Monthly events lists

Here are the events lists which LKL posts on the first day of every month. The lists cover the upcoming calendar month. I sometimes remember to update these posts if I get late notice of an event during the course of a month which I didn’t know about before posting these lists. But sometimes I don’t. But I usually remember to update our Google Calendar, where you can also find events further into the future.

This is a busy month… Festivals We’re already well into Kingston Welcomes Korea, which lasts until 8 August. A schedule of events can be found here. The KTO and KCC have combined to put on a big event in Trafalgar Square, 9 August. Full details here. The Edinburgh Fringe has at least seven Korean performance […]


July events 2015

by Philip Gowman 1 July 2015
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Books, talks and discussion Hyeonseo Lee has three separate events to launch her memoir, on 1, 2 and 3 July. You may have come across a trail or two in the Guardian and the Times. Ambassadors Hay and and Gifford update the British Korean Society on the UK-Korea relationship on 6 July Ko Un appears with […]

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June events 2015

by Philip Gowman 1 June 2015
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Screenings This month’s director at the KCC is Kim Tae-yong. Family Ties (2006) screens on 11 June and Memento Mori / Whispering Corridors 2 (1999) on 25 June. The TV drama pilot episode screenings this month, on 4 June, are Mama and Big Man Hong Sang-soo’s The Day a Pig Fell in the Well screens […]

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May events 2015

by Philip Gowman 1 May 2015
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Conversations and seminars Hwang Sok-yong will be launching the English translation of Princess Bari at Asia House on 13 May as part of the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival 2015 (discount available for LKL readers) Two seminars at SOAS: Producing Political Landscape on the Korean Peninsula (Robert Winstanley-Chesters and Sherri Ter Molen, 1 May) and Female Same-Sex Marriage […]

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April events 2015

by Philip Gowman 1 April 2015
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Here are the events I know of for April, though I’ve probably missed some. Let me know which. Film The controversial film Diving Bell / The Truth Shall not Sink with Sewol will be screening at the Raindance Centre on 16 April, the first anniversary of the tragedy. The KCCUK is featuring Hong Sang-soo’s early […]

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March events 2015

by Philip Gowman 1 March 2015
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Music The last chance to see the DPRK Para Ensemble is 2 March in Cambridge Sunwook Kim performs Bach, Beethoven and Moussorgsky at the QEH on 3 March Unsuk Chin’s opera Alice in Wonderland gets its UK premiere in a cut-down orchestration at the Barbican on 8 March Joo Yeon Sir embarks on a cycle […]

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February events 2015

by Philip Gowman 1 February 2015
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Exhibitions As we get to London Fashion Week, the KCC’s first exhibition of the year is Style Sharing, as part of the International Fashion Showcase, from 16 February Prudential Eye award winner Shin Meekyoung has a solo show at HADA Contemporary from 5 February Hur Shan’s solo show at Gazelli Art House continues all month […]

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January events 2015

by Philip Gowman 2 January 2015
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Here are some of the events for the first month of 2015: Music and dance The first event of the New Year is a performance by Korean / Japanese experimental musical duo Tengger, in the Redchruch Brewery in Bethnal Green, 7 January Violinist Joo Yeon Sir has recitals at St Martin-in-the-Fields (9 January) and the National […]

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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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November events 2014

by Philip Gowman 1 November 2014
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It’s a busy month. Film: It’s November, so it’s the London Korean Film Festival, starting on 6 November, with many different movies competing for our attention. On Thursday 13 November there are four screenings happening simultaneously – including one from the KCC’s Year of the screen professionals series. I shan’t list all the Festival screenings […]

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October events 2014

by Philip Gowman 1 October 2014
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As we move into Autumn, it’s getting busier. Here are the October events that we know of so far, and looking forward to November there’s the return of the Mansudae artists from Pyongyang, the London Korean Film Festival, and Judy Joo’s new restaurant in Kingly Street. Exhibitions Lee Bul’s solo shows at the KCC in […]

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September events 2014

by Philip Gowman 1 September 2014
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Summer’s over, Chuseok approaches. Exhibitions 100% Design is at Earls Court 17 – 20 September. I’m assuming there will be a Korean pavilion as in past years, as well as independent Korean designers. Tent London is at the Truman Brewery 18 – 21 September. As well as the independent designers, this year there is a […]

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August events 2014

by Philip Gowman 1 August 2014
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It’s the month for festivals, though it’s looking like the annual Kingston Korean festival may not be happening this year. If anyone knows any different, please let me know. In compsensation, the Korean Artists Association’s annual residence at the KCC is longer this year, starting 12 August. Edinburgh The Edinburgh Fringe is under way, with […]

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July events 2014

by Philip Gowman 1 July 2014
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Here are the events I know of for July. Music and Performance July sees the remainder of the City of London Festival. Highlights are Ensemble Sinawi at LSO St Luke’s on 8 July, followed by a performance / workshop at SOAS on 9 July A Korean Hamlet at the Peacock on 12 July Young Korean […]

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June events 2014

by Philip Gowman 1 June 2014
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There’s almost too much to look forward to in June, of which the highlight is probably Wednesday 11th: Bae Suah in conversation at SOAS in the early evening, followed by Kim Hyelim with Byron Wallen and others at Wilton’s Music Hall later on. A similar performance last year was one of the LKL highlights of […]

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May events 2014

by Philip Gowman 1 May 2014
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Plenty for everyone this month: Music Five indie / rock bands are visiting the UK from Korea, and are joined by a London-based Korean singer-songwriter, in a series of gigs around the country, especially Liverpool. The wonderful Indieful ROK has the full schedule (nice to have you back, Anna). The London dates are 6 May […]

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April events 2014

by Philip Gowman 1 April 2014
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Books and Literature In case you hadn’t noticed already, this is the month of the London Book Fair (8 – 10 April), in which Korea is the market focus. A complete chronological list of talks and other events related to the fair can be found in LKL’s special LBF events page. Outside of London, there […]

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