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Hot on the heels of her Sonics concert at St Ethelburga’s last month, Hyelim Kim announces another recital in Southwark: Hyelim Kim Taegŭm Recital: Taegŭm in Motion supported by Joel Bell Roof Studio | Siobhan Davies Dance | 85 St George’s Road | London SE1 6ER | www.siobhandavies.com 14 September 2017, 7:30pm Admission Free I […]

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The Villainess gets additional London screenings

by Events Editor 8 September 2017
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Jung Byung-gil’s The Villainess, the final LKFF Teaser, is getting some additional London screenings. On the same night that the KCC is screening it at the Regent Street Cinema you could, alternatively, catch the “blood-soaked action extravaganza about an international assassin seeking vengeance” at the BFI (Monday 11 September 18:30 | NFT1). Or if you’re […]

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London band Ooberfuse join Yoon Band in Seoul Amnesty gig

by Events Editor 5 September 2017
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Woolwich-based electropop duo Ooberfuse will be playing on Seoul with YB (Yoon Do-hyun’s band) as part of an Amnesty International project in support of refugees everywhere. The music video for the band’s upcoming single features the well-known North Korean exile and campaigner Jihyun Park, along with her daughter. This is an interesting project and I […]

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Kim Yong-ik: Artist of the Year exhibition at the KCC

by Events Editor 3 September 2017
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With the KCC’s first Artist of the Year exhibition back in 2014, which featured the work of Lee Bul, the London solo show ran in parallel with an exhibition at a major provincial gallery – Ikon Gallery in Birmingham in that instance. This year, Spike Island in Bristol partners with the KCC. The exhibition is […]

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Kim Yong-ik: I Believe My Works Are Still Valid — at Spike Island, Bristol

by Events Editor 3 September 2017
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Coinciding with the KCCUK’s Artist of the Year exhibition, Spike Island in Bristol is holding a parallel solo show giving a retrospective of Kim Yong-ik’s work: Kim Yong-ik: I Believe My Works Are Still Valid Spike Island | 133 Cumberland Road | Bristol BS1 6UX | www.spikeisland.org.uk 30 September to 17 December 2017 Tuesday to […]

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Autumn 2017 season of lectures at SOAS

by Events Editor 3 September 2017
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Here are the seminars announced for the Autumn 2017 season at SOAS. Check the SOAS website for updates. 29/09/17 Reimagining the Self: North Korean Multiple Migrants’ Remaking Time and Place in Contemporary Japan Dr Markus Bell 06/10/17 TBA Dr. Diana Yuksel 02/11/17 Yi Sang’s Queer Time in Colonial Korea Prof. John Treat 17/11/17 Dynamics and […]

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Joo Yeon Sir in Karl Jenkins’s The Armed Man

by Events Editor 31 August 2017
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News of Joo Yeon Sir’s September appearance at the Royal Festival Hall: Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man 29 Sep 2017, 7:30 pm Approximate run time: 150 mins Royal Festival Hall Tickets: £16.50 – £50 Booking fee: £2.50 Book tickets See Sir Karl Jenkins conduct a superb concert of his own compositions. Part of RGL Great […]

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Korean films at the 2017 BFI London Film Fest

by Events Editor 31 August 2017
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As far as I can see there are four Korean movies at the 2017 BFI London Film Festival: two very contrasting documentaries; the movie from festival favourite Hong Sang-soo that won Kim Min-hee the Silver Bear for best actress in Berlin this year; and an adaptation of a novel by Kim Young-ha by Won Shin-yeon, […]

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Kingston Korean Festival returns to the market square

by Events Editor 31 August 2017
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Following the great success of last year’s Autumn Full Moon Festival, Kingston Korean Festival 2017 returns to Kingston where the biggest Korean community in Europe is based. This year, Kingston Korean Festival runs two main programmes to celebrate Korean culture and engage with British people in many ways: Experience how Koreans are celebrate their first […]

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Exhibition news: “Dol” – baby’s first birthday celebration in Korea

by Events Editor 31 August 2017
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As part of this year’s Kingston Korean Festival, Korean British Cultural Exchange (KBCE) is presenting an exhibition at Kingston Museum: ‘DOL’ – baby’s first birthday celebration in Korea 31 August – 3 October 2017 Kingston Museum | Wheatfield Way | Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PS Tue, Fri, Sat: 10am to 5pm | Thu: 10am to 7pm | Mon, Wed, Sun: closed […]

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Exhibition news: Soon Yul Kang — Between heart & Mind

by Events Editor 29 August 2017
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It’ll be nice to see another solo show by Soon Yul Kang. Soon Yul Kang — Between heart & Mind Opening event: 19th September – 6pm – 8pm (register on Eventbrite) Exhibition from 20th – 30th September Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk Han Collection is pleased […]

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BKS hosts presentation by Economist Intelligence Unit

by Events Editor 28 August 2017
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The British Korean Society is hosting a talk by the Economist Intelligence Unit focusing on South Korea: The Economist Intelligence Unit Presentation Wednesday 6 September 2017, 6.30pm Venue: Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) will deliver a presentation on its Long-term Macroeconomic Forecasts: key trends […]

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Exhibition news (Wigan): North Korea, An Exploration

by Events Editor 28 August 2017
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An exhibition of DPRK photographs, objects and posters: North Korea, An Exploration The Old Courts | Wigan WN1 1NA | www.theoldcourts.com Exhibition: September 1st to the 27th from 11 AM to 4 PM every Friday and Saturday Opening event: Friday 1st September (7.30-9.30pm). Register via Facebook page Join us to celebrate the opening of a rare and […]

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Concert news: Sonics — Taegum and Electronic Music

by Events Editor 25 August 2017
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News of a recital by Hyelim Kim at St Ethelburga’s in Bishopsgate tomorrow night. All I have to go on is the poster, which I came across on Facebook. There doesn’t seem to be anything on the St Ethelburga’s website. So, according to the poster, Hyelim Kim will be giving a recital entitled Sonics: Taegum […]

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The Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Prizewinner: Seung Ae Lee

by Events Editor 24 August 2017
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Notice of an exhibition showing the work of Seung Ae Lee as she comes to the end of her year as holder of the Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Prize. The Valerie Beston Artists’ Trust Prizewinner: Seung Ae Lee 5 September – 9 September 2017 Marlborough Fine Art | 6 Albemarle Street | London W1S 4BY […]

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Final LKFF 2017 Teaser: The Villainess

by Events Editor 23 August 2017
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This final teaser screening for the 2017 London Korean Film Festival looks rather fun. And to add to the tease, on the same evening the programme for the main festival will be unveiled. See you there. The Villainess (악녀) London Korean Film Festival Teaser Screening + LKFF 2017 Programme Launch Director: Jung Byung-gil (정병길), 2017, […]

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Han Collection’s Korean Arts lecture series

by Events Editor 21 August 2017
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‘Korean Arts’ Lecture Series Han Collection presents the Autumn lecture series on Korean Arts. Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk Contact hancollection.london@gmail.com for more information Join us for a very special lecture series this October, with lectures by Professor Youngsook Pak. These lectures will take you on […]

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