Here are the events I’m aware of for August.
- Invisible Bonds – 이음새… an exhibition, series of arts and performing workshops, and, kicking it all off, an evening of performance. The UK Korean Artists Association are in residence at the Korean Cultural Centre, 13-21 August.
- The annual Kingston Korean Festival is at the Fairfield Recreation Ground on 14 August, 11am-5pm or thereabouts.
- At the Edinburgh fringe,
- the amazing Modl Theatre Company returns with The Dandelion’s Story 15-30 August,
- Ariul: made in Korea presents a programme of fusion music, 22-29 August,
- Bibimbap Theatre presents Princess Pyunggang and General Ondal, a musical rendition of a children’s folk-tale,
- and young musicians from Korea and the UK combine in the Edinburgh Fringe International Community Youth Orchestra and Choir on August 20.
- For more, check the Fringe website.
- Sadlers Wells in Islington hosts a big Korean musical, Another Sun, based on the Dangun myth (and with some hints at things more contemporary) on 27-28 August. Admission free via firstname.lastname@example.org
- Modl Theatre Company (see under Festivals above) also performs The Dandelion’s Story in Cardiff on 7 August and Abergavenny on 11 August
- This month is Jang Sun-woo month at the KCC. The Petal screens on 5 August, with Road to the Racetrack on 12 August.
- Bong Joon-ho‘s Mother comes to the ICA from 20 August.
- There’s an interesting BBC World Service documentary on Korean adoptees, 8pm BST (7pm GMT) 6 August.
- In Manchester, Madlab hosts On the Other Side of the Globe, featuring Korean artists and designers, 2-31 August.
- Albemarle Gallery hosts The Korean Collective, finishing 31 August.
- Seeing: 5 female artists from Korea is at Coningsby Gallery until 7 August.
- Dual Mirage part 2: Tourists Dream is launched at Rivington Place, 6 August.
Thanks to Colin Bartlett and Beccy Kennedy for providing some of this info.