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dreamthinkspeak, pioneers of site responsive performance, are creating a new production entitled ONE DAY MAYBE as part of the HULL CITY of CULTURE programme of events. The production is scheduled for September this year. ONE DAY, MAYBE is inspired by the 1980 Gwangju Democratic Uprising in South Korea. The project casts an eye on the […]

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In-Sook Chappell’s short film is being crowdfunded – please support it

by Philip Gowman 27 July 2016
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Back in April this year, we posted an advertisement seeking an actor for an upcoming short film about a young North Korean girl living in Britain. That role, Mi Young, has now been filled – and she could almost have been born to take the role. Writer and director In-sook Chappell commented: “After meeting Mi […]

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Wanted: Korean actors for upcoming projects

by Philip Gowman 12 May 2016
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Two actors wanted for upcoming projects. Details below. 1. NOBODY by Evan Placey and Ko Sun Duck Mature Korean actor (native speaker) required for RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP Producer: National Theatre Company of Korea (Seoul), Hanyong Theatre (Birmingham) and Judy Owen Ltd Director: Peter Wynne-Willson Designer: Shin Dong Workshop dates: Mon 27 June – Fri […]

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Wanted: actors for short film on North Korean refugee in Britain

by Philip Gowman 24 April 2016
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Having enjoyed In-Sook Chappell’s two stage plays, I’m delighted to hear that she has a short film planned. She is looking for actors, with or without experience or training, to cast. Here’s the brief. Do please volunteer, because I want to see this film! KOCHEBI: A short film written and directed by In-Sook Chappell. It’s […]

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Wanted – interpreter for collaborative theatre project

by Philip Gowman 18 October 2015
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This is a request for assistance that I’m very happy to pass on. I’ve been impressed with the work of Hanyong Theatre Company for a while, particularly for their play The Bridge, which was touring around ten years ago. To quote from their website: Set during the Korean War, The Bridge is a powerful play […]

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Yoshi Sushi: “Glorious”

by Philip Gowman 19 October 2014
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The Telegraph this weekend has a nice write-up of my local Korean restaurant, Yoshi Sushi in King Street, Hammersmith. (Ravenscourt Park tube). My favourite K-food joint in a London postcode apart from the Old Justice (though I’m hoping to add a third to the list when Judy Joo’s place opens next month). Links: www.yoshisushi.co.uk (photo: […]

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If you’re into J-pop as well as K-pop, Japako is for you

by Philip Gowman 9 March 2014
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I just received an email from Japako magazine in my inbox – a new magazine (available by preorder) that covers Korean and Japanese pop music and culture. There 2nd issue is available for preorder now, with a special deal to get the first issue as well. Here’s what they told me: Japako Music was founded […]

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Postcard Teas, near Bond Street tube – for your supplies of Korean nokcha

by 앤서방 27 March 2013
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One of my top tips for London is Postcard Teas, tucked away in Dering Street, close to Bond Street and Oxford Circus. The genial and knowledgeable proprieter Timothy D’Offay sources his teas from small family estates using traditional tea growing methods, and the impressive list includes fine teas from China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, India, Sri […]

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London studio looking for native Korean speakers

by Philip Gowman 1 December 2011

London studio looking for Korean native speakers to do some paid voice over jobs in Korean (£35-40 per hour) http://t.co/SvXBb3ws

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English editor wanted at visitkorea.or.kr

by Philip Gowman 3 November 2011
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English Editor wanted at Visitkorea.or.kr. Help promote Korea to a worldwide audience and gain a deeper perspective on Korea and its culture. Apply by 9 Nov. http://t.co/tTlmLUWN

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Korean? Got a degree? Want to make a quick buck?

by Matthew Jackson 13 April 2011
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Project management company based in Bond street seeks Korean to check the language used on a client’s videophone menus. Estimated time is one day’s work, at £20 / hour. “After translating the interactive menu of our client’s videophone, we now need someone to go through every screen and check all options and submenus to flag […]

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Appeal from the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

by Philip Gowman 14 October 2010
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The text of a fund-raising appeal on behalf of the Glosters. Please donate generously. The 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Imjin, Korea is in April 2011 where The Gloucestershire Regiment as part of 29 Brigade fought with great distinction. To commemorate the occasion the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum in Gloucester will produce a new […]

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Contributions sought for adoptee anthology

by Philip Gowman 14 February 2010
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A message just received from Perlita Harris for the British Association of Adoption and Fostering. We are editing an anthology of writing and poetry by adopted adults who were adopted in England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland including adoptees born in another country (e.g. Korea) and raised by their adoptive family in the UK. This collection […]

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Lost in Translation

by Philip Gowman 13 February 2010
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Every now and then I get an off-the-wall request landing in my in-box. It’s one of the pleasures of running this site. Here’s the latest. Can anyone help the new occupant of a flat whose previous occupant was a Korean? The intercom system doesn’t work, but fortunately the previous tenant left behind a helpful diagram. […]

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UK female vocal talent wanted

by Philip Gowman 11 March 2009
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A nicely paid part time job for a month, for an English lady in Seoul

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Korean bookshop in New Malden

by Philip Gowman 16 August 2008
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Thanks to David Gomez for writing in with an answer to a question which lots of people have asked: where to buy Korean books in London. Not books about Korea, not books about how to learn Korean, but books written in Korean. My standard answer is that I haven’t the foggiest idea, but that if […]

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Dae Jang Geum musical needs translator

by Philip Gowman 8 August 2007

From this week’s Seoul Selection newsletter Seoul Selection is looking for translators to translate the libretto of the musical “Dae Jang Geum” produced by PMC Production. The translation — approximately 30 pages (A4) — needs to be done rather quickly, with the deadline for the translation being Aug 18. You should have plenty of time […]

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