February Events 2009

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Here’s what’s coming up in February

Visual arts:

  • The Choi Jeong-hwa KCC first anniversary show Shine a Light continues at the KCC. There’s a discussion forum on 5 February.
  • Lee Jae-hyo’s solo show finishes at the Albermarle Gallery on 3 Feb, while Bae Chan-hyo’s show wraps up on 7 Feb at Purdy Hicks, as does the Lost and Found group show at the Rokeby gallery
  • Lee Sea-hyun’s Between Red series will be showing at Aspex in Portsmouth from 7 Feb. There’s a charabanc departing the KCC that day offering you a day by the seaside.
  • Jo Seong-hee’s interim exhibition for her photography MA is Central House, LMU, 59-63 Whitechapel High Street, from 2 February

Film

  • Kim Ji-woon’s hyperactive western The Good the Bad and the Weird gets a theatrical release from 6 Feb.
  • The KCC will be treating us to four classic films on four successive Thursdays, with a 20 minute talk by Dan Martin to kick off the series.
  • Im Sang-soo’s President’s Last Bang is released on DVD on 23 February, including the restored documentary footage which was cut by the censors from the original version.

Theatre

  • Korean-born, English-raised writer In-sook Chappell presents her debut play This isn’t Romance at the Soho Theatre from 12 Feb

Academia

  • Jo Elfving-Hwang talks about the Transcendental Feminine in the works of contemporary novelist Chon Kyongnin at SOAS on 6 February
  • There’s a whole day devoted to Korean folk art at SOAS and the British Museum on 24 February.

Sports, social and fun

  • The UK British Masters Taekwondo open championship is he’d at the K2 leisure centre in Crawley on 22 February. Sponsored by the KCC.
  • The University of London Korean Society holds its annual Korean night on 6 Feb – this year at the SOAS Brunei gallery rather than the Conway Hall.
  • The Anglo Korean Society AGM is on 11 Feb
  • Kie-jo Sarsfield teaches Korean cookery on 21 and 28 Feb

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