A special exhibition of film posters as part of LKFF

To mark its 10th anniversary, the London Korean Film Festival presents a special exhibition of film posters from the Korean Film Archive (KOFA) at Picturehouse Central Gallery Space. Each poster was created as part of the KOFA’s programme of screenings and retrospectives showcasing its broad collection of Korean cinema. The exhibition is ongoing until 14th […]

A couple of changes to the LKFF schedule

There has been a couple of changes to the LKFF schedule in respect of movies starring Hwang Jung-min, the featured actor this year. Out go Waikiki Brothers (2001) and Moby Dick (2011) and in come The Unjust (2010) and New World (2013). The scheduling of The Unjust on Tuesday 3 November makes excellent sense as […]

Book Launch: Cash or Smash by Bada Song (eeodo)

Some LKL followers may remember Bada Song’s performance-cum-exhibition at Mokspace earlier this year. The weekend has been documented in a book which will be launched on 31 October. The event will feature a screening of a video of the event earlier this year, plus drinks, discussion, reading and a planned intervention by a political performance […]

RIP Chun Kyung-ja

Korea’s best-known older generation female artist, Chun Kyung-ja, died in New York two months ago aged 91, but news of her death has only just been made public. According to the Korea JoongAng Daily: Chun is best known for her exotic and strong-colored paintings of women and flowers that express sorrow, loneliness and longing. You […]

Cho Seong-jin wins Chopin Competition

Congratulations to Cho Seong-jin for winning first prize in the 17th International Fryderyck Chopin Piano Competition. The award was presented on 21 October in Warsaw. The below video is of stage III of the finals on 14 October. Cho starts to play at about 1:13:30 and continues for one hour. Links: chopincompetition2015.com

Event news: Sumi Hwang Wigmore Hall recital

Last year’s Queen Elisabeth Competition winner Sumi Hwang will be performing at the Wigmore Hall next week as part of the Rosenblatt Recital Series. LKL readers can benefit from a discounted ticket offer of £16 tickets for £10 using the code “Rosenblatt1610” when booking on the phone or in person. Sumi Hwang soprano | Helmut […]

Bulsechul album now available on iTunes

Many LKL followers may also be tuning in to Gugak Sounds on SOAS Radio, in which presenter and SOAS student Dami Eniola shares her passion of Korean traditional music and contemporary music using traditional instruments. We’re now in to Season 2, in which she will be focusing on folk music such as sanjo, but in […]