KCCUK End of Year Live Concert

The KCC’s November House Concert emerges from the online to the real world, and for the first time moves to St James’s Piccadilly for a celebratory live event: KCC House Concert Friday 5 November 2021, 7pm St James’s Church, Piccadilly Register via Eventbrite Trio Mazzolini Harry Rylance (Piano), Yurie Lee (Cello), Jack Greed (Violin) Sungbin […]

KCC October House Concert (online): Rachel Hayoung Woo (violin), Jisu Song (viola), Heeyeon Chloe Cho (cello)

October’s House Concert online on the KCCUK’s YouTube channel features one of the most accessible piano trios in the repertoire: Trio Mazzolini: Harry Rylance (Piano), Yurie Lee (Cello), Jack Greed (Violin) Thursday 21 October, 7 pm KCC YouTube Channel Programme Mendelssohn Piano Trio No.2 in C minor Performers: Trio Mazzolini is a London-based piano trio […]

Translating “Squid Game” – online seminar series

Not sure where you stand on the topic of the Squid Game subtitles? Forget about the noise on social media and get something more substantive to help you form some views: Translating Squid Game Four workshops held weekly via Zoom 5pm Saturday 23 October – 13 November Email TalkingLearningKorea@gmail.com to register Discussing issues of translation […]

Lemon: Janet Hong in conversation with Phillip Kim

This month’s KCC literature event returns to an evening time slot. You can find LKL’s review of the novel here. Lemon Tuesday 26th October 7:00PM-8:30PM (UK time) Register via info@kccuk.org.uk The translator Janet Hong and the moderator Phillip Kim will join us for a live virtual talk about Kwon yeo-sun’s novel ‘Lemon’ Lemon In the […]

London Korean Film Festival 2021 announces its line-up

Here’s the official press release for the 2021 London Korean Film Festival. You can find the detailed schedule in a separate post. London Korean Film Festival 2021 4 November – 19 November 2021 After a mostly digital edition in 2020 the London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) is pleased to be returning to cinema screens across […]

START Art Fair 2021

START Art Fair will feel a little different this year, for followers of Korean art at least, without the presence of Skipwiths. But with a special project featuring work by K-pop artists, including two members of Winner, there’s still plenty to keep our interest. The works of Winner member Song Min-ho were one of the […]

October events 2021

The Festival of Korean Dance was a nice warm-up for the Autumn season of events. Now for the music and film. Exhibitions Start Art Fair runs from 13 to 17 October Round and Around: the KCC’s early Autumn Audio-Visual Project with Jang Minseung and Jung Jaeil, lasts until 22 October. London Craft Week runs from […]

Book review: Kwon Yeo-sun – Lemon

Someone, somewhere, must have done a study of multi-person narratives in Korean fiction – novels which tell the same story (or different episodes involving the same characters) from two or more different perspectives. Two of the best-loved Korean novels in translation use the technique: Please Look After Mother and The Vegetarian. And this year, we’ve […]

Gallery: Chuseok celebrations at the British Museum

The early Autumn brought two simultaneous Chuseok celebrations in the London area on 18 September: the harvest fest in New Malden, organised by KBCE, and a special event at the British Museum. Over the past months we’ve been starved of live music, and it was great to be able to hear the Shilla Ensemble perform […]

Gallery: New Malden’s Chuseok Harvest Fest

The fickle Autumn weather smiled on New Malden’s Chuseok festivities last weekend. With pent-up demand resulting from lockdown and the lack of the usual independence day celebrations in mid-August, and the sunny weather beckoning people out onto the streets, the celebrations were almost too successful. LKL was there in time for the opening speeches and […]