England with Big Ben, Scotland with Bagpipes and Whisky, Northern Ireland with the Giant’s Causeway, and Wales with uncountable castles and endlessly beautiful nature, the United Kingdom is made up of these four countries.
Fish & Chips is not the only option in restaurants. Delicious full breakfast, fancy afternoon tea, crumbly shortbread, and traditional soft welshcake will change your opinion of British cuisine.
At the ICC, we are bringing you the chance to discover a Britain filled with culture including beautiful landscapes and food.
There will be presentations from the British Embassy introducing travel spots and the food cultures of the four countries. Additionally, there will be a Celtic music performance and a Scottish Bagpipe performance, afterwards you can even try to play bagpipes yourself. Then you will have a chance to learn British English in a mini lesson and there will also be a chance to taste Haggis, Scotland’s national dish, and popular snacks in the UK. You will be able to enjoy British culture from various points of view.
Come and join the ICC British Night and discover more about this diverse and charming country.
Date & Time
November 6th (Wed) 2019, 6:15pm-7:45pm (Doors Open: 6:00pm)
Okuma Garden House (1F, Bldg 25)
Waseda Students, Staff, General Public
English & Japanese. Free for participants during cafe exchange time.
Not Required (Seats for 80 people, standing room available)
1. Opening: Celtic music performance
2. Presentation of British culture
3. Mini British English lesson
4. Scottish bagpipe performance and try-out corner
5. Cafe discussion time (with free British snacks!)
★Bagpipe performer, Mr. Atsushi Yamane
Director of NPO Japan Scotland Society and representative of the Tokyo Pipe Band. He was part of the Tokyo Piping Society when he was in university. The Tokyo Pipe Band was founded in the 1890s and has participated in many oversea competitions. They also did welcome performances when Ireland’s Ambassador of Music; The Chieftans, and Spanish Galician musician, Carlos Nunez came to visit Japan, also appeared in Music TV Programs and Educational TV Programs on NHK. Mr. Yamane received a qualification as an instructor at Glasgow College of Piping, and currently acts as the band’s leader and instructor. With the development of the internet, it is easier to get instruments and musical scores these days, however, to perform the music, the foundations should be cherished. Alongside his Scottish style instruction and performance, he continues to spread “real” Scottish culture.
★Waseda Celtic Music Club
Waseda Celtic Music Circle, also known as “Wasekeru”, is the only circle performs traditional Celtic music in Waseda University. They mainly play the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland. They will share pleasant sounds of Celtic music with everybody.
【Date & Time : November 8th (Fri) 2019, 6:15pm-7:45pm (Doors Open: 6:00pm)】
【Place : Okuma Garden House (Bldg 25, 1st Floor)】
E-mail: [email protected]