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Cambridge University Library

Mini Manga

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:

  • These Mini Manga workshops are suitable for ages 7-11. For our workshop aimed at older children, click here.
  • Two sessions: 10am-12pm and 2-4pm, both on Tuesday 5th April.
  • All materials are provided.
  • Numbers are limited therefore booking is essential. Please book tickets for the number of 7-11 year olds attending. 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.
  • Help us to keep everyone safe by wearing a face covering where possible, and by respecting other people's space.

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.

Venue: Hosted in-person in the Milstein Seminar Rooms at Cambridge University Library (click here for directions)

Registration: Free - registration essential CLICK HERE TO BOOK

Accessibility: Hearing loop; alternative step-free access with slight gradient - narrowest point into the building is 82.5cm; accessible toilet; accessible parking. Please get in touch if you have any access requirements, or any other questions about this event, by emailing

Date: Tuesday 5 April 2022

10:00-12:00 and 14:00-16:00