Younee on Radio 3 Jazz Line-up

Great pre-gig publicity for Younee, courtesy of the BBC: an interview with the amazing singer Claire Martin on Radio 3 Jazz Line-up, and the chance to perform a couple of numbers live. http://bit.ly/yi96h # From the BBC website: Claire Martin presents as South Korean piano virtuoso Yoonee talks about her current career in jazz and […]

Kitty Jun-im McLaughlin in Line Space Colour

Kitty Jun-im McLaughlin participates in a group exhibition comprising new work by six London-based artists at 5 Fountayne Road, London, N15 4QL. Nearest Tube Seven Sisters. Exhibition dates 6 – 18 October 2009. Open every day, 12-6pm The essence of Kitty’s work derives from her integration of the duality of her experience of Korean and […]

Jung Ji-eun Kayageum recital, 7 Oct

Jung Ji-eun will be a familiar performer to many of us in London. Go along and support her at the Asian Music Centre, where she launches the “Strings of Asia” series, in which the AMC will explore the family of Asian string instruments: Korean kayageum, Japanese Koto and Chinese guzheng with some of the best […]

Transreal: My Home Town at Asia House

A notice of the current show at Asia House, featuring two Korean painters. Exhibition Period: 29th September – 17th October 2009 Venue: Asia House, 63 New Cavendish, Street, London W1G 7LP [Map] Reception: 5th October, 6:30PM TransReal: My Home Town is a reaction, and an exploration of this reaction, towards the seemingly increasing acceptance of […]

North Korean travel talk at Asia House

The Asia House website was down over the weekend, so I only have sketchy details of this, but on Tuesday 6 October there’s a travel talk which includes material on the DPRK. Doors 6.30pm. An evening of expert insights and travellers’ tales on some of the most exciting destinations in Asia, combining of practical advice […]

Hyundai Pony named design icon

Hyundai Pony voted the most iconic industrial design in Korea over last 50 years by Design magazine http://bit.ly/4lzdRl. # Designed by the famous Italian car designer Giorgetto Giugiaro in 1975, the Pony was praised for its sleek and modern design and is thought to have elevated the level of design of Korean industrial products to […]

A NYC K-blog meetup

Blogging brings many pleasures and privileges. Meeting fellow bloggers is one of them. Nice dinner with @maangchi in NY K-town. #. And here’s Maangchi’s take on the evening: Dinner with Philip Gowman http://bit.ly/mxb4N #

October is Park Chan-wook month

Director Park’s latest, Thirst, will have its official release on 16 October. But there’s a special preview on 5 October at the Curzon Soho, followed by Q&A with the director. To celebrate Park’s presence in town, the KCC’s screenings this month are also by him: I’m a Cyborg on 8 October and Oldboy on 22 […]

Bruce Cumings in Cambridge

In the second Ra Yong-yil lecture, Bruce Cumings, author of Korea’s Place in the Sun, comes to Robinson College to talk about North Korea. Details below: “The US and North Korea: Dealing with Irrationality” PROFESSOR BRUCE CUMINGS University of Chicago (USA) The Ra Jong-Yil Lecture in Korean Studies FRIDAY 23RD OCTOBER, 2009 UMNEY THEATRE, ROBINSON […]

A meeting with Maangchi in Manhattan

It was LKL’s first transatlantic trip for about two years, and I was keen to see what had changed in Manhattan’s Koreatown. In addition, I was keen to meet up with Maangchi, one of the winners of the first prize in the KTO’s Blog Korea, Visit Korea competition. I had been aware of Maangchi’s work […]

October Events 2009

Here are the events for October, so far as I am aware. Featured event Younee launches her UK album at a series of gigs at Pizza Express jazz club and elsewhere. Last chance To get in your essay on Ch’oe Yun’s There a Petal Silently Falls. Film The BFI London Film Festival has two high […]