Art & Design

Bath Japanese Festival 

12-23 May 2010, Bath

Love Japan? Love Books? Love Poetry? Love Films? Care about Human Rights? Come and join us from May 12 - May 23

The 2010 Bath Japanese Festival is a multi-faceted event showcasing the best of contemporary Japan featuring Book Arts, Film, Haiku and Renga. There will also be connected events aiming at raising awareness of the issue of Modern Day Slavery through Anti Trafficking initiatives.

EVENTS include
International Haiku Competition Origami Project created by theloveofit`s Jo Tinsley


Wednesday 12th May – Sunday 23rd May 
Japanese Contemporary Book Arts Exhibition, Bath Central Library* 
Free Admission (Library Opening hours) 

* Bath Central Library, Library entrance at The Podium Shopping Centre, Level One, Bath


Wednesday 12th May 7-10 p.m. 
Our BIG Launch Party! Live Words & Event Tasters
BRSLI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath.  £4 at the door £2 to BRSLI members and students


Monday 17th May 7 p.m. 
Film Night:  Screening the Japanese short ?lm Jitensha (Bicycle); and Call and Response a Film about Human Trafficking
 Bring tissues but also be prepared to love these ?lms! 
The Cube Microplex Cinema, Dove Street South, Bristol BS2 8JD 
£4 at the door, £3 concessions (plus a £1 membership fee for non members) 


Tuesday 18th May 7-10 p.m. 
The Issue(s) of Human Trafficking in Europe and Asia with Guest Speakers 
BRLSI, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath £4 at the door £2 to BRSLI members and students


Sunday 23rd May 
Magic Lantern Film Night
The Lanes, 22 Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2LE, 
£3 donation to charity on the door. 


20th May Renga: splicing spontaneity into your writing with Alan Summers Mr B’ s Emporium of Reading Delights, 14-15 John Street, Bath 24 with wine. Bookings only with Writing Events Bath: mb. 07811501978

 May 22nd (two workshops) Bookmaking Workshop £10 RSVP to (Subject: Bookbinding) Bath Central Library (10am – 4pm)
Japanese Renga Poem Workshop  Free (turn up on the day) Bath Central Library (3-5pm)

12-23 May 2010

Bath Central Library, 19-23 The podium Bath 5AN
BRSLI (Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution), 16-18 Queen Square  Bath BA1 2HN
The Lanes Bowling Alley, 22 Nelson St Bristol BS1 2LE
The Cube Cinema, Dove Street South, Bristol BS2 8JD

Mr B`s Emporium of Reading Delight, 14 – 15 John Street, Bath BA1 2JL

Organised by Rachel Carvosso/Alan Summers