Japan OnScreen and Off - a celebration of Japanese film, food and fashion!

Friday 10 December

6.30 for 7.00 screening (SWEET BEAN)                       9.00 for 9.30 screening (PATEMA INVERTED)

Two screenings are the centrepiece of our evening of all things Japanese - SWEET BEAN (Naomi Kawase, 2015, 113m, PG, drama, sub-titles) and PATEMA INVERTED (Yasuhiro Yoshiura, 2013, 98m, PG, anime / sci-fi / romance). All ticket holders will receive a free 'doryaki' (a sweet bean-filled pancake and the hugely popular staple of Japanese street food), there will be a raffle with Japanese items as prizes, Asahi lager and saki behind the bar and some resplendent kimonos on display (why not come in your own?).

Presented in partnership with Bath & Beppu Friendship Association.

WSC hosts ‘Japan OnScreen and Off’, a celebration of Japanese cinema, food, drink and fashion!  Alongside these two remarkable films there will be Japanese cuisine and drinks on offer and special treats, including a raffle with Japanese-themed prizes!

Two fantastic films form the centrepiece of the evening –
SWEET BEAN (Naomi Kawase, 2015, PG), a heart-warming Tokyo-set story about struggling doryaki (sweet bean pancake) kiosk owner Sentaro who initially can’t be bothered to help the ageing Tokue who turns up asking for a job. He rebuffs her, but when she returns with doryakis prepared to her own special recipe, Sentaro doesn’t hesitate to take her on, leading to his realisation that life’s small pleasures count for much.

Followed by PATEMA INVERTED (Yasuhiro Yoshiura, 2013, PG), a stunning animated (‘anime’) film in which a young girl Patema, inexplicably confined to a gloomy underground world, discovers the astounding secret behind the surface and subterranean communities – the legacy of a scientific experiment gone wrong.

Buy tickets online HERE - single tickets for either film -
£6.00 or £4.50 WSC Members 
or a discounted ticket £10 and £7.50 WSC Members to see both.


 ‘Japan OnScreen and Off’ is screening as part of Japan 2021: Over 100 years of Japanese Cinema, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. bfijapan.co.uk


Widcombe Social Club is partnering with YourScreen to bring a fantastic programme of world cinema - most of it new to the UK and not available on other streaming platforms -  into your living room.

WSC Members enjoy a 50% Discount off YourScreen online screenings.

(For Member code see your last member email-shot, or contact us)

Non Members can claim a 25% Discount - use code WSC25 at checkout.



  • Head over to YourScreen and browse their current season. New films are being added on a weekly basis, and are generally available for around a month. 

  • Films can be purchased ahead of the Available date listed.

  • When you're ready to buy your ticket(s), click the Watch button.

  • You will need to open an account with YourScreen the first time you Watch a fillm - your browser will remember your details after that.

  • Enter your promotional code and watch the price magically change!

  • Enjoy the film. You can watch on a TV using Chromecast on an Apple TV compatible Smart TV

  • Tell your friends!  If you give them the lapsed/non-members code for 25% discount - code WSC25 - (or encourage them to join WSC and get the full 50% discount) they can access YourScreen too - and WSC will get even more contributions to our funds.