- Giriboy plays the Miranda in Shoreditch on 1 May
- Joo Yeon Sir has recitals at St John’s Smith Square on 5 and 22 May and joins a concert by Karl Jenkins at the Festival Hall on 6 May
- B.A.P’s World Tour hits the Coronet on 13 May
- Jambinai performs at Corsica Studios on 16 May
- Barberettes and Danpyunsun & the Sailors perform at The Great Escape festival in Brighton on 21 May
- Sohyun Park plays a morning coffee concert at the Albert Hall on 22 May
- Dead Buttons and others play the Forge in Camden on 25 May
- Cheon Myeong-kwan and Han Yujoo are in town with appearances at Asia House on 10 May, SOAS on 12 May and KCCUK on 13 May.
- Han Kang will be at the British Library on 15 May on the eve of the 2016 Man Booker International Prize award; Deborah Smith and other translators from the shortlist will be talking at Foyles on 12 May.
- The KCCUK’s book club this month will discuss Baeh Suah’s Nowhere to be Found, on 26 May.
Other talks and discussion events
- The British Korean Society has a tour of the Korea Foundation gallery of the British Museum on 20 May
- SOAS early evening seminars include Albert L Park (Sentiments of Mutual Affection for Social Renewal) on 6 May and Miriam Lowensteinova (subject tbc) on 27 May, as well as the literature event mentioned above.
- There is a discussion event with families of Sewol victims at SOAS on 10 May, and they will be answering questions after a screening of Upside Down at the Fountain Pub in New Malden on 11 May. They are also planning on meeting Hillsborough families in Liverpool on 11 May.
- Hoyeon Kang’s solo exhibition, How to Shout Yahoo, continues at the KCCUK until 27 May.
- Shine Artists’ opening exhibition at Pontone Gallery continues until 15 May.
- Further afield, several Korean artist are included in Sacred Art – an international group exhibition at Aberglasney House, Carmarthen, till 5 May.
- The Chelsea Flower Show (24-28 May) includes the LG Smart Garden designed by Hay Joung Hwang
- The KCCUK’s screenings this month are Granny’s Got Talent (12 May) and C’Est Si Bon (26 May). The latter will also be screened at RCA Battersea on 3 May.