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Micro posts, bite sized articles and links to stories on other sites that we find of interest.

If you missed out on the event in Parliament this week, there’s a repeat in a slightly bigger venue on Monday. North Korean Memoirs with Yeonmi Park and Jihyun Park Monday 3rd November 2014, 2pm – 4pm St Anne’s Church London W1D 6AF. Due to the high demand, we are delighted to announce that we […]

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Mother Green Tree Frog and Her Children, at Gresham College

by Philip Gowman 28 October 2014
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Gresham College hosts a free lunchtime talk, which they file under “Very Unusual”: Mother Green Tree Frog and Her Children Thursday, 13 November 2014 – 1:00pm Barnard’s Inn Hall | Holborn | London EC1N 2HH | www.gresham.ac.uk Overview Through an examination of selected Korean folktales, the lecture will illustrate how traditional society was influenced by […]

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Ambassador Lim on security challenges in NE Asia

by Philip Gowman 26 October 2014
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Notice of the upcoming Korean Studies evening seminar at SOAS: Security Challenges in Northeast Asia HE Ambassador Sungnam Lim 31 October 2014, 5:15 – 7:00 pm Brunei Gallery Room B102 With an introduction by Professor Paul Webley, Director of SOAS, University of London, and chaired by Dr Tat Yan Kong (SOAS, University of London).

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Yoshi Sushi: “Glorious”

by Philip Gowman 19 October 2014
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The Telegraph this weekend has a nice write-up of my local Korean restaurant, Yoshi Sushi in King Street, Hammersmith. (Ravenscourt Park tube). My favourite K-food joint in a London postcode apart from the Old Justice (though I’m hoping to add a third to the list when Judy Joo’s place opens next month). Links: www.yoshisushi.co.uk (photo: […]

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Sulki Yu: Keys & Coffee at The Forge, Camden, 12 October

by Philip Gowman 9 October 2014
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Notice of a violin recital this coming Sunday morning in Camden: Keys & Coffee – Sulki Yu The Forge | 3-7 Delancey Street | Camden | London NW1 7NL | www.forgevenue.org Sunday, 12 October, 11am Tea and coffee will be served in the glazed courtyard from 10.30am. Book tickets A special performance at The Forge […]

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Two simultaneous talks on North Korea in Oxford and London, 14 October

by Philip Gowman 9 October 2014
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Rather last-minute notice of a talk on sources on contemporary North Korea. Note that the seminar is in SOAS’s Vernon Square campus. How do we know what we think we know about North Korea? The use of records from the archives of Pyongyang’s former communist allies to challenge the received wisdom. Date: 14 October 2014, […]

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Lee Bul curator talk – 20 October

by Philip Gowman 8 October 2014
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A welcome opportunity to hear Lee Bul’s two current exhibitions discussed by the experts. Maybe it will help me write a review. Lee Bul: The Curators’ Talk October 20 (Mon), 7pm Mami Kataoka (Chief Curator, Mori Museum, Tokyo) Jonathan Watkins (Director, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham) Sook-Kyung Lee (Curator, Tate Research Centre) Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK […]

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A workshop on Korean cuisine in central London

by Philip Gowman 8 October 2014
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The Korea Cultural Centre will be hosting a Korean Cuisine workshop with Westminster Kingsway College for 8 days from 20th October to introduce Korean food to the UK. As part of this project, they will provide an opportunity to take part in two 2-days courses (27-28 and 29-30 October) to anyone interested in Korean foods. […]

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Gallery: a collection of photos of the Constancy & Change exhibition

by Philip Gowman 8 October 2014
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Here are some of LKL’s photos of the recent Constancy and Change in Korean Traditional Craft exhibition held as part of Tent London 2014. The photos are supplemented with images from the press pack provided by the Korea Craft & Design Foundation. Links: LKL’s review of the exhibition

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Basement Jaxx in Korean release

by Philip Gowman 8 October 2014
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South London electronic dance music duo Basement Jaxx have just released a Korean version of their 2013 single Back 2 The Wild (백투 더 와일드). The music video is also set in Korea. The Korean track is available on the special edition of their 2014 album Junto. (HT: Giacomo d. Lee)

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Burberry – the favoured brand of Korean flashers

by Philip Gowman 5 October 2014
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In the last decade, British fashion brand Burberry manage to rescue itself from the chav associations caused by too liberal licensing of its check design to companies it couldn’t control. But you can’t control the use to which a raincoat is put. And according to the Hankyoreh: Burberry coats have long been sought after in […]

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Twinsters story comes to the Kindle

by Philip Gowman 4 October 2014
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Those of you who have been following the story of identical twins Anais Bordier and Samantha Futerman will be pleased to know that their story will be available on Kindle at the end of this month or hardcover next month. The title is Separated @ Birth: A True Love Story of Twin Sisters Reunited. The […]

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Constancy & Change in Korean Craft – the video from Tent London

by Philip Gowman 28 September 2014
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Here is the official documentary video, put together by the Ministry of Culture and the Korea Craft and Design Foundation, which looks at some of the artisans and their crafts that were exhibited at the special exhibition at Tent London last week:

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The Massive reports from this week’s UKISS gig

by Philip Gowman 28 September 2014
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Many of us were torn on Wednesday between the IRIS screening with Q&A at the Curzon Soho and the UKISS concert at the Forum. Those who chose to go to screening instead of the gig should see what they missed by reading the Korean Class Massive’s review of the evening. They’ve got some great photos […]

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Film music concert in memory of the Sewol victims

by Philip Gowman 26 September 2014
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Nicely coinciding with the KCC’s focus on film music this quarter, there is a concert of film music dedicated to the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster in New Malden this Saturday. London Film Music Concert D&P Ensemble (Director Byung-Yun YU) Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 7:30PM NEW MALDEN METHODIST CHURCH 49 High St, New Malden […]

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Cho Yong Min in “Catch the Flowers” at Camden Arts Centre

by Philip Gowman 23 September 2014
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Choreographer and dancer Yong Min Cho restages his dance Catch the Flowers, first performed at Shelagh Wakely’s studio in 2009, in response to her film Petals. Yong Min’s performance will be accompanied by Korean musician Choi Jeunghyun. Wednesday 24 September, 7.00 – 7.30pm Camden Arts Centre | Arkwright Road | London NW3 6DG Admission free

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Cho Young-wuk to conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra in his “Oldboy Suite”

by Philip Gowman 22 September 2014
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At the time of writing, according to the KCC website there are just 3 seats left for the Oldboy screening on Thursday. But people who have booked will have received an email to remind them that if they don’t turn up promptly their seat will be given to people on the waiting list. Whatever, if […]

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