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.

It’s a great month for music and film. And not a bad one for zombies. Film The BFI London Film Festival has three must-see films: Na Hong-jin’s The Wailing, E J-yong’s Bacchus Lady and Park Chan-wook’s Handmaiden, plus a short: Keep Going by Geon Kim. The London Korean Film Festival has the final teaser screening […]


September events 2016

by Philip Gowman 1 September 2016
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September: Chuseok month, and a special focus on Kang Ik-joong. A couple of big conferences too, and the K-Music festival kicks off. Too much happening, and I probably missed some events as well. Festivals and family Totally Thames features Kang Ik-joong’s Floating Dreams on the river outside Tate Modern, all month The British Museum’s Chuseok festivities run from […]

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August events 2016

by Philip Gowman 1 August 2016
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It’s August, so it’s time to head up to Edinburgh for the fringe. A summary of all the Korean performers can be found here. Otherwise, there’s the regular programme of events in London which includes the following: Film The third of the KCC’s “Teaser screenings” for the London Korean Film Festival 2016 is Himalaya, at the […]

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July events 2016

by Philip Gowman 1 July 2016
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Well, I was right. My guess that the evening with Gamin and Notes Inégales was going to be the event of last month was spot on. And this month the highlight will be the gig at Club Inégales on 23 July. The informal discussion of Park Wan-suh’s short stories on 28 July should also be […]

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June events 2016

by Philip Gowman 1 June 2016
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For me, I suspect this month’s highlight will be Gamin’s appearance at the Spitalfields Festival on 15 June with Notes Inégales. A bit of free improvisation on the saenghwang, with a band which includes a daegeum among other things… what’s not to enjoy, particularly if you catch the same group’s reimagining of Purcell’s King Arthur […]

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May events 2016

by Philip Gowman 1 May 2016
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Music Giriboy plays the Miranda in Shoreditch on 1 May Joo Yeon Sir has recitals at St John’s Smith Square on 5 and 22 May and joins a concert by Karl Jenkins at the Festival Hall on 6 May B.A.P’s World Tour hits the Coronet on 13 May Jambinai performs at Corsica Studios on 16 […]

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April events 2016

by Philip Gowman 1 April 2016
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Film Lee Jun-ik’s The Throne (a treatment of the life and death of Crown Prince Sado) screens at the Regent Street Cinema on 18 April (with Director Q+A) as part of a teaser for this year’s London Korean Film Festival. The KCC film screenings this month are Sunny (Kang Hyoung-chul, 2011) (14 April) and the wonderful […]

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March events 2016

by Philip Gowman 1 March 2016
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Here are the events for March. Let me know what I’ve missed. Exhibitions Two Seeds of Early Spring, by two students at the Royal College of Art, is at the RCA 1 – 5 March. The KCC’s Print Matters fashion exhibition lasts until 11 March. A one-off fashion showcase will be held at the KCC […]

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February events 2016

by Philip Gowman 1 February 2016
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February seems to be the month of artist talks, among other things: Exhibitions and artist talks Dialogues of Space closes at the KCC on 6 Feb, and artist Onejoon Che has a talk on 2 Feb. Noh Suntag has two parallel solo shows at 43 Inverness Street (all month) and Fitzrovia Gallery (closing 26 Feb), […]

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January events 2016

by Philip Gowman 2 January 2016
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Two highlights this month: In-Sook Chappell’s new play and Han Kang’s new novel. Performance There are still a couple of performances remaining of Mia Chang’s well-reviewed You for Me for You at the Jerwood Theatre upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre In-Sook Chappell’s new play, P’yongyang, is at the Finborough Theatre, 5 – 30 January. […]

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December events 2015

by Philip Gowman 1 December 2015
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Screenings The last of this year’s TV drama screenings at the KCC also has a panel talk, 3 Dec. Yu Hyun-mok’s Guests of the Last Train screens at RCA Battersea on 8 December Exhibitions Sora Kim’s exhibition at the KCC closes on 4 December Hyun Jeung’s solo show, Beauté Anonyme, is at Mokspace, 4 – […]

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November events 2015

by Philip Gowman 1 November 2015
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The London Korean Film Festival is the highlight of the month, but there’s plenty more besides. Exhibitions The KCC’s Artist of the Year exhibition, Sora Kim’s 2, 3, continues all month. There’s an exhibition of film posters at the Picturehouse Central during the film festival. Shine Artists in Albemarle Gallery hosts a solo show by […]

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October events 2015

by Philip Gowman 1 October 2015
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Whatever happened to this year? I can’t believe it’s October already. Here are some of the events for the month: Film I am Sun Mu, a documentary about a North Korean artist defector, screens at Raindance on 3 October The BFI London Film Festival has four Korean films: the latest Hong Sang-soo, the gentle documentary […]

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September events 2015

by Philip Gowman 1 September 2015
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This month is music month. And Chuseok. Music The K-music Festival is a month-long event with seven groups performing: SU:M at the Purcell Room on 1 September The Barberettes at the Forge, Camden, on 4 and 5 September No Brain at the Scala, 11 September Jambinai at the Rich Mix, 16 September Noreum Machi at […]

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August events 2015

by Philip Gowman 1 August 2015
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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 […]

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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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