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Tsunagu/Connect: The Exhibition

New Earth Theatre

Tsunagu/Connect : The Exhibition

Discover this free foyer exhibition informed by over 30 interviews with Japanese women who moved to the UK since 1945. Get an insider's view of what life was like for these fearless pioneers.

Exploring themes of culture, preconceptions, and belonging, Tsunagu/Connect: The Exhibition reveals the joys and struggles, triumphs and hardships of creating a new life in a foreign land. 

Featuring interactive audio, an intergenerational film and illustrations by Natsko Seki, this exhibition provides an intimate glimpse into the worlds of these women and poses a vital question: “What price must we pay to create a third space, neither one nation nor the other, where we finally have room to be ourselves?”

New Earth Theatre create award-winning, ground-breaking, community-building live performance and events to champion the voices, stories and creativity of BESEA artists as an integral part of British society.

To fully interact with the exhibition, we ask that you bring a smartphone with compatible headphones. It's free to explore during our main opening hours.

Teachers Resource Pack
Download a free educational pack, suitable for Upper KS2 and KS3 students. Created by Lisa Meech.

Digital Programme
Dive deeper into the project and explore more stories through our exhibition programme.

Tsunagu/Connect was made possible by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England. 

Supported by The Japan Society, Museum of London, artsdepot, London Metropolitan Archives, Goldsmiths University of London, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation and Shoreditch Town Hall.

Image credit: Natsko Seki


Level G - Hub Space

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