Making and Sharing Kimchi Project: the 2019 Kimjang Festival

The culmination of many months’ preparation is here. Kimjang: Making and Sharing Kimchi is a project made possible by money raised by National Lottery players. It involves recording, archiving and distributing 20 authentic kimchi recipes and personal Kimjang experiences from North, South and Chinese-Korean residents, and hosting an annual Kimjang Festival on New Malden High […]

Gig review: Kim Doo Soo at Cafe OTO

Kim Doo Soo’s stage set-up is simple but carefully planned. The stage hand has marked out the precise place where the music stand is to be positioned, and the chair – which offers the minimum of comforts. A table to the musician’s right has some water and a surface to keep the various harmonicas; also […]

North Korea: The Foundations for Economic Revival

A Roundtable Event co-hosted by the British Korean Society and Henry Jackson Society Monday 11th November 2019, 17:30 In & Out Club, 4 St James’ Square, London SW1Y 4JU British Korean Society members only event. Sign up on their website. The Henry Jackson Society and the British Korean Society are delighted to invite Members of […]

A roundup of the early Autumn celebrations

As people return from their summer holidays and prepare for the autumn season, there’s a range of celebratory events that form part of the annaul cycle: from the Korean holiday calendar there’s Chuseok (celebrated over the full moon of the 8th lunar month – 12 -14 September this year) and National Foundation Day, also known […]

November literature night: A literary talk with author Kang Young-Sook

The Korean Literature Night (KLN) is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. A literary talk with author Kang Young-Sook Wednesday 27 November 2019, 7-9pm Korean Cultural Centre UK Available Seats: 33 Entrance Free – Booking Essential Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk or call 020 7004 2600 with […]

Brief review: Park Jiha at Rich Mix

Park Jiha closed K-music 2017 supported by a trio of musicians (playing bass, sax and vibes). She returned to London this year as a solo performer, presenting material from her new album, Philos, as well as older material. We also got one premiere. Park plays yanggeum (dulcimer), piri (oboe) and saenghwang (mouth organ), and when […]

Screening: Returning, After Seventy Years

Wednesday 29 October 2019, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm SOAS | Russell Square | College Buildings Room: 4429 Register online here Synopsis In September 1950 the Daily Worker journalist Alan Winnington released his pamphlet “I Saw The Truth in Korea” which documented atrocities in Daejeon during the Korean War presided over by the South Korean […]

Bongsu Park + haihm: Dream Wave, at Rosenfeld Porcini

Following their appearance at Cafe OTO earlier in the week, haihm and Bongsu Park have an evening focused on their latest work at Rosenfeld Porcini. Dream Wave Supported by The Bagri Foundation Friday 15 November 2019, 7:30-9:00pm Rosenfeld Porcini | 37 Rathbone Street | London W1T 1NZ | rosenfeldporcini.com Tickets £10 | Book your tickets […]

haihm + Bongsu Park at Cafe OTO

After the Dream Ritual collaboration that came to the Coronet Theatre in July, haihm and Bongsu Park bring a new collaboration on a similar theme. See also at Rosenfeld Porcini later in the week. At the Cutting Edge: Phew, haihm & Bongsu Park, + O YAMA O Presented by Bagri Foundation Thursday 14 November 2019, […]

Korean Traditional Dance Workshop at KCC

7 Nov 2019 – 8 Nov 2019, 6:30pm – 8pm @ KCCUK Register here Application deadline: 30 Oct 2019 17:00 The Korean Cultural Centre UK is proud to announce a new Korean cultural course this autumn. The Application Deadline is 30 Oct 2019 17:00. Buchaechum (Ipchum) is one of the most integral and popular genres […]

Korean Traditional Hand Embroidery Workshop at KCC

Wednesday 6 November 2019, 7pm @ KCCUK Register here Application deadline: 30 October 2019, 5pm The Korean Cultural Centre UK is proud to announce a new Korean cultural course this autumn. The Application Deadline is 30 Oct 2019 17:00. Jasu (hand embroidery) dates back to the prehistoric era when humans first started to make clothes. […]

Ji Sun Tak: Legacy of a Master, at Han Collection

Han Collection continues its busy Autumn season of exhibitions: Ji Sun Tak: Legacy of a Master 26 October – 13 November 2019. 11:00 – 18:00 Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk Register on EventBrite Ji Sun Tak, pre-eminent Korean Master Potter (1912 – 1993), dedicated his life […]