Saturday 12 October 2019 -
18:30 to 20:00

Talk by Paul Williams, British animator

This is a special event to mark the release of the British animated film “Ethel and Ernest” in Japan.

Paul will talk about his career in animation, from the early days to working around the world on major films such as “The Illusionist”, “The Red Turtle” and “Ethel and Ernest”.

During the talk Paul will show examples of his work and briefly explain the animation process, from initial sketches to finished shots.

There will be the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the talk.


Dear attendees,

Due to the approaching typhoon no 19.  Paul Williams Talk Event ,scheduled to be held on Sat 11 October, will be cancelled.  

We apology for this inconvenience

  • Date: Satuday 12 October 2019 18:30-20:00
  • Venue: British Council (Iidabashi, Tokyo)
  • English level for participants: Minimum English level B1 Intermediate
  • Capacity: Maximum of 50
  • Fee: 2,500 yen (incl. tax) Pay with Peatix
    ※Current BC students: 1,500 yen (incl. tax)  
    Check classroom posters/flyers for discount code.

※We are afraid we cannot give any refunds after the purchase of tickets.
※Current British Council students can get a discount of 1000 yen off the regular ticket price (1500 yen instead of 2500 yen). To get the discount, you must use the “discount code” at time of purchase. This code is available at the front desk and classrooms at the Iidabashi Teaching Centre.Students can bring up to 1 guests with the discount rate.We regret that we cannot offer a refund if you buy a full price ticket but are eligible for a discount.


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“Ethel and Ernest” is an animated film based on the graphic book by Raymond Briggs (author of The Snowman and Father Christmas). It follows the true story of Briggs’ parents, Ethel and Ernest, from 1920s to the 1970s, as they live through the extraordinary events of that period. Now showing at

 Paul Williams is a hand-drawn animator and layout artist from the UK, now based in Japan.

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UK in JAPAN, Learn English, Film
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UK in JAPAN Programme