In the run up to the festive season we have the following events:
Visual arts / crafts
- Sung Hwan Kim continues showing at the Wilkinson Gallery project space, a short stroll from Bethnal Green Tube
- Arcadia continues at I-MYU
- The Korean Contemporary Arts show returns to the Jerwood space, 171 Union Street London SE1 0LN, 12-18 December.
- There’s an exhibition / puppet show of knitted dolls by Korean-born Magenta Tan at Thames House, New Malden, 8-9 December.
Academic / Conferences
- Leonid Petrov talks to the Centre for Korean Studies at SOAS on 5 December and the Korea Discussion Group at Chatham House (followed by a documentary) on 6 December
- The BAKS conference takes place at the British Academy on 7 December
Western classical music
- Violinist Sarah Chang plays the Four Seasons with the English Chamber Orchestra at the Cadogan Hall on 2 December
- Teenage Double-Bass virtuoso Ha-Young Jung participates in a string masterclass (3pm) and recital (7:00pm) with Ida Haendel at the Wigmore Hall on Sunday 9 December. The Wigmore website is only intermittently functional, so you can try ringing them on +44 (0)20 7935 2141. Attendance for these events is free, but you need to book.
- Also at the Cadogan Hall with the English Chamber Orchestra on 15 December: come and support your blogmeister at a performance of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio. The Choir of the 21st Century will be joined by the ECO and some cracking soloists conducted by Howard Williams. I’ll be in the bass line and Louise will be among the altos. Come and accost me afterwards and I’ll buy you a beer. Excuse the shameless plug
- Pianist Won Kim makes his Wigmore debut on 18 December: Schumann, Chopin, Rachmaninov and Stravinsky.