Event news: 2 K-horror hits at Frightfest

London’s Frightfest, which takes place over the August bank holiday weekend, has two Korean horror movies including this summer’s smash hit Train to Busan. The venue is Vue Cinema Shepherds Bush | West 12 Shopping Centre | Shepherd’s Bush Green | London W12 8PP. Train to Busan (부산행) Director: Yeon Sang-Ho, 2016, 118mins Monday 29 […]

Anti-Americanism in Democratizing South Korea

This book by David Straub, head of the political section in the US Embassy in Seoul 1999-2002, has just gone onto my wishlist. Reviews by Aidan Foster Carter in the Korea JoongAng Daily and by Bradley K Martin in Asia Times. Available from Amazon.co.uk. Published by Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center and distributed by the […]

Exhibition news: Make Your Movements – crafts at the KCC from 1 August

The KCC’s summer exhibition features the work of nineteen craftsmen and designers: Make Your Movements: Korean Contemporary Objects, A New Approach Korean Cultural Centre UK 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW Dates: 1 August – 17 September 2016 The Korea Craft and Design Foundation with the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) present Make Your Movements: Korean […]

Brief review: Lee Seok-hoon’s Himalaya

What do Himalaya (Lee Seok-hoon, 2015), Possessed (Lee Yong-ju, 2009) and A Better Tomorrow (Song Hae-seong, 2012) have in common? They are all Korean films which I have gone to a screening room or theatre to watch but couldn’t be bothered to stay to the end. When you pop a DVD into the machine at […]

Event news: House Concert with Jason Bae

News of an upcoming piano recital at the KCC: The House Concert with Jason Bae Tue 26 July 2016, 7pm  l  Korean Cultural Centre UK  Grand Buildings 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW The Korean Cultural Centre invites you to ‘The House Concert’ to hear an exciting programme featuring young Korean pianist Jason Bae. Free entry with drinks and […]