Listed below are some of Akemi’s most recent lectures, demonstrations, workshops, exhibitions and cultural exchange activities.

Not mentioned is her teaching of GCSE & A level Japanese at Ardingly College, her own postgraduate studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies,
University of London, and participation in seminars, conferences and cultural events at which she was not a scheduled speaker or performer.

Key

+ The activities marked with a cross were EYL (European Year of Languages) events.
* The activities marked with an asterisk were official Japan 2001 events.

Date Event Location Activity Link  
November 2002
30th Nov   Hurstpierpoint College Prep, Sussex Demonstration – “Sho-do, brush writing”  
21st – 22nd Nov   Convent of Jesus and Mary, London Workshop – “Japanese Language & Culture”  
14th Nov   Royal British Legion, Hassocks Lecture/Demonstration – “Kimonos”  
13th Nov   Ardingly College, Sussex Seminar/Workshop – “Anglo-Japanese Alliance of 1902”  
4th – 8th Nov   Japan Autumn Lecture Tour of Japan  
October 2002
23rd Oct- 3rd Nov Cultural Exchange Visit Japan In Autumn 2002 Akemi Solloway took a small group of British people to Japan. The party stayed with Japanese families in Kagoshima and Kumamoto; visited castles, Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples; enjoyed mo miji gari (leaf-viewing) and an onsen (hot-spring spa) in the mountains; and were honoured guests at specially arranged cultural events.  
19th – 20th Oct   Royal Armouries, Leeds Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony” & “Kimonos”  
14th Oct   Lewes College, Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “Japanese Hair Styles” & “Kimonos”  
1st Oct   Burgess Hill W.I. Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony”  
September 2002
28th Sep   Rikkyo School Lecture – “The Burma Campaign Society”  
21st Sep   Garden Society, Kent Lecture – “Japanese Language & Culture”  
8th Sep   Victoria & Albert Museum Lecture/Demonstration – “Kimonos & traditional hairstyles”  
August 2002
30th Jul- 8th Aug Residential Study Retreat & Cultural Exchange Visit to England, Summer 2002 UK In Summer 2002 Akemi Solloway brought a small group of Japanese people to Sussex, England. From 30th July to 4th August the party studied English language and culture at a residential study retreat at Ardingly College, where they also enjoyed the sport and recreational facilities, and took part in educational and cultural events at local schools and societies. From 4th to 8th August they stayed with British host families in Mid-Sussex, visited London and many local places of interest, and were honoured guests at specially arranged educational, cultural and social events.  
4th Aug   The Adastra Hall, Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony,
Origami, Ikebana, Shorinji, Shigin, Sho-do,
Taisho-Koto, Shakuhachi, Shogi & Go”
 
2nd Aug   Maidenbower Day Centre, Sussex Workshop – “Japanese Language & Culture”  
1st Aug   Orchard House, Cuckfield, Sussex Workshop – “Japanese Language & Culture”  
July 2002
12-14 Jul   Plumpton College, Sussex Exhibition – “Kimonos”  
10th Jul   Tanbridge House School Workshop – “Japanese language & culture”  
9th Jul   St John the Baptist Church,Clayton, Sussex Concert – “Amaririsu in England, 2002”  
8th Jul   St Margaret’s School, Ditchling Lecture/Demonstration – “Tanabata”  
7th Jul   BBC Southern Counties Radio Talk – “Tanabata”  
1st Jul   RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Gala Preview Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony”  
June 2002
28th June   Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College, London Workshop – “Japanese language & culture”  
20th June   Copthorne W.I., Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “Kimonos”  
19th June   Balcombe W.I., Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “Kimonos”  
17th June   The Tower School, Convent of the Blessed Sacrament, Sussex Workshop – “Japanese language & culture”  
11th June   St. Christophers’ School, Sussex Workshop – “Japanese language & culture”  
9th June   Open Gardens’ Event, Ditchling, Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony”  
6th June   Westdene W.I., Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony”  
4th June   Plumpton W.I., Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony”  
May 2002
27th May   Oakfield School, Sussex. Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony”, “Kimonos” & “Japanese language & culture”  
4th May   Eastbourne Folk Dance Festival Lecture/Demonstration – “Japanese Dance”  
April 2002
17th April   Hurstpierpoint College, Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “Japanese Music”  
2-14th Apr Cultural Exchange Visit to Japan, Spring 2002 Japan In Spring 2002 Akemi Solloway took a small group of British people to Japan. The party stayed with Japanese host families in Fukushima; visited castles, gardens, the samurai school, Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples; enjoyed hana-mi (cherry blossom viewing) and were honoured guests at specially arranged cultural events.  
March 2002
18th Mar   Latchmere Junior School, Kingston-upon-Thames Workshop – “Japanese language & culture”*  
17th Mar   East Sussex W.I. Lecture/Demonstration – “Kimonos”  
16th Mar   Gatton Park, Surrey Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony”*  
14th Mar   Ardingly College, Sussex Japanese Arts at Ardingly *  
13th Mar   Dysart School, Kingston-upon-Thames Workshop – “Japanese language & culture”*  
11th Mar   Knollmead Junior School, Kingston-upon-Thames Workshop – “Japanese language & culture”*  
2nd Mar   West Chester College, Cheshire. Lecture/Demonstration – “The Tea Ceremony”*  
February 2002
7-8th Feb   Ysgol-y-Garreg, Gwynedd Workshops – “Kimonos”, “The Tea Ceremony” & “Sho-do, brush-writing”*  
7th Feb   Burgess Hill W.I., Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “Kimonos”  
4th Feb   St Luke’s C of E Primary School, Kingston-upon-Thames Workshop – “Japanese language & culture”*  
January 2002
28th Jan   Latchmere Infant School, Kingston-upon-Thames Workshop – “Japanese language & culture”*  
26th Jan   Association for Language Learning, Sussex Branch A Celebration of Japanese Culture *  
16th Jan   Weavers Guild, Sussex Lecture/Demonstration – “Kimonos”