K-music 2020 live: ADG7

The 2020 K-music Festival kicks off with ADG7, live at King’s Place. Don’t miss it! ADG7 Friday 30 October 7.30pm Kings Place Hall One | Book tickets ADG7 (Ak Dan Gwang Chil) made their international debut at the 2019 WOMEX in Finland and then played GlobalFEST in New York to much press acclaim. With the […]

2020 International Conference on Korea’s Global Position

The Korean Studies Unit, Coventry University, has finalised the upcoming conference agenda and the arrangements for joining remotely. The conference is open to the public to join remotely via the links below, but you are highly recommended to pre-register with Dr Eunju Hwang (Director, Coventry University Korea Centre, ac5130@coventry.ac.uk) if you intend joining, so that […]

Literary talk with author Yun Ko-eun and translator Lizzie Buehler

The KCC seems to be getting into a nice rhythm of mid-day talks featuring Korean authors and their recent translations. This month, Yun Ko-eun’s Disaster Tourist (밤의 여행자들, 2013. LKL review here). The Disaster Tourist Wednesday 21st October 12noon-1:30pm Venue: ZOOM (Online) Entrance Free – Booking Essential. Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk with your name and contact […]

Ha Chong-hyun: solo exhibition at Almine Rech

Ha Chong-hyun, one of the leading lights of the Dansaekhwa movement, was born in 1935 in Sancheong-gun, Gyeongsangnamdo, a county with which LKL has a long association. We didn’t get to hear of his 2017 exhibition with Almine Rech until after the event, so we’ll certainly be visiting this exhibition, lockdown or no. The gallery’s […]

2020 Korean Peninsula Peace Forum

Coming later this month, a free-to-attend online presentation of proposals for a practical approach to reunification. You can get a preview of some of the likely discussion points by reading the proposals which are available on the Relational Peacebuilding Initiatives website. 2020 Korean Peninsula Peace Forum A Socio-Economic Strategy Leading Towards Peaceful Korean Unification Wednesday […]

Hallyu Con 2020: an online celebration of Korean pop culture

Hot on the heels of KBCE’s Chuseok-themed online event in September comes KCCUK’s hallyu-focused online festival. Hallyu Con 2020 Sunday 4 October 2020, 3pm Livestreamed on the KCCUK YouTube Channel Free Calling all UK and Europe-based Korean culture enthusiasts! Are you keen to join the ultimate celebration of Korean pop culture? This one-day online event, […]

The annual Harvest Fest moves online

Congratulations to the organisers of the annual Korean Harvest Fest for putting something so enticing together in these difficult times. The Chuseok celebrations organised by Korean British Cultural Exchange have moved online this year. Plans for screenings in the heard of Koreatown (New Malden) have had to be shelved at the last minute because of […]

The World Korean Food Festival 2020

We just found out about this fortnight-long food event in New Malden in September via a post on the KCC’s Facebook page. After a frantic bout of messaging various Korean contacts to get further details, I received a copy of a kakaotalk image, which is embedded in the post below. As you can see, it’s […]

Ilhwa Kim solo show at HOFA Gallery

Ilhwa Kim returns to HOFA with the same early Autumn slot as last year. Ilhwa Kim solo show at HOFA Gallery HOFA Gallery | 11 Bruton Street | Mayfair | London W1J 6PY | thehouseoffineart.com 28 September – 12 October 2020 Contemporary Asian artist, Ilhwa Kim will be returning to HOFA with her highly anticipated […]

18th K-pop Academy: application window open

The K-pop Academy moves online for its 18th season. Judging by the choice of application methods and the draft programme details, a new emphasis this time is on bolstering the army of YouTube influencers for Korean culture! The more the merrier! The 18th K-Pop Academy Dates: 19 September – 31 October 2020 Time: Every Saturday […]

Memories of Murder: one-off screening

Curzon Home Cinemas are reviving Bong Joon-ho’s first two features – Barking Dogs Never Bite and Memories of Murder – for home viewing. The latter will also be getting a screening at the Curzon Bloomsbury in a new 4K restoration. It may have a wider release, but at the time of writing there’s only one […]

BTS: Break The Silence movie theatrical release

Relive the Wembley experience from last year with this behind-the-scenes documentary from BTS’s Love Yourself: Speak Yourself world tour. Break The Silence: Persona Limited theatrical release from Thursday 10 September 2020 Visit www.breakthesilencethemovie.com for showtimes and to book tickets BTS WORLD TOUR ‘LOVE YOURSELF: SPEAK YOURSELF’ is over. The worldwide stadium tour topped the Billboard […]