8th May 2022

QUAD to hold JAPAN FEST a celebration of Japanese culture in July

QUAD in Derby will hold a celebration of Japanese culture in June. Japan Fest is a brand-new event organised by Otaku World in association with QUAD. Besides Anime film screenings there will be performances of Kendō, Japanese drummers and a Japanese Folk dancer and singer. Activities will include workshops, Japanese arts and crafts plus authentic handmade food and Japanese inspired drinks.


Japan Fest is open to all ages, adults, children and especially for families on a day designed to gain a deeper understanding of Japanese culture.


Otaku World’s Manuele Giacone said “This event is being meticulously crafted by passionate and motivated individuals to bring a small taste of Japan to Derby. We hope that this event will be of interest to Derby’s Japanese community but also that to anyone that wants to come and enjoy a day immersed in Japanese culture.”


“Otaku World is a passionate team bringing all anime and Japanese enthusiasts together under one roof. After the opening of our anime store in Derby, the introduction of our anime event, Otaku Link, we are now taking another step in our adventure by incorporating the vast array of other aspects of Japanese culture into one event, Japan Fest.”


Japan Fest takes place in QUAD on Saturday 16th July from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

Tickets are £15, £10 for under 18s and £35 for a family ticket (2 adults, 2 children). For more information or to book tickets, please call QUAD Box office on 01332 290606.




Notes to Editors

Manuele Giacone, Otaku World LTD, 07904 675911


QUAD is Derby’s centre for art and film, a mixed arts venue based on the Market Place. QUAD is the city’s cultural hub with a three-screen cinema, an art gallery showing the best in contemporary visual arts, digital workshop spaces plus an award-winning Café bar. QUAD has been at the heart of Derby’s cultural scene since it opened in September in 2008 and is internationally recognised for providing quality and excellence in the Arts. QUAD delivers an exciting, innovative and diverse programme which is popular with visitors of all ages, with a reputation in Photography, digital innovation & family friendly events. The venue organises Derby Film Festival, FORMAT International Photography Festival and Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival. QUAD is a partnership between Derby City Council and Arts Council England.  QUAD is open daily from 10am, for more information please visit: .   For further information please contact QUAD’s Marketing & Audience Development Manager, Kathy Wilson on 01332 285422 /

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