Here’s what I know about:
- The big news for July is the start of the exhibition Artists, Art and Culture of North Korea. Opens 18 July. Watch this site for further news on associated events
- Choi Jeong-hwa’s exhibition continues at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery. More soon.
Academia, discussions etc
- Two talks at Chatham House on 4 and 5 July – the DPRK ambassadors on the afternoon of the 4th and Korea – Japan relations at lunchtime on the 5th.
- Oh Tae-seok’s play, the Bicycle, is on at Camdem People’s Theatre for two weeks 10 – 29 July.
- There’s an evening of Korean dance at Asia House, 18 July
- Learn Korean Drumming at the SOAS summer school. Dulsori are great teachers, and when the government discovers you can have so much fun for so little money they will ban it.
- Beauty commando Seong Won Kim continues his brief tenure at the Selfridges Dior counter until 4 July. Book your makeover now. Free if you buy £25 of Dior cosmetics. Go on, you know you’re worth it (or whatever the slogan is).
- A Korean food festival at the Fountain Pub in New Malden, 14 July
- Support the Slowpokes from the Korean Embassy at the Standard Chartered Great City Race on 19 July
- ISKS Conference, SOAS, 16-17 August. A massive undertaking with 150 attendees and 100 presenters. I’m not sure how the organisers are going to fit in all the action, but I hear there are going to be four parallel streams.
- KSGSC Conference in Edinburgh, 20-22 September. Maybe those who don’t manage to squeeze into the SOAS schedule can present at Edinburgh instead
- Dulsori (see above) will be appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe in August, as will (I think) the B-boy slapstick show Breakout (also inexplicably known as Picnic)
Let me know what I’ve missed