August’s K-drama pilot screenings

Details of this month’s pilot episode screenings, on Thursday 6 August from 7:00pm at the KCC. Pre-booking is required in the normal way. The Three Musketeers (삼총사) First Broadcast: tvN (2014), 12 episodes Produced by: CJ E&M Cast: Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Jin-wook, Yang Dong-geun, Jung Hae-in Synopsis: The Three Musketeers is a television adaptation of […]

Exhibition news: Chun Kwang-young’s Aggregations in Edinburgh’s Dovecot Gallery

A high profile Edinburgh exhibition for Chun Kwang-young in Festival season: Kwang Young Chun: Aggregations Daily 10-6pm 31 July to 31 August | Mon-Sat 10.30am-5.30pm 1-26 September Dovecot Studios | 10 Infirmary Street | Edinburgh EH1 1LT | dovecotstudios.com Dovecot Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in Scotland of internationally renowned Korean artist Kwang Young […]

Event notice: BKWS visit to Clarence House, 16 August

An interesting social event coming up for the British Korean Womens Society. You can find out more about the society here, or visit their website, www.bkws.org.uk. Visit to Clarence House St James’s Palace, London SW11BA (nearest underground Green Park) Sunday 16 August 2015, 11.30 am Clarence House was built between 1825 and 1827 to the designs […]

New Malden Korean Food Festival 2015

It’s the second Saturday in July, so it must be the Korean Food Fest at New Malden’s Fountain pub. 11 July 2015, from shortly before noon, but check with the pub for the exact time. There will be some familiar faces providing musical entertainment during the course of the day. Kayageum / guitar duo Kaya […]

An easy way to drink poktanju

This somaek tower (and others like it) is probably why my brain isn’t functioning too well today. On the Bab in Covent Garden provide you with these fiendish devices, loaded with ready-mixed poktanju (in unknown proportions), as an easy way to get the booze into you as fast as you like. Great with their sliders […]

Kingston Welcomes Korea – a festival of Korean music, performance, art and more

There’s something for everyone in the upcoming celebration of Kingston’s Korean community. Congratulations to the organisers for assembling such a varied programme of events. Full details at www.kingstonwelcomeskorea.org. Kingston Welcomes Korea 30 July to 8 August 2015 www.kingstonwelcomeskorea.org No borough in Britain, royal or otherwise, has thrown a party to welcome friends from the other […]

Korea Post honours the Glosters

Lt Col James Power Carne of the Gloucestershire Regiment appears on a new Korean postage stamp, part of a set of ten issued to mark the 65th anniversary of the start of the war. The BBC regional website for Gloucestershire has the full story.

Jaebum Kim in Delfina Foundation residency

This year, Delfina Foundation – a London-based organisation that promotes artistic exchange and experimentation – announced a new partnership with SongEun Art & Cultural Foundation for an annual residency for Korean artists through SongEun’s network of activities. Jaebum Kim is the first Korean artist to benefit from this new partnership. Jaebum Kim residency 6 July […]