Well, I was right about June. The changgeuk Trojan Women was superb. Here’s what’s happening in July, with events in Edinburgh, Croydon, Eastbourne, Oxford, Cambridge, Christchurch, Liverpool, York, Durham, Lichfield and Birmingham as well as London.
- The Liverpool Biennial opens on 14 July. Haegue Yang is showing at the Tate (and gives an artist talk on the opening day) while Suki Seokyeong Kang is at Bluecoat.
- Lee Bul’s big show at the Hayward Gallery continues into August. There’s an in-depth look at the exhibition and her work on 28 July.
- The KCC’s exhibition featuring Jheon Soocheon closes on 17 July.
- In Birmingham, the Korean artist collective Mixrice is featured at Eastside Projects in an exhibition entitled Migrating Flavours, until 21 July.
- In York, Jukhee Kwon’s book and paper sculpture is in the running for the Aesthetica Art Prize at York Art Gallery
- In Durham, the photography exhibition entitled The Trees are High continues at the Oriental Museum until early September
- An exhibition of North Korean posters takes place in Croydon on 7 July
- Lee Ufan’s installation Relatum – Stage is outside the Serpentine Gallery until the end of the month.
- In Edinburgh, the Scottish Gallery hosts an exhibition of Korean crafts entitled The Korean Connection, 4 – 28 July.
Performance and festivals
- Joo Yeon Sir (violin) plays Bruch at St John’s Smith Square on 1 July
- She is also artist in residence at the Lichfield festival, playing Paganini and demonstrating antique instruments, 8 – 12 July
- The Eastbourne Korean Festival is at the town hall on 7 July, featuring Korean and Western music and a Korean buffet
- The UK round of the World K-pop Festival is on 7 July in Great Portland Street
- The KCC’s House Concert on 24 July features Hyungi Lee (percussion)
- Gray, Loco, Woo Won Jae and DJ Pumkin are in town, 21 July
- Cho Seong-jin plays Chopin in Oxford on 29 July
- The next LKFF Teaser Screening is Hong Sang-soo’s Claire’s Camera, 23 July in London and 30 July in Cambridge
- The Deptford Cinema is running a season of classic K-film from the Noughties: Oldboy, Save the Green Planet, Tale of Two Sisters and more.
- The KCC’s next season of film screenings is on the theme of Rebels with a Cause, starting with Bungee Jumping of their own (19 July) and Kim Ki-young’s The Sea Knows (26 July)
- The Korean Literature Night on 25 July will be discussing Kim Young-ha’s I Hear Your Voice
- There’s a K-pop party in Vauxhall on 6 July
- There’s a Sushi night with Young Joo Shin in Christchurch, Dorset on 24 July
- For Korean speakers, there’s something going on at University of Surrey, 27-29 July
- Look out for a big billboard honouring Super Junior, which will be unveiled opposite Selfridges, Oxford Street on 30 July, for two weeks only.
Keep an eye on the upcoming events page and the Google calendar for the complete picture, while the sidebar on the home page shows the most recent event updates. Feel free to send updates via the Contact form.