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Otoboke Beaver x Drinking Boys and Girls Choir UK tour

Damnably presents Otoboke Beaver – SUPER CHAMPON Tour 2022 plus special guest Drinking Boys and Girls Choir from Daegu Otoboke Beaver are a punk-rock-garage quartet from Kyoto, Japan. Formed at Kyoto University’s music club, the band consists of Accorinrin (Lead Vocal & Guitar), Yoyoyoshie (Guitar & Vocals), Hirochan (Bass & Vocals) and Kahokiss (Drums & … [Read More]

Art talk: Every Day, with Seulgi Lee Kang

Sometimes, a form of performance/video art can deliver more impact on people’s psychological level compared to any other type of arts. Our last 4482 Artist Talk session will spotlight a performance artist, Seulgi Lee Kang. We are pleased to introduce her to you and hope you can come along to hear more about her and … [Read More]

Onsemiro Hannuri Concert: Harmony for Peace

온새미로 한누리 콘서트 Onsemiro Han-nuri Concert “Onsemiro Han-nuri” means ‘Whole, undivided, unbroken world’. Organised by The Peaceful Unification Advisory Council Europe, Middle East, Africa Provincial Assembly The Peaceful Unification Advisory Council in UK Ministry of Unification LKL says: we don’t know what to expect from this concert, and as far as I’m aware it has … [Read More]

Jindo Drum Dance Workshop

This exciting Jindo-Drum Dance Workshop at the KCCUK will be held 14th (3pm-5pm for UCL students) and 15th December (6pm-8pm for everyone). The Jindo Drum Dance is a traditional dance from the third largest island (Jindo) in South Korea, the dance gained popularity and fame by the work of the late Park Byung Cheon. This … [Read More]

SOAS 2022 Autumn seminars

The Tradition of Commons: Two Magna Cartas of England and Korea Prof Hang-Nyeong Oh (Jeonju University) 18 November ‘Magna Carta’ was a charter approved by King John of England in 1215. And there was a constitution called the Great Compendium of Statecraft (經國大典) in Korea in 1485. Article 33 of Magna Carta stipulates that “In … [Read More]

Friday Late at the V+A: Making Waves

This special Friday Late, Making Waves, spotlights the explosive creative energy of contemporary Korean culture, held in conjunction with our current exhibition Hallyu! The Korean Wave. Hallyu refers to the rapid rise of pop culture from South Korea, led by K-drama and cinema, K-pop, and K-beauty and fashion, which has inspired a global following. For this … [Read More]

A Special Collaboration of Korean Break Dancing and Gugak

The world-renowned b-boy crew ‘Artistreet’ and ‘Gamblerz Crew’ will be joining the event in collaboration with ‘Jeong Ga Ak Hoe’, another band of the opening performers of the 2021 K-Music Festival — ADG7. The Korean Culture and Information Service’s (KOCIS) Korean Culture Scene has been holding a variety of Korean culture festivals in a bid … [Read More]

K-Arts Dance Company Mixed Bill

A welcome return to Laban Theatre for our institutional partners, Korea National University of the Arts, and K-Arts Dance Company, who bring their fusion of traditional Korean and contemporary dance to London in a show that promises skill, strength and superb sound. Don’t miss this chance to see a rare UK performance from this graduate … [Read More]

2022 Kimjang Festival

The Kimjang Festival is back – to be held in St George’s Square right next to New Malden station – this time with some classes in the nearby pub. As part of the Kimjang festival, KBCE is teaming up with Chef Cindy from The Korean Pantry for a day of Kimchi tasting, making and stuffing. … [Read More]

River Sessions: Joo Yeon Sir plays Solitude

We’re delighted to welcome West-London based solo violinist, Joo Yeon Sir, for a very special solo performance at River Sessions. Joo Yeon will be playing a selection of solo pieces, including some from her latest album, Solitude. Prize-winning violinist and composer Joo Yeon Sir has appeared as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, and Bournemouth Symphony … [Read More]

Hunt: UK theatrical release

Agents of the Korean National Intelligence Service (KNIS), Park Pyung-ho (Lee Jung-jae) and Kim Jung-do (Jung Woo-sung) are both independently hunting a North Korean spy within the agency. When the leaked top secret intel jeopardises national security, they are ordered to investigate each other and slowly start to uncover the shocking truth. HUNT is a … [Read More]

Begin Again: KCC UK X Germany Open Call exhibition 2022

The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) presents a new exhibition 2022 KCC UK x Germany Open Call Begin Again, opening on 23 November until 4 February at 1-3 Strand, London, featuring six international artists: Iden Sungyoung Kim, Kyungmin Sophia Son, Nina Nowak, Sooun Kim, Yambe Tam and Ya-Wen Fu. To expand the opportunity of these talented emerging … [Read More]

Korea Kimchi Festival 2022

The superfood kimchi appears on tables all over the world! 2022 Korea Kimchi Festival, a global project to promote kimchi from Korea, the origin of kimchi, to the world and to put superfood kimchi on the table of the world, special event for the world will be held in 4 countries including Korea, UK, Vietnam … [Read More]

ESEA Culture Festival and Prelude for Harvest Festival 2023

The Korean British Cultural Exchange (KBCE) is celebrating the 7th Anniversary of the Kingston Korea Festival 2022 with the launch of the ESEA (East & Southeast Asian) culture festival. The ESEA community share the exact date for the Harvest Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, regardless of its name: Chuseok (Korea), Tsukimi (Japan), Tết … [Read More]