Shinwook Kim in Sleepwalker, at the KCC

The second exhibition resulting from the KCCUK’s Open Call for artists: Shinwook Kim: Sleepwalker KCCUK Open Call II Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand Buildings | 1 – 3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW | 8 June – 27 June 2015 The second winner of 2015 KCCUK Open Call is Shinwook Kim. His first […]

Julpungnyu – a traditional music concert at the KCC

Notice of an upcoming traditional performance. As usual, booking is essential via Traditional Korean Music Concert: Julpungnyu Fri 12 June, 7.30 pm Korean Cultural Centre UK, Multi-purpose Hall The five outstanding performers that make up the Daegu Hyangje Julpungyu Preservation Group will come to the KCCUK to perform ‘Julpungnyu’. Julpungnyu is based on 5 […]

June’s K-drama pilot screenings

Here are the two pilots that will be screening on 4 June at 7pm in the KCC, in a collaboration with the London Korean Drama Club. As usual, registration is required via Mama (마마 – 세상 무서울 게 없는) First Broadcast: MBC (2014), 24 episodes Produced By: Pan Entertainment Cast: Song Yoon-ah, Jung Joon-ho, […]

Refugee Week: North Koreans Living in the UK

An upcoming event sponsored by the European Alliance for Human Rights in North Korea: Refugee Week: North Koreans Living in the UK Date: June 18, 2015 Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm Venue: Manor Park Hall, 316b Malden Road, KT3 6AU [Map] Tickets: Entry is free, but donations are welcome. Join us on Thursday, June 18 for […]

The Appreciation of Art and Joy – a concerto for traditional Korean instruments with Western orchestra

You can often rely on the Thames Philharmonia to put together an interesting programme with a Korean angle. In June they will be presenting Bruckner’s 8th along with Hee Jung Kang’s concerto for traditional Korean instruments with symphony orchestra. The soloists, the Daegu Hyangje Julpungnyu ensemble, will also be performing at the Korean Cultural Centre […]

Farewell Old Justice, hello K Place

As 앤서방 reported a few days ago, the Old Justice Korean pub in Bermondsey closed last month. But the owner, Chef Kim Jin-wook, has taken the bold step of opening up in the City. His new Korean BBQ restaurant, in a downstairs venue that until recently was the Indian restaurant Jamdani, has the name K […]

So long, Ms Jeon, and thanks for everything

Those of you who have read your May / June KCC newsletter diligently will already know this (and those of you that haven’t can download it here): Ms Jeon has decided to move on from the KCCUK. Her last day there was 24 April. Ms Jeon has been working for the promotion of Korean culture in […]

BoA’s 8th – a nicely comforting comeback

I’m rather enjoying BoA’s 8th Korean album (Kiss My Lips, released a couple of days ago). There’s nothing particularly earth-shattering musically, but it’s all kind of comforting. And I hope she doesn’t get into trouble for the 4th track, Shattered, which at 2’52” is very close to the chorus of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky. On […]