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August events 2022

August events - photo montage

It’s a pretty good month this month, with plenty of variety, and a backlog of Kpop performances beginning to be unleashed on the calendar.

Special events: Edinburgh

The Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe is back. There are nine different Korea-linked productions in the Fringe; and in the main Festival you might just be able to get a ticket to see the ever-popular Seong-jin Cho; there’s also an international contemporary dance production involving a Korean choreographer. Throughout the month of August the KCC and KTO are running a mini cultural centre in a hotel near the Usher Hall, with screenings and other activities, and there’s also two walking tours of the city centre, and Dovecot Studios will be hosting their usual Dazzle exhibition, which will include work by Misun Won.

If you haven’t booked accommodation yet, though, you’ll be lucky to find anything affordable. LKL’s pick of the Fringe productions is BreAking, featuring the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company and music by Jambinai’s Lee Ilwoo.

Special events: Stourbridge

The International Festival of Glass, 26 – 29 August, has a focus on artists from Korea, Japan and China. The exhibitions will run until the end of September, but during the festival there’s plenty of Korea related cultural activity at the Ruskin Glass Centre, and a special performance of music, dance and fashion on 27 August.

In the London area:





  • The KCC in collaboration with Birkbeck has a season of documentary screenings entitled Living Memories, all of which look worth your time

Everything else

  • There’s a Kpop / hip-hop night at Fire London on 5 August
  • We haven’t yet heard of any liberation day celebrations in New Malden


Let me know what books or events I’ve missed.

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