Hyper Japan does Geisha

Geisha at Hyper JapanHyper Japan is billed as the UK’s biggest J-culture event and I’m certainly not going to disagree with that. It’s on for three days (today, Sunday 28th July is the final day) at Earl’s Court 2. I went along on Friday to see what all the fuss is about. Continue reading

Spitalfields Market hosts Okinawa Day

Okinawa DayI wish I could say there was bright sunshine for Okinawa Day at Spitalfields Market yesterday, but no, it was a typical English summer’s day – grey with intermittent rain. At least the contrast with the images of Okinawa, a tropical paradise of sun, sand and coral reefs, must have pleased the travel companies. Continue reading

Goodbye Eton Manor – Paralympic memories

Eton ManorThe Paralympics are nearly over – just the closing ceremony tonight and the athlete’s parade tomorrow. Here’s a roundup up of impressions from the Olympic Park, especially from Eton Manor, home to the wheelchair tennis, where I worked as a Games Maker.

With 27 degrees of blazing sunshine, Centre Court was a tough assignment. Continue reading