London Korean Film Festival 2021 announces its line-up

Here’s the official press release for the 2021 London Korean Film Festival. You can find the detailed schedule in a separate post. London Korean Film Festival 2021 4 November – 19 November 2021 After a mostly digital edition in 2020 the London Korean Film Festival (LKFF) is pleased to be returning to cinema screens across […]

October events 2021

The Festival of Korean Dance was a nice warm-up for the Autumn season of events. Now for the music and film. Exhibitions Start Art Fair runs from 13 to 17 October Round and Around: the KCC’s early Autumn Audio-Visual Project with Jang Minseung and Jung Jaeil, lasts until 22 October. London Craft Week runs from […]

Book review: Kwon Yeo-sun – Lemon

Someone, somewhere, must have done a study of multi-person narratives in Korean fiction – novels which tell the same story (or different episodes involving the same characters) from two or more different perspectives. Two of the best-loved Korean novels in translation use the technique: Please Look After Mother and The Vegetarian. And this year, we’ve […]

Gallery: Chuseok celebrations at the British Museum

The early Autumn brought two simultaneous Chuseok celebrations in the London area on 18 September: the harvest fest in New Malden, organised by KBCE, and a special event at the British Museum. Over the past months we’ve been starved of live music, and it was great to be able to hear the Shilla Ensemble perform […]

Gallery: New Malden’s Chuseok Harvest Fest

The fickle Autumn weather smiled on New Malden’s Chuseok festivities last weekend. With pent-up demand resulting from lockdown and the lack of the usual independence day celebrations in mid-August, and the sunny weather beckoning people out onto the streets, the celebrations were almost too successful. LKL was there in time for the opening speeches and […]

Celebrate Chuseok with the KCCUK

Register soon: the available spaces are sure to be booked up fast! Experience authentic Korean customs with Chuseok Festival 2021 Sunday 26 September 2021 @KCCUK 11am – 6pm: Register for a one-hour time slot at Eventbrite (Slot 1) 11.00am – 12.00pm | (Slot 2) 13.00pm – 14.00pm | (Slot 3) 15:00pm – 16:00pm | (Slot […]

September events 2021

Things are starting to get busier again… Special events The KCC’s online Hallyu Con 2021 is on 4 September KBCE’s Korean Harvest Fest (part of the Kingston Korean Festival) is in New Malden on 18 September Exhibitions Han Collection’s special Moon Jar group show continues all month TOUCH – a group project by ISKAI Art […]

Gayageum / gomungo duo Dal:um release debut album

Those of you who followed the online K-music festival last year will have noted the “New Talent” strand, which included gayageum / gomungo duo Dal:um. If so, you’ll be as excited as I am that they’re coming to London in person for the 2021 festival – they’ll be appearing in the Purcell Room on 6 […]

August events 2021

The recent announcement of the programme for the (live) K-Music Festival and the (live) Festival of Korean Dance gives us plenty to look forward to in the Autumn, but actually this month is pretty busy too: Exhibitions The KCC Royal Palaces exhibition closes on 21 August Minyoung Choi’s solo show at Lychee One gallery closes […]