All Eyes on Korea at the Thames Festival

The summer’s events come to an end with the Thames Festival, which coincides with the Chuseok season. As usual, Korea will be strongly represented, this time in a prestigious location just in front of Tate Modern. All Eyes on Korea at the Thames Festival Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 September 2012, 12 – 10pm A […]

Petty Romance screens at the Genesis Cinema

This Thursday you have a choice of K-film. Lee Yoon-ki’s Come Rain Come Shine at the Apollo Piccadilly with a director Q&A afterwards. Or this. Having already seen the former at the Asia House festival earlier this year, I’m definitely going to be at the Genesis. Genesis Auteurnative: Terracotta Distribution presents Petty Romance Thu, 30th […]

Another book on the DPRK hits the bookshops

I always get depressed when I see a new book on the DPRK, because the DPRK is a depressing subject. Plus, it’s the thought that people are spending their lives trying to figure out this unfathomable regime. It’s the thought that there’s another 500 pages which I feel I ought to read, but which if […]

Come Rain Come Shine + director Q&A at the Apollo Piccadilly

Rounding off Lee Yoon-ki month this Thursday is his most recent film: Come Rain, Come Shine (사랑한다, 사랑하지 않는다, 2011) Director: Lee Yoon-ki Running Time: 105 min Screening Date: 6.30pm August 30, 2012 Theatre: Apollo Cinema Piccadilly LEE Yoon-Ki is a Director who has established a name for himself in both domestic and international markets […]

Korean authors Shin Kyung-sook and Krys Lee visit Edinburgh Book Fest

We’ve all heard of the Edinburgh International Festival and its fringe; and of the Edinburgh Film Festival. Each year there’s sure to be Korean interest at these events. But this year another festival held at the same time, the Edinburgh Book Festival, together with the World Writers Conference, hosted Korea’s two most famous younger generation […]

Korea develops taste for British mummy porn

EL James’s Fifty Shades trilogy is being translated into Korean, and Volume 1 immediately became the country’s bestselling novel and e-book, according to the Korea Times, who in common with most others is pretty sniffy about the novels’ quality. How the translator managed to turn a 528 page English book into 780 pages of Korean […]

Funeral Figurines: A Unique Art Form of Traditional Korea

The opening talk of the current KCC exhibition, presented by the director of the museum who has provided the exhibits, was a little short on information on these charming funeral dolls. So Charlotte Horlyck’s upcoming talk is very welcome. Funeral Figurines: A Unique Art Form of Traditional Korea Global Korea Lecture: ‘Korean Culture Shining Bright’ […]

Symposium – a group exhibition at Mokspace

Notice of Mokspace’s latest exhibition, which opens today. Symposium – Group Exhibition 2012 Private View: 23 Aug 2012, 6pm Exhibition Dates: 23 Aug – 3 Sep 2012 / Opening Hours : 11am – 6pm, Every day Artists: Karen Parry, Valeriya Vygodnaya, Taegyun Kim, Yonghyun Lim_Jackie, Sanghyun Kim, Hyerim Kim, Kyungmin Lee, Sungmin Han, Sooji Shin, […]