It’s looking like a relatively quiet month this month…
- The KCC is screening a documentary double bill on 7 April. Hopefully a second double bill will follow later in the month.
- You might find Umma featuring Sandra Oh in a cinema somewhere, though screening times in the West and Southwest London area at least seem to be very late at night.
- Online dance film screenings are available to those who buy tickets to the Festival of Korean Dance.
- Two KCC House Concerts this month: on 1 April in St Paul’s Covent Garden and 21 April in St James’s Piccadilly
- St James’s Piccadilly also hosts two lunchtime concerts: the Risus Quartet playing Haydn and Ligeti on 8 April and Joo Yeon Sir with Irina Andrievsky playing Clara Schumann and Amy Beach on 27 April
- The Risus Quartet also competes in the Wigmore Hall international string quartet competition, 5 – 10 April.
- Minkyu Kim plays at St Mary’s Perivale on 19 April
- Eric Nam performs in Glasgow, Manchester and London, 10 – 14 April
- The KCC’s Drifting Terrain is on all month.
Talks and seminars
- This month’s literature event at the KCC features Choi Eunyoung in conversation with Sung Ryu, on the subject of Shoko’s Smile, 27 April
- The Scottish CKS hosts a double bill on 6 April: Dr Eunhee Park of Seoul National University, on the subject of South Korean Women’s Work. Finance, and Family Economy during the Cold War (11am), and Dr Celeste Arrington (George Washington University) on The Legalistic Turn in Korean and Japanese Governance Regarding Tobacco Control and Disability Rights (4pm)
- There’s an online talk (in Korean) by Dr Minhyeok Tak on betting in the Premier League, 9 April.
- Two fiction publications expected this month: Shin Kyung-sook’s Violets (tr Anton Hur) and Kim Hye-jin’s Concerning My Daughter (tr Jamie Chang)
- And two non-fiction titles to highlight, both looking at the migrant experience: Beccy Kennedy-Schtyk’s Imaging Migration in Post-War Britain: Artists of Chinese, Korean, Japanese and Taiwanese Heritage and HaeRan Shin’s North Korean Defectors in Diaspora: Identities, Mobilities, and Resettlements