Event Notices

Event news: 5100: Pentagon commemorates Gwangju in dance

by Events Editor 31 May 2017
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As part of Block Universe, a week-long festival of performance art held in venues across London, a new work by Young In Hong is inspired by Gwangju. 5100: Pentagon — Young In Hong Sunday, 4 June 2017, 3pm, duration 15 minutes. Sunday, 4 June 2017, 3.40pm, duration 15 minutes. Courtyard, Royal Academy of Arts | […]

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Event news: Zadie Xa in Block Universe commission

by Events Editor 31 May 2017
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A new commission from Korean Canadian artist Zadie Xa, with a related Artist Talk: Crash, Boom, Hisssssss. Legend of the Liquid Sword — Zadie Xa New commission Thursday, 1 June 2017, 7pm Somerset House, New Wing, Lancaster Rooms, Strand, London WC2R 1LA, entrance from Lancaster Place Tickets: £10 / £7.50 concessions | Book tickets Commissioned […]

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Event news: Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive

by Events Editor 30 May 2017
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We’re really looking forward to this exploration of the 60s and 70s avant-garde. It promises to be challenging, but hopefully rewarding too. Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive Korean Cultural Centre UK, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW Dates: 27 June – 19 August 2017 The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) is pleased to announce Rehearsals […]

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Event news: an interview with Michael Breen

by Events Editor 28 May 2017
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We enjoyed Mike Breen’s first book – The Koreans: Who They Are, What They Want, Where Their Future Lies – and are currently enjoying this completely new and updated version. It’s full of fascinating detail as well as giving you the big picture. We were hoping to have written a review by now, but events […]

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Event news: the 4th LKFF Teaser is Han Jae-rim’s The King

by Events Editor 28 May 2017
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After the gentle comedy that was Queen of Walking, it looks like the tempo will be picked up with the fourth LKFF teaser screening. Shame that it clashes with the conversation with Mike Breen about his new book… The King (더 킹) Director: Han Jae-rim (2016, 134 mins) Starring: Cho In-sung, Jung Woo-sung, Bae Seong-woo, […]

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Event news: Korean Sounds – East Meet West: Virtuoso

by Events Editor 28 May 2017
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The second in this year’s Korean Sounds series promises to be a very satisfying one: Korean Sounds – East Meet West: Virtuoso with members of the National Gugak Center and Sunwook Kim Wednesday 21 June, 7.30pm Kings Place, Hall One, 90 York Way, London, N1 9AG. Tickets from £9.50 online | Kings Place/Korean Sounds Kim […]

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Event news: panel talk on poetry translation

by Events Editor 28 May 2017
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In conjunction with the collaborative event between South Korean and British poets on 3 June, the KCCUK is hosting a discussion on the topic of literary translation. Panel Talk: A talk on literary translation and poetry in particular Date/Time: Friday 2nd June 2017 6:30pm Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK Free Admission. RSVP required to KCCUK […]

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Event news: KCC’s May house concert features Sung Kyu Choi (Baritone)

by Events Editor 27 May 2017
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May’s House Concert at the KCCUK features Sung Kyu Choi (Baritone): KCC House Concert with Sung Kyu Choi (Baritone) Date/Time: Tuesday 30 May, 7pm Venue: Reception Hall, KCCUK Free admission but booking is required. RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk / 020 7004 2600 PROGRAMME (50 mins, no interval) Life, 삶, Leben, Vie, жизнь, Vita Ronald: A Cycle […]

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Event news: Nah Youn Sun at Ronnie Scotts

by Events Editor 24 May 2017
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A live performance from Youn Sun Nah is always a very special event. For her past couple of performances in London she has been with virtuoso guitarist Ulf Wakenius, who used to play with the Oscar Peterson Quartet. This time, she has a four-piece band, performing tracks from her album that was released this month, […]

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Exhibition news: Contemporary Korean Ceramics, at the V+A

by Events Editor 19 May 2017
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I rashly said yesterday morning that I thought that the upcoming Korean / British poetry collaboration coming up in June was the first London event in the UK/Korea Creative Futures 2017/18 programme. I was wrong. It was announced last night at the V&A that their Contemporary Korean Ceramics exhibition, which opens today, is officially the […]

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Event news: Beyond Words – South Korean + British poets in collaboration

by Events Editor 18 May 2017
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To my knowledge this is the first London-based event in the UK/Korea Creative Futures programme 2017-18. Beyond Words: South Korean & British poets in collaboration Saturday 3rd June 2017, 7.30pm – Free Entrance Rich Mix Venue Two | 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd | London E1 6LA | www.richmix.org.uk A dynamic new collaborative project featuring new works of […]

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Gig news: Monotones + Billy Carter @ Nambucca

by Events Editor 14 May 2017
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Sadly going head-to-head with the Barberettes and Sultan of the Disco at Borderline, the Monotones and Billy Carter will be performing at Nambucca in North London the same evening. You can also catch the Monotones at The Great Escape in Brighton on 20 May; and Billy Carter will also appearing at London’s Red Room on […]

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Gig news: Love X Stereo at the Windmill and Alleycat

by Events Editor 13 May 2017
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Definitely one to go to. Two London appearances to choose from, following their appearance at Focus Wales on 12 May. Love X Stereo (Korea) The Windmill Brixton | 22 Blenheim Gardens | London SW2 5BZ | www.windmillbrixton.co.uk Mon 15 May 2017 8:00 PM (Entry Requirements: 18+) (+ Jerskin Fendrix) Alleycat Bar & Club | 4 […]

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Documentary screening: My Brothers and Sisters in the North

by Events Editor 13 May 2017
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I was unable to post about this earlier as I was travelling in Korea, but this documentary made by a South Korean / German film-maker is still screening near Russell Square, until 17 May: My Brothers and Sisters in the North Dir: Sung-Hyung Cho Germany / 2016 / 109min Bertha DocHouse Screen | Curzon Bloomsbury | The […]

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Event news: Jongmin Park’s Wigmore Hall debut

by Events Editor 8 May 2017
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Jongmin Park, winner of the song prize in the 2015 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition, makes his Wigmore Hall debut. Included in the programme are two Korean art songs that he included in his Cardiff recitals. Jongmin Park bass; Simon Lepper piano Schumann, Mendelssohn, Kim and Cho Wigmore Hall, Sunday 4 June 2017 […]

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Event news: Song Byeok’s debut UK exhibition + discussion evening

by Events Editor 2 May 2017
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Connect: North Korea, a new organisation brought to you by the people behind the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea, celebrates its launch with an exhibition by North Korean exile artist Song Byeok and a discussion event: Song Byeok: Discussion evening and debut UK exhibition Exhibition: Human Rights Action Centre | 17-25 New […]

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Event news: Baek Seung-hwa’s Queen of Walking is the 3rd LKFF Teaser

by Events Editor 30 April 2017
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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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