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Saturday Family Events on 17 May

Family Event 17 May - Origami / Ninja Meerkats / Japanese Story Telling

Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival – Family Event

11.00   Tales From Old Japan with Kumiko Mendl of A Thousand Cranes
For children aged 5+
“Mountains are just like people – they have secrets, mysteries and stories to tell”
Come and hear enchanting, bewitching and hair-raising stories of magnificent Mount Iwate, that blew hot and cold, the humble woodcutter and his beautiful but strange bride and the snorting, burping Ogre of Rashomon Gate.These delightful traditional Japanese tales are brought to life through inventive storytelling, puppetry and music.

11.45  Snack break
Fruit, granola bars and refreshments will carry us through to our next event. Families are invited to bring a packed lunch, or eat at the Asia House Café.

12.15  Origami Workshop
For children aged 5+
“In Japan it is said that if you fold a thousand paper cranes your wish will come true.”
Explore the art of Japanese paper folding.  Join us to discover the magic of turning a simple square of colourful paper (washi) into cranes, samurais, houses and more – all to take away with you. All supplies provided.

13.30   Ninja Meerkats
For children aged 5+
Stories, music and performance by Gareth P. Jones
Author of the Ninja Meerkats and Dragon Detective series
Legend tells of an elite fighting force of meerkats – The Clan of the Scorpion. Under the guidance of their mentor, the wise (and cryptic) Grandmaster One-Eye, and armed with ninja-know-how, these four warriors are sworn to protect the world from the evil plans of their enemy, the Ringmaster. Join Gareth for a lively, interactive performance with irreverent humour, unbridled energy and original songs, inspired by his books and played on a variety of instruments.

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May 17, 2014
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Asia House


Asia House
63 New Cavendish Street London W1G 7LP United Kingdom

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