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.

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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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March events

by Philip Gowman 1 March 2014
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I’d like to think that March is the calm before the April storm that will be the London Book Fair. But it seems to be just as busy as ever. Exhibitions The K-Fashion Odyssey at the KCC continues until 15 March, after which the KCC will be getting ready its printing exhibition which will coincide […]

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February events

by Philip Gowman 1 February 2014
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London Fashion Week The KCC’s first new show of the new year is the K-Fashion Odyssey – it forms part of the International Fashion Showcase 2014 linked to London Fashion Week. London Fashion Week itself opens on 14 February with catwalk shows from J JS Lee and Eudon Choi. The work of Rejina Pyo will also […]

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January events

by Philip Gowman 7 January 2014
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Still waiting to hear of the film screenings at the KCC this month, but otherwise here is what we know of so far: Exhibitions Jukhee Kwon’s solo show at October Gallery continues until 1 February. Recommended Meekyoung Shin’s solo show at the KCC, Unfixed, finishes on 18 January HADA Contemporary’s group show, Homo Utopicus, continues […]

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December events

by Philip Gowman 1 December 2013
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After a hectic November, December is a little quieter. Let me know what I’ve missed. Film The Year of the Four Actors comes an end with two films starring Ha Jung-woo: Berlin File (12 December) and The Terror Live (18 December) Exhibitions Shin Meekyoung’s solo show, Unfixed, continues at the KCC Night Break, featuring photography […]

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November events

by Philip Gowman 1 November 2013
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Film, Jazz, K-pop, and of course the State Visit this month. State Visit Among the many duties to be performed by President Park on her state visit on 5-6 November will be a ground-breaking ceremony for a new Korean War memorial Coinciding with the State Visit, KOTRA are holding a Korean Branding and Entertainment Expo at […]

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October Events

by Philip Gowman 1 October 2013
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Here are the events for October that we know of so far: Film We move from Choi Min-sik to Ha Jung-woo in the KCC’s year of the four actors. First up is The Unforgiven (Dir Yoon Jong-bin) on 10 October, with an as yet unannounced film on 24 October The 57th BFI London Film Festival […]

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September events

by Philip Gowman 1 September 2013
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It’s Chuseok time, which also means it’s Thames Festival time, but this year there will be no major Korean involvement in the festival. But Samsung is partnering with Arts Council England and others to present Portrait of a River, a film by Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, near the OXO Tower during the festival. Film The […]

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August events

by Philip Gowman 1 August 2013
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Festivals The Edinburgh International Festival has three Korea-focused events this year, involving video art (particularly Nam June Paik) and a live performance with screening of Madame Freedom. The Edinburgh Fringe has its expected range of Korean performances The Kingston Korean Festival is on 17 August A youth-focused Korea Camp is at Coopers Yard, Westlow Hill, […]

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July Events

by Philip Gowman 1 July 2013
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Here are the events for July that I know of so far. I’m expecting that the exhibition at Asia House entitled A Soldier’s Tale could be the highlight of the month. As you may have noticed, I can’t keep up with the number of Korean Language Meetups and K-pop parties, so I have dropped those […]

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June events

by Philip Gowman 1 June 2013
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June is music month, but there’s plenty more besides. Let me know what I’ve missed. Music The SOAS Korean Drumming Society performs at SOAS on 3 June Kim Hyelim (daegeum) performs with the Yin Yang Collective at the Royal Asiatic Society on 6 June The National Orchestra of Korea under Won Il will open the […]

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May events

by Philip Gowman 1 May 2013
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Plenty on offer this month, particularly in respect of talks and seminars. Do let me know what I’ve missed. Talks, seminars, classes The Engage Korea conference is at Merton College Oxford on 4 May SOAS seminars this month are a screening of The Korean War in Colour, on 10 May, a look at Kim Sung […]

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April events

by Philip Gowman 1 April 2013
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The event of the month, and possibly the event of the year (hope I’m not speaking too soon), is Korea Rocks (see under Music listings below). But there are some pretty good exhibitions this month as well. And then Moon So-ri is in town too. Oh, and there’s the London Book Fair too. Let me […]

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March events

by Philip Gowman 1 March 2013
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LKL is seven years old today. So what’s happening this month? Exhibitions Art 13 at Olympia, till March 3, has three galleries from Seoul, plus a couple of London galleries who represent Korean artists. The KCC exhibition Inspired by Nature – The Traditional Cosmetics of Korea is on all month. Bae Chan-hyo’s Punishment Project is […]

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February events

by Philip Gowman 3 February 2013
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Here are the February events we know of thus far. Exhibitions The KCC’s exhibition of young Korean artists, Now X Here, finishes on 2 February Soon Yul Kang’s Spiritual Journey continues at MokSpace until 18 February. High Resolutions, featuring photos of the Mass Games, continues at Atlas Gallery until 16 February. HADA Contemporary has a […]

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January events

by Philip Gowman 4 January 2013
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Happy New Year to all LKL’s readers. 2012 was a hectic year, and many of us are still recovering. Some of the details of this month’s events are sketchy at the time of writing, but watch out for things commemorating the 5th anniversary of the opening of the KCC, at the end of this month. […]

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December Events

by Philip Gowman 1 December 2012
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There’s no let-up in the season of Advent. Exhibitions O Bang Saek is the must-see exhibition at the KCC, but it ends on Tuesday 4 December. Hurry. Also essential for this month are some short films by London Korean artists. See under Film below. Phobia finishes at Hanmi Gallery on 5 December. They have another […]

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