- The London Korean Film Festival comes to the Barbican from 5 November, dovetailing and sometimes clashing with a Bong Joon-ho retrospective (1-14 Nov) at the South Bank. If you’re a BFI member you might have got tickets for the Q&A with Director Bong. If not, tough luck. [Update: more tickets now released]
- The London festival tours to Manchester (7-9 Nov) and Nottingham (16-18 Nov). More details on http://www.koreanfilm.co.uk/
- Nottingham Trent University is holding a series of Korean events in November – a concert on 1 November, and an exhibition of antique Korean maps till 22 November. If you want to catch up with Director Bong, he will be doing a Q&A in Nottingham on 16 November
- JUMP! returns to the Peacock, 3 – 21 November
- South Korea play Serbia at Craven Cottage (Fulham FC) at 2:30 on 18 November. Tickets from £12. Daehan Minguk.
Visual arts / antiques
- It’s Asian Art in London week till 7 November. Expect to find a lot of the oriental galleries pulling out all the stops to bring ceramics and screens to market.
- I-MYU opens up in the West End for the week, with a show of work by Lee Lee-nam and Lee Gil-woo at Alon Zakaim Fine Art
- SaLon gallery shows work by Dorothy Yoon till 22 November.
- The Earth Alert exhibition continues at the KCC until 28 November. Some great photos of Saemangeum, for those who have been following that particular issue.
- Younee comes to the end of her tour with gigs at the Vortex (1 Nov) and 606 Club (8 Nov)
- Kim Duk-soo performs in Cambridge, 7-8 November
- Kiejo Sarsfield is giving two of her fun cookery classes on 14 and 28 November
- Stephen Epstein talks about Images of North Korea in South Korean Pop Culture in Cambridge on 2 November, Between Some (Korean!) Rocks and a Large Place: Japan, China, and South Korean Popular Media in Oxford on 4 November and then South Korean Popular Culture and “Asia” in the New Millennium at SOAS on 6 November. (Choose between the latter and Kim Ki-duk’s Bi-mong at the Barbican)
- North Korean refugees talk about their experiences on 3 November in Portcullis House
- Dan Martin introduces the films of Yu Hyun-mok at the Korean Film Festival before the double-bill on 10 November
- The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will be holding an evening entitled Innovative Korea — From Past to Present at the KCC on 18 November
- Martine Robeets talks at SOAS on Korean and the Transeurasian languages: similarities that make a difference on 20 November
- James Grayson talks at the KCC on Ch’udo yebae: Christian Accommodation to Korean Ancestral Rites on 24 November
- Shin Wookhee talks at SOAS on US-North Korean Relations and the Peace System in the Korean Peninsula: A Historical Inquiry on 27 November (for a complete list of this season of SOAS seminars click here)
- Yi Chul-jin is back in town, and will be performing authentic Korean traditional dance at Roehampton on 2 December