April cooking with Kiejo

Every Saturday during April Kiejo Sarsfield will be giving Korean cookery lessons. The classes, in the comfort of her kitchen, are a fun and relaxing way to spend a morning (and lunchtime). They start at 11am and continue through lunch to around 2pm. The location is towards the end of the Metropolitan line, in the […]

Rumours on the Cheonan

Did DPRK underwater suicide bomber sink South Korean naval vessel? The Chosun Ilbo reports on claims made by North Korean defectors (not always a reliable source). http://bit.ly/dslhxz # The suicide attack squads are known as the “invincibles” in the Air Force, “bombs” in the Army and “human torpedoes” in the Navy

London SME’s to join trade visit to Korea

In his recent report from the launch of the EU FTA-related UKTI document: “South Korea Open for Business,” Peter Corbishley mentioned an outward mission to the Korean legal sector in April, in association with the legal and professional services section of the Law Society. The Law Society supported visit has now been extended to include […]

Heritage, Human Rights, & Hanoks

MUST READ: David Kilburn's scathing critique of Seoul's conservation record, in a talk given at the National Human Rights Committee Study Centre: Heritage, Human Rights, & Hanoks http://bit.ly/9Eff2D #. Here’s a sample: Since 1976, the Seoul Government has claimed it has policies to preserve the hanoks of Bukchon. Yet the simple fact is that the […]

New term of language classes at the KCC

Details of the new season of language classes at the KCC. SEJONG INSTITUTE (세종학당) APPLICATION PERIODS: 29th ~ 31st March 2010 ** New application procedure ** Due to the ever increasing popularity of our language classes we have redrafted our application procedure for the Beginners 1 class to make it as fair as possible for […]

Yun Isang memorial hall opens in Tongyeong

Memorial park opens to honour one of Korea's most famous composers, Yun Isang, in his home town, at a cost of 8 billion won – JoongAng Daily http://bit.ly/9B2doC # “It feels like father’s spirit has returned here,” said his daughter Yun Yun-jeong at the opening ceremony, while shedding tears, according to the JoongAng Daily.

Pucca products bring in the cash

Something to get animated about – Pucca, the funky Korean cartoon character, continues to bring in the cash: JoongAng Daily http://bit.ly/dtvYHr #. Products bearing her likeness racked up more than 500 billion won ($441 million) in retail sales from 120 countries worldwide and 15 billion won in royalty fees in 2009 alone. The products range […]

The many sides of Younee

Younee is back in the UK for a punishing schedule of live gigs, radio interviews and broadcasts. LKL is her first interview, two days after landing at Heathrow. We meet, together with her manager, Anthony Steinberg, at the now familiar rooftop bar at the St George’s Hotel, next to All Soul’s Langham Place. Last time […]

Call for papers: Directory of World Cinema: Korea (Intellect Press: 2011)

Please find below the call for papers for the forthcoming Directory of World Cinema: Korea, to be published by Intellect Press in 2011. This is an exciting project. Intellect’s Directory of World Cinema: Japan has just recently been published. Details can be found here: http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/books/view-Book,id=4679/ Directory of World Cinema: Korea CALL FOR PAPERS The directory […]

Korean choreographers at Cloud Dance Festival

For the last two and a half years Cloud Dance Festival has provided performance opportunities to innovative and talented professional dance artists. As well as offering all important performance space, Cloud Dance festival presents an exciting programme of contemporary dance three times a year for those who are simply looking for to watch high quality […]