Here are the events for October, so far as I am aware.
- Younee launches her UK album at a series of gigs at Pizza Express jazz club and elsewhere.
- To get in your essay on Ch’oe Yun’s There a Petal Silently Falls.
- The BFI London Film Festival has two high profile Korean Films: Hong Sang-soo’s Like you know it all (18, 19 Oct) and Bong Joon-ho’s Mother (22, 23 Oct). If anyone has the patience to trawl through the persistently unsearchable BFI website for more Korean films, please leave a comment below.
- Almost upstaging the BFI festival is the UK commercial release of Park Chan-wook’s Thirst from 16 October. You won’t see a more attention-grabbing poster this year.
- The KCC’s screenings this month are as yet unadvertised.
- The Korean Artists Association have an evening of exhibits and performance at the KCC on 16 October
- The British Korean Lawyers’ Association in conjunction with the Anglo-Korean Society present a piano recital by Kim Ka-hyun on 29 October
Visual arts, antiques, exhibitions and related events
- I-MYU’s exhibition of Hong Young-in’s huge embroidered work continues until 3 Ocober.
- There is a gallery talk / seminar on 1 October with contributions from Hong herself, the owner of Sesame gallery, and a hopelessly out-of-his-depth blogger trying not to sound like a pseud.
- The KCC’s design exhibition, My Perfect Neighbours, continues until 8 October
- Asia House’s contemporary art exhibition, TransReal, continues until 17 October, with a gallery talk on 15 October
- Asian Art in London commences on 29 October
- There is a couple of Korean jewellers exhibiting at the Goldsmiths Fair, till October 11.
- The Anglo-Korean Society’s annual dinner in the Houses of Parliament is on 8 October.
- The Korean Language Meetup group has a gathering on 13 October
Seminars / talks
- Dame Margaret Drabble talks about The Red Queen on 20 October
- SOAS’s autumn evening seminars kick off on 16 October, with another talk on 23 October.
- Asia House has a talk on travel to exotic locations including North Korea on 6 October
- Make sure you book for Kim Duk-soo in Cambridge, 7-8 November
- Clear your diary for the beginning of November for the Korean Film Festival in the Barbican.