Sokeel Park: Insight from working with North Korean defectors

A Guest Speaker event associated with the upcoming LSESU Korea Future Forum Not Just Nukes: Insights from a decade working with North Korean defectors Thursday 13 Feburary 2020, 6:30 – 8:00 pm LSE Clement House Room 2.02 | 265 Strand | London WC2R 1DH Admission free | Register via event’s Facebook page LSESU Korea Future […]

Korean crafts at Collect 2020

COLLECT, the International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design is at Somerset House from 27 February – 1 March, 2020. Tickets available here. Opening times: Thu 27 Feb – 11.00-17.00 | Private View Thu 27 Feb – 18.00-21.00 | Fri 28 Feb – 11.00-18.00 | Sat 29 Feb – 11.00-18.00 | Sun 1 Mar […]

Book review: When Adam Opens His Eyes

Jang Jung-il: When Adam Opens His Eyes Translated by Hwang Sun-ae and Horace Jeffery Hodges Dalkey Archive 2013, 126 pp Originally published as 아담이 눈뜰 때, Kimyeongsa, Seoul, 1990 Deleuze, Lacan, Bataille… if you’re reading a text that references any of those thinkers, you’re probably reading a rather turgid book on postcolonial or film studies, […]

Jimin Suh’s Unburied in double bill at The Bunker

THE UPSETTERS present a week-long festival dedicated to celebrating artists of colour where they will hold a poetry night, debut two pieces of new writing, present a scratch night and host a series of workshops where they pay participants to attend to cover loss of earning. THE UPSETTERS make theatre written by writers of colour, […]

In the Absence screens at ICA, with Q+A

Amid all the justified excitement about Parasite, let’s not forget that Korea has another film with an Oscar nomination this year. Its producer, Gary Byung-Seok Kam, is in town to answer your questions at a screening at the ICA this weekend. In the Absence Dir Yi Seung-Jun, South Korea / USA 2018, 29 min., Korean […]

Whose Comfort? – book launch at the KCC

Friday 21 February 2020, 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5B Admission free | Register via Google Docs Join World Scientific Publishing at the Korean Cultural Centre UK to celebrate the launch of Whose Comfort? The issue of sexual violence against civilian ‘comfort […]

Recently published books on Korean film

Having done my list of upcoming fiction titles, I’ve been working on a similar list of upcoming non-fiction. But in compiling the non-fiction list I’ve identified several titles that slipped under the radar towards the end of last year. Three of them relate to film. No doubt, following all the buzz about Parasite, there will […]

BTS Map of the Soul tour comes to Twickenham

Having sold out the home of football two days running last year, the unstoppable BTS are now planning on doing the same to the home of rugby: the Map of the Soul tour will be coming to Twickenham Stadium on 3 and 4 July this year. Ticket details will be forthcoming in due course. In […]

Stray Kids “District 9 Unlock” tour at Wembley Arena

Stray Kids return to London in May to play Wembley Arena. Since their visit last June, Woojin has left the group, but there are still eight boys to entertain you. Tickets will be on sale from Ticketmaster in due course. Stray Kids World Tour: District 9 Unlock Sunday 17 May 2020 @ 6:00 pm The […]

SOAS seminar – Small China concept in the T’aengniji by Yi Chung-hwan

The last SOAS seminar before Brexit… The Small China concept in the “T’aengniji” by Yi Chung-hwan (1690-1756?) Dr Nataliya Chesnokova (National Research University Higher School of Economics) 31 January 2020, 5:15 – 7:00 PM Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), Alumni Lecture Theatre, SOAS Free | Registration link on SOAS website Abstract The late Chosǒn period […]

February literature night: Marilyn and Me by Ji-Min Lee

The KCC’s literature nights kick off in 2020 with one of 2019’s under-the-radar publications. Ji-Min Lee: Marilyn and Me Wednesday 26 February 2020, 7pm @KCCUK Entrance Free – Booking Essential Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk or call 020 7004 2600 with your name and contact details by Monday 3 February, or register on the KCC website. The booking […]

Connect, BTS art projects in London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Seoul, New York

For full details of the projects organised under the CONNECT, BTS umbrella visit the official website, www.connect-bts.com, which explains that: CONNECT, BTS is a global project to connect five cities and twenty-two artists, each of whom contributes their unique philosophy and imagination to it. This project aims to redefine the relationships between art and music, […]