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The Shogun’s Queen – lecture dates 2017

Tuesday, September 6, 2016· Last Updated on: Friday, March 24, 2017

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The Shogun's QueenForthcoming lectures 2017

Tuesday April 11th
8.00 – 9.00 pm

Highgate Literary and Scientific Institute
11 South Grove,
London N6 6BS

The Shogun’s Queen

THE SHOGUN’S SECRET WORLD OF WOMEN: illustrated talk

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Saturday July 29th
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Japan Society North West
Friends’ Meeting House,
Liverpool

‘ALIENS INVADE!’ THE BARBARIANS AND THE SHOGUN: : illustrated talk

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A Date for Your Diary: Daunt Books talk on 9th February 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017· Last Updated on: Friday, January 27, 2017

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Thursday, February 9th 2017 at 6.30 – 8.00 pm

The Shogun's QueenDaunt Books
51 South End Road,
London NW3 2QB

Illustrated talk: ‘ “Traveller” – let that be my name.’ Travelling Japan through the ages

£5 entry fee includes wine, nibbles and conviviality – Click here to BOOK TICKETS

In introducing her latest novel, The Shogun’s Queen, Lesley Downer will talk about the tradition of travel in Japan and some famous journeys.

In Japan there has long been a tradition of travel, going on pilgrimage like in Chaucer’s England or just travelling to see the sights or to visit a place famous for its cherry blossom or maple leaves. Lords had to travel up and down every few years to Edo, the shogun’s capital, which meant there was always an enormous crowd of travellers on the road. A whole infrastructure developed to support them. […]

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A Date for Your Diary: SISJAC Talk at Norwich Cathedral 19th January

21 December 2016
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SISJAC (Sainsbury’s Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Culture)
The Hostry,
Norwich Cathedral,
Norwich

Illustrated talk: The Shogun’s Harem: Life in the Women’s Palace in Nineteenth Century Japan

Admission free. All welcome. Places are limited and booking is essential – Click here to BOOK A PLACE

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A Date for Your Diary: Asia House talk on 8th February 2017

23 November 2016
Love at the Crossroads in Old Japan, a talk at Asia House by Lesley Downer

Wednesday 8th February, 2017 at 6.45 – 8.00 pm
Asia House
63 New Cavendish Street,
London W1G 7LP

Illustrated talk: Love at the Crossroads in Old Japan

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A Date for Your Diary: Daiwa Foundation Japan House talk 13th December

2 November 2016
The Shogun’s Secret World of Women, an illustrated talk by Lesley Downer at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House

Tuesday 13th December, 2016 at 6.00 pm

Daiwa Foundation Japan House
13/14 Cornwall Terrace,
Outer Circle,
London NW1 4QP

Illustrated talk: The Shogun’s Secret World of Women
Admission free, booking essential

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A Date for Your Diary: October Gallery lecture 7th December

27 October 2016
The Shogun’s Harem

Wednesday  7th December, 2016 at 6:00 – 9:00 pm
October Gallery Theatre
24 Old Gloucester Street
London
WC1N 3AL

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A Date for Your Diary: Travelling Through lecture 4th November

5 October 2016
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Friday 4 November, 2016 at 6:00 – 8:00pm

Travelling Through
131 Lower Marsh,
London SE1 7AE

Illustrated talk: ‘ “Traveller” – let that be my name.’ Travelling Japan through the ages […]

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A Date for Your Diary: SOAS lecture January 25th

17 September 2016
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SOAS University of London

Illustrated talk: The Ooku, the Shogun’s ‘Harem’: Life in the Women’s Palace in Nineteenth Century Japan

In 1854 Atsu, an 18-year-old girl, was chosen to become the shogun’s consort and rule over the ooku, the shogun’s harem or Women’s Palace.[…]

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A Date for Your Diary: Japan Society lecture November 10th

14 September 2016
Aliens Invade! The Barbarians and the Shogun with Lesley Downer

Thursday 10 November 2016 at 6.45pm

The Swedenborg Society
20-21 Bloomsbury Way (Hall entrance on Barter St)
London WC1A 2TH

Free – booking recommended
Book online here

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The Butterfly Effect: Radio 4 programme on the story behind Madame Butterfly

26 March 2013

The Butterfly Effect – BBC Radio 4 Soprano Amanda Roocroft explores the impact of Madame Butterfly in performance and popular culture. […] Author and Japanese expert Lesley Downer and opera enthusiast Rod Wood provide details of the origins of her tragic story and present fascinating insights into the life and work of Puccini. […] First […]

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