Here are some of the events for the first month of 2015:
Music and dance
- The first event of the New Year is a performance by Korean / Japanese experimental musical duo Tengger, in the Redchruch Brewery in Bethnal Green, 7 January
- Violinist Joo Yeon Sir has recitals at St Martin-in-the-Fields (9 January) and the National Gallery (23 January); a music/dance/animation event at the Royal College of Music on 28 January; and a Beethoven Violin Concerto on 31 January.
- Cellist Catherine Lee is giving a lunchtime recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields on 20 January
- Pianist Jason Bae is giving a late morning recital on 21 January at Asia House.
- The K-Arts University Dance Company performs at Trinity Laban Theatre on 28 January.
- The Silversmithing and Jewellery exhibition at the KCC finishes on 10 January (LKL review here), to make way for a fashion – related exhibition later in the month.
- Park Chang-kyong’s first UK solo show is at Iniva starting on 14 January
- Hanmi Gallery’s first exhibition of the year is Meme, starting on 14 January
- Hanmi Gallery will also be showing at the London Art Fair (21-25 January), at which you can normally find a couple of other galleries with artists too.
- Mokspace’s current show, Hongjung Park’s Voice of Spring & Autumn, finishes on 10 Jaunary.
- Bada Song’s solo show at Asia House, This Way & That, closes on 9 January.
- Ham Jin’s solo show at HADA Contemporary, Somewhere Underneath, continues all month. (LKL review here)
Talks and seminars
- The All Party Parliamentary Group on North Korea meets on 14 January with a sessino entitled The Role of North Korean Refugee Women in Peace-Building
- SOAS’s first seminars of the year (in Brunei Gallery room B102) are
- The KCC’s film programme for 2015 has not yet been announced.
- Slightly off-topic, but there’s a Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme commencing 30 January. On 1 February the ICA will be screening a film called Jinx which features K-pop group T-ARA idol Hyomin as its lead character.