LKFF 2018 Teaser Screening #4: Claire’s Camera

The next LKFF teaser screening is Hong Sang-soo’s Claire’s Camera, which will be a complete contrast with this month’s 1987. Claire’s Camera (클레어의 카메라) Hong Sang-soo (2017, 69 mins) Cast: Isabelle Huppert, Kim Min-hee, Chang Mi-hee, Jung Jin-young Monday 23 July 2018, 7pm | Regent Street Cinema | Book tickets Acclaimed director Hong Sangsoo returns […]

War Veterans honoured in Kingston’s Guildhall

Yesterday a group of Korean musicians and performers entertained a group of British veterans from the Korean War in Kingston’s Guildhall. The event was organised by the Korean Veterans Association UK, a group of volunteers committed to the continuing remembrance of the sacrifice made by soldiers who came to the aid of the Republic of […]

2018 K-Pop World Festival: UK Regional Round

Come and support the UK entrants for the K-Pop World Festival performing a range of K-pop cover acts. Separate from this competition, there’s also a UK specific competition with a grand final in Kingston in October this year. 2018 K-Pop World Festival: UK Regional Round Saturday 7 July 2018, 1:30pm – 5:30pm 229 The Venue […]

New season of KCC screenings: Bungee Jumping of their Own

The new season of screenings at the KCC has the theme Rebels with a Cause. The opener will bring back a few memories – it’s been ages since I last saw this one. Bungee Jumping of their Own (번지점프를 하다) Director: Kim Dae-seung (2000, 101 mins) Cast: Lee Byung-hun, Lee Eun-ju Thursday 19 July 2018 […]

Review: 1987 – When the Day Comes

1987: When the Day Comes is one of those movies which could not have been made a couple of years ago. It would have got the director and its all-star cast included on the infamous blacklist of suspected lefties who would not get government support in future. And to have the director of this film […]

Little Pyongyang – screening and Q+A

A screening and associated events in aid of Connect North Korea. Separately, a reminder that you can contribute to their Crowdfunding campaign to launch their community centre to provide targeted assistance to North Korean refugees in the UK. Lush Film Fund presents… Little Pyongyang Thursday 21 June 2018 7:00pm – 10:00pm Lush Studio Soho | […]

Thames Philharmonia plays Sibelius

Thames Philharmonia – Sibelius: three great works Saturday 16 June 2018, 7.30pm Landmark Arts Centre | Ferry Road | Teddington TW11 9NN | www.landmarkartscentre.org Book tickets Conductor: Yu Byung-yun Violin: Kwon Hee-jin Doors & bar open: 6.45pm Finlandia, a rousing musical expression of national identity, sets the scene for Thames Philharmonia’s celebration of the great […]

Korean art exhibition at the Landmark Arts Centre

An exhibition of fine art, photography, Korean painting, crafts and contemporary art work selected by artists from the Korean Art Association. A vibrant collection that encompasses Korean traditions, culture, life style and landscape. Friday 15 – Sunday 17 June 2018 Landmark Arts Centre | Ferry Road | Teddington TW11 9NN Friday: 1 – 4pm | […]

Brief review: Jeong You-jeong – The Good Son

Jeong You-jeong: The Good Son Translated by Kim Chi-young Little, Brown Book Group, 2018, 322pp Originally published as 종의 기원, Eunhaengnamu, 2016 A Good Son is one of the books being hailed as the new Scandi Noir, while Amazon is billing it as “The bestselling Korean thriller of the year” – though in a Korean genre that […]

The Singapore Summit: the Joint Statement

Here is the official text from the Summit: Joint Statement of President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea at the Singapore Summit. President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim […]

Shiyeon Sung replaces Han-Na Chang in Korea-UK Closing Concert

Shiyeon Sung is jumping in at short notice to conduct the Philharmonia Orchestra in the all-Romantic programme at the Royal Festival Hall this week, as Han-Na Chang is unwell. The concert marks the end of the year-long Korea-UK festival, and features Rossini’s William Tell overture, Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the […]

Sung Im Her performs Human Wall at the V+A

As part of Refugee Week 2018 Sing Im Her will be giving a performance at the V&A this Sunday afternoon: Human Wall Sunday, 17 June 2018 The John Madejski Garden | Victoria and Albert Museum Free event Performers: Sung Im Her | Jin Han Choi | Hae Yeon Lim Music: James Hamilton “Human Wall” by […]

Film review: Be With You

Ten years ago or so I was watching a rather good relationship drama on DVD when my wife came into the room and asked: “so which of the two has the mysterious incurable disease?” “It’s not one of those films,” I replied, somewhat tetchily. Ten minutes later, a car crash killed off one half of […]

Korean performers at the Islington Proms

Korean pianist Yoon Chung is artistic director of this year’s Islington proms. Two of the recitals have Korean interest: Islington Proms St James Church | Prebend Street | Islington | London N1 8QQ | stjamesislington.org 9-17 June 2018 Violin Recital Tuesday, 12th June 2018 – 7:30pm | Tickets So-Ock Kim (violin) | Yoon Chung (piano) […]