Event news: B.A.P at the O2 Academy Brixton

Popular in Germany, and now on their way to London: B.A.P – Live On Earth London 2014 O2 Academy Brixton Sun 27 April 14 Door time: 7.00pm Show time: 8.00pm It’s B.A.P’s first live appearance in Europe! B.A.P, which stands for Best, Absolute, Perfect, is one of Korea’s most successful bands of our time. Get […]

Exhibition visit: Leonard Johansson — Confessions of an Opium Eater, at Hanmi Gallery

Hanmi Gallery’s latest exhibition – on for a month, which is twice as long as most of their previous shows – features Leonard Johansson, who is based is London and of Swedish and Korean parents. Johansson takes his inspiration from Thomas De Quincey’s account of his quest for heightened experiences through substance abuse. In the […]

The BKVA Annual Report 2013-14

The following is the text of the annual report of the British Korean Veterans Association, as presented to the AGM of the newly-named British Korean Society. This is likely to be the last such report, for reasons which will become apparent as you read the following paragraphs. Chairman’s Report to the AGM of the Anglo-Korean […]

Ki Hyoung Tak: Loyalty, at Mokspace

Notice of the next exhibition at Mokspace, from 27 March, featuring the Senior Director of Photography at the Hankyoreh newspaper. The excellent ceramics exhibition by Sun Ae Kim finishes this Saturday, 22 March. Ki Hyoung Tak: Loyalty – The story of Mount Cho-An 27th March – 12th April 2014 Opening night: Wednesday 26th March 6.00 […]

The Hairy Bikers come to Korea

Coming up this Thursday (20 March) on BBC2 at 8pm, the Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure finally brings them to Seoul. It will be on iPlayer thereafter, but I suspect viewers overseas may need one of those browser plugins which fool websites into thinking you’re logged in from a different country. The Bikers’ programmes are always […]

Here’s what Hamlet sounds like in Korean

In 2012, as part of their Globe to Globe festival, the Globe Theatre invited numerous theatre companies from around the world to perform their Shakespeare adaptations in London – and Yohangza Theatre Company from South Korea brought their Midsummer Night’s Dream [LKL review here]. For phase two of the project, the Globe Theatre is taking […]