Plenty on offer this month, particularly in respect of talks and seminars. Do let me know what I’ve missed.
Talks, seminars, classes
- The Engage Korea conference is at Merton College Oxford on 4 May
- SOAS seminars this month are a screening of The Korean War in Colour, on 10 May, a look at Kim Sung Ok: A Literature of and for the Self on 14 May and Yi Sang’s “Miscellaneous Writings by Autumn Lamplight” on 20 May
- Kiejo Sarsfield’s cookery classes are on Saturday 11th, 18th, 25th
- There’s a gallery talk associated with the new KCC exhibition on 13 May
- The Anglo-Korean Society has an evening with the UK’s current ambassador to South Korea at the KCC on 14 May
- The Asia House Festival of Asian Literature brings you a Global Literary Salon which includes Krys Lee and others on 15 May
- SOAS is hosting a two-day conference on Korean screen culture, Years of Radical Change, on 31 May and 1 June
- Gwon Osang’s solo show, Postmodern Times, continues at Hada Contemporary all month
- Jeong Woojae and Ko Am’s exhibition continues downstairs at Albemarle Gallery until 11 May
- The Tainted, Hur Shan’s duo exhibition at Gazelli Art House, continues all month
- Imaginative Space, the current Mokspace show which includes work by Park Sung-young, closes on 12 May. It is followed by an exhibition of contemporary Buddhist Art from 14 May.
- Jeong Yung-kyung’s solo show, Facing Surfaces, is at Bosse & Baum till 17 May
- The Hidden Cost of Prosperity, one of the KCC’s winning curatorial projects, opens on 10 May.
- Hanmi Gallery’s current show, The Woman The Gaze The World, which includes work by Ki Seulki, closes on 5 May.
- You can find work by Shin Meekyoung and Lee Hyungkoo at Danson House and Hall Place respectively – both in Bexleyheath. And you can still find Shin’s soapy Duke of Cumberland in Cavendish Square.
Music and Dance
- The amazing Korea Rocks tour winds up on 5 May. If you’re in Manchester or Liverpool, do go along.
- You can watch a concert from 2NE1’s New Evolution tour in a Wimbledon cinema on 6 May
- Project Soul perform at the annual B-boy festival at Sadlers Wells, Breakin’ Convention, on 4 May
- The Jeon Do-yeon season at the KCC continues with My Dear Enemy (Lee Yoon-ki) on 16 May, and another film, to be announced, on 30 May
- The KCC is kicking off a season of films entitled Women on Screen, with Sweet Dream aka Lullaby of Death (Yang Ju-nam, 1936) on 9 May and Madame Freedom (Han Hyung-mo, 1956) on 23 May
- The programme of the Terracotta Far East Film Festival (6-15 June) will be released on 7 May