Hangjun Lee & Chulki Hong, Will Guthrie at Cafe Oto

by Philip Gowman 1 May 2015
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It’s a shame that this evening’s performance at an alternative music venue, supported by the KCC, clashes with a Korean rock showcase at the KCC. Hangjun Lee & Chulki Hong, Will Guthrie Tuesday 19 May 2015, 8pm Cafe OTO | 18–22 Ashwin street | Dalston | London E8 3DL | www.cafeoto.co.uk £8 | £6 ADVANCE […]

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Indie bands apear at KCCUK, the Windmill Brixton and Liverpool Sound City

by Philip Gowman 1 May 2015
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Dead Buttons and Patients – who came to the UK last year – plus Third Stone will be performing at a rock showcase at the KCCUK on 19 May. All three bands will also be appearing at Liverpool Sound City Cavern Stage on 24 May along with Jambinai and Monoban. One day, surely, Jambinai will […]

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Korean-focused galleries at Art 15

by Philip Gowman 29 April 2015
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The third iteration of Art Fairs London is upon us, and while there are fewer of the big name galleries from Seoul coming this year there are still plenty of Korean artists who are new to London. A quick look at the art fair’s website indicates the following artists and galleries, and I’m sure there […]

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A Korean Cultural Festival at Durham’s Oriental Museum

by Philip Gowman 26 April 2015
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Advance notice of a two-week festival of events for all ages, based around Buddha’s birthday. Note that the programme is currently provisional, and will be confirmed on the museum’s website shortly. Korean Cultural Festival Oriental Museum | Elvet Hill | Durham DH1 3TH | www.dur.ac.uk/oriental.museum The Korean festival will run from 18th – 31st May […]

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May’s K-drama pilot screenings

by Philip Gowman 25 April 2015
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Here are the two pilots that will be screening on 7 May at 7pm in the KCC, in a collaboration with the London Korean Drama Club. As usual, registration is required via info@kccuk.org.uk Piocchio (피노키오) First Broadcast: SBS (20U – 2015), 20 episodes Produced By: iHQ Cast: Jong-suk Lee, Shin-hye Park, Young-kwang Kim, Yu-bi Lee […]

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Ben Nathan: [K-reɪ-t] — at 43 Inverness Street

by Philip Gowman 23 April 2015
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The upcoming exhibition at 43 Inverness Street is of works produced during a residency run by Seoul Museum of Art: Ben Nathan: [K-reɪ-t] 24 April – 28 May 2015 PV: 23 April 6 – 9 pm 43 Inverness Street | London NW1 7HB | www.43inverness-street.com Opening Hours: Saturday 12 – 5 pm and by appointment […]

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Sunwook Kim performs at Mill Hill Music Club

by Philip Gowman 21 April 2015
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Pianist Sunwook Kim’s next London recital is in The Henrietta Barnett School: Sunwook Kim Sunday, 10th May 2015 @ 7.30pm Mill Hill Music Club The Hall | The Henrietta Barnett School | Central Square | Hampstead Garden Suburb | London NW11 7BN Tickets: £15. Bookings via Mill Hill Music Club Bach – Partita No.2 Scriabin […]

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Mooning Monday – Yva Jung’s exhibition at the KCCUK

by Philip Gowman 20 April 2015
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The KCCUK’s late Spring exhibition opens this Thursday: Yva Jung: Mooning Monday 23 April – 16 May 2015 Born in Seoul in 1983, Yva Jung lives and works in London. She is a recipient of International Fellowship and grants including the Jerome Foundation (2011) and Arts Council Korea (2011, 2008). Her previous exhibitions include: CAFAM […]

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A Conversation with Hwang Sok-yong, at Asia House

by Philip Gowman 15 April 2015
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This year the Asia House Bagri Foundation Literature Festival gives us a Korean heavyweight. Hwang Sok-yong will be coming to talk about his recently translated novel, Princess Bari. Read LKL’s interview with the book’s translator, Sora Kim-Russell, here. UPDATE: Asia House has kindly offered LKL readers a discount of £2 off the ticket price. Simply enter the […]

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Korean ceramic artists at Ceramic Art London 2015

by Philip Gowman 13 April 2015
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The Craft Potters Association is holding Ceramic Arts London 2015 at the Royal College of Art from Friday 17 – Sunday 19 April 2015. Ceramic Art London 2015 provides a unique showcase for contemporary studio ceramics featuring work from leading national and international makers. There are six Korean ceramists exhibiting their work, and there will […]

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Making, dyeing and using traditional Korean paper – a rewarding day of workshops at the V+A

by Philip Gowman 12 April 2015
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A fascinating pair of workshops at the V&A on Saturday introduced an audience of conservators to the making and dyeing of traditional Korean paper, and of some of its modern uses. The workshops were presented as part of the Adapt & Evolve Conference 2015 organised by the Book & Paper Group of the Institute of […]

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Korean Studies after the Sewol Ferry Disaster – a half-day conference at SOAS

by Philip Gowman 12 April 2015
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One year on from the sinking of the Sewol (16 April 2014), SOAS is holding an afternoon of lectures looking at its impact. You’ll need to duck out of the last session before it finishes if you want to hear Grace Koh and Mark Morris talk on the subject of film adaptations of Korean novels, […]

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Royal Asiatic Society lecture: Humour and Eighteenth-Century Korean Art

by Philip Gowman 8 April 2015
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It’s not often that the one-time parent organisation the Royal Asiatic Society Korea Branch (est 1900) puts on an event that is anything to do with Korea. But the upcoming talk at the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland (est 1823) looks well worth the wait. Humour and Eighteenth-Century Korean Art RAS STUDENT […]

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Style Sharing and the AW15 collections at London Fashion Week

by Philip Gowman 8 April 2015
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Once again the Korean Cultural Centre participated fully in London Fashion Week with a contribution to the International Fashion Showcase. The exhibition, entitled Style Sharing and curated by Tory Turk, focused on Korean designers with London training. To complement the displays, British filmmaker Eoin Glaister was asked to produce short videos inspired by the work […]

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Minjung Baek and Marisol Lee in duo recital

by Philip Gowman 7 April 2015
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The exciting young duo from South Korea, Marisol Lee (violin) and MinJung Baek (piano) will be performing two recitals on 20 and 21 April: a lunchtime recital at the 1901 Arts Club in Waterloo, which bills itself as “the most intimate and unique event space in central London”, with the programme repeated the next day […]

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Book review: Pavane for a Dead Princess

by Philip Gowman 7 April 2015
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Park Min-gyu: Pavane for a Dead Princess Translated by Amber Hyun Jung Kim Dalkey Archive, 2014, 262pp Originally published as 죽은 왕녀를 위한 파반느, 2009 Park Min-gyu’s Pavane for a Dead Princess is the first in Dalkey Archive’s second set (of five volumes) of their Library of Korean Literature. Even though I’ve only had time […]

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A week-long programme of films based on Korean novels at SOAS

by Philip Gowman 6 April 2015
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April is the month of the London Book Fair (14-16 April at Olympia). Last year Korea was the market focus, an honour assumed by Mexico this year. But the Korea Publishers Association, LTI Korea and other bodies will be attending to fly the flag for Korea. To remind us of the fun we had last […]

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