KCC February House Concert: Anna Lee (Violin)

The KCC’s programme of House Concerts for the year starts with Anna Lee (violin) with Kumi Matsuo (piano) – a seasoned accompanist for whom this is the fourth appearance at the KCC. Anna Lee (Violin) & Kumi Matsuo (Piano) Tuesday 26 February, 7:00 pm @KCCUK Admission free but Advanced Booking is required (RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk […]

February literature night: I’ll Go On by Hwang Jungeun

The Korean Literature Night is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. The first literature night of 2019 will look at Tilted Axis’s latest Hwang Jungeun novel: Hwang Jung-Eun: I’ll Go On Wednesday 27 February 2019, 19.00-21.00 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK Entrance Free – Booking […]

Book Review: Pyun Hye-young — The Hole

Pyun Hye-young: The Hole Translated by Sora Kim-Russell Arcade Publishing, 2017, 208pp Originally published as 홀 by 문학과지성사, 2016 In the collection of short stories entitled Evening Proposal, Pyun Hye-young introduces us to a series of different very ordinary people trapped in humdrum lives, examining what happens when they are placed in unusual situations. Pyun […]

Screening + Q+A: In the Absence

From the director / producer team that brought you Planet of Snail comes a documentary on the sinking of the Sewol: In the Absence (2018) with Gary Byung-Seok Kam (Producer) 6 February 2019, 7:15 – 8:30 PM SOAS | Brunei Gallery Room: BG01 | Online Registration required Grand Jury Award, DOC NYC 2018 Official selection, […]

PLT 1st Tour “We Go Holic” in London

MyMusicTaste presents: Planetarium Records Date: Sunday 17th February 2019, 19:00 – 23:00 GMT Venue: ULU Live at Student Central | Malet Street | London WC1E 7HY Tickets via EventBrite The upcoming Korean record label PLT (플라네타리움 레코드 – Planetarium Records) are heading for their first tour 2019 PLANETARIUM RECORDS 1ST TOUR “WE GO HOLIC” IN […]

Carlo Rossetti’s photographs as social and historical narratives

Continuing this term’s series of seminars at SOAS: Carlo Rossetti’s photographs as social and historical narratives about Korea at the beginning of the 20th century Assistant Professor Giuseppina De Nicola (Sapienza University of Rome) 1 February 2019, 5:15 – 7:00 PM SOAS, Brunei Gallery Room: B104 | Online Registration required Abstract Italy first established its […]

Screening: Stories from the Clean Room

SOAS Korean Social and Environmental Justice Society hosts Stories from the Clean Room: a documentary about workers who are dying to make the electronics we cannot live without. Stories from the Clean Room is a documentary exposing the dirty truths about toxic chemicals and harm to workers in the electronics industry. The film, made by […]

North Korea’s Nuclear Program – A New Perspective

SOAS’s Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Society and North Korean Culture Society host a public meeting offering new perspectives on the North Korean nuclear issue Monday 28 January 2019, 7pm till 9pm (Ending time depends on discussion) Venue: Room G3 | SOAS main building | Thornhaugh Street | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG Guest Speaker: […]

Kim Hyelim in The Third Orchestra @Barbican

There’s not much Korean-ness about this event, but it’s going to be so good that it’s worth bringing to your attention given the amazing work that Peter Wiegold does with Club Inégales – about which I’ve enthused on several occasions over the past couple of years. Kim Hyelim (pictured) is one of 22 performers taking […]

Kia wins Car of the Year award

Congratulations to Kia for being the first Korean manufacturer to win Car of the Year award from the UK’s What Car? magazine. According to the magazine, “the e-Niro beats its rivals via knockout rather than on points, because it’s the first sensibly priced electric car that can fit into most people’s lives.” The company’s press […]