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- The Edinburgh International Festival has three Korea-focused events this year, involving video art (particularly Nam June Paik) and a live performance with screening of Madame Freedom.
- The Edinburgh Fringe has its expected range of Korean performances
- The Kingston Korean Festival is on 17 August
- A youth-focused Korea Camp is at Coopers Yard, Westlow Hill, Crystal Palace on 10 August. Details hazy at time of going to press.
- The Women on Screen season at the KCC concludes with the highly recommended Gilsotteum (Im Kwon-taek) on 1 August and Happy End (Jung Ji-woo) on 15 August
- The Choi Min-sik season at the KCC continues with Chihwaseon (Im Kwon-taek) on 8 August and Lady Vengeance film on 29 August.
- There’s a secret K-film screening in Deptford on 7 August but you have to subscribe to Mondo Pop (free) to find out more. I can only think of one film which meets the description given by Alua.
Last chance to see
New this month
- Kim Jihee’s solo show, Daytime Sleepwalking, is at St Pancras Church Crypt Gallery 1 August – 4 August
- Lee Jinhan and Kim Jiseon have a group exhibition at HADA Contemporary, 1 August – 1 September
- Kwon Yong-man’s solo show, Momentum at Rest, is at Mokspace, 8 August – 1 September
- The annual residency by the Korean Artists Association at the KCC, this year entitled 합, 合, Collaboration begins on 28 August
Performances and gallery talks
- The Korean Artists Association’s Collaboration programme opens with an evening of performances on 28 August (and put 4 September in your diary for an associated conference and workshop)
- There’s an artists talk to go with Kim Jihee’s St Pancras show, but held at the KCC, on 2 August at 4pm.
- There’s a gallery tour to go with the KCC’s Moon Jar exhibition on 5 August at 3pm, and a creative writing workshop on 12 August.
- Dhayoung Yoon gives a lunchtime piano recital at St Sepulchre’s Holborn on 7 August