Well, I was right. My guess that the evening with Gamin and Notes Inégales was going to be the event of last month was spot on. And this month the highlight will be the gig at Club Inégales on 23 July. The informal discussion of Park Wan-suh’s short stories on 28 July should also be good. Looking further ahead, don’t forget to start some serious diary planning for August if you intend going to the Edinburgh Fringe.
- Koo Jeong A’s Art Night installation at the disused Jubilee Line terminus in Charing Cross is on 2 July, but you’ll need to have some impressive connections to get in if you haven’t got tickets already.
- The KCC’s architecture exhibition, Existing City New Resource, is on until 16 July
- Oh Se-yeol’s new exhibition at Pantone Gallery ends on 24 July.
- My Teacher Mister Kim screens at the KCC on 14 July and The King of Jokgu on 28 July
- The Deptford Cinema screens Hong Sang-soo’s HaHaHa on 22 July
- Kim Hyelim appears with Notes Inégales and along with performers on Chinese pipa and Syrian kanun on 23 July
- Joo Yeon Sir has two London appearances on 3 July, performing Lament for the Valley at Royal Albert Hall with Sir Karl Jenkins and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at 3pm and later at St John’s Smith Square for Tchaikovsky Concerto with Stoneleigh Youth Orchestra at 6.30pm
- Hip Hop artists Vasco and Black Nuts play Electrowertz on 22 July
- Pianist Jason Bae performs at the KCC on 26 July.
Gatherings and other events
- EAHRNK’s conference on the exploitation of North Korean labour is on 1 July.
- The KCC is sponsoring the London leg of the 2016 K-Pop World Festival at The Venue in Great Portland Street
- The annual Korean Food Festival would normally be at New Malden’s Fountain Pub on 9 July but we haven’t seen anything about it yet, so it may not be happening.
- The Korean Literature Night on 28 July focuses on the short stories of Park Wan-suh.