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Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour: Manga Shakespeare

We explore an art form from Asia as part of the Connected: Continents series

Manga Shakespeare artwork

In this LIVE interactive workshop, artist Chie Kutsuwada brings the work of Shakespeare alive for manga fans and Shakespeare enthusiasts alike.

Chie was born and raised in Japan. She now lives and works in Brighton as a professional manga artist following a degree in printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London.

This event will introduce young people to Manga and Chie's recent work on Shakespeare. Her adaptation of As You Like It is part of a series described as doing 'in book form what film director Baz Luhrmann did on screen – make Shakespeare cool and accessible to a younger generation…'

Chie will share her own illustrations and talk about personification in the manga medium before leading a design and drawing session. This event will enthuse and engage artists, writers and those less interested in English at school.

Following the latest Coronavirus restrictions, this live virtual event will go ahead with a limited schools audience. We'll then share a recording of the event on our website to watch on demand. Applications are open to anyone who wants to join live.

Find out more about Chie Kutsuwada(this will open in a new window).

When: Friday 26 March 2021

Who: Primary and Secondary schools across the world!

Platform: Microsoft Teams

Cost: Fully funded

Audience: P6-7 and S1-6 (ages 10-18)

Audience size: 10 - 50 (smaller or larger groups are welcome to apply)

Deadline: Friday 19 March 2021 at 12 noon

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To take part in this event please make sure you have access to:

1. Large screen with ability to receive video calls including speakers and microphone

2. High speed internet to accommodate video streaming

If you have any questions or comments please contact fraser.napier@scottishbooktrust.com(this will open in a new window)

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