Check out the new K-pop culture academy at the @KCCUK. Get your application in by 15 February. Looks really interesting, and a good example of the new Minister’s K-Culture promotion initiative. http://t.co/g5HJL7m1
Aigoo! February’s London Korean event of the month, the StorySeller gig, has been cancelled. There’s still E J-yong’s Q&A to look forward to though. http://t.co/tATLndZf
If you’re in America, don’t forget to watch David Letterman tonight for SM Entertainment’s latest marketing push – a performance from Girls Generation http://t.co/NQoasFfa. And here’s the video:
KIA Motors, having sponsored the Australian Open since 2002, is getting some great worldwide TV coverage http://t.co/FUSNvaUK
After January’s successful focus on Lee Myung-se, February brings another Lee: E J-yong, or Lee Jae-yong (이재용). We start with An Affair (정사, 1998), starring Lee Mi-sook and Lee Jung-jae. It was one of the first Korean films I ever saw, at the 2001 London Korean Film Festival, and got me hooked on the Korean […]
Catch the last few days of the exhibition of North Korean propaganda posters and kitsch art from David Heather’s collection of works from Mansudae Studios, at La Galleria Pall Mall http://t.co/x8Io2z6C – till 3 February.
To coincide with London Fashion Week, the KCC’s next exhibition showcases young Korean fashion designers in London. LKL’s review of the show can be found here. A NEW SPACE AROUND THE BODY: Emerging Korean fashion designers 1 Feb 2012 – 28 Feb 2012 Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London […]
I was really hoping to be able to get to this free talk in Thursday – it looks really interesting. But unfortunately I’m not going to be able to make it. Folks in Cambridge can catch Professor Kang on a similar topic on Friday 27th at Robinson College. If anyone wants to write up either […]
London-based Korean artist Joohee Chun is participating in the “Exclusive Asian Art” Exhibition, 31 Jan – 12 Feb 2012 at HF Contemporary Art, Lauderdale House, Waterlow Park, Highgate Hill, London N6 5HG. (Archway tube)
LKL reports from the Asian Movie Meetup at the Roxy in Borough High Street on 16 January: Pulgasari (1985). Director: Shin Sang-ok; Producer: Kim Jong-il. The snowy peak of Mount Baekdu in the background and a winged Chollima horse in the foreground is the ident which announces the start of Pulgasari. The two icons of […]
The KCC’s Lee Myung-se month comes to an end on Thursday 26 January with a Q&A with the director himself after a screening of The Duellist. Note that to accommodate extra people, the screening is at the Apollo – and needs to be booked via the Apollo box office rather than the KCC reception. Note […]
There’s a good feature on photographer Bae Bien-u (best known for his atmospheric pine tree images) in the JoongAng Ilbo http://t.co/V6Zr9GH7. See some of his photos of the Secret Garden on his website.
Small talk: interview with Korean American writer Krys Lee in the FT http://t.co/VN4wRXzT (via @rjkoehler). Her first book, Drifting House, a collection of short stories set in North Korea, South Korea and the US, is now available on Amazon.
Did anyone notice any Natural Wonders on the North Circular after Kim Jong-il’s death? The DPRK embassy in Germany did http://t.co/LvnlMBjB
We had a pretty good year for Korea-related cultural events in 2011. So what can we expect in 2012? Here’s a taster of things that are in planning. And here’s hoping the plans come to fruition. Film We missed out on a planned Im Kwon-taek retrospective in 2011 owing to a clash of dates with […]
Tabloid story of the week: eight South Koreans arrested over alleged scheme to smuggle gold to Japan in their rectums: http://t.co/OB5hfpQn (via the Marmot)
I don’t often try to make it to a West End lunchtime recital from the fastnesses of Canary Wharf. But I’m going to make an exception this Friday to try to get to hear MinJung Baek. The programme is an exciting one, including a piano work by Korean composer Unsuk Chin, who had a whole […]