Here are the events that I know of for March. Also look out for the publication of Bandi’s The Accusation, translated by Deborah Smith, which is starting to get press coverage.
- The K-Horror series of screenings curated by Collette Balmain continues with A Blood Pledge (2 March), Horror Stories (9 March), Mourning Grave (16 March) and Fatal Intuition (23 March). All screenings will be introduced by experts such as Collette, Paul Quinn, Anton Bitel and Jinhee Choi.
- There is a free lunchtime screening of Jeong-One Park‘s documentary Kung Fu Grandma on 15 March at Birkbeck Cinema
- The world premiere of Park Chan-wook’s Director’s Cut of The Handmaiden is on 16 March – an extra 22 minutes over the version you saw at festivals last year.
- The first London Korean Film festival “Teaser Screening”, Zhang Lu’s A Quiet Dream, is at Regent Street Cinema on 20 March.
- Kim Jee-woon’s The Age of Shadows gets a UK theatrical release on 24 March.
- If you subscribe to Amazon Prime video you can catch the TV drama Touching You from 1 March.
- Albemarle Gallery’s “Korean Show” continues until 4 March. It is succeeded by a solo show by Lee Jaehyo lasting till 1 April.
- Park Seo-bo’s solo show at White Cube continues until 11 March.
- Suh Do-ho’s solo show of new work at Victoria Miro continues until 18 March. Expect queues particularly if you go at the weekend – though event during the week I’m told you might have to wait.
- Yeji Kim’s solo show at the KCCUK continues until 18 March
- There’s a K-pop party at Surya, Pentonville Road late night 3 March
- Block B appear at Troxy on 5 March
- Grace Kim and Rusty Filament appear at Cargo, Hoxton, on 18 March
- The next KCC “House Concert” is Mun Jung Kim & Kumi Matsuo on 28 March.
- Yoon Seok Shin is soloist in a performance of Mozart’s C Major piano concerto K503 (No 25) in St James’s Piccadilly on 18 March.
- A Korean piano trio performs Haydn and Mendelssohn at the Royal Academy of Music on 29 March.
Talks and other events
- SOAS’s seminars and other events this month are:
- Measuring Frames: Discursive Institutionalism in Polarized Poltics (3 March)
- Pansori, Korean Storysinging, Text and Performance (10 March)
- Korean Language Education in Japan (17 March)
- A screening of Mourning Grave on 24 March
- North Korea – Beyond the Headlines is at the LSE on 18 March
- There’s an evening of poetry by Don Mee Choi and Denise Riley in Notting Hill on 21 March
- The British Korean Society AGM is on 27 March
- The (North) Korea Friendship Association is holding a demonstration against the Foal Eagle / Key Resolve military exercises and against international sanctions, outside the US Embassy on 4 March.
- The monthly Sewol silent protest is on 18 March.
Let me know what I’ve missed.