A write-up of a study day at SOAS and British Museum on 24 Feb 2009. Shamans, Chaekkori, Bojagi and Chogapko all demystified. And, meet the Toilet Spirit.
A press release about the current exhibition of Jung-mi Bae near Marble Arch in London
Two British parliamentarians return from the DPRK and report on the meetings they held with DPRK officials
A quick article about a new Korean food store in Central London: Seoul Mate, near the British Museum
Seoul is “Official Destination Partner” of Manchester United. Recently they gave away a free holiday to a Man U supporter.
Matthew Jackson introduces Korea’s remarkable alphabet
Kim Ji-woon’s The Good the Bad and the Weird makes it to DVD, in both Korean and International cuts.
One of London’s leading Korean-born artists is featured in the Korean edition of Vogue.
A review of In-sook Chappell’s powerful debut play about a Korean woman, brought up in the West, returning to Seoul to find the brother she abandoned.
Details of the activities of the British Korean War Veterans Association during 2008
Im Sang-soo’s film gets a UK DVD release with its controversial documentary footage reinstated.
A run-down of the top Korean TV dramas, as voted on by the experts.
An update on some of the latest blogs about Korea
Details of a free day of lectures on Korean folk art and customs at SOAS and the British museum in February 2009
Mark Russell’s book is a fun and informative account of the Korean entertainment industry. Read a full-length review.
British Parliamentarians call on the new Obama administration to bring about a formal cessation of hostilities and normalisation of relations with DPRK
Jennifer Barclay visits the Korean Cultural Centre on its first birthday, experiences Choi Jeong-hwa’s exhibition, and meets the KCC’s director, Kyuhak Choi.