Gradually more real-life events are appearing in the calendar, but while we wait for things to catch up with the improved Covid situation, let’s get out and enjoy the weather after such a dismal May.
- The British Korean Society is arranging an event to honour British veterans of the Korean War on Thursday 24 June 2021, streamed from the National Army Museum
- The Korea Tourism Organisation has organised a walking tour of Korea-related sites in Central London, 23 June 2021
- The KCC’s new exhibition, The Royal Palaces of Joseon, opens on 8 June
- Han Collection’s exhibition, Baekja – A Story of Korean Porcelain, lasts until August
- The London Korea Film Festival resumes its real-life teaser screenings: 17 June in Sheffield (Voice of Silence) and 24 June in London (Deliver Us From Evil)
- You should be able to find somewhere that’s screening Minari – for example the Prince Charles in Leicester Square has it for most of the month.
- Tense political thriller The Man Standing Next is available online on Curzon Home Cinema from 25 June courtesy of Blue Finch Film Releasing.
- The KCC’s season of films by female film directors – Filming Against the Odds – continues all month.
- The KCC has two house concerts this month: an online song recital on 10 June and a live cello recital at the KCC itself on 24 June
- The K-Music showcase videos stay online until 27 June.
Other online events
- British Korean Society members have a talk on Korea’s UNESCO sites, 8 June.
- Colette Balmain talks about Music for Healing — BTS, radical love and becoming other, 9 June
- The KCC’s Literature Club event this month features Kim Bo-Young (I’m Waiting For You) in conversation with Sophie Bowman and Sung Ryu, 23 June.
- The next in Hyelim Kim’s series of music seminars is on 24 June
- The KCC’s series of ink painting classes continues until 23 June
- The KCC’s Korean speech contest is on 26 June (apply by 12 June)
- UCLan’s IKSU Korean Studies Summer School runs 28 – 30 June
- The Korean Embassy and National Unification Advisory Council are running an essay competition on the subject of permanent peace on the Korean peninsula. Submission deadline 12 July.