Here are the events that I know about for May. Apologies for the poor presentation of this post, and probably a greater number of omissions than usual: a snail’s pace netbook, poor internet connection (yes, even in Seoul) and limited free time are conspiring against me at the moment.
- Chang-rae Lee, author of A Gesture Life and Native Speaker, talks about his new novel, The Surrendered, at the Asia House Festival of Asian Literature, on 24 May
- Buddha Speaks with a New Voice continues at the KCC until 29 May. Watch out for associated events, including a lecture by Park Young-sook on “Tradition and Innovation of Korean Buddhist Sculpture” on 19 May.
- Koh Sang-woo’s solo show at Sesame commences on 6 May
- I-MYU have a double exhibition at the moment (in Seoul and in their London gallery space) entitled Double Interview
- Antique will be screening at the Terracotta Far East film festival on 8 May
- The KCC’s film screenings will continue, the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. Check their website for details.
- Younee’s second UK tour is coming to an end. Check out her MySpace page for any last minute gigs
- Ye Eun Lee is giving a cello recital at St James’s Piccadilly on 12 May, 1pm
- Trio Con Brio Copenhagen (two-thirds Korean) play the Newbury Festival on 19 May
- The Tate Piano Trio (including Sulki Yu on violin) play in Oxford on 23 May.
Talks and other events
- The first of SOAS’s Friday evening seminars for the summer term is on 14 May at 5pm.
- There’s a Taste of Asia event near Tower Bridge (Potters Fields Park, Tooley Street, SE1 2HZ) 29 – 31 May. Not sure what it’s all about (I just remember seeing an advert for it somewhere) but there should be some Korean representation in it.
Do email me with things I’ve missed.