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April events 2013

Goonam – one of the Korea Rocks bands

The event of the month, and possibly the event of the year (hope I’m not speaking too soon), is Korea Rocks (see under Music listings below). But there are some pretty good exhibitions this month as well. And then Moon So-ri is in town too. Oh, and there’s the London Book Fair too.

Let me know what I’ve missed.



  • Moon So-ri is in town for a screening of Hong Sang-soo’s Hahaha, with Q&A afterwards, on 4 April. I think the KCC’s Year of the Four Actors then moves on to Jeon Do-yeon.
  • Kim So-yong’s For Ellen is at the BFI this month
  • GI Joe: Retaliation, featuring Lee Byung-hun, is on general release
  • Approved for adoption / Couleur de peau: miel screens at the Leeds Young Film Festival on 4 April
  • Further afield, CinemAsia in Amsterdam (4-7 April) has four Korean movies, including this year’s hot documentary, Captain Kang.


  • Award-winning acts Apollo 18, Galaxy Express, Goonamguayeoridingstella, and Gate Flowers come to the UK for the Korea Rocks tour. April 24: Kent, England @ Tunbridge Wells Forum | April 26: Wrexham, Wales @ The Bank (Focus Wales) | April 27: Wrexham, Wales @ Yales Café Bar (Focus Wales) | April 28: London, England @ Barfly | May 1: Manchester, England @ Night & Day Cafe | May 3: Liverpool, England @ Studio 2 (Liverpool Sound City) | May 4: Liverpool, England @ Kazimier Gardens (Liverpool Sound City)

Literature and publishing

Everything else

  • The Anglo Korean Society has a guided tour of the British Museum on 26 April
  • Kiejo Sarsfield’s cookery classes are 13, 20 and 27 April
  • Kimchi Cult returns for a six-month fast K-fusion food residency at the Black Heart in Camden from 4 April, 5pm – 9pm Tuesday to Thursday, and from 12 noon – 9pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Perfect for before the Korea Rocks gig at the Barfly.
  • Applications for the free Minhwa and Gayageum classes at the KCC must be submitted by 6 April

7 thoughts on “April events 2013

  1. I’m pretty sure there’s some stuff missing, but I have to sit down, go through my bookmarks and write my own Events post first. Off the top of my head, For Ellen (Korean director) is on the programme at the BFI all month long, there is a second event (Translation Flows in Asia or something like that???) at the London Book Fair that now I know for sure that it will feature something Korean as Deborah Smith (@londonkoreanist on Twitter) is one of the panelists. If I remember correctly one of the film festivals outside of London (Leeds I think) also has a Belgian-Korean documentary on the programme.

  2. Thanks for the addenda. Can’t think of a film fest that’s happening in April. I’ll keep an eye on your site so I can shamelessly plunder anything else I’ve missed 😉

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