Events

If you go to the current exhibition at HADA Contemporary, make sure you take a magnifying glass. The grotesque, rather disturbing, sculptures are so tiny that if you’re eyesight isn’t very good they might look like a smudge on the wall. This little fellow, for example, if you were to straighten his hair, would be […]

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K-Arts Dance Company in Triple Bill at Laban Theatre

by Philip Gowman 21 December 2014
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The Dance Company from the Korea National University of the Arts makes its UK debut: K-Arts Dance Company: Triple Bill Laban Theatre | Creekside | London SE8 3DZ | www.trinitylaban.ac.uk Wed 28 January 2015, 7:30pm This UK premiere performance celebrates the exciting partnership between two institutions offering the highest level of dance training: Trinity Laban […]

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Park Chan-kyong: Pa-Gyong – Last Sutra Recitation, at Iniva

by Philip Gowman 17 December 2014
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As trailed during the London Korean Film Festival 2014, Park Chan-kyong will be having his first UK solo show at Iniva from the middle of January 2015. His work will be presented alongside that of Swedish artist Lina Selander. Park Chan-kyong: Pa-Gyong – Last Sutra Recitation Curated by Binna Choi Iniva (Institute of International Visual […]

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The 41st London Open Baduk Congress

by Philip Gowman 15 December 2014
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Ever been interested in finding out what Go / Baduk is all about? If you’re around in London later this month, that’s your chance. If you play, you can register to participate. Or you can just go along to watch. 41st London Open Go Congress 2014 28th – 31st December 2014, International Students House 229 […]

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Hongjung Park: Voice of Spring & Autumn, at Mokspace

by Philip Gowman 15 December 2014
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News of December’s exhibition at Mokspace: Hongjung Park: Voice of Spring & Autumn Mokspace | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.mokspace.com 14th December 2014 – 10th January 2015 Monday – Saturday 11am – 6pm MOKSPACE is delighted to host Voice of Spring & Autumn, a solo exhibition by Korean artist […]

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Bada Song: This Way & That, at Asia House

by Philip Gowman 11 December 2014
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News of a show by Bada Song this month at Asia House: Bada Song: This Way & That Asia House | 63 New Cavendish St | London W1G 7LP | http://asiahouse.org 16 – 19 December 2014 09.00 – 18.00 Opening reception (registration required) 16 December 18:30 – 20:30 London-based Korean artist Bada Song creates minimal […]

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Korean War Memorial unveiled in London

by Philip Gowman 11 December 2014
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The South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se had a busy Wednesday last week as part of a three-day visit to the UK. According to a Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release, top of the agenda was the first annual Strategic Dialogue meeting between the two countries agreed during President Park’s state visit last year. The […]

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North Korea Freedom Week – programme of events

by Philip Gowman 6 December 2014
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Attached is a full programme of events for North Korea Freedom Week. Here is an introduction to the week, from Kim Joo-il: North Korea Freedom Week in Europe 2014 8-14 December On 18 November, the UN General Assembly Third Committee passed a resolution condemning North Korea for its systematic and widespread human rights violations. The […]

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Ham Jin: Somewhere Underneath, at HADA Contemporary

by Philip Gowman 4 December 2014
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News of HADA Contemporary’s winter show, which takes us through into the New Year. Ham Jin: Somewhere Underneath HADA Contemporary | 21 Vyner Street | London E2 9DG | www.hadacontemporary.com 4 December 2014 – 31 January 2015 Wed – Fri: 11am – 6pm | Sat – Sun: 11am – 4pm | Closed 22 Dec 2014 […]

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December events 2014

by Philip Gowman 4 December 2014
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The focus on North Korea continues into this month, with North Korea Freedom Week commencing 8 December. Talks and seminars 1. North Korea and the Korean peninsula Chatham House hosts a half day conference on Security on the Korean Peninsula on 3 Dec The Daiwa Foundation hosts a session on Dealing with North Korea on […]

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LKFF 2014: the conversations

by Philip Gowman 23 November 2014
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The London Korean Film Festival is not just about getting acquainted with the latest in Korean movies. It is also an opportunity to meet some of the people behind those movies – actors, directors and producers. Opportunities for engaging with these film professionals vary: for an ever-growing group of aficionados there is the offer of round-table […]

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Kyung Wha Chung returns with UK recitals and 20-disk retrospective

by Philip Gowman 18 November 2014
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Kyung Wha Chung returns to the concert platform in the UK this month for the first time in over a decade, with sonata performances in Liverpool (22 November), Perth (27 November) and London (2 December). Simultaneously a boxed set of all her Decca recordings (together with a couple from the Deutsche Grammophon catalogue) is being […]

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Festival Film Review: Hwajang / Revivre

by Philip Gowman 17 November 2014
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Well, I was right. Ahn Sung-ki confessed in the Q+A which followed the screening of Hwajang that one of his most difficult tasks in portraying Oh Sang-moo, a senior executive in a cosmetics company, was to project certain aspects of being old – of being blocked inside because of the swollen prostate, of being more […]

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Discover Korea: How much do you know about Korea?

by Philip Gowman 11 November 2014
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Yes, I know you’re all focused on the Film Festival right now, but here are some interesting things for your diary later this month. Note that RSVPs to these talks are to the Embassy, not the KCC. Discover Korea: How much do you know about South Korea? Four talks on Korean Culture | Economy | […]

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Bada Song: Noon Shadows, at the new Tea Museum Art Space and Cafe, opening on 10 Nov

by Philip Gowman 9 November 2014
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10 November 2014 sees the launch of an interesting Anglo-Korean venture: The Tea Museum Art Space and Cafe. The brainchild of David and Jade Kilburn, the venture is based close to the Changdeokgung, at 61 Changdeokgung-gil: The cake counter looks as if it deserves some serious attention: and you can buy specially blended tea while […]

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North Korean artists paint London scenes, on show at the DPRK embassy

by Philip Gowman 7 November 2014
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Seven years ago, artists from Pyongyang’s Mansudae Studios came to London with a wide range of works in a variety of genres. There were ceramics, oils, chosonhwa, embroidery, and of course the images that caught everyone’s attention: the propaganda posters. The location was opposite the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall. This week, a different […]

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The British Korean Society annual House of Lords event

by Philip Gowman 4 November 2014
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A reminder to British Korean Society members of the upcoming House of Lords reception. And if you’re not a member yet, this is your excuse to join. British Korean Society Reception at the House of Lords Cholmondeley Room and Terrace, London SW1A 0AA Thursday 20th November 2014 Starting 7pm – Carriages 9pm Hosted by Baroness […]

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