19-21 April, London, UK: Look for me on the events listing in the Comic & Graphic Novel Pavilion at the London Book Fair
28 April, London, UK: Japanimation, Death Note Relight at the Barbican
10-11 April, Toulon, France: Mang’Azur, anime/manga convention, guests Yuuki Obata, Pocket Chocolate, Noob, Florent Chavouet
17-18 April, Pieksämäki, Finland: BakaCon, anime/manga convention
25 April, Sandbach, Cheshire, UK: Raku class at The Potter’s Barn. Learn to make and fire pottery using traditional Japanese methods. Other dates also offered for raku-making.
28 April, Milton Keynes, UK: Anime/Manga Day at Central Library.
To 11 April, Collins Gallery, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow: Japanese Sashiko Textiles. (Note: this exhibition will open in Plymouth from 31 July to 26 September 2010.)
To 11 April, The Textile Museum, Washington DC, USA: Contemporary Japanese Fashion: The Mary Baskett Collection – fabulous chance to see one woman’s personal collection of much-loved Japanese classics from the 1960s to the present.
To 2 May, San Francisco, USA: Drawing the Sword: Samurai in Manga and Anime, exhibition at the Cartoon Art Museum
To 31 June, Japan Society, New York: Graphic Heroes, Magic Monsters: Japanese Prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi from the Arthur R. Miller Collection. The Royal Academy’s 2009 show crosses the Atlantic.
To 4 July, London, UK: Quilts 1700-2010 at the V&A, a major exhibition on the history, art and craft of quilts