Concert notes: Baramgot at the South Bank

When Baramgot visited London two years ago they played to a sparsely populated mediaeval church in the middle of the Barbican complex. This year, the performance was in the more comfortable environment of the Purcell Room, and the audience was much bigger. What we gained in comfort was somewhat lost in atmosphere – the echoing […]

Little Angels come to London

Sadlers Wells seems to be the venue of choice for big budget, but free, Korean shows. Hot on the heels of the musical Another Sun, we will be getting the Little Angels, who will be performing at Sadlers Wells on 2 October in aid of the British Korean War Veterans. Two performances, 3pm and 7:30pm. […]

Korea returns to 100% Design London

100% Design London: 2010 KOREA DESIGN Pavilion September 23rd (Thur) – 26th (Sun), 2010 (4 days) Stand L70, Earls Court Exhibition Centre, London Hosted by Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE) Organized by Korea Institute of Design Promotion (KIDP) Supported by Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) Korea Design: Innovative Design through Advanced Technology Design in Korea […]

Celebrate Chuseok with the Anglo Korean Society

A notice from the Anglo-Korean Society: CHUSEOK EVENING Wednesday 22nd September 2010 6.30pm Korean Cultural Centre UK Grand Buildings, 1 – 3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW Main Entrance on Northumberland Avenue (nearest underground station – Charing Cross) Chuseok, a traditional Harvest Moon festival, is held on the 15th day of the Eighth Moon in the […]

Winterplay launches UK album with civilised gigs

Last weekend saw Winterplay’s UK debut and launch of their first western album on Universal. Three gigs in two remarkably different settings. Their first performance was in the Cultural Centre on Friday 10 September. Demonstrating the remarkable flexibility of the space, the area next to the reception desk had been converted into a stage, with […]

Chasing Money: A Million to screen at the KCC

Looking at the synopsis of this film, I am reminded of Kinji Fukasaku’s Battle Royale. Now that was a fun film. As this one’s a 15, maybe the results won’t be quite so dramatic. THE 56TH KOREAN FILM NIGHT At the Korean Cultural Centre UK A Million 7pm, Thursday 23rd September Director: Jo Min-ho Cast: […]

Autumn Show: Mimi Youn – Mememimi

News of a solo photography show currently on in central London, by Slade-trained Korean Mimi Youn. Autumn Show: Mimi Youn – Mememimi Exhibition Dates: 4th September – 23rd October 2010 Viewings by appointment from Tuesday to Saturday at any time To make an appointment contact: tel.: +44 (0) 7920 520 777 Central London gallery […]

LKL reports from the Thames Festival 2010

2010 is Korea’s fourth year of participation in the Thames Festival, and each year the participation seems to get more ambitious. This year, the location moved from Tower Bridge, where there are possibly fewer punters strolling by, to the high-profile Jubilee Gardens, under the shadow of the London Eye, where the crowds are much more […]

Book Review: Your Republic is Calling You

Kim Young-ha: Your Republic is Calling You Translated by Kim Chi-young Harcourt, 2010. First published in Korean: 2006 Ki-yong, a North Korean agent, has lived undercover in Seoul for half his life. Inactive for the last 10 years, he is suddenly given an order to return home. Is the order a hoax? Is he being […]