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Foyles Korean Culture Month 2019

As last year, Foyles is running a Korean Culture Month to launch the Autumn, in collaboration with the KCC. Four events, of which the first has sold out.

K-Pop Dance Workshop with LoKo

Friday 4th October 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Level 6 | Foyles | 107 Charing Cross Road | London WC2H 0DT | Free Event but fully booked

Learn some K-Pop dance moves with this energetic workshop from LoKo, the London KPOP Dance Workshop.

One of the leading UK-based companies of K-Pop dance, LoKo have taught thousands of fans, hosted workshops with renowned choreographers, and judged competitions throughout Europe. They’re on hand to show you some basic steps and get you moving along to the hugely popular Korean dance genre.

Memories of Murder (2003) – Film Screening

Memories of Murder

Tuesday 15th October 2019, 6:30pm – 9pm
Level 6 | Foyles | 107 Charing Cross Road | London WC2H 0DT
Tickets: £3 | Book tickets

As part of Korean Culture Month, we’re screening Bong Joon Ho’s 2003 masterpiece Memories of Murder.

Set in the countryside of Hwaseong in the mid 1980’s and drawing on the famous case of Korean’s first-ever serial murders, Bong’s film is a masterly reworking of this historic crime centring on the bungled police investigation—which identifies a left-leaning student turned manual labourer as the prime suspect whilst shining a critical spotlight on Korea’s own authoritarian past.

Bong Joon Ho was born in Daegu, South Korea in 1969 and is a film director and screenwriter best known for the films Okja, Snowpiercer and Memories of Murder. His new film Parasite won the Palme d’Or Award at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Hanbok Costume Exhibition

Foyles - hanbok show

Sunday 20th October 2019, 2pm – 4pm
Level 6 | Foyles | 107 Charing Cross Road | London WC2H 0DT | Free Event

Come and learn more about the traditional Korean costume of Hanbok as you take the opportunity to try some garments on for yourself!

Hanbok is a traditional style of Korean costume that was worn daily as recently as 100 years ago. It is characterised by vibrant colours and simple lines without pockets, and was originally designed to facilitate ease of movement. The Hanbok for Women consist of jeogori—a shirt or jacket—and chima dress—a wraparound skirt. The Hanbok for men consists of jeogori and baggy pants known as baji.

Bae Suah in conversation

Bae Suah

Friday 25 October 2019, 19:00 – 21:00
Level 6 | Foyles | 107 Charing Cross Road | London WC2H 0DT

More details here

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