Event Notices

There’s something for everyone in the upcoming celebration of Kingston’s Korean community. Congratulations to the organisers for assembling such a varied programme of events. Full details at www.kingstonwelcomeskorea.org. Kingston Welcomes Korea 30 July to 8 August 2015 www.kingstonwelcomeskorea.org No borough in Britain, royal or otherwise, has thrown a party to welcome friends from the other […]

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Shan Hur in Sculpture in the City commission

by Philip Gowman 30 June 2015
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A new site-specific work by Shan Hur will be installed in the churchyard of St Helen’s Bishopsgate as part of Sculpture in the City 2015: Shan Hur | Sculpture in the City Located at St Helen’s Bishopsgate Churchyard, this artwork will be installed on 4 July 2015 Sculpture in the City, the dynamic yearly public […]

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The Korean Tea Ceremony – A Natural Approach

by Philip Gowman 28 June 2015
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It’s nice that while Brother Anthony is in town we are getting to see him on two consecutive nights: with Ko Un on 15 July, and with tea-master Hyoam a day later: The Korean Tea Ceremony-A Natural Approach Thursday 16 July 2015 19.00 Korean Cultural Centre UK Entrance Free but Booking Essential RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk […]

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KWK exhibition: Korean traditional wedding and bridal room, 8-31 Aug

by Philip Gowman 28 June 2015
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To complement the exhibition of contemporary Korean art showing as part of Kingston Welcomes Korea, here’s something more traditional: Korean traditional wedding and bridal room From August 8, 2015 until the end of August. Venue: Kingston Museum | Wheatfield Way | Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS A display of Korean Traditional Wedding and Bridal Room […]

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KWK Performance: YMAP – Alice in Wonderland, 7-8 Aug

by Philip Gowman 28 June 2015
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YMAP’s version of Madame Freedom featured in the Edinburgh International Festival 2013, and it’s going to be interesting to see how they re-interpret Alice. YMAP: Alice in Wonderland Friday, August 7 and Saturday, August 8, at 7.30 Rose Theatre | 24-26 High St | Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL running time 70mins Tickets from £10 […]

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KWK exhibition: Rain Doesn’t Fall For Nothing, 4-14 Aug

by Philip Gowman 28 June 2015
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A contemporary art exhibition as part of Kingston Welcomes Korea: Rain Doesn’t Fall For Nothing Participating Artists: HaYoung Kim, Sang Jin Kim, Sea Hyun Lee, Sejin Park, Meekyoung Shin Venue: The Creative Industries Centre, Kingston College, 55 Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT2 5BP Admission FREE. Exhibition open: Tue 4 – Fri 14 August, […]

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KWK Performance: The Stem, the Bud, the Bloom and the Seed, 4-5 Aug

by Philip Gowman 28 June 2015
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This is the KWK performance we’re looking forward to most of all. We’re big admirers of musician / composter / conductor Won Il from his work with Puri, Baramgot, and the National Orchestra of Korea, and our 2013 interview with him can be found here. He is coming over to Kingston two weeks early to […]

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KWK Performance: Ongals in Babbling Comedy, 1-2 Aug

by Philip Gowman 28 June 2015
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These guys were hugely entertaining when they came to the Edinburgh Fringe (LKL review here), and they’ve also entertained us at the Thames Festival. They are also the first comedy act to have performed at the Seoul Arts Centre – so do support them when they come to the Rose Theatre Perfordian Factory: Ongals in […]

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KWK Performance: Brush, 1-2 Aug

by Philip Gowman 28 June 2015
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This production won many friends when it showed in Edinburgh and London in the last couple of years, so it’s nice to welcome it back. Theatre Haddangse: Brush Saturday, August 1 and Sunday, August 2, at 2.30 (Rose Studio) Rose Theatre | 24-26 High St | Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL Running time 55 minutes […]

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KWK: Music at All Saints, 1- 8 Aug

by Philip Gowman 28 June 2015
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As part of Kingston Welcomes Korea, a series of concerts at All Saints Church, Market Place, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JP. Itinerary Series directors: David Sutton Anderson and Avril Anderson Consultant and Presenter: Keith Howard This concert series will provide selected members of an outstanding generation of young Korean musicians with their first recital opportunities. […]

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KWK Performance: In Nam Soon, 30-31 July

by Philip Gowman 28 June 2015
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Kingston Welcomes Korea kicks off with an opening gala performance on 30 July: In Nam-soon and Company Thursday July 30 at 8pm, Friday July 31 at 7.30pm Rose Theatre | 24-26 High St | Kingston upon Thames KT1 1HL Running time 90 mins Tickets are £10-50 Plus £1.60 transaction fee for Gala evening on 30th […]

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A Poetry Evening with Ko Un and Brother Anthony

by Philip Gowman 27 June 2015
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Ko Un is paying one of his regular visits to the UK in July, with a reading at the KCC on 15 July which follows his appearance at the Ledbury Poetry Festival: A Poetry Evening with Ko Un Ko Un with Brother Anthony of Taizé reading in Korean and English Wednesday 15 July 2015, 7pm […]

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Ko Un and Brother Anthony at the Ledbury Poetry Festival

by Philip Gowman 27 June 2015
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Ko Un will be appearing at the Ledbury Poetry Festival with Brother Anthony this month, before coming to London: Ko Un and Brother Anthony 12 July 2015, 4.15pm–5.15pm Burgage Hall | Church Lane | Ledbury | Herefordshire HR8 1DW Box office 01531 636 232 | £9 Andrew Motion, in his introduction to First Person Sorrowful, […]

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Boys Republic + Choi Soo Min at O2 Academy Islington

by Philip Gowman 24 June 2015
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These gigs seem to pop up from nowhere – unless you’re plugged into the fan network I guess. As of now, ten days to go before the gig, the venue hasn’t been given much information, and we’re left to google / guess that the support act, Choi Soo Min, is the ex-boxer turned crossover pianist. […]

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July’s K-drama pilot screenings

by Philip Gowman 24 June 2015
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Here are the two pilots that will be screening on 2 July at 7pm in the KCC, in a collaboration with the London Korean Drama Club. As usual, registration is required via info@kccuk.org.uk. This time, the screenings will be followed by a panel talk. More details over on Daehan Drama. The King’s Face (왕의 얼굴) […]

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Arirang: the 2015 KAA summer residency at the KCC

by Philip Gowman 23 June 2015
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This year’s summer residency of the Korean Artists Association at the KCC runs for nearly three weeks, 7 – 27 July. Registration is required for the opening performance, via koreanartuk@gmail.com. Arirang: the 2015 Korean Artists’ Association summer residency at the KCC 2015 Opening Reception: Tue 7th July 6pm – 8.30pm PERFORMANCE: 7pm RSVP: koreanartuk@gmail.com EXHIBITION: […]

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Lunchtime Piano Recital: Yoon Chung at St Martin-in-the-Fields

by Philip Gowman 22 June 2015
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News of a free lunchtime piano recital this Friday: Free Lunchtime Concert: Yoon Chung Pianists of the World Series Friday 26 June, 1pm – 2pm St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square www.stmartin-in-the-fields.org Programme Haydn – Sonata in C Brahms – Albumblatt Schubert – Drei Klavierstuecke Performer Pianist Yoon Chung has performed throughout Europe, Japan, Korea and the […]

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