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International Booker book talk: Hwang Sok-yong and Mater 2-10

The KCCUK is pleased to announce an in-person talk exploring the novel ‘Mater 2-10’ with the author Hwang Sok-yong and the translators Sora Kim-Russell and Youngjae Josephine Bae. Shortlisted for the International Booker Prize 2024, Mater 2-10 is a multi-dimensional epic tale threading three generations of Korean railroad workers. Starting with a laid-off factory worker … [Read More]

TRI.BE True Diamond tour at the Brixton Jamm

Directly after their comeback “Diamond”, JIN Entertainment finally brings the girls of TRI.BE from South Korea to Europe.  Be a part of the TRI.BE TRUE DIAMOND TOUR IN EUROPE 2024 and see Songsun, Kelly, Hyunbin, Jia, Soeun and Mire live on stage. Age Restriction: 12+ Only 12 – 13 years olds must be accompanied by … [Read More]

I.M. (Monsta X) Off The Beat World Tour in London

I.M Changkyun (아이엠) of K-pop music group Monsta X recently released ‘Off the Beat’ with Sony Music Korea, an upbeat six-track extended play album. He will be touring this new EP in Europe this summer. The charismatic rapper will be performing in London, Paris, Cologne and Berlin. Tickets for his London appearance, at the Shepherds … [Read More]

Sculpting with Fire: artist talk with Jihyun Kim

The theme of ‘K-Art Now’ this year is ‘Colour and Material’. Please join us for an enchanting artist talk with Jihyun Kim, a Korean ceramic designer based in London, as she unveils the secrets behind her mesmerising aesthetic and explores the allure of color, texture, and mysticism in the realm of ceramics. Jihyun’s artistic series … [Read More]

Symposium – Visuality, Nationhood and Power Relations: Representation of Korea in World’s Fairs and Expositions

This symposium aims to survey and examine the multifaceted roles and meanings of the visuality of Korea represented in the world’s expositions. Encompassing the early history of Korea’s involvement with the world’s expositions in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries to the contemporary activities in representing the nation at international events, the symposium will … [Read More]

OnlyOneOf – World tour comes to Heaven

OnlyOneOf, a 6-member South Korean boy group, debuted on May 28, 2019. OnlyOneOf is known for its unique and experimental approach to music and concepts. The group’s lineup has undergone changes over time, but their latest lineup consists of members KB, Rie, Yoojung, Junji, Mill, and Nine. OnlyOneOf has explored various genres, blending K-pop with … [Read More]

May events 2024

May is getting very busy, making up for the slow three months we’ve had since the end of January. Highlights include the Festival of Korean Dance, Min Jin Lee in Cambridge, a return visit by Jaha Koo with his historically-aware talking rice cookers, and London Craft Week. Live performance Jambinai play Dingwalls, Camden, on 15 … [Read More]

Shin Chul: Objects for Propriety, at Han Collection

Han Collection are thrilled to announce our upcoming exhibition, “Objects for Propriety,” a solo show for the contemplative works of renowned ceramic master Shin Chul. Hosted at the gallery space from 18th April to 11th May 2024, this exhibition promises an immersive journey into the timeless allure and cultural depth of Korean ceramic art. “Objects … [Read More]

Next-Gen Late Night at the KCC

On 31 May 2024, the Korean Cultural Centre UK presents ‘Next-Gen Late Night’, an inaugural networking event for young professionals and opinion leaders with an interest in all things Korean! Register via the above link – Only 80 spaces available! What Can You Expect PART 1 ‘Talk: Hallyu – What’s Next’ 7pm – 8pm “Hallyu: … [Read More]

KCC Exhibition: 26, Your Korean Words

The Korean Cultural Centre UK’s Spring exhibition explores the twenty-six Korean words that were collectively included in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) in September 2021. The OED contains more than 500,000 words, but when one considers that there were only a couple of dozen Korean words listed in the OED prior to 2021, twenty-six supplementary … [Read More]

Jaejun Lee: The Blue in Pots

Jaejun Lee is a Korean ceramicist who has been living and working in Cardiff since 2018. His porcelain works are a balance of functionality and beauty: meticulous, exquisite, meditations on form and process. His work is centred around the ideas of functionality and beauty, with the aim of enriching and enhancing the user’s everyday life. … [Read More]