September is another relatively quiet month as we gear up for the full Autumn programme of events. Make sure you book your tickets for the London Film Festival and K-Music 2019, both in October. See you all at the Korean Eye 2020 Teaser Exhibition at the START Art Fair…
For those at the start of their exploration of Korean culture, the application window for 15th K-pop Academy closes on 18 September.
- The exhibition of Gwangju / Jeonnam artists at the KCC, Circulation Metaphor, is well worth a visit, closing on 7 September. See if you can spot the glue holding together Jeong Jeongju’s ceramic Soswaewon, which had an unfortunate accident a couple of weeks ago. LKL review here.
- Han Collection is holding a ceramics exhibition, The Story of Bugok Dobang, ending on 25 September
- The START Art Fair, including a teaser exhibition for Korean Eye:2020, is 26-29 September
- Seo Young-ki is holding a ceramics exhibition at the Leach Pottery, St Ives, Cornwall, until October
- Suh Do-ho is still near Liverpool Street, Taijung Um is still in Regent’s Park, and Kimsooja is being dismantled from Yorkshire Sculpture Park on 29 September
- The London Design Fair is 19-22 September, with Korea exhibitors in the SuperBrands section of the show.
- Moon Jeong-min and Sarah E Choi participate in a group show, Past and Present Tense, in St Pancras Church’s Crypt Gallery 10 – 15 September
- Bong Joon-ho’s The Host gets a screening on a Thames cruiser on 6 September
- Tickets for the 2019 BFI London Film Festival go on sale 12 September (or earlier for BFI members)
- The final teaser screening for the 2019 London Korean Film Festival, Kokdu, takes place on 16 September, at which the programme for the festival will be announced
- Sewol-related documentary Bucket List of a 17 Year Old gets a free screening on 21 September
- Myung-Whun Chung conducts Rachmaninov and Brahms at the Proms on 5 September
- DOK2 returns to London with his Thunderground tour, 11 September
- Joo Yeon Sir plays the Tchaikovsky violin concerto on 20 September
- Busan’s Say Sue Me start their UK tour on 23 September, with gigs in Brighton, York, Newcastle, London, Glasgow, Liverpool and Cardiff
- The KCC’s House Concert on 24 September is a lieder and opera recital
- The BKS celebrate Chuseok at the Ambassador’s residence on 9 September (now fully subscribed)
- The Kingston Korean Harvest Festival takes place in the market square on 14 September
- The Lancashire Korea Festival comes to Preston on 28 September
Academia, literature, conferences
- The Joint East Asian Studies Conference takes place in Edinburgh 4 – 6 September
- 40 years of Korean Studies at Sheffield are celebrated on 18 September
- The KCC’s literature night discusses Kim Unsu’s The Plotters on 18 September
- Last chance to see the amazing Yu Ho-jin, of the universally entertaining Illusionists, is 1 September. LKL review here.
- There’s a Kpop/hiphop party in Vauxhall on 6 September, another one in Shoreditch on 12 September and one in Notting Hill on 15 September.
- Manchester has a kpop party on 21 September.