Event Notices

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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Exhibition news: Hong Sungchul — Solid But Fluid, at Pontone Gallery

by Philip Gowman 9 April 2017
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Pontone Gallery’s latest exhibition: Hong Sungchul: Solid But Fluid 17 March – 16 April 2017 Opening reception Thursday 16 March | 6–8 pm Pontone Gallery | 43 Cadogan Gardens | London SW3 2TB | www.pontonegallery.com Mon – Fri: 10am – 7pm | Sat: 11am – 7pm | Sun: 11pm – 6pm Born in 1969 in […]

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Event news: Concert for Alex – Yoon Chung (piano)

by Philip Gowman 8 April 2017
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Riverhouse Barn | Manor Road | Walton-on-Thames | Surrey KT12 2PF | riverhousebarn.co.uk Saturday 22 April 2017, 8pm Tickets £20 (£5 students) | Book here A concert in memory of Alex Matusiczky, given by the young South Korean pianist Yoon Chung. Yoon has performed throughout the UK, Japan, Korea and the USA. In 2016 he undertook […]

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Update: upcoming Frontline Club discussion no longer about PGH’s impeachment

by Philip Gowman 4 April 2017
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Update: this event has now been changed to be a documentary screening and discussion about the South Korean TV show Now on my way to meet you. The below text is retained for archival purposes but is no longer relevant. Asia in Realignment: The Impeachment of Park Geun-hye Frontline Club | 13 Norfolk Place | […]

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Conference news: Presence Through Sound — Place and contemporary music in and from East Asia

by Philip Gowman 3 April 2017
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Coming up at SOAS immediately after Easter, a two-day conference that includes a concert at Club Inégales, one of our favourite venues. Presence Through Sound: Place and contemporary music in and from East Asia 18 April 2017, 9:30am – 6pm, Room 116, SOAS College Buildings 18 April 2017, 7pm – 10pm, Club Inégales, 180 North […]

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Event news: Musicians from Korea and Japan at Club Inegales

by Philip Gowman 3 April 2017
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As part of the two-day conference at SOAS, there will be one of Club Inégales’ special evenings of musical improvisation featuring musicians from Korea and Japan: Presence though Sound: Elements of Asia Yi Ji-young (gayagum) – Korea Hyelim Kim (taegum flute) – Korea Jihye Kim (changgo) – Korea Kiku Day (shakuhachi) – Japan + Notes […]

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Event news: Minjung Baek piano recital in Petersham

by Philip Gowman 1 April 2017
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Notice of a recital near Richmond on Passion Sunday. MinJung Baek – piano Sunday 2nd April 2017, 7:30pm The Dysart, 135 Petersham Road, Petersham, Surrey TW10 7AA, www.thedysartpetersham.co.uk Beethoven – Sonata No.32 in c minor Chopin – Waltz Op.34 No.1 – Ballad No.1 in g minor Granados – Goyescas No.5 Rachmaninoff – 3rd mvt from Sonata […]

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Event news: Lee Eon-hee’s Missing is the 2nd LKFF Teaser

by Philip Gowman 30 March 2017
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Lee Eon-hee’s Missing is the second LKFF Teaser screening this year. Paul Quinn is enthusastic. Missing (미씽: 사라진 여자) 10 April 2017, 6:30pm Picturehouse Central Book tickets UK Premiere Director E Oni’s stylish thriller utilises powerful performances from her lead actresses to address a variety of topical issues affecting two women at very different ends […]

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Free screening: SEWOL documentary

by Philip Gowman 30 March 2017
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Three years ago on 16 April, the Sewol ferry sank and 304 passengers died. As one of the events to mark this sad anniversary, there’s another chance to watch the documentary by Ok-Hee Jeong, which was screened at Birkbeck in January. Details: 8 April 2017 at 14:00–16:00 Venue: Room B20, Birkbeck University of London main […]

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Event news: Korean Sounds – East Meet West: Spring

by Philip Gowman 29 March 2017
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The KCC is again running a series of concerts at Kings Place this year. Great venue. The first is on 12 April: Korean Sounds – East Meet West: Spring  with the Members from London Philharmonic Orchestra & Court Music Orchestra of the National Gugak Center Wednesday 12 April, 7.30pm Kings Place, Hall One, 90 York Way, London, N1 […]

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Event news: Poetry reading by Don Mee Choi

by Philip Gowman 21 March 2017
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After this evening’s poetry reading in the Coronet Theatre’s wonderful Print Room in Notting Hill Gate, Don Mee Choi will be giving another reading at SOAS, tomorrow evening. She promises she will be wearing a special costume for the occasion, at which she will be reading from her 2016 work, Hardly War. Poetry reading by […]

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