July events 2007

Bicycle
Oh Tae-seok’s intense work Bicycle is at Camden People’s Theatre

Here’s what I know about:

Visual Arts

  • 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.

Performance Arts

Of-the-wall

  • 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

Further ahead

  • 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

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