New and upcoming non-fiction titles for 2017

As a follow up to my post on literature and fiction titles coming up in 2017 (now updated twice), here are some of the upcoming non-fiction publications that I’ll be looking out for. There are of course many others: simply do an advanced search on Amazon with keyword “Korea” and publication year 2017 and you may […]

Korean language classes in Raynes Park

If you were unsuccessful in your application for the language classes at the KCC this year, don’t despair: there’s a similar set of classes down in Raynes Park, organised by another branch of the Korean embassy, the Korean Education Centre. More details here: Apply by 3 February for this term’s classes.

Event news: Jogakpo workshops at the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery

Supplementing the workshops hosted by Kingston Adult Education is a four-week Korean patchwork project at the Sunbury Embroidery Gallery commencing 1 February. Korean patchwork ‘Jogakbo’ Workshop The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery The Walled Garden | Thames Street | Sunbury-on-Thames TW16 6AB We welcome The Korean Cultural Centre to the gallery with a unique opportunity to learn […]

Event news: LSE SU Korea Future Forum

How refreshing to have a whole day conference on Korea without a mention of hallyu or the DPRK in the detailed programme (though security on the peninsula has a dedicated panel session in the afternoon). Buy tickets for the LSE Student Union’s Korea Future Forum via Eventbrite (top price £40 plus booking fee) LSE SU […]

Scholarships for Undergraduates and Post-graduates Studying Korea

An announcement on behalf of the British Korean Society, the British Korean Veterans Association and the British Association for Korean Studies: Scholarships for Undergraduates and Post-graduates Studying Korea The British Association for Korean Studies administers two sets of bursaries for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The deadline for both schemes this year is 3 April 2017. […]

Exhibition news: Korean crafts at Collect 2017

Korean crafts will again be strongly represented at COLLECT this year, with a stall on the ground floor featuring a dozen artists supported by the Korea Craft & Design Foundation, and three independent artists displaying on the top floor. The exhibition is at Saatchi Gallery, 2-6 February. Saatchi Gallery | Duke of York’s HQ | […]

SOAS Seminars, Spring 2017

A preliminary listing of seminars at SOAS this term. As more are announced this post will be updated. An up-to-date list can always be found on the SOAS Centre of Korean Studies web page. 19/1/17 Media and Creative Industries in Korea, UK and France: Transnational Approaches. 27/1/17 The First Hot War of the Cold War […]

Event news: a Sungji Hong flute premiere, at the RCM

Coming up tomorrow, a premiere performance of new flute work by Korean composer Sungji Hong. The Royal College of Music website bills it as Concerto for alto flute and chamber ensemble; the composer’s website calls it Transfiguration for alto flute and chamber ensemble with electronics. Carla Rees plays alto flute with the Manon Quartet and […]

The reviews of ZICO’s London gig

The general verdict is that ZICO’s 5 January gig in Camden was 40 minutes of excellence, but as for the rest of it, well it wasn’t what people paid for. A couple of vlogs below, first from KpopSteve: and second from GZBKarma: … and a couple of reviews – from KondaKorea | MACG Magazine | […]

Korean galleries at London Art Fair 2017

Two galleries will be visiting the London Art Fair from Korea, plus three London-based specialists: Gallery Location Artists Atelier Aki Main G4 Lee Seahyun | Kang Junyoung | Kim Nampyo | Kim Seajoong Do Gallery Proj P29 Shin Yong Il Hanmi Gallery Proj P14 Jaye Moon | Min Joonhong | Park Junebum Skipwiths Main 22 […]

Exhibition news: Lee Jaehyo — Nature Bound, at Pontone and Albemarle Gallery

Pontone Gallery’s first exhibition of the New Year is a solo show by Lee Jaehyo, more usually seen at Albemarle Gallery. I’m looking forward to seeing his new works using polished nails. Previously the designs have been abstract, looking like constellations of stars. The latest work looks to be moving towards more representational designs. Lee […]