Event Notices

The LKFF Teasers this year are showing the wide range of film genres in contemporary Korean cinema. This month, a comedy. Queen of Walking (걷기왕) Director: Baek Seung-Hwa Cast: Shim Eun-Kyung, Park Joo-Hee 2016, 93 mins 7pm, Monday 22 May, Regent Street Cinema | Book here Hailed as one of the funniest Korean comedies of […]

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Event news: the 2017 International Symposium on North Korean Human Rights

by Philip Gowman 29 April 2017
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News of an upcoming conference organised by the All Party-Parliamentary Group on North Korea and European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea: 2017 International Symposium on North Korean Human Rights 18 May 2017, 10am – 6pm Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Westminster Register by 14 May 2017 via events@eahrnk.org On May 18th 2017, the All Party […]

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Event news: Undercover in Pyongyang – a discussion at Asia House

by Philip Gowman 28 April 2017
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This year’s Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival brings us two talks with a Korean interest. The second of these is a discussion of North Korean issues between Suki Kim, author of Without You, There Is No Us (LKL review here) and Paul French, author of North Korea: State of Paranoia. Sin Cities: Undercover in […]

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Event news: Reflections on the East Asian 20th Century, at Asia House

by Philip Gowman 27 April 2017
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This year’s Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival brings us two talks with a Korean interest. The first of these is a conversation between Min Jin Lee (LKL review of her debut novel Free Food for Millionaires here) and former Man Booker Prize for Fiction judge Erica Wagner. Reflections on the East Asian 20th Century Min Jin […]

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Event news: DPRK Youth Para-Ensemble UK tour 2017

by Philip Gowman 26 April 2017
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The DPRK Youth Para-Ensemble makes its second UK appearance: DPRK Youth Para-Ensemble UK Concert Tour 2017 DULA International is a UK charity (CHARITY NO. 1166701) dedicated to the promotion of disability welfare and the improvement of living conditions of people with disabilities in North Korea. Founded in 2012, DULA has been collaborating with the KFPD (Korean Federation for the Protection […]

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Event news: The Barberettes + Sultan of the Disco @ Borderline

by Philip Gowman 25 April 2017
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It’ll be nice to see the Barberettes again, and this time they are joined by Sultan of the Disco for a fun filled evening of retro-chic (note that this event was originally scheduled for the previous day at a venue in Camden). K-Music Showcase: The Barberettes + Sultan of The Disco Tuesday 23 May 7pm […]

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Exhibition news: Between Serenity and Dynamism

by Philip Gowman 24 April 2017
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The next exhibition at the KCCUK is timed to coincide with London Craft Week: Korean Ceramics: Between Serenity and Dynamism Korean Cultural Centre UK, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW Dates: 3 May – 3 June 2017 The Korean Craft and Design Foundation (KCDF) presents ‘Between Serenity and Dynamism; Korean Ceramics’, an exhibition that explores the beauty […]

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Event news: the UK ambassadors to the two Koreas talk at SOAS

by Philip Gowman 23 April 2017
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The British Korean Society is hosting a talk by our ambassadors to the two Koreas in collaboration with SOAS: An update on the UK-Korea relationship H.E Mr Charles Hay MVO (British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea) HE Mr Alastair Morgan (British Ambassador to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) 11 May 2017, 6:45 – […]

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Event news: Short films by UK based Korean directors

by Philip Gowman 23 April 2017
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All sorts of good things seem to happen at the Deptford Cinema. Don’t forget the screening of the Sewol documentary on Tuesday and The Journals of Musan on Wednesday, but tomorrow night, there’s this: Short films by UK based Korean directors Deptford Cinema | 39 Deptford Broadway | London SE8 4PQ | deptfordcinema.org Monday, April 24, 2017, […]

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Exhibition news: Puncheong — Crossing the timelines, at Han Collection

by Philip Gowman 21 April 2017
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May is shaping up to be a good month for ceramics this year. There’s this, there’s Made in Korea, there’s the Arumjigi exhibition, and a special exhibition at the V+A soon to be announced. Puncheong: Crossing the timelines Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk 5 May – […]

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Exhibition news: Arumjigi brings work of 38 artisans to London Craft Week

by Philip Gowman 20 April 2017
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The Koreans are coming to London Craft Week in force. As well as the Made in Korea ceramics exhibition at Sladmore Contemporary, there are nearly fourty artisans exhibiting courtesy of the Arumjigi Cultural Keepers Foundation. Beth McKillop came across them in the 2016 Culture Communication Forum in Seoul, and they exhibited a gorgeous set of […]

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Exhibition news: Made in Korea – Korean ceramics in Brighton and London

by Philip Gowman 17 April 2017
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Having been following some of these ceramic artists for a number of years, we’re really looking forward to this. Brighton or London, Stoke-on-Trent or Seoul – there will be a few opportunities to experience this exhibition. Made in Korea The Ceramic House 6/7, 13/14, 20/21, 27/28 May, vernissage Thursday 4th May London Craft Week showcases a […]

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Event news: Jambinai Re:Connection Tour

by Philip Gowman 17 April 2017
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It’s good to have Jambinai back in the UK for a tour. Their gigs are always a highlight in the calendar. Text below is from Bristol’s Colston Hall website. Jambinai Re:Connection Tour Sun 23 Apr 2017, 7pm: Bristol | The Lantern | Colston Hall | Book tickets Tue 25 Apr 2017, 7pm: Glasgow | O2 […]

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Event news: Channel 4 documentary + discussion — North Korea’s Reality TV Stars

by Philip Gowman 17 April 2017
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This Wednesday’s talk at the Frontline Club, originally billed as focusing on the impeachment of Park Geun-hye, will now be an opportunity to preview and discuss the Channel 4 Unreported World documentary on the subject of the South Korean TV panel show starring North Korean migrants – “Now on My Way to Meet You” (이제 […]

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A reminder of Sewol 3rd anniversary events

by Philip Gowman 13 April 2017
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The Sewol ferry disaster took place three years ago, 16 April 2014. There are three ways you can mark the sad anniversary in London: The regular monthly silent protest will be held at the north-east corner of Trafalgar Square, in front of the National Gallery, Easter Saturday, 2-4pm. The Remembering Sewol UK group has been holding this […]

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Korean Film Nights April – June 2017: On Foreign Ground

by Philip Gowman 10 April 2017
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The second season of films at the KCC this year has been curated by students from the Film Studies Programming and Curation MA programme at the National Film and Television School. The season is entitled On Foreign Ground: Visions of Migration, and focuses on stories of immigration in South Korean cinema, a theme that was […]

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Event news: KCC’s April House concert features Hyungi Lee

by Philip Gowman 10 April 2017
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April’s house concert at the KCC features percussionist Hyungi Lee: KCC House Concert: Hyungi Lee Tuesday 25 April, 7pm Reception Hall, KCCUK Free entry but booking is required. To reserve your place, please RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk Designed to support UK based Korean musicians, the KCC House Concert is a new performing arts programme at the […]

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