Recent Work

Recent Work

Recent projects and events that Angela has been involved with.

Kagawa April 2016

Cookery Demonstration, April 2016Cookery Demonstration Group, April 2016

Talk on the Introduction of Tea in the UKWhile in Kagawa Angela was asked to renew her role as 'Goodwill Ambassador' to the Prefecture for a further 2 years. While she was there she was asked to do a cookery demonstration and give a talk about tea in the U.K. She chose to make an almond pudding with apple and her talk was about the introduction of tea to England and about the different types of afternoon tea and its origins.

Angela with Professor Hamano and Nagai-san, April 2016Angela also met and had lunch with the well known sculptor and artist Professor Toshihiro Hamano.

Professor Hamano is having a series of exhibits organised in the U.K in 2016 and Angela has been asked to help coordinate one in th North West.



Angela is also currently coordinating a visit by some teachers and students from Naoshima in August 2016. She attended meetings in Japan in April and will welcome one of the teachers who is coming in June to Liverpool and London.

Doki Doki Event November 2015

Doki Doki Event Manchester, November 2015Doki Doki Event Manchester, November 2015

Angela was once again asked to give a talk and be part of a panel forum answering questions about Japan at the annual Doki Doki Festival held in Manchester at the Sugden Sports Centre.

This year she gave a talk on Japanese food, which included formal dining, some of the dangers of dining and of course Sanuki Udon (Noodles from Kagawa Prefecture). The panel forum inspired a lot of interest and a great variety of questions. The Festival as always was a great success with over 2000 people attending.

Doki Doki The Manchester Japanese Festival

HellermannTyton June 2015

HellermannTyton International Technical MeetingEarly in June 2015, Angela was asked again by HellermannTyton to do some interpreting for them, but this time it was for their International Technical Meeting held at a conference centre where representatives from the Company's branches all over the world met together to discuss various aspects of the manufacturing side of the business.

Angela accompanied one engineer for all the break out sessions which involved interpreting the other delegates presentations and then the translation of the Japanese engineer's own presentations.

Angela visits the Governor of Kagawa Prefecture

Angela receiving a gift from the Governor of KagawaAngela with the Governor of Kagawa

Following on from the success of Japan Day where Angela introduced Kagawa Prefecture and the noodles it is famous for, she was invited to meet the Governor of the Prefecture, who thanked her for her hard work and presented her with a gift, while Angela presented him with a Liverpool calendar. The International Division which had been so supportive of the event, held in Manchester, then entertained Angela to a sumptuous lunch and a trip in a boat, traditional style, around the lake at the beautiful Ritsurin (stroll around) Gardens. These gardens are considered to be one of the most beautiful gardens in Japan.

Traditional boat trip round the lake at Ritsurin Gardens The lake at Ritsurin Gardens

Return to HellermannTyton

Angela was once again asked to help out at HellermannTyton in Wythenshawe between 24th September and 10th October 2014 during the visit of two Japanese engineers from HellermanTyton Japan who were completing the installation of 3 packing machines. Working with the two Japanese engineers and the UK engineers and operators is always interesting and an enjoyable experience.

The two engineers also visited Liverpool one weekend, where Angela, together with one of her former students Cezka Bell who helped with the interpreting when Angela was unavailable, took them to see the well-known sights, and finished off with a great dinner at the always reliable Japanese restaurant Etsu.

Kagawa Event at Japan Day 2014

Japan Day 2014Angela with Becky and Cezka at the Kagawa table


Japan Day on August 25th 2014, held at the prestigious Midland Hotel in Manchester, was the perfect opportunity to introduce the delights of Kagawa Prefecture, including the delicious noodles (Sanuki Udon) for which Kagawa is famous throughout Japan.

Kagawa Prefecture’s International Division shipped over lots of material to assist Angela in making it a success. There was a DVD, lots of pens and a large number of brochures to give away. Added to this was a raffle prize for Japan Day itself, and with the help of Nigel Cordon, Events Coordinator, we were able to show the beauties of the Prefecture on the DVD, and display some banners, also showing interesting places in Kagawa Prefecture.

Hiroshi san and Angela at the noodle standIn a separate room, where all the food was being served, and with the assistance of Hiroshi Ohara from Etsu Japanese restaurant in Liverpool, we were able to serve tasters of Japanese Noodles. These had also been sent over from the International Division, and provided enough for 120 tasters of noodles done in ‘bukkake’ style. These were provided free on presentation of a voucher which was given out at the Kagawa Prefecture stand to people who were interested in visiting Kagawa.

The noodles were cooked and served by Hiroshi, and the general opinion from everyone who tasted them was that they were absolutely delicious.

Angela promoting the splendours of KagawaWe were so pleased to see Information Minister Asari from the Japanese Embassy who came up especially for Japan Day. He was able to see the support of over 2000 visitors to Japan Day, many of whom visited the Kagawa stand.

Unfortunately there were not enough noodles for everyone, but Angela is hoping to hold a separate Kagawa event in 2015, at which all those attending will get to taste Sanuki Udon!