Here are the events for May, so far. Let me know what I’ve missed out.
Event of the month
- Hwang Jihae, last year’s Chelsea gold medal winner in the artisan garden category, returns to the Chelsea Flower Show with her Show Garden – “Quiet Time: DMZ Forbidden Garden“, 22 – 26 May
- The Yohangza Theatre Company has one more performance of Midusmmer Night’s Dream at the Globe, 1 May. Their performance on 30 April went down extremely well, so make sure you go along if you haven’t already.
- Exhibition of the month is Place Not Found, at Foreman’s Smokehouse Gallery, 10 May – 3 June
- Runner up for exhibition of the month is the opening of HADA Contemporary’s new space with a Lee Jaehyo solo show, 3 – 30 May
- The Function of the Oblique continues at Son Gallery until 26 May
- If you happen to be in Paris, look in at a varied group show in the 16th arrondissment entitled “When I spoke its name, it came to me and became a flower“
- And if you happen to be in Plymouth, you can catch some Shin Meekyoung at Sinopticon
- The group show of Asian designers finishes at Mokspace on 3 May
- Violinist Joo Yeon Sir has a big month, with a lunchtime recital at St James’s Piccadilly (4 May), an evening recital on 16 May including one of her own compositions, and a recital at the National Gallery on 18 May.
- Hugh Keice plays the Clapham Grand on 11 May to mark the launch of his new EP, with gigs in Liverpool later in the month
- KCC’s director of the month is Jeon Kye-Soo. Screenings are on 10, 17, 24 and 31 May. (In order: Midnight Ballad for Ghost Theatre | A Perfect Day & If You Were Me 4 | Lost and Found | Love Fiction – with director Q&A)
- Make sure to book the day off for 10 May, when SOAS is holding a Korean film symposium: Korean Film: Years of Radical Change
- SOAS also has a free seminar on South Korea’s Africa strategy on 1 May and on the Performative Mechanisms of Politeness in Modern Korean on 18 May
- The All-Party group on North Korea meets on 16 May
- Kiejo’s cookery classes are 12 and 19 May this month
- The K-pop team have events on 6 and 26 May
- The Korean Language Meetup group has events on 9 and 24 May
- The European Taekwondo championships are in Manchester, 3-6 May