News category: Grants
Posted on 11 August 2014
In May 2014, London Bubble Theatre Company was awarded a Daiwa Foundation Award to support our project The Grandchildren of Hiroshima. Following the success of our Grandchildren of the Blitz project in 2011 – in which we drew upon the stories and experiences of elders that survived the Blitz to create an intergenerational, community production – we wanted to use the experiences of this project to undertake a parallel project in Hiroshima.
Posted on 23 July 2014
Matsuo Bashō, renowned for his haiku poetry, is sometimes compared to William Wordsworth, a famous poet of the Romantic era. The two explored nature in their poetry, finding inspiration through long walks. Matsuo Bashō’s love for poetry began at an early age, though he initially worked as a teacher. In the late 17th century, Bashō
Posted on 19 July 2014
For those in Japan or heading out to the Sapporo International Art Festival this July to September, you are invited to ‘Actinium – Nuclear Culture Exhibition & Forum’, a partnership between Sapporo-based S-AIR and the UK arts organisation The Arts Catalyst. Actinium forms part of the Sapporo International Art Festival Collaborative Programme 2014 and previews on 19 July 2014. The Actinium exhibition will close on 3 August 2014.
Posted on 27 June 2014
The next deadline to apply for the Royal Society’s International Exchanges Scheme, open to UK scientists, closes 1 July 2014.
Posted on 4 June 2014
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to be supporting the production of Toshiki Okada’s Super Premium Soft Double Vanilla Rich with a Daiwa Foundation Small Grant awarded to the London International Festival of Theatre.
Two-Day Seminar on Energy Policy, Media Representations, and Public Perception of Nuclear Power after the Fukushima Disaster, 19-20 September 2013
Posted on 10 March 2014
The Welsh School of Architecture and the School of Psychology were delighted to present a 2-day seminar at Cardiff University, on 19-20 September, bringing together academics from the UK and Japan in the area of energy policy, media studies, and risk perception.
Posted on 14 February 2014
Following the success of Dundee Contemporary Art’s (DCA) major exhibition of the work of London-based artist Hiraki Sawa in autumn/winter 2013, Sawa’s work is now being shown in an expanded form at the Tokyo Opera City Gallery until 30 March 2014.
Posted on 27 January 2014
Carl Randall’s ‘Hibakusha Portraits’ (a series of 6 drawings of survivors of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima), are now part of the permanent collection of University College London Museum. The drawings were inspired by John Hersey’s book ‘Hiroshima’, in which the American journalist interviewed 6 survivors just after the atomic bomb was dropped. Carl’s set of 6 portraits are intended as a visual equivalent of Hersey’s documentary account.
Calling out for volunteers who would like to help with the Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta school children in late March, early April 2014
Posted on 27 January 2014
The Fukushima Youth Sinfonietta, comprising of 33 young people (12-14 years old) from four middle schools in Fukushima, is coming over to London with two teachers from March 29th (afternoon) until April 4th (morning). The highlight of their visit is a performance at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on the evening of April 2nd (click here for a concert
Posted on 24 January 2014
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation recently supported the London theatre premiere of Kobo Abe’s Woman in the Dunes, adapted as a play and directed by Micha Colombo, actor, Japanese Studies graduate and founder of Kagami Theatre, ‘a mirror onto Japanese culture’. I had the pleasure of congratulating and also interviewing Micha Colombo on 24 January, soon after her run at the Theatre503 had come to an end.