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British Museum Origami, Poems, Pictures and calligraphy with Yoko Takenami
Sat 27 May 2017, 10:30 – 11:30 BST
Join master calligrapher and London-based origami expert Yoko Takenami for a fascinating workshop taking in the traditional Japanese artforms of calligraphy, origami and haiku. Yoko will talk about calligraphy, showing the evolution of the characters and demonstrate origami, encouraging the audience to fold along with her.
Yoko Takenami is a master calligrapher and origami-maker who regularly leads workshops for the Japan Society and the British Museum. She is also a contributor to the recently published children’s book British Museum Origami, Poems and Pictures (Nosy Crow), linked to the British Museum’s landmark exhibition of the Japanese artist Hokusai: Beyond the Great Wave opening on May 25, 2017. This stunning book features three beautiful Japanese art forms in one gorgeous format. For each animal or object, children will be able to read the haiku, enjoy a painting from the British Museum collection... and then make the origami figure!
The session will run from 10:30-11:30 and will be followed by a book signing. Places are limited to 16 participants. All children are required to have purchased a ticket under the General Admissions category and should be accompanied by an adult. Accompanying adults attend for free.
What is the refund policy?
An attendee can cancel their ticket up to 7 days before the event and receive a full refund. If the cancellation takes place less than 7 days before an event the attendee is not eligible for a refund.
What qualifies as a concession?
The Greenwich Book Festival are offering concessions for Greenwich Card holders, Thames Clipper ticket-holders (valid that day), University of Greenwich staff, OAPs & students. Proof of concession will be checked on the door of the event so please ensure you bring your card/ID for verification.
The University of Greenwich reserves the right to cancel a ticket at any time should the author withdraw from appearing. Such an occurance would be out of the University's control and tickets will be fully refunded. Where possible, attendees would be notified in advance by e-mail should a presentation be cancelled.