Concert notes: Jambinai at Rich Mix

The somewhat spartan surroundings of the main performance space in Shoreditch’s Rich Mix was an ideal place in which to enjoy one of the most interesting fusion bands to have come out of Korea. For LKL, it was the highlight of the K-Music festival so far, and it more than lived up to my extremely high […]

Embeddedness: synopses of the films shown

The following is the text from the programme for the series of three screenings of Korean artists’ films which took place at Tate Modern’s Starr Auditorium, 18-19 September 2015. Embeddednes: Artist Films and Videos from Korea, 1960s to Now 18 — 19 September 2015 Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium £5 / £4 per screening The first […]

October’s K-drama pilot screenings

October’s pilot episode screenings, which are showing on 1 October at 7pm at the KCC, are set out below. Registration is required via As always, thanks to for working with the KCC on these. Three Days (쓰리데이즈) First Broadcast: SBS (2014), 16 episodes Produced by: Goldenthumb Pictures Cast: Park Yoo-chun, Son Hyun-joo, Park […]

Book review: Giacomo Lee — Funereal

Giacomo Lee: Funereal Signal 8 Press, 2015, 230pp Giacomo Lee’s debut Funereal is fast-moving novel set very much in contemporary Seoul, and referencing so many contemporary issues in South Korea’s high-pressure society. Soobin, a marketing graduate whose genuine smile endears her to her customers in the doughnut takeaway store which is the only place she […]

Free short story by Heinz Insu Fenkl

Five Arrows, a short story by writer and translator Heinz Insu Fenkl is available in the August issue of New Yorker magazine. If you’re lazy there’s an audio version on Soundcloud available here. And at the bottom of the New Yorker webpage you’ll find a link to his translation of the Yi Mun-yol story which […]

London Korean Film Festival 2015 – the press release

Here’s the initial press release of the tenth London Korean Film Festival organised by the KCCUK. Looking forward to it already. Visit the official website, for the latest details. The 10th London Korean Film Festival Announces 2015 Programme 21 September 2015. The London Korean Film Festival (LKFF), which runs from 2-14 November and this […]