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Studio Ghibli Film Season: My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

Friday 21 June,
18.30 / Special event

Mental health and creativity: facts and fictions

Friday 28 June,
18.30 / Panel discussion

Manga: colour and style

Friday 5 July,
18.00 / Late

Studio Ghibli Film Season: Pom Poko (1994)

Friday 5 July,
19.30 / Special event

The Shubbak Festival of Contemporary Arab Culture

Sunday 7 July,
10.00 / Special event

Syria and Yemen: making art today

Sunday 7 July,
10.30 / Symposium