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JPU Records is proud to announce that it will be organising the official HYPER JAPAN after party on Saturday 26 July 2014. The event, celebrating all things J-pop, will take place at Namco Funscape in County Hall, Westminster, from 7pm and will be entirely free entry for all.
Four performance artists will be joining the event. Coming all the way from Japan will be cute punk rockers Broken Doll and ‘KimiCos’ duo YANAKIKU, plus British talents Kero Kero Bonito and Kelsey Ellison. There will also be popular tracks from Japan spun by JPU Records to keep the party atmosphere buzzing, as well as arcade machines, a licensed bar, snacks, dodgems, bowling and more available at additional costs.
JPU Records will also be exhibiting at HYPER JAPAN in Earls Court between 25-27 July, selling a wide range of CDs and merchandise from Japanese rock, pop and metal artists. The label will also be collecting ‘get well soon’ messages from fans of its artist SPYAIR. The pop-rock band, which has music in The Amazing Spider-Man and anime series Bleach and Gundam, recently had to postpone tour dates due to vocalist IKE suffering from acute bronchitis.
Performances: Broken Doll, YANAKIKU, Kero Kero Bonito, Kelsey Ellison
DJ: JPU Records staff
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/491089981036648
Free Entry (500 capacity – one in one out if full)
Nearest Tube/Train: Westminster, Waterloo.
Join acclaimed poet Don Paterson and a panel of Haiku experts in celebration of a poetic form that has fascinated both east and western cultures for centuries. Hear Haiku performed in Japanese and English translation, and watch as they come to life before your eyes with live illustration…
Don Paterson is an award winning UK poet. Most recently, his collection Rain (Faber) won the 2009 Forward prize. He received the OBE in 2008 and the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry in 2010. He teaches poetry at the University of St Andrews, and since 1996 has been poetry editor at Picador MacMillan. Don will be discussing his own use of short form poetry and the influence of Haiku on contemporary work.
Dr Alan Cummings is Senior Teaching Fellow In Japanese at the Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea, SOAS. He is the author of numerous publications including Haiku: Love. The British Museum Press (2013). Alan will be exploring the historic Japanese origins of Haiku.
Dr Rebekah Clements is Research Fellow and Director of Studies in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Corpus Christie College, University of Cambridge. She is a cultural historian of Japan, focusing on the history of translation and cross cultural contact. Rebekah will be exploring the influence of Haiku on contemporary culture.