Explore the mysteries of the East this weekend in Leeds - Friday, 22 January 2010

Banish the last of the January blues and discover treasures from Japan and China at the Royal Armouries Museum, Leeds, this weekend (January 30th and 31st).

Venture into the Dragons’ Den and enjoy the first of the Royal Armouries’ Dangerously Entertaining events for 2010 – with a fun-packed, informative programme that’s designed to appeal to all the family.

Highlights include dramatic live performances including:

Museum visitors can also enjoy special guided tours of the Royal Armouries’ Oriental Collection, giving a unique overview of these great Asian civilisations, via their arms and armour.

Museum director Peter Armstrong said, “January is traditionally a grey and miserable month and this event will add some colour and excitement to the local events calendar. The cultures of Asia tend to be more diverse than those of Europe and the tours give a fascinating insight into the history of the East, accompanied by some great displays and performances.”

Museum entry is free although a small charge may apply to some activities.

For more details of this weekend’s event – and other forthcoming Dangerously Entertaining events – visit www.royalarmouries.org

Media photocall:

Reporters and photographers are invited to participate in any of the events over the weekend – or to take photographs. The programme runs from 10am to 4pm daily. For more details, contact Joss Loader at Primary PR Ltd on 07838 379599.

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Media contact

Tel: 0113 220 1978
Email: press@armouries.org.uk

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Related media

  1. Royal Armouries interpreters dressed in traditional Japanese dress and Samurai armour at Yo Sushi in Harvey Nichols in Leeds – January 2010
  2. Royal Armouries interpreters dressed in traditional Japanese dress and Samurai armour at Yo Sushi in Harvey Nichols in Leeds – January 2010.
  3. Royal Armouries interpreters dressed in traditional Japanese dress and Samurai armour at Yo Sushi in Harvey Nichols in Leeds – January 2010.
  4. Royal Armouries interpreters dressed in traditional Japanese dress and Samurai armour at Yo Sushi in Harvey Nichols in Leeds – January 2010.
  5. Royal Armouries interpreters dressed in traditional Japanese dress and Samurai armour at Yo Sushi in Harvey Nichols in Leeds – January 2010.
  6. Royal Armouries interpreters dressed in traditional Japanese dress and Samurai armour at Yo Sushi in Harvey Nichols in Leeds – January 2010.
  7. Royal Armouries interpreters dressed in traditional Japanese dress and Samurai armour at Yo Sushi in Harvey Nichols in Leeds – January 2010.
  8. Royal Armouries interpreters dressed in traditional Japanese dress and Samurai armour at Yo Sushi in Harvey Nichols in Leeds – January 2010.
  9. Royal Armouries interpreters dressed in traditional Japanese dress and Samurai armour at Yo Sushi in Harvey Nichols in Leeds – January 2010. – Link to Yorkshire Post video

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