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January Events 2008

Visual Arts

Arcadia continues at I-MYU till 14 January. The next show will be from 31 January featuring Bon-a Koo and Yeonsoo Ha.

Francesca Cho participates in a World Religion Day exhibition at Novas Gallery, the Contemporary Urban Centre, 73-81 Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 0NQ, from 18 January.

And, if you happen to be in Italy, she is also participating in the group exhibition commemorating the 200th anniversary of Garibaldi’s birth, in the Bergamo History Museum, from 10-20 January.

Garibaldi flyer

Finally, last year’s exhibition and sale of DPRK art in La Galleria has a Part Two. 9-21 January the Oils will be on show.


Sadari Movement Laboratory reprise their Edinburgh hit Woyzeck at the South Bank (QEH), 24 – 26 January.


The Korean Language meetup convenes on 26 January.

The Anglo-Korean Society AGM is on 23 January at the Embassy.


The SOAS Centre of Korean Studies starts up its spring evening seminar series on Friday 18 January with Staffan Rosen of Stockholm University on the Imperial Korean System of Decorations 1900-1910.

Seminar 2 is on 25 January with Valerie Gelezeau of EHESS, on Landscapes of power in Seoul – Apartment complexes and the modernization of the South Korean city.

Seminar 3 is on 31 January when Carl Saxer will talk on “The Return of the Regions or the Rise of Seoul? Observations on the Recent Presidential Election in South Korea” (Not 1 February as previously advised)

The 8th International Conference on North Korean Human Rights & Refugees; ‘North Korea: New Approaches‘, will be held at Chatham House on Tuesday January 22.

Classical Music

Ryu Jeong-ah gives a lunchtime piano recital at St Sepulchre’s, Holborn, at 1pm on 30 January.

Trot Music

Trot star Kim Soo-hee will be performing at St John’s Smith Square on 26 January at 7:30pm. The event is so secret that it is not even advertised on the St John’s website. My spies had to work overtime to deliver the goods on this one…

And, saving the best till last…

Congratulations to Choi Kyu-hak and all at the Cultural Centre. They should be up and running at the end of this month in their new location. A big art exhibition featuring, it is rumoured, the work of Baik Nam June will be the opening event in February. More soon.

Please let me know of any omissions.

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