London Korean restaurants – the scores on the doors

When chosing a Korean (or any other) restaurant you might want to consider their food hygiene rating. The score (0-5) can be found by searching Full reports are not made public but can, if you’re that curious, be obtained through a freedom of information request to the relevant council. The idea of the ratings […]

Understatement of the year: Joint concert “not quite a success”

There’s a delightful and very detailed account of the grand Independence Day North-South musical collaboration in the Korea Joongang Daily. The headline reads “DMZ concert not quite a success, but not a failure”. Less politely put, the affair sounds like it was a bit of a fiasco: Only “13 musicians … turned up: one violin, […]

Event news: Chuseok family day at the V+A, 13 Sept

The V+A is building up a nice track record of engaging, family-oriented events with a Korean angle. Their next one has a Chuseok theme: Chuseok Festival Family Event Sun 13 September 2015 11:00–17:00 The John Madejski Garden, Victoria and Albert Museum Admission free – just drop in. FAMILY EVENT: Join us to celebrate Chuseok, the […]

Book news: Han Kang at the Edinburgh Book Festival

Hang Kang will be appearing with Mary Costello at the Edinburgh Book Festival. And you can vote for Han Kang’s The Vegetarian for the First Book Award here. The Quest for Another Life Mary Costello & Han Kang Sun 16 Aug 7:00pm – 8:00pm Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre £7.00, £5.00 Book here ‘Heartbreaking’ and ‘packed […]