Sometimes there's a downside to inheriting a country: you might have to wear your dad's anorak and furry hat. http://bit.ly/hwJXpa #
Colette Balmain reports from the book launch of Discovering Korean Cinema at the Korean Cultural Centre UK Tuesday 23 Nov 6pm For the launch of the book, Discovering Korean Cinema (edited by Daniel Martin and Mark Morris, The Korean Cultural Centre: London, 2010), both the editors, Daniel Martin and Mark Morris, and one of the […]
The third Asia House Pan-Asia Film Festival runs from 2-13 March 2011. Possibly reflecting the vibrancy of the Korean film scene, and despite the regular exposure of Korean films in the BFI London Film Festival, the London Korean Film Festival and the fortnightly screenings at the KCC, the Asia House festival contains two films with […]
Is 2011 the year of North Korean art? As a Mansudae show closes in Moscow at ВИНЗАВОД, http://bit.ly/ffagtg … # … another show of North Korean linocuts, from Nick Bonner’s collection, opens in Toronto: http://bit.ly/fN8Ezg #
Pyongyang goes pop: @Alex Hoban starts a series of reports on North Korea’s music scene for the Grauniad: http://bit.ly/gScjB1 # The full series can be found here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/series/pyongyang-goes-pop
Two years ago LKL thoroughly enjoyed the debut showing of a play by Korean adoptee writer In-Sook Chappell. This Isn’t Romance tells the story (not autobiographical) of a Korean adoptee returning to Seoul to track down her family. It’s a moving and emotionally charged play which is at times disturbing as well. Chappell’s play has […]
One of the KCC’s initiatives this year is to start bringing Korean music, including traditional music, to a London audience. The first of these concerts in on Monday 7 February. The KCC Concerts Tori Ensemble HEO Yoon-jeong and KANG Kwon-soon This inaugural concert of 2011 brings traditional Korean music to a modern audience, Ms. Heo […]
Via indiefulrok – Thanks for the info about 나비맛/[nabi:mat]’s new EP, Light, released two months ago. I’ll be sure to track it down – though I’m not sure I like the over-use of the autotune in the sample. #. In general, nabi:mat are definitely a band to follow. Above: 수줍은 노래 (Shy Song)
Discovered on a Middle East fansite, whose location I can no longer find. Who on earth can be the Kim whose back acne Lee Young-ae is supposed to have witnessed? http://twitpic.com/3tovf7 #.
Bella Frey gets star-struck. And who can blame her? Rain in London in January, nothing unusual there. However Rain, as in Jung Ji-hoon, South Korea’s delightfully handsome mega pop star and actor, in London is definitely a once in a blue moon event. As soon as the news hit Facebook that he would be here […]
The theme for January and February at the KCC is period drama, and kicks off this Thursday with Lee Myung-se’s visually stylish romp The Duelist (형사). THE 62nd KOREAN FILM NIGHT At the Korean Cultural Centre UK Duelist (2005) 7pm, Thursday 27th January Director: Lee Myung-se Cast: Kang Dong-won, Ha Ji-won Genre:Period Drama Certificate: 12 […]
Hanmi Gallery is a new gallery to the central London art scene – so new in fact that its gallery space is still under construction, and due to open in October this year in Maple Street, Fitzrovia. But it’s already established in Seocho-dong, Seoul, and has been trailing its London opening by holding a stall […]
Rain is coming to London on Tuesday 25th. Not the weather. 비. Jung Ji-hoon. At least, according to this: http://on.fb.me/glBESt #. Knightsbridge, Tuesday at 2pm. But to meet him you have to buy a backpack. #. Forgot to say – the backpack in question could set you back £475. Well, this IS Knightsbridge (and it […]
Nice feature on famous artist Chang Ucchin in the Korea Times. Looks to be well worth a visit to Gallery Hyundai if you’re in Seoul. http://bit.ly/hOgH7L #
What’s the point of kimchi? What’s the point of ignorance? @Roboseyo trashes the Grauniad, and quite right too. http://bit.ly/eoN4Fv # The offending Observer / Grauniad article by Rachel Cooke is here.
Great article at BBC News – Doing business in London’s Little Korea (New Malden) http://bbc.in/edhe9y #. Hairdressers, shops, restaurant, property lettings – it’s a really close look.
We’ve digested the albums, films, sporting events and books of the year, and reviewed some of the memorable stories of 2010 in our Quiz of the Year. Here are some of the other things we noted in 2010 which didn’t quite make it into any of those articles. 2010: a year of anniversaries It was […]