Things to look forward to in 2014

Here are some of the Korea-related events we can look forward to in London and elsewhere this year.

  • The London Book Fair (8-10 April) has Korea as Focus Country. Expect a lot of K-lit events around that time, and plenty of authors will be in town.
  • Also, expect a number of literature-related film screenings at the KCC in the run up to the London Book Fair.
  • The Asia House Literature Festival in May will have a session on North Korea, with John Sweeney, Paul French, James Scanlon and others
  • The theme for the KCC’s film screenings will be “Behind the Camera” – people on the team other than directors and actors, such as music directors and cinematographers.
  • Kickstarter-funded movies Remember O Goddess (Lee Yoon-jung) and the documentary Twinsters (Samantha Futerman) will be released.
  • The Asia House Pan-Asian Film Festival will be in March. Details to be announced very soon.
  • I’m assuming the Terracotta Far East Film Festival will be in June
  • The two-day Korean Screen Culture Conference is in Sheffield, 13-14 June
  • The London Korean Film Festival will be early November
  • The three big art fairs, London Art Fair (15-19 January), Art 14 (28 February – 2 March) and Frieze (16-19 October) feature Korean artists and / or galleries
  • The KCC’s first exhibition of the year has a fashion theme, coinciding with London Fashion Week.
  • Hanmi Gallery’s makeover will hopefully be complete by the time Autumn is upon us.
  • The Hairy Bikers have been filming a series in Asia. They visit the Hwanghakjeong archery site in Sajik Park in Seoul and cook up a meal with local ingredients. And try their hand at Korean archery. The new series will be broadcast sometime in the Spring.
  • The City of London Festival (22 June – 17 July) has a Korean component this year.
  • The Kingston Korean Festival will be on 16 August.

If there are big things I’ve missed, let me know and I’ll update the list as appropriate.

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