Wacław Zimpel + Park Jiha play LSO St Lukes

An interesting double bill coming up at the end of January, as Park Jiha returns to London following her appearance at the 2019 K-music festival. LSO St Lukes is a better venue than Rich Mix: you’ll be able to get a better impression of Park’s other-worldly sounds in a more natural acoustic and without the […]

K-Town Music Night at the Windmill, Brixton

Wednesday, 8 January 2020 from 20:00-23:00 Windmill Brixton | 22 Blenheim Gardens | London SW2 5BZ Check for updates on the event’s Facebook page Start 2020 off right, by joining My Wave Collective in an evening of great music and socializing at the Windmill Brixton. This event is 18+ and everyone must bring a physical […]

SuperM “We are the Future” tour at the O2 Arena

SuperM exploded on the scene in late 2019 as the “the Avengers of K-pop”, put together by K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment and Capitol Music Group. The group pulls talent from multiple top acts, including Taemin of SHINee, Kai and Baekhyun of EXO, Taeyong and Mark of NCT, Ten and Lucas of WayV. Their streetwise sound […]

Kim Un-su interviewed in Korea Times

Anna Jiwon Park has a good interview with Kim Un-su (author of The Plotters, among other things) in the Korea Times this week. It’s a nice leisurely two-page read for the Weekender section, clocking in at 3,000 words. Park has an engaging conversation with him, and makes an interesting observation: His books not only have […]

Y Dance: Hyper Hygienic, at Resolution 2020

Y Dance returns to The Place as part of Resolution 2020: Jaz Woodcock-Stewart / Petronella Wiehahn / Y Dance The Place | 17 Duke’s Road | Euston | London WC1H 9PY UK | www.theplace.org.uk Thursday 23 January 2020, 7:30pm Duration: 90 mins Tickets £12 | £16 | Get tickets Jaz Woodcock-Stewart | Learning Piece Learn […]

ONE: Prvt Only, at XOYO London

Hip-hop artist ONE is coming to London as part of his two-stop tour in February: XOYO | 32-37 Cowper Street | Shoreditch | London EC2A 4AP Sunday 23 February 2020, 19:30 – 22:30 Tickets £25 – £95 | Get tickets Check for updates on Facebook event page 6PM: VIP doors / Photos with ONE 7PM: […]

Season’s greetings to all our readers

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all of LKL’s readers, friends and contributors. Have a peaceful break, and may 2020 turn out better than 2019. As in previous years, thanks are due to Jieun Kim aka The Drawing Hand for the London Korean Christmas design which adorns the cards that some of […]

Brief book review: Suni Samchon

Hyun Ki-young: Suni Samchon Translated by Lee Jung-hi Asia Publishers Bilingual Edition, 2012, 186pp Jeju Island, in Korean literature of the late 70s and 80s, is not the honeymoon destination of more recent years. It was a place of poverty, of bitter memories – a place to escape from rather than a destination to visit […]

Seventeen: Ode To You World Tour at Wembley Arena CANCELLED

Following the cancellation of the AB6IX Tour, Pledis Entertainment has announced the cancellation of Seventeen’s tour, again citing Coronavirus. SEVENTEEN WORLD TOUR [ODE TO YOU] 취소 관련 공지 pic.twitter.com/ZikJvtzjAr — 세븐틴(SEVENTEEN) (@pledis_17) February 9, 2020 Sunday, 8 March 2020, 6pm SSE Arena | Arena Square | Engineers Way | Wembley Park | Wembley HA9 0AA […]

BTS: Fandom Culture in the age of New Media

For those that can’t make it to the two-day conference in Kingston, here is some consolation. I expect this one will be popular. Book soon. BTS: Fandom Culture in the age of New Media Monday 6 January 2020, 6:30pm @ KCCUK Reservation essential via KCC website Dr. Jeeheng Lee will present a lecture at the […]

Joo Yeon Park’s Library of the Unword, at the National Poetry Library

National Poetry Library | Level 5, Blue side | Royal Festival Hall 5 December 2019 – 29 March 2020 | Admission free Joo Yeon Park’s Library of the Unword commemorates the 30th anniversary of Samuel Beckett’s death. The exhibition features an installation, Twenty Times a Thousand (2019), in response to Beckett’s poem ‘Echo’s Bones’ (1935). The work comprises over […]