The Korean Cultural Centre UK is now open. Pay it a visit. Join the library. Watch that TV drama you were always interested in but didn’t want to pay to buy. Browse round the opening exhibition, Good Morning Mr Nam June Paik.
Other exhibitions with Korean interest are
- Sacred at Novas Gallery till 16 February, including work by Francesca Cho
- Forget-me-not at I-MYU, until 27 Feb. Well worth a visit.
- From 28 Feb till 2 March the I-MYU team will be exhibiting some of their artists at FORM:London at Olympia (I-MYU will be at stand 171).
Virgin Snow will be shown at the cultural centre on 26 Feb, with a preview somewhere up in Hampstead on 23 Feb.
Books and Boffins
Talks include the continuing series on Friday evenings at SOAS (1 February – Paul French; 8 Feb – Gina Barnes; 22 Feb – Vladimir Tikhonov).
Tikhonov also speaks at the Senate House on 21 Feb on the subject of Sin Chaeho’s (1880-1936) Metamorphoses: Confucian Scholar, Social-Darwinist Nationalist and Anarchist. Room NG15, Senate House Building, University of London, 5pm
Dr Park Cheol-hee talks at the Korea Discussion Group on 19 February on Korean Foreign Policy Initiatives under the New Presidency
Ji-yeoun You (piano) performs Beethoven at LSE, lunchtime on Valentines Day
Hyun-ae Lee (violin) performs Schubert, Saint-Saens and Martinu at the Guildhall School on Feb 26, 7pm.
Stage and Stories
And an unusual event which deserves your support: Sef Townsend, fresh from a stint at the National Centre for Korean Traditional Performing Arts, tells some traditional Korean folk tales in Blackheath on Sunday 17 Feb.
In a similar vein, Moby Duck theatre company is touring The Kam Tree, “a show that’s as powerful as the tiger, as eye-catching as the sunset over Mount Seorak”.
The Korean Language Meetup meets up in New Malden this time around, to celebrate the New Year, on 9 Feb.