Bad Samaritans Banned from Bases

Korea's constitutional court confirms that Ha-joon Chang's "Bad Samaritans" is too dangerous to be read by the military # The 2nd Article of the 16th Clause of the military discipline rule stipulates that soldiers may not produce, copy, keep, transport or acquire subversive documents, books or any other means of expression, and to report […]

Samulnori workshop: Wild Beats and Mesmerising Rhythms

Jeung-hyun Choi, KAA member and managing director of the UK arm of Dulsori, will be holding an entertaining and very reasonably priced percussion workshop on 6 November: Come & Play Korean Drums & Percussion Wild Beats and Mesmerising Rhythms with Jeung-hyun Choi Saturday 6th November, 4:30-6:00pm St Mark’s Church, Myddleton Square, London EC1R 1XX. Feel […]

Dan Brown, Go, photos and parades in Pyongyang

Today's Grauniad has some striking photos of the recent Kim Jong-un parade in Pyongyang. Some of daily life in Pyongyang too. Photos by Dan Chung. # The cultural life of North Korea. Did you know Dan Brown is a hit there? Interesting piece in the Grauniad. # More photos of 65th anniversary of the […]

Blazers make big impact on London Fashion Week catwalk

Striking over-sized suit jackets stole the limelight at Vauxhall Fashion Scout as Kingston University MA fashion student Eunjin Oh revealed her latest womenswear range. The 25-year-old designer’s London Fashion Week collection entitled ‘A woman confined’ was inspired by a startling image she saw in a book by Iranian artist Shirin Neshat, who’s work challenges stereotypes […]

Joo Yeon Sir tackles Delius

It’s very seldom that one comes across a young Korean musician attempting the English repertoire. Kyung-wha Chung showed the way, over 30 years ago, with her Walton interpretations, but I can’t think of notable examples since. So let’s welcome 20-year old Korean violinist Joo Yeon Sir, winner of the Royal Philharmonic Society Emily Anderson Prize […]