 14.30–17.30
Minamimura leads a deaf-led introduction to and creative workshop inspired by the exhibition. In BSL, no voice-over.
Includes access to the exhibition but not a tour.

Evening Talks
How manga can change the world: Captain Tsubasa in conversation
Fri 24 May, 18.30–20.00
Acclaimed manga artist Takahashi Yoichi, creator of the football-themed sensation Captain Tsubasa, and exhibition curator Nicole Rousmaniere discuss the global impact Yoichi’s artwork has had over the past four decades – from popularising football in Japan in the 1980s, to inspiring Syrian refugee children. The panel also includes leading manga editor Suzuki Haruhiko.
Presented in collaboration with Japan House.
£8 (£6) Details/booking here.

What makes a good manga artist?
Fri 14 Jun, 18.30–20.00
Renowned manga editor Nakaguma Ichirō, curator Nicole Rousmaniere, award-winning British manga artist Shangomola Edunjobi and other special guests discuss the importance of human expression and rights in the creation of manga, as well as questioning ‘what makes a good manga artist?’ Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan.
£8 (£6) Details/booking here.

All the world’s a comic: storytelling through pictures
Fri 26 Jul, 18.30–20.00
Human history is full of examples of comic book-style storytelling, where scrolling and sequential narratives are used to tell epic stories. From the lion hunt reliefs of ancient Mesopotamia to prehistoric cave paintings that could be considered the original precursor of manga, humans have long used pictures to communicate their greatest stories. This phenomenon is charted in this panel discussion, chaired by international comics expert Paul Gravett, with curators from across the Museum and guest artists.
£8 (£6) Details/booking here.

Studio Ghibli Film Season
A special film season presented in collaboration with Time Out and Japan House. Screenings include a Q&A with anime experts, recorded for the podcast Ghibliotheque, and a glass of sake. Courtesy of StudioCanal. Book online at https://checkout.timeout.com/london/StudioGhibliscreenings/

My Neighbour Totoro
Fri 21 Jun, 18.30–21.00
This acclaimed tale follows two sisters settling into an old country house as their mother recovers from an illness. As they explore their home, they encounter playful spirits, most notably Totoro.
Followed by Q&A with curator Nicole Rousmaniere and anime expert Helen McCarthy.
Director: Miyazaki Hayao. Japan, 1988, 100 mins. Cert. PG
£15 (£12)

Pom Poko (1994)
Fri 5 Jul, 19.30–22.00
Follow the mythical tanuki’s battle to save their forest home from development. Followed by Q&A with Director of Programming at Japan House, Simon Wright, and curator Matsuba Ryoko.
Director: Takahata Isao. Japan, 1994, 120 mins. Cert. PG
£12.50 (£11)

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya (2013)
Fri 2 Aug, 18.30–21.15
A tiny nymph found inside a bamboo stalk grows into a beautiful and desirable young woman, who orders her suitors to prove their love by completing a series of near-impossible tasks. Followed by a Q&A with author of Anime: A Critical Introduction, Rayna Denison, artist Hosono Hitomi and Museum curator Nicole Rousmaniere.
Director: Takahata Isao. Japan, 2013, 140 mins. Cert. U
£12.50 (£11)

The Wind Rises (2013)
Fri 9 Aug, 18.30–21.00
A fascinating look at the life of Horikoshi Jiro, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during the Second World War. Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful aeroplanes. Unable to become a pilot due to his eyesight, Jiro joins a major Japanese engineering company and becomes one of the world’s most innovative and accomplished aeroplane designers. Followed by a Q&A with Telegraph film critic Robbie Collin and Museum curator Uchida Hiromi. Director: Miyazaki Hayao. Japan, 2014, 126 mins Cert. PG
£12.50 (£11)



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