Event Notices

Opening at James Freeman Gallery in Islington this week: The Figures by the Sea Hyunjeong Lim Solo Exhibition 6 – 28 March 2015 James Freeman Gallery | 354 Upper Street | Islington | London N1 0PD T: +44(0)20 7226 3300 | http://jamesfreemangallery.com Tuesday – Saturday, 11 – 6:30 Opening Reception: Thursday 5 March, 6:30 – […]

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Unsuk Chin: Alice in Wonderland — a UK premiere at the Barbican

by Philip Gowman 28 February 2015
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Don’t miss this opportunity to experience Unsuk Chin’s sparkling opera live at the Barbican on 8 March. Book on the Barbican website now. Unsuk Chin: Alice in Wonderland Multimedia staging by Netia Jones (UK Premiere) 8 March 2015 / 19:30 Lewis Carroll’s beloved, dreamlike stories are re-imagined in this UK premiere production of Unsuk Chin’s […]

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Joo Yeon Sir’s March concert diary

by Philip Gowman 28 February 2015
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At LKL we’re full of admiration for Joo Yeon Sir’s stamina and more importantly her musicianship. Here’s her packed schedule for March. I’m definitely going to try to get to some of her Beethoven Sonata cycle – each one performed with a different accompanist. Tuesday 3rd March 2015 6.00pm Inner Parry Room, Royal College of […]

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Winds of Change – a programme of music for piano & wind in Notting Hill

by Philip Gowman 28 February 2015
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A great programme of music for piano and winds coming up this month, the Korean connection being that the ensemble includes flautist Jasmine Choi, whose Wigmore debut in 2009 impressed us a lot. An interesting venue too. Winds of Change: Vienna, St Petersburg, Paris Aspect Foundation For Music and Arts Thursday, 26 March 2015 at […]

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The KCC Spring Exhibition 2015: Open Call for Artists

by Philip Gowman 25 February 2015
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After a break of a year or so, the KCC is re-instituting its “Call for Artists” group show in which artists of Korea origin are invited to submit proposals for an exhibition to be held later this Spring. Note that the deadline for application has been extended to 14 March from the original 28 February. […]

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Hyojin Park in Skipwiths inaugural show

by Philip Gowman 22 February 2015
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If you went to the London Art Fair this year and visited the Skipwiths / CAIS stall, you will have noticed that the photographic prints of Hyojin Park were getting a lot of attention. Park now features in the gallery’s inaugural group show, runs until 14 March. Reconstructed Minds February 12th – March 14th Skipwiths […]

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Sunwook Kim makes his debut in the International Piano Series

by Philip Gowman 22 February 2015
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LKL is a fan of Kim Sun-wook’s Bach, so we’re looking forward to his upcoming solo recital at the QEH. International Piano Series 2014/15: Sunwook Kim Tuesday 3 March 2015, 19:30 Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall Book tickets here. Pre-concert talk at 18:15 in QEH, with Southbank Centre’s Head of Classical Music, Gillian Moore. Free. […]

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TV Drama pilot episodes to screen at KCC

by Philip Gowman 22 February 2015
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As if there wasn’t enough to do on the first Thursday of the month, there’s now TV Drama at the KCC that will be battling for precious space in your diaries. The first screening is 5 March, 7pm – 10pm. As usual, registration is required via info@kccuk.co.uk. London K-Drama Screening March 2015 This is the […]

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2015 K-Culture Workshops: application window now open

by Philip Gowman 21 February 2015
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A varied series of lectures and classes coming up at the KCC will enable you to experience a wide range of Korean culture. 2015 K-Culture Workshop The Korean Cultural Centre UK is now taking applications for our free 10 week culture courses: K-POP Dance, Taekwondo, Seoyeh: Korean Calligraphy, Jogakbo: Korean Traditional Patchwork and Gayageum: Korean […]

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Korean Film Nights Amplified – a monthly series of pre-screening talks

by Philip Gowman 18 February 2015
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What a good idea. Once a month the KCC’s film screening will be preceded by a topical talk. The new series starts on 26 Feb with Kang Woo-suk’s Two Cops. The talk itself, given by Jinhee Choi (author of South Korean Film Renaissance: Local Hitmaker Global Provocateur), starts at 7pm, and the screening starts after […]

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North Korean Policy on Disabled People – a talk with DPRK govt officials

by Philip Gowman 14 February 2015
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As part of the tour by the DPRK Youth Para-ensemble there is an opportunity to discuss disability issues in North Korea with some government officials: A Talk with North Korea’s Government Officials North Korean Policy on Disabled People Place: Nuffield College, Large Lecture Room Time: 11:00 AM – 12:50 PM, 21 February, 2015 Due to […]

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DPRK Youth Para-Ensemble concerts in London, Oxford and Cambridge

by Philip Gowman 7 February 2015
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Up to a dozen disabled children and teenagers from North Korea will tour venues in the South East and Paris later this month. The programme of music and dance will include numbers from Phantom of the Opera on the accordion and the gayageum and scenes from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. A version of […]

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The BKWS Seollal dinner

by Philip Gowman 7 February 2015
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Those who are members of both the British Korean Society (formerly known as the Anglo-Korean Society) and the British Korean Women’s Society are spoiled for dining choice this month. The BKS will be meeting on 18 February, while the BKWS will be celebrating Seollal with tteokguk on 19 February. The British Korean Women’s Society Invites […]

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Young In Hong: a new commission at the ICA for fig-2

by Philip Gowman 5 February 2015
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Korean artist Young In Hong is the 6th artist in fig-2, an artistic relay event at the ICA. According to their website, fig-2 is a revival of fig-1, which presented 50 exhibitions in 50 weeks. fig-1 was conceived and developed by Mark Francis and Jay Jopling in 2000. Fifteen years later, fig-2 brings together a programme […]

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Kang Woo-suk is February’s featured director

by Philip Gowman 4 February 2015
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Back in the 2013 London Korean Film Festival there was a mini-retrospective of Kang Woo-suk, with five of his films screening. This month we will be offered two of his early films: Mister Mama (12 Feb) and the first in the Two Cops franchise (26 Feb). Brief synopses below. As usual, booking is essential via […]

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A Korean Mini-Festival focusing on architecture

by Philip Gowman 4 February 2015
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In recent years we have been seeing an increasing amount of Korean design in London – at 100% Design, Tent London and elsewhere. It will also be remembered that Seoul was World Design Capital in 2010, and occasionally Korean urban design and architecture make it into the UK press – for example back in 2009 […]

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The Korean Information Centre is launched

by Philip Gowman 31 January 2015
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Theatre for All’s ambitious project, the Korean Information Centre (KIC), has been set up to help the Korean community by increasing access to information and to promote integration. Aim: To build a healthier and happier Korean community by transcending cultural barriers. Objectives: To integrate with the local community To increase access to information To empower […]

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