Now that the football’s over, there’s something for everyone this month: an Asian food festival at Tower Bridge, a Korean Romeo and Juliet in Kingston and the continued Korean War commemorations at the KCC including the Present from the Past exhibition, plus the return of Korean Eye at the Saatchi Gallery.
Here’s the list as I know it:
- Soon Yul Kang’s solo show at ArtSpace Gallery, Maddox Street, continues until 3 July. She will then be demonstrating Tapestry Weaving and exhibiting hand woven tapestries at Art in Action 2010 from Thursday 15 to Sunday 18 July at Waterperry near Wheatley, Oxfordshire
- Bae Chan-hyo has a solo show at Purdy Hicks commencing 2 July, running for the rest of the month
- The KCC’s Present from the Past exhibition, featuring work inspired by the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, continues until 17 July
- Korean Eye: Fantastic Ordinary opens at the Saatchi Gallery on 6 July, running until 18 July.
- Hongnam Kim explains Why Museums Matter at the V&A on 7 July
- The Anglo Korean Society “Three Ambassadors” event at the Houses of Parliament is on 8 July
- Some of the artists featured in the Present from the Past exhibition will be talking about their work at the KCC on 9 July
- Andrew Salmon, author of To the Last Round, talks about the Imjin battle at the KCC on 15 July, with dates in Wrexham on the 7th and Gloucester on 9 July
- The KCC screenings this month are Castaway on the Moon (8 July) and Failan (22 July)
- Oh Tae-seok’s adaptation of Romeo and Juliet is at the Kingston Rose Theatre from 16 – 25 July
- My Love DMZ is having a one-off performance at the Rose Theatre on 20 July.
Food and social
- The Taste the East Food Festival is at Potters Fields near Tower Bridge on 9 and 10 July
- The annual Korean Food Festival takes place in the Fountain Pub in New Malden, also on 10 July
- Korean Language Meetup convenes on 8 July
- Trio Con Brio Copenhagen (two-thirds Korean) performs at the Barn, Hill House, Carlton, Bedfordshire, on 23 July