Event Notices

Notice of a group show by Korean artists based in Korea, at the White House near Great Portland Street tube: ART KOREA London Le Dame Art Gallery 3 Feb – 3 Mar 2016 Meliá White House | Albany Street | London NW1 3UP Monday to Friday 10am – 6pm | weekends by appointment 07947 653530 […]

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Event news: Dok2 + The Quiett to perform at The Laundry

by Philip Gowman 31 January 2016
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Tickets have been sold out for months but, for the archives, Dok2 + The Quiett are performing at The Laundry, 2-18 Warburton Rd, E8 3FN on 19 Feb from 8pm till late. If I remember right, this is Dok2’s second appearance in London. Links: Event’s Facebook page. Book tickets here.

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Event news: History 히스토리 to perform in Islington

by Philip Gowman 31 January 2016
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K-pop fans will already have booked their tickets but, for the record, History’s (히스토리) UK debut is at the O2 Academy in Islington on 21 February. Tickets via Arpeggios Entertainment. More details on the event’s Facebook page. Here’s a taster: I can’t help feeling it’s rather like Stephen Colbert’s K-pop parody Talking in Korean…

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Exhibition news: Yiyun Kang presents her site-specific work in the V+A

by Philip Gowman 30 January 2016
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Having visited Yiyun Kang in her V+A studio to see what her residency is about, I’m looking forward to seeing this upcoming installation in the Cast Court: Casting Room 46a, Cast Courts, Victoria & Albert Museum 12 February 2016, 6:30pm – 10pm Free, drop in. Supported by Samsung Casting is a site-specific work created by […]

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Event news: A Hard Day screens at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 30 January 2016
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The KCCUK’s second screening of the year is A Hard Day. You’ll come out feeling exhausted, but it’s a great ride. We loved it. A Hard Day (끝까지 간다) Dir Kim Seong-hun, 2013, 111 mins 11 February, 2016 at 7pm, KCCUK Registration required via the KCC website On the way back from his mother’s funeral, […]

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Exhibition news: Michael Joo — Radiohalo, at Blain Southern

by Philip Gowman 30 January 2016
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Notice of an upcoming exhibition by Korean American artist Michael Joo: Michael Joo: Radiohalo 10 February 2016 – 9 April 2016 Monday to Friday: 10am – 6pm | Saturday: 10am – 5pm Private View: 9 April, 6 – 8pm Blain|Southern | 4 Hanover Square | London W1S 1BP | www.blainsouthern.com Radiohalo is a major solo […]

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Event news: an opportunity to hear Ban Ki-moon in London

by Philip Gowman 29 January 2016
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An opportunity to hear Ban Ki-moon talk on a rare visit to London: The UN at 70: time to invest in our global system – A conversation with Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General 5 February 2016, 9am Central Hall Westminster | Storey’s Gate | London SW1H 9NH Tickets £15. Book here. (Discount for members of the […]

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Event news: Onejoon Che in Dialogues of Space Arttalk

by Philip Gowman 29 January 2016
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An art discussion to coincide with the final week of the current exhibition at the KCC. Arttalk: Dialogues of Space 2 February 2016, 6:30pm A Conversation with the artist Onejoon Che, Daniel Herrmann (curator at the Whitechapel Gallery), and Karen McQuaid (curator at the Photographers’ Gallery) Curated by the MA ‘Curating the Contemporary’, London Metropolitan […]

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Exhibition news: Print Matters — KCCUK’s contribution to London Fashion Week

by Philip Gowman 27 January 2016
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As in previous years, the KCCUK is hosting an exhibition that coincides with London Fashion Week and the International Fashion Showcase: Print Matters 15 February 2016 – 11 March 2016 Korean Cultural Centre UK, Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW Free Admission Private View: 15 February, 18:30-20:30pm ‘Brand Korea’ – Panel Discussion. 23rd February […]

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Event news: Sung Hwan Kim in Arttalk at KCC

by Philip Gowman 26 January 2016
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Sung Hwan Kim’s exhibition in Tate Modern’s tanks was one of LKL’s highlights of 2012. So we’ve cleared the diary for his talk at the KCC on Friday evening, 3 February, currently scheduled for 6:30pm, where he will be appearing with his collaborator the composer David Michael DiGregorio, aka dogr. I wonder if the KCC […]

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Event news: Korean ‘Comfort Women’ — Listen to Their Voices, Hear Their Cries.

by Philip Gowman 26 January 2016
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A timely new book on the Comfort Woman issue is out about now from Palgrave McMillan. Its author, Dr Maki Kimura, will be giving a talk at SOAS on 12 February: Korean ‘Comfort Women’: Listen to Their Voices, Hear Their Cries presented by the SOAS Save Jeju Island Society 6:30pm, Friday 12th, 2016, SOAS main […]

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Event news: A talk with North Korean refugee Sungju Lee

by Philip Gowman 26 January 2016
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The EARHNK’s first event of the year is in the Houses of Parliament on 1 February: A Talk With Sungju Lee: North Korean Refugee and UK Chevening Scholar Venue: Committee Room 17, the Houses of Parliament, London Date: Monday, February 1, 2016 Time: 5pm The European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea is proud […]

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Event news: Benson Lee’s Seoul Searching to screen at Asia House film fest

by Philip Gowman 25 January 2016
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It’s good that we’re finally getting a chance to see Seoul Searching in London. The Asia House Film Festival presents its European premiere. Earlier in the festival is the UK premiere of the documentary State of Play. Seoul Searching Dir: Benson Lee, USA / South Korea / China, 2015) 105 minutes, European premiere Time: February […]

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Event news: State of Play, a documentary on pro-gamers, to screen at Asia House film fest

by Philip Gowman 25 January 2016
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Asia House has published the programme for its 2016 film festival. Two films will be of interest to Korea specialists. Steven Dhoedt’s documentary on the world of professional computer gamers, and Benson Lee’s comedy Seoul Searching. State of Play Dir Steven Dhoedt, Belgium / South Korea, 2013 85 minutes, UK premiere Time: Tuesday, 23 February […]

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Event news: BKS Go Evening to celebrate Lunar New Year

by Philip Gowman 24 January 2016
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Can’t believe the Lunar New Year is sneaking up on us so quickly. This year the New Year holiday in Korea is Monday – Wednesday 8-10 February, coinciding nicely with the start of Lent. The British Korean Society will be celebrating New Year on 9 Feb with a Baduk evening: Celebrate the Korean Lunar New […]

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Event news: inaugural Korean Sounds concert at Kings Place

by Philip Gowman 24 January 2016
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The year the KCC is organising a series of concerts at Kings Place, linking in with the K-Music Festival later in the year. We start the year with a recital given by three young London-based soloists in a varied programme that includes some Korean lyric songs. Korean Sounds 1: Minjung Baek (piano) with Marisol Lee […]

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Event news: two screenings of Hong Sang-soo’s In Another Country

by Philip Gowman 20 January 2016
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This year’s series of screenings at the KCC is on the theme ‘Ha Ha Ha – Translating Korean Humour’ The first screening is on 28 January. As always, registration is required via the KCC website. You can also catch it at the Royal College of Art in Battersea on 26 Jan (where admission is free […]

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