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.

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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March events 2014

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 2014

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 2014

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 2013

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 2013

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 2013

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 2013

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 2013

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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