2019 Quiz on Korea – apply by 25 May

Your Korean needs to be seriously good, as does your general knowledge on Korea, to take on the international finalists. Take a look at last year’s televised final in Korea. Still, you get to meet Lee Teuk. If you think you’re good enough, or if you just want a bit of fun in the UK […]

Home Truths season: Lies

This X-rated movie was one of the first Korean films LKL’s editor saw, when it had a theatrical release in London in the early noughties. It doesn’t get screened often and it’s worth catching to see one of Jang Sunwoo’s more controversial films. Lies (거짓말) Dir: Jang Sunwoo (2000, 112 mins) Cast: Lee Sang-hyeon, Kim […]

Balming Tiger play the Old Blue Last

Balming Tiger describe themselves as a ‘multi-national alternative K-pop band’ with hip hop influences and a boyband aesthetic. Wednesday 12 June 2019 The Old Blue Last | 38 Great Eastern Street | London EC2A 3ES | www.theoldbluelast.com Doors open: 8:00pm Balming Tiger: 10:00pm Curfew: 11:00pm Tickets £11 from dice.fm Presented by Dark Party. Links: Balming […]

Yva Jung: Monday Morning – at Departure Lounge, Luton

Yva Jung, who won the KCCUK’s 2015 Open Call, has been developing further the ideas explored in her 2015 exhibition. We look forward to the upcoming solo exhibition at Departure Lounge. Yva Jung: Monday Morning 30 May – 13 July 2019 Departure Lounge | Storefront | 64 Bute Street | Luton LU1 2EY | www.departure-lounge.org.uk […]

[Cambridge] Ra Jong-yil Lecture – Professor Carter Eckert

This year’s Ra Jong-yil Lecture at Cambridge will be given by Professor Carter Eckert from Harvard University: The US in the Making of South Korean Militarism (1945-1961). The Shasha Suite | Westminster College | Madingley Road | Cambridge Wednesday, 29 May, 2019 – 17:00 to 19:00 Militarism has been deeply intertwined with Korean history and […]

Hyelim Kim in Oxford Taegŭm Recital

Ethnomusicologist and performer Hyelim Kim will perform a taegŭm (Korean flute) recital, accompanied by Cholong Sung on the kayagŭm (Korean zither). The taegŭm is a Korean traditional bamboo flute, which has been played in Korean court and folk cultures as well as a wide range of contemporary setting. Kim will show the tradition and modernity […]

Jambinai play The Garage, Highbury Corner

After their 2018 Meltdown performance, Jambinai return to London this summer headlining The Garage on 6 June. Jambinai Thursday 6 June 2019, from 7pm – 10pm The Garage | 20-22 Highbury Corner | London N5 1RD | thegarage.london Tickets £17 + fees | Buy tickets Creating some of the most innovative sounds in East Asia’s […]

K-dance 2019: Double Bill – Art Project BORA

The second performance in the 2019 Festival of Korean Dance: Double Bill: Art Project BORA – Somoo / A Long Talk To Oneself Tuesday 4 June 2019, 7:30pm | Buy tickets The Place | 17 Duke’s Road | London WC1H 9PY A dynamic double bill from interdisciplinary contemporary dance company Art Project BORA. Somoo Named […]

Book launch: Korea’s Premier Collection of Classical Literature

A book launch to mark the publication of the first English-language study of Korea’s most important literary collection: Korea’s Premier Collection of Classical Literature: Selections from Sŏ Kŏjŏng’s Tongmunsŏn translated, annotated, and with an introduction by Dr. Xin Wei and Dr. James B. Lewis Where: Haldane Room, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford (tel: +44 (0) 1865 274 […]

Screening: Daily Bread + 50 Years of Silence

Two films on the subject of a Dutch “Comfort Woman”. Daily Bread + 50 Years of Silence Arapina | 8 Little Thames Walk | London SE8 3FB 6pm, Wednesday 1 May 2019 Daily Bread Director: Ruby Challenger (Australia 2018, 15 mins, Dutch & Japanese with English subtitles. Historical drama) 50 Years of Silence Director: Ned […]

Ex-periphery: South Korea in the Post-miracle Era

A talk at St Antony’s College Oxford this month: Ex-periphery: South Korea in the Post-miracle Era Monday, 13 May 2019, 5:30pm Venue: Fellows’ Dining Room, St Antony’s College Speaker: Irina Lyan (Oxford) Convenor: Rosemary Foot In this talk I propose to draw attention to the often neglected category of ex-peripheries—former developing economies which are still […]

Sunmi’s Warning World Tour comes to Indigo at the O2

Former Wonder Girl Sunmi will be coming to London as part of her Warning World Tour Thursday 30 May 2019 from 19:00-22:00 indigo at The O2 | Peninsula Square | London SE10 0DX Tickets on sale from 3 May 2019 15:00 Check the event’s Facebook page for updates Ticket Prices: P1 VIP High Touch (Golden […]

Screening: Under the Sky of Seoul

The fourth screening in LEAFF’s K-Cinema 100 series: Under the Sky of Seoul (서울의 지붕밑) Dir. Lee Hyeong-pyo (1961, 115 mins) Tuesday 7 May 2019 The Cinema Museum | The Master’s House | 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road) | London SE11 4TH | www.cinemamuseum.org.uk Doors from 6pm, screening at 7pm | Book tickets SYNOPSIS : This […]

Screening: Holiday in Seoul

LEAFF’s third screening in the K-Cinema 100 series: Holiday in Seoul (서울의 휴일) Dir. Lee Yong-min (1956, 90min) Wednesday 1st May 2019 The Cinema Museum | The Master’s House | 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Road) | London SE11 4TH | www.cinemamuseum.org.uk Doors from 6pm, screening at 7pm | Book tickets SYNOPSIS: A couple decide to spend […]

Discussion: Denuclearising the Korean Peninsula

Denuclearising the Korean Peninsula: a public meeting with Francis Daehoon Lee, People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy, South Korea; Glyn Ford, former MEP and author of ‘Talking to North Korea’; and Carol Turner, CND. People’s Solidarity for Participatory Democracy is a South Korean NGO with consultative status at ECOSOC, the UN Economic and Social Council. It […]