London Fashion Week
- The KCC’s first new show of the new year is the K-Fashion Odyssey – it forms part of the International Fashion Showcase 2014 linked to London Fashion Week.
- London Fashion Week itself opens on 14 February with catwalk shows from J JS Lee and Eudon Choi.
- The work of Rejina Pyo will also be featured in the Designer Showrooms in Somerset House.
- Today is the last day of Kwon Jukhee’s rewarding show at October Gallery. There is an artist talk at 4pm on 1 February
- HADA Contemporary’s new show opening on 6 Feb features Je Baak and Ahn Jin-kyun
- Hanmi Gallery’s Attention 1: Yumi Chung closes on 2 February
- Rebecca Hossack Gallery shows the shortlisted artists of the ArtGemini Prize until 8 February, including the first prizewinner, Frankfurt-based Lyoo Songnyeo.
- Kim Ha-young starts a solo show at 43 Inverness Street on 20 February
- Art 14 starts on 28 February
- The KCCUK launches its series of screenings with a feature on the work of screenwriter Park Hoon Jung. I Saw the Devil on 13 February and one of New World / Showdown / The Unjust on 27 February
- The Asia House Pan Asian Film Festival launches on 26 February with The Unforgiven (Lee Sang-il). Hur Jin-ho’s Dangerous Liaisons is on 1 March. The Unforgiven, a remake of the Client Eastwood film, gets a theatrical release on 28 February (thanks to alualuna for the tip)
- Violinist Joo Yeon Sir performs at the National Gallery on 21 February and at 49 Queens Gate Terrace on Monday morning, 10 February
- Yin Yang Collective performs at Asia House on 6 February
- Singer-songwriter Hugh Keice is joined by indie rock band Peterpan Complex for gigs in Islington (24 Feb) and High St Kensington (27 Feb) (thanks to Koreanindie.com)
Talks, socials and everything else
- The BBC will be screening a documentary on Pyongyang University of Science & Technology on 3 Feburary
- A Christian survivor of a North Korean prison camp appears before MPs on 4
- Another North Korean refugee talks at a panel discussion at LSE on 5 February
- SOAS Friday evening seminars continue with Gasa poetry on 7 February and Koreans in Transwar Shandong on 21 Feb
- SOAS Students Union has some East Asia-related New Year celebrations on 7 February
- Busan BBQ has a pop-up with live DJ at Tooting Market on 1 February
- Kiejo Sarsfield’s cookery classes are every Saturday this month
- The KCC has the first of its Korean Literature evenings on 26 February, discussing Shin Kyung-sook’s Please Look After Mother
- The V&A starts its course of weekly study sessions on Korean art on Monday 24 February