August events 2012

Washing Brain and Corn, Sung Hwan Kim, 2010, video still. © Sung Hwan Kim
Washing Brain and Corn, Sung Hwan Kim, 2010, video still. © Sung Hwan Kim

August is the time to turn the attention to Edinburgh for the Fringe and to Kingston for the festival, but there’s still plenty of stuff going on in Central London

Exhibitions

Festivals

  • The Summer Breeze festival is in Kingston’s Cranbury Gardens on 4 August
  • The big annual Korean festival is in Kingston’s Fairfield Recreation Ground on 11 Aug

Olympic tie-ins

  • Team Korea House hosts performances by Dulsori, dancing robots, hand acupuncture and more
  • The KTO will be delighted if you spot one of the London double-decker buses painted in their livery. They have also rented space underneath the Samsung ad at Piccadilly Circus
  • KOTRA have rented space in Harrods, at the South Ken end of the Brompton Road frontage, displaying the latest Korean technology

Film

  • Korea’s earliest surviving silent film, Crossroads of Youth, screens at the Barbican with live music and narrator, 2 August
  • This month’s director at the KCC is Lee Yoon-ki, master of delicate understatement. As ever, Otherwhere has done the legwork. First screening is on 9 August. This Charming Girl | Love Talk | My Dear Enemy | Come Rain Come Shine (+ Director Q&A). First three screenings Thursdays at 7pm at the KCC; final one on 30 August at the Apollo Piccadilly at 6:30pm

Music

Edinburgh

Food

2 thoughts on “August events 2012

  1. There are a few Korean film screenings on Film 4 as part of the Film4 Fright Fest – Aug 16: 박쥐 (Bakjwi/Thirst, South Korea, 2009); Aug 18: 헨젤과 그레텔 (Henjelgwa Geulete/Hansel & Gretel, South Korea, 2007) and Aug 23: 마더 (Madeo/Mother, South Korea, 2009).

  2. And now 쩨쩨한 로맨스 (Jjejjehan Lomaenseu/Petty Romance, South Korea, 2011) at the Genesis Cinema, London, UK on August 30, 2012.

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