In 1853, East and West collided when Commodore Perry arrived off Japanese shores with his gunships, sparking a revolution that would culminate in Emperor Meiji entering Tokyo to herald the birth of modern Japan. Rapid modernisation and industrialisation followed, continuing a relationship with the west that has seen both success and resistance. Historian and writer Lesley Downer (The Shogun Quartet) and broadcaster and Senior Lecturer in Asian History Christopher Harding (Japan Story) trace this fascinating history of cultural exchange with Hashi Mohamed.


The Inkpot

One of our smaller on-site venues, in the heart of Cheltenham, GL50 1UW

*Fees & Booking Info

Our booking fee

CF Ticketing charges a fee per booking to reflect the costs of providing the service which include card processing costs (for both credit and debit cards) as well as staffing, developing and maintaining the booking software and postage

Our booking fees are as follows:

  • Online sales £2.00
  • Telephone sales £2.00
  • In person card sales £2.00
  • In person cash and card sales £2.00

We endeavour to keep our booking fees as low as possible and charge on a per booking basis rather than a per ticket basis to ensure this. We also endeavour to ensure that our booking fees are clear before any transaction is completed.

For more information about your booking click here

All Literature events