Tomorrow Sunday 1 March The Japanese Society of Canterbury will host the 4th Canterbury Japan Day. On the basis of past experience, this is guaranteed to be an event not to miss, which promises to give Christchurch residents the opportunity to immerse themselves in Japanese culture in all its wonderful variety.
To keep with the Japanese theme, our colleague Tomo, who works at Linwood Library at Eastgate, has selected the following songs that he used to like when he lived in Japan, most of which he still listens to.
Not sure how to go about using Freegal? The instructions are straightforward. The key thing to remember is that you can download (and keep for good) three free music MP3s (or one video and one MP3) every week. All you need is your library card and PIN.
He’s a musician, poet, teacher, remixer, runner, he’s sponsored by Nike and the British Council, has been Arsenal’s poet in residence, and he’s here to inspire young people to love language, love reading and get writing.
He is Charlie Dark, and if my brief chat with him was anything to go by, he’s exceptional at it. Listen to this inspiring interview, and if you know a young person, pass it on!
He talks about his workshops, his ‘graffiti’ approach to poetry, transferable skills learnt through performance, his failed rap career, Shakespeare as the first MC, and how he tries to inspire young people with his work. [10min 40sec, 10Mb]