The Archives of the Gwangju uprising, plus the Ilseongnok (account of Joseon kings’ daily lives) have just been listed in UNESCO Memory of the World http://bit.ly/lJNKdY # The Ilseongnok is designated as National Treasure No.153
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 […]
BoA celebrates 10th year since debut in Japan. And still only 24 years old. http://bit.ly/iSiPha #
Those who haven’t got around to reading Shin Kyung-sook’s massively successful Please Look After Mother yet (not that you have any excuse – it’s a very easy and quick read in Kim Chi-young’s translation) can now digest it in very easy chunks before going to bed. It has been abridged and serialised for radio, and […]
Kim Ki-young’s 1955 directorial debut “The Boxes of Death” found its way back to the big screen in Seoul, after being lost for more than a half-century. koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/art/2…
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”. […]
"Rumors say Standard selling SC First". Doesn't sound right. Standard Chartered sounded very bullish about SC First the other day when the Anglo-Korean Society visited for a viewing of their art collection. http://bit.ly/jWBtPV #
Drinking makgeolli in front of the Haewooso garden at Chelsea, with its designer Jihae Hwang. Perfect way to start a long birthday weekend. #. The Gold Medal winner and best Artisan Garden was getting lots of interested comments from the gardening cognoscenti.
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 […]
Some familiar artists, but maybe the gallery name is less familiar. Actually, HADA Contemporary is a joint venture between Korean Tom Woo and Tony Pontone of the Albemarle Gallery. And that’s where the group show is. EMBRACING THE VOID MOON BEOM | GWON OSANG | JEONG MYOUNGJO | JE BAAK | LEE JINHAN OPENING RECEPTION […]
A fine Korean restaurant I just discovered in Dusseldorf. And I just converted another work colleague to Korean food. http://twitpic.com/52hgcp #. The Korean family running the restaurant had been in Germany for about 20 years.
It is the first time that a Korean garden has been shown at the Chelsea Flower Show, and designer Jihae Hwang has been rewarded with a gold medal and the accolade of Best Artisan Garden. Rather like at Cannes, where there’s the main event and Un Certain Regard, at Chelsea there’s the Show Gardens and […]
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 […]
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 […]
The second of two extracts from the early pages of Park Wan-suh’s Who ate up all the shinga? dealing with the memories of her childhood existence in the countryside near Kaesong in the 1930s and early 1940s, posted to coincide with the Korean garden at the Chelsea Flower Show this coming week, which features an […]
About time too. Michelin finally releases a Green Guide to Korea. Now to collect those stars… http://bit.ly/mHfhl5 #. Currently only available in French, but in English from March 2012.
To coincide with the Korean garden at the Chelsea Flower Show this coming week, which features an outside toilet, here’s the first of two extracts from Park Wan-suh’s Who ate up all the shinga? The outhouse, it seems, was much more than a place for moving the bowels. Park Wan-suh was born in 1931 and […]