An evening with the Korean Artists Association

The UK Korean Artists Association invite you to a varied evening of visual and performing arts on 16 October at the Korean Cultural Centre. The Korean Artists Association was formed twelve years ago to represent UK-based Korean artists, and counts among its membership dancers, painters, sculptors, musicians and other creative artists. Their evening at the […]

Learning Korean with Alud: part 3

Did anybody else go to the Thames Festival the other week? I was tied up during the day, but managed to get to the Scoop not long before the screening of the Good The Bad and The Weird. Luckily before that I managed to catch the last 10 minutes or so of Sorea, where I […]

Happy birthday Confucius

Happy birthday Confucius: 2,560 years old today. Born in 551 BC, the influential Chinese philosopher Confucius was known for his intelligence and foresight. There is little chance, however, that even he could have predicted how the Western world would celebrate the 2,560th anniversary of his birth: with a custom logo for search engine Google. Source: […]

KoreaDesign at Earl’s Court

It was not so long ago that Korea was known as a country which was highly competent at manufacturing goods which ticked all the boxes in terms of functionality and cost, but lacked the wow factor in terms of design. In recent years, Korea has been catching up with the design innovators, with consumer electronics […]

Autumn 2009 / Spring 2010 seminar series at SOAS

Details of the new season of free evening Korean Studies seminars at SOAS: All seminars take place in room G50 unless marked otherwise Friday, October 16th, 5pm Dr. James Hoare, SOAS The Other Korea: North Korea in pictures Friday, October 23rd, 5pm Jiyoung Song, Cambridge University “Our style” human rights of the Democratic People’s Republic […]

Sharing by Design: My Perfect Neighbours at the KCC

News of the latest exhibition at the KCC, coinciding with London Fashion Week and 100% Design. Exhibition at Korean Cultural Centre UK 22 Sept – 8 October 2009 Korea Design Foundation and Korean Cultural Centre UK (Affiliate body of the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism) host the opening ceremony of the exhibition designMADE2009 “Sharing […]

Sarah Chang plays Bruch

Korean American violinist Sarah Chang will be appearing in a programme of popular classics at the Albert Hall tomorrow night in a charity concert put on by Classic FM. Alex James from Blur will be guest conducting the Northern Sinfonia orchestra in the theme from the Onedin Line. Chang will be playing everyone’s favourite fiddle […]

Anglo Korean Society annual dinner

A reminder to Anglo-Korea Society Members to apply for their tickets for the annual dinner in the Houses of Parliament. ANGLO – KOREAN SOCIETY JOINT PRESIDENTS H.E. The Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, Chun Yung-woo Dr Robert Hawley CBE CHAIRMAN Sir Stephen Brown KCVO ANNUAL DINNER Thursday 8th October 2009 THE HOUSE OF COMMONS […]

The Art of SamulNori: Kim Duk Soo in Cambridge

The Art of SamulNori – Kim Duk Soo and SamulNori Hanullim on Saturday and Sunday, 7-8 November 2009 Korean drumming master, Kim Duk Soo and his colleagues will give two performances at Robinson College, Cambridge to celebrate the University of Cambridge’s 800th Anniversary and to promote Korean Studies. Performance dates are: 7.30pm Saturday 7 November […]

Scarlet Letter at the KCC

The second of two films featuring the late actress Lee Eun-ju is The Scarlet Letter (주홍글씨, dir Byeon Hyeok, 2004). This was Lee’s last film, and it was said that the film contributed to the depression which led her to commit suicide. Also starring Han Suk-gyu. Synopsis Strong and confident detective Gi-hun is married to […]