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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

2024 Kpop UK National Competition: applications now open

The Kpop UK National Competition 2024 has officially launched. The finals will be in Kingston’s Rose Theatre on Sunday 20 October – full details to be announced. In the meanwhile, the important thing is to get your application forms in. As usual, the competition’s Instagram account, @kpopuknationalcompetition, is the official source of information, and updates … [Read More]

Madmans Esprit European tour in London

Madmans Esprit, the five-piece South Korean black metal band formed by vocalist Kyuho Lee, is coming to London as part of a six-country European tour – “The world as collective reflections”. Emerging from the vibrant underground music scene of Seoul, Madmans Esprit is the brainchild of enigmatic artist Kyuho. With a lineup of session musicians, … [Read More]

XG “The first HOWL” tour in Manchester and London

XG is a 7-member HIPHOP/R&B-inspired Japanese girl group based in South Korea. The band consists of JURIN, CHISA, HINATA, HARVEY, JURIA, MAYA, and COCONA. They debuted in March 2022 with their 1st Single “Tippy Toes” under the global entertainment production company “XGALX,” known for creating artist groups with a unique worldview and broadcasting a “BOLD” … [Read More]

W24 Born Again tour in Europe

W24 (World 24hours), which debuted in 2018 with “Get Your Jumper Out,” is a four-piece band composed of Jung Ho-won (leader, vocals), Kim Jong-gil (drums), Kim Yoon-so (guitar), and Aaron Park (keyboards/serving in the military). As a talented artist who not only writes and composes all the songs on the album, but also records and … [Read More]

DPR: The Dream Reborn World Tour 2024

DPR ARTIC Joined DPR in 2019 and started to become known to fans with his DPR DJ performances starting with Head in the Clouds LA 2019. Later, in 2021, he co-produced the campaign video song “SYNC” for the SYNC PACK, a collaboration campaign with DPR and Adidas and the theme song “Set It Off” for … [Read More]

NCT Dream Dream()Scape tour in London

NCT DREAM captures the essence of youth through their music and performances. The group has not only peaked on various music charts and shows but was also the only Asian artist to be named Billboard’s ’21 Under 21: Music’s Next Generation’ for three consecutive years from 2018 to 2020, as well as the only Asian … [Read More]

ARTMS Moonshot world tour in London

“We rise together, back to the moon and beyond.” ARTMS is a project group under MODHAUS, consisting of HeeJin, HaSeul, Kim Lip, JinSoul, and Choerry. On May 31, 2024, the first full-length album DALL was released, and it surprised the global K-POP fans with its uniqueness and high level of musicality. Now ARTMS members are … [Read More]

KCC networking event: Bridging Research and Industrial Talents Together

On 20 July 2024, the Korean Researchers UK (KRUK) in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Centre UK presents BRITT 2024, an engaging event for Korean researchers across the UK to explore Korean culture within their respective fields, share experiences, and engage in meaningful exchanges. What Can You Expect: Opening Remarks 2:30pm – 2:50pm Dr Seunghye … [Read More]

Book talk: Anton Hur – Toward Eternity

Renowned translator of the International Booker Prize shortlisted novel Cursed Bunny, Anton Hur returns with his debut novel ‘Toward Eternity’. Toward Eternity explores the unexpected consequences of progress, imagining when technology is catching up with biology. It is a thought-provoking novel that challenges the notion of what makes us human—and how love survives even the end … [Read More]

Market Root: the K-Creatives market

Welcome to Market Root – K-Creatives in London! Join us at 1 Adelaide Road for a day brimming with creativity and inspiration. Connect with fellow K-Creatives and explore unique handmade products including fashion, accessories, ceramics, and hand-woven textiles, complemented by authentic Korean desserts and drinks. Discover K-cosmetics, lettering posters, vintage jewelry, and even a flea … [Read More]

Korean art exhibition and concert with the Thames Philharmonia

KAET Exhibition – 2024 Korea Art Exhibition An exhibition of fine art, photography, Korean painting, crafts and contemporary art work selected by artists from the Korean Art Association. A vibrant collection that encompasses Korean traditions, culture, life style and landscape. Thames Philharmonia with Soo-Yeon Ham (piano) Join us for an evening of sumptuous classical music … [Read More]

Dynamic Duo European tour in London

We can’t believe that this is the first European tour by K-Hiphop icons Dynamic Duo – but to celebrate their 20th anniversary they are finally making their live European debut, with a five-country tour that takes in Spain, France, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and the UK. In London, they’ll be playing at The Steel … [Read More]

Billlie play the Troxy

Billlie, a dynamic 7-member girl group that debuted in November 2021, has quickly captured hearts with hit songs like “BYOB (bring your own best friend)” and “GingaMingaYo (the strange world).” Now, they’re bringing their energetic and captivating performances to Europe with their tour. Billlie, Our FLOWERLD (Belllie’ve You) in EUROPE. Don’t miss the chance to … [Read More]

Tabber x Miso Europe Tour in London

KRnB fam!! Are you ready to elevate your summer plans to the next level? We’re beyond excited to drop this bombshell: Tabber and Miso are hitting Europe this summer! Fresh off their epic USA tour, Tabber is making a return to Europe, and this time, bringing Miso along for the ride! Get ready for more … [Read More]

Woori Han’s Musical Housemates, at the Camden Fringe

Join us for “Musical Housemates,” a comedic gem by Korean playwright Woori Han and Israeli composer Yaor Jacob. Set in picturesque ‘Debden,’ this musical invites you on a rollicking journey with two unlikely companions – a Korean and an American – as they navigate shared living and attempt a memorable graduation party. Cultural clashes provide … [Read More]