After the busiest February I can remember, March too is setting off at a cracking pace, and that’s even before we have sight of the KCC’s film schedule and upcoming exhibition.
It’s a big month for music: Hyelim Kim at Club Inegales, two separate Donghoon Shin world premieres, Seong-jin Cho at the Barbican, plus concerts by A.C.E, SIK-K, Bang Yongguk and the wonderful Epik High. And tickets go on sale for BTS’s return visit.
- Hyelim Kim and Jo Lawrence play at Club Inegales on 7 March
- A.C.E play the Islington Academy on 10 March
- Epik High perform at the Electric Ballroom on 20 March
- SIK-K’s World Tour comes to London and Manchester, 23-24 March
- Bang Yongguk plays the Underworld Camden on 27 March
- Joo Yeon Sir tackles the Elgar Violin Concerto in Winchester on 16 March
- Donghoon Shin’s Sheng Concerto gets a world premiere in Birmingham on 21 March, and the LSO premieres his new work Kafka’s Dream on 24 March.
- Lunchtime concerts at St James’s Piccadilly feature Hyunjeong Hwang (piano, 15 March) and Julia Hwang (violin, 22 March)
- The Novus String Quartet have a lunchtime recital at the Wigmore on 25 March
- The KCC’s House Concert on 26 March features the Salome Quartet
- Seong-jin Cho plays Rachmaninov at the Barbican on 28 March.
- Singles (Dir Kwon Chil-in, 2003) will be screened at UoW Harrow Campus after Colette Balmain’s and Paul Quinn’s talk on 4 March.
Talks and discussion
- The LSE Student’s Union’s Korea Future Forum is on 2 March and their East Asia Forum on 23 March
- SOAS seminars this month are on the subjects of
- Prosecutor Seo Jihyun talks on the #MeToo movement on 3 March at SOAS on 3 March
- Colette Balmain and Paul Quinn talk on the subject of women in Korean Cinema at UoW Harrow on 4 March (followed by a screening)
- Ambassador Park talks on Diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula on 5 March
- In Edinburgh, Owen Miller talks on the formation of the North Korean industrial working class, 5 March, and Anders Karlsson talks on “Aspects of Law and Ideology in Chosŏn Korea: Social Status, Gender and the Body” on 19 March.
- The monthly Korean literature night at the KCC features Hwang Sok-yong’s At Dusk, 27 March.
- Collect at Saatchi Gallery as usual contains a wide range of quality Korean ceramics, jewellery and other crafts till 3 March
- The Korea Craft and Design Foundation has a follow-on exhibition of ceramics at 4 Mason’s Yard, 5 – 16 March
- Bae Chan-hyo’s solo show Jumping Into opens at Purdy Hicks on 8 March
- Lee Jin-woo’s Toward’s Silence is at HdM Gallery until 4 March
- Touching Distance, which includes work by Terry Ryu Kim, continues until 8 March
- Shinuk Suh’s installations are at Daniel Benjamin Gallery until 16 March
- In Liverpool, the group exhibition at FACT including work by Yunchul Kim closes on 3 March
- Power Play, the joint show at the KCC and Delfina Foundation, closes on 16 March.
- Hanna Moon’s photography is on show at Somerset House all month.
- Suh Do-ho’s hanok will be around until the end of the month in the Liverpool Street area.
- 4482 Sasapari returns to the Bargehouse, 28-31 March
- Don’t forget to submit your dreams to Bongsu Park’s charity Dream Auction.
- Sheffield has another Korea Day on 10 March, following the success of last year’s.
- The British Korean Society‘s AGM is on 25 March.
- K-pop themed parties / club nights:
Today is the 100th anniversary of the March 1st Movement and LKL’s 13th birthday.