This month is music month. And Chuseok.
- The K-music Festival is a month-long event with seven groups performing:
- SU:M at the Purcell Room on 1 September
- The Barberettes at the Forge, Camden, on 4 and 5 September
- No Brain at the Scala, 11 September
- Jambinai at the Rich Mix, 16 September
- Noreum Machi at King’s Place, 20 September
- Pansori Night at the Cadogan Hall, 23 September (free)
- The National Gugak Centre at Sadlers Wells, 30 September
- Alongside the main festival the KCC is featuring young UK-based Korean performers:
- Yoonseok Shin (piano) and Minhee Cho (flute) – 14 Sept
- Sohyun Park (piano) and Catherine Lee (cello) – 25 Sept
- Minjung Baek (piano) and Marisol Lee (violin) – 28 Sept
- Hip-hop boy band Topp Dogg appears at the Troxy on 4 September
- Your teenage daughters will be asking for an extra wodge of pocket money on 5 September when tickets for Infinite’s 9 October concert go on sale.
Study, social and celebration
- SOAS has an all-day seminar, in association with BAKS, entitled Writing North Korean social history, on 11 September
- The V+A has a Chuseok family day on 13 September
- The British Korean Women’s Society has an informal gathering on 1 Sept at which Anne Wightman will be singing for her supper
- The British Korean Society has its Chuseok celebrations on 21 Sept
- The 8th New Malden Arts Festival takes place 7th-20th Sept. The evening with North Korean residents will no doubt be popular but there’s a lot going on for those two weeks.
- The KCC’s book club will be discussing Three Generations on 30 Sept
- Tate Modern has two days of screenings of Korean artist videos, entitled Embeddedness, 18-19 September.
- A Girl at My Door gets a limited theatrical release from 18 Sept, and to celebrate Bae Doona will be answering questions at the London screening.
- The KCCUK’s director of the month is Lee Chang-dong. Green Fish on 10 September and Peppermint Candy (with pre-screening talk) on 24 September
- Two good K-drama pilot episode screenings this month on 3 Sept: Reply 1997 and Misaeng
- The KCCUK’s current exhibition is The Korean Craft — Human, Place, History, till 19 Sept.
- Shin Meekyoung’s exhibition of her Painting Series continues at Asia House till 11 Sept
- Constancy and Change in Korean Traditional Craft is at Tent London, 24-27 September. There will be a handful of Korean designers at 100% Design London at the same time.
- Hur Shan’s Broken Pillar is still in the churchyard of St Helen’s Bishopsgate.
- In Bristol, Suh Do-ho’s commission is on show at the Arnolfini till 27 September.
- In Edinburgh, Chun Kwang-young’s solo exhibition at Dovecot Gallery continues until 26 Sept