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10:00am-12:00pm on Tuesday 5 April
2:00pm-4:00pm on Tuesday 5 April

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Cambridge University Library, Milstein Seminar Rooms, West Road, CB3 9DR

Join manga artist Irina Richards for this fun and hands-on workshop with Cambridge University Libraries, to create your own cute and dynamic manga-style characters. Drawing enthusiasts of any ability welcome!

In this workshop, you will learn about manga – the distinctive and eye-catching art of Japanese comics. You will have a chance to learn the basics of drawing in manga style, and create your own manga characters and short comics (4-koma). The session will be led by Irina Richards, an experienced manga creator and artist educator.

Important information about this event:
- Free event.
- These Mini Manga workshops are suitable for ages 7-11. For our workshop aimed at older children, search for 'Manga Skills' in the Cambridge Festival programme.
- All materials are provided.
- Numbers are limited therefore booking is essential. Each session can host up to 25 participants aged 7-11. Adults do not need to book but we do ask that no more than 2 adults accompany each registered child. All participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the workshop.
- There is step-free access into the workshop space. Please get in touch if you have any access requirements, or any other queries about this event, by emailing

Samurai History and Legend
This event is being hosted as part of Cambridge University Libraries' exhibition, Samurai: History and Legend. Samurai are a well-known image of Japan, but they are as much legend as history. Our exhibition explores the literary image of the samurai and the changing nature of Japanese warrior history and culture from the 12th to the 19th centuries.
Our exhibition is on now and is free and open to all.

Booking/Registration is: REQUIRED

Queries relating to this event can be directed to

Additional Information

Age: Children under 12
Format: Workshop
Timing: In person
Cost: Free
Event Capacity: 25
Theme: Discovery, Society
Accessibility: Step-free access, Accessible toilet
Image copyright: Irina Richards

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