This is a busy month…
- We’re already well into Kingston Welcomes Korea, which lasts until 8 August. A schedule of events can be found here.
- The KTO and KCC have combined to put on a big event in Trafalgar Square, 9 August. Full details here.
- The Edinburgh Fringe has at least seven Korean performance troupes in town for the duration. Full details here.
- If you’re planning that far ahead, the K-Music Festival starts on 1 September
Note that the Korean festival that used to be held on the Fairfield Recreation Ground in Kingston as near as possible to August 15th seems to have died a death.
- Note that there is a contemporary art exhibition as part of Kingston Welcomes Korea, and an exhibition of artefacts linked to traditional Korean weddings.
- And if you’re in Edinburgh for the Festival and Fringe, be sure to visit Chun Kwang-young’s solo exhibition at Dovecot Gallery – perhaps join one of the two curator’s tours.
- The next KCC exhibition opens on 10 August and focuses on the Bukchon area of Seoul.
- Hur Shan’s installation will be at St Helen’s Bishopsgate all month.
- Kwon Minho’s solo show at Chelsea’s Foundry Gallery continues until 13 August
- One of the groups performing at Kingston Welcomes Korea will be performing at SOAS the night before. Korean Traditional Ensemble SANI, 7 August.
- Jang Jin is the director of the month at the KCC. Guns & Talks on 13 August and Someone Special (with Tony Rayns introduction) on 27 August
- The TV Drama pilot episodes screening on 6 August are The Three Musketeers and Healer
- The KCC’s Korean Literature Night on 26 August will discuss Shin Kyung-sook’s I’ll be right there. I’ve twice tried – and failed – to get past the first 30 pages of this book. Maybe this is the incentive I need to try again.