Why Korea should be proud of Jihae Hwang, and why a sponsor should step forward for next year

Not many Koreans will have heard of Jihae Hwang. In fact, probably more Brits have heard of her. She has recently been on national TV here, with coverage in the best broadsheet newspapers. The English are known for their love of gardening. On sunny Spring Sundays and Bank Holidays, garden centres are crammed with people […]

KCCUK K-Pop contest with YG Entertainment

More K-pop fun at the KCC: Audition deadline: 29 May at 23:59 Location: Korean Cultural Centre UK The day of the Event: Friday 3 June 2011 Time: 1900 – 2200 After our last successful event at the Korean Cultural Centre with K-POP Team, Korean Cultural Centre presents another Kpop Special, “K-Pop Contest with YG Entertainment”. […]

“A major addition to world literature” – a report from the launch of the translation of Park Kyung-ni’s T’oji

Monday night at the KCC was part celebration, part education: the launch of an English translation of a major portion of one of Korea’s best-loved modern epics: Park Kyung-ni’s Land. The evening was fronted by the translation’s publisher, Global Oriental (now part of the 300 year old Brill publishing house), but the three speakers were […]

Woochi: The Demon Slayer at the KCC

The 71st film night screening at the KCC UK is: Woochi: The Demon Slayer 7pm, Thursday 26th May Director: Choi Dong-hoon Cast: Kang Dong-won, Lim Soo-jung Genre:Comedy/Action Certificate: 15 Running Time: 136 mins Venue: The Korean Cultural Centre UK Ground Floor, Grand Buildings 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW RSVP: Booking is required, please visit the […]

Daily screenings associated with the Jeonju film fest

After last month’s daily screenings of films associated with Jeju-do, this month’s daytime screenings downstairs at the KCC are all associated with the Jeonju International Film Festival. The films include Bong Joon-ho’s debut feature, Barking Dogs Never Bite. Korean Films at the KCCUK Celebrating the JEONJU Int’l Film Festival Through the rest of May the […]