Here are the Korea-related events for May
- Nah Youn Sun plays the Vortex on 10 May as part of her world tour. Her London debut. Unmissable.
- B-boy crew Myosung perform at Breakin’ Convention 2009 on 3 May, followed by a UK tour.
- Kim Jin’s solo show continues at I-MYU until 16 May
- Three Koreans continue their show of decorative architectural glass at the Cochrane Theatre Gallery until 8 May
- Further afield, Francesca Cho participates in two group exhibitions in Lecce (Italy) and Berlin.
Exhibitions at the KCC
- The Hangeul=Spirit exhibition continues until 16 May
- A related hangeul writing competition runs also until 16 May
- The next exhibition, opening on 20 May, celebrates 100 years of Manhwa.
- The KCC has just started a permanent exhibition of Korean crafts
- Two Buddhist films at the Barbican on 10 May: Beyond the Mountain (1991) and Hometown of the Heart (1949) – part of the International Buddhist Film Festival
- The Terracotta Far East Film Festival opens with An Eye for an Eye (2008) on 21 May and also include’s Kim Ki-duk’s Dream (2008) on 23 May
- The KCC’s regular screenings this month are The Game (2008) on 14 May and Hansel and Gretel (2007) on 28 May
- To go with the opening of the Manhwa exhibition, the KCC is holding two screenings of films inspired by Korean comic books: Hello Schoolgirl (2008) on 21 May and Tazza / High Rollers / War of Flower (2006) on 22 May
- The KCC sponsors a Korean film week in Exeter, 11 – 16 May: Chihwaseon, Lady Vengeance, Two Sisters, Host and Marathon is a strong cross-section of recent films.
- Moby Duck tours the Midlands with one of Korea’s best-loved folk tales: I’m Still Hungry
- SOAS’s summer term of free lectures start on 1 May, with further lectures on 8th and 15th. The first two are in Korean.
- Sarah Chang plays Bruch’s first fiddle concerto at the Festival Hall on 7 May.