After a flurry of activity in June, things are a bit quieter for July. But make sure you start planning your diary for later in the year, particularly the Tiger is Coming festival at the Coronet Theatre in September. And of course the Fringe is back in Edinburgh for August.
For me the highlights for this month are the fine art NFT exhibition Observing the Human and, if money were no object, the hip-hop day of the Made in Korea festival: Epik High, LeeHi, and Jay Park are among the artists performing. I wonder what the economics of these events are…
- Hallyupopfest comes to Wembley Arena, 9-10 July
- The Made in Korea k-pop and hip-hop festival comes to Southwark Park, 30-31 July
- The KCC’s House Concert in Hampstead is a collaboration with Taiwanese performers featuring piano music for two, four and six hands, 15 July
- The KCC’s exhibition Hanji: Paper Compositions continues all month
- Observing the Human, an NFT exhibition with five Korean artists, is at Morell House in Shoreditch, 2 – 9 July
- Union Gallery hosts a solo show by Joy Kim, 2 – 25 July
- The documentary Under Construction screens at Birkbeck Cinema on 29 July
- There’s a K-pop / hip-hop night at Fire Vauxhall on 1 July…
- … and a k-pop party on the South Bank on 24 July
- DGC Dance have their usual packed programme of K-pop dance classes
Books expected this month include A Global History of Ginseng by Heasim Sul pub Routledge and Spirit Power: Politics and Religion in Korea’s American Century by Heonik Kwon, Jun Hwan Park pub Fordham University. Both titles are available in a reasonably affordable paperback version. More complete list available here.