It’s a busy month.
- It’s November, so it’s the London Korean Film Festival, starting on 6 November, with many different movies competing for our attention. On Thursday 13 November there are four screenings happening simultaneously – including one from the KCC’s Year of the screen professionals series. I shan’t list all the Festival screenings here. There’s a separate list here (which includes the screenings in Aberystwyth, Hebden Bridge and Norwich.) All LKL’s previews and reviews can be found here.
- The Year of the Screen Professionals, featuring Production Designer Ryu Seonghie has screenings on 13 November (Late Autumn) and 27 November (Mother)
- Set your videos for the Hong Sang-soo season on Film 4, 2 – 6 November (or the early mornings of 3 – 7 November)
North Korea – exhibitions and talks
- Four merit artists from Pyongyang’s Mansudae Studios are holding an exhibition of oil paintings in the DPRK Embassy, 3-7 November.
- An exhibition of photography, Icons of Rhetoric, is at Doomed Gallery, 20-23 November
- EAHRNK is presenting an additional chance to hear Yeonmi Park and Jihyun Park, on Monday afternoon 3 November
- Adam Cathcart talks on North Korean succession politics at SOAS on 14 November
- The All Party Parliamentary Group will be holding a session on Soft power and cultural diplomacy with North Korea on 19 November
- Owen Miller talks on the making of the North Korean working class at SOAS on 28 November
- Dalkey Archive launch the latest five titles from their Library of Korean Literature at the KCC on 4 November
- There’s a discussion with writer Ha Ilji on 5 November together with a screening of Jang Sunwoo’s adaptation of some of his works, Road to the Racetrack.
- The Korean Literature night at the KCC on 26 November focuses on Hwang Sok-yong’s Shadow of Arms
- John Stark’s exhibition, Witchcraft & Warfare, continues at Charlie Smith Gallery until 15 November
- Chun Kyungwoo’s exhibition, Portraits, continues at HADA Contemporary until the end of the month.
- Lee Bul’s solo show at IKON Gallery in Birmingham closes on 9 November.
- A new exhibition of contemporary silversmithing and jewellery opens at the KCC on 25 November.
Other conferences and seminars
- I’m really sorry that I’m not going to be able to make it to the BAKS Conference on 21-23 November. I hope it’s a great success.
- James Grayson talks on Mother Green Tree Frog and Her Children, at Gresham College on 13 November
- There’s a forum on film producing as part of the London Korean Film Festival on 7 November, as well as other Q&As and talks throughout the festival.
Apart from the brief concert by members of Super Junior at the London Korean Film Festival on 13 November, look out for
- Minjung Baek at the LSE, lunchtime piano recital on 13 November
- Jenna Sung at the Wigmore, in a piano recital on 16 November which commemorates the Sewol disaster
- Chung Kyung-wha at St George’s Hall, Liverpool, on 22 November.
- Jump, the stage show featuring the Taekwondo and plenty of laughs, is at the Peacock until 15 November
- The British Korean Society has its House of Lords reception on 20 November
- Look out for the opening of London’s latest Korean restaurant, Judy Joo’s Jinjuu.