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 […]

May Literature Night: Endless Blue Sky, by Yi Hyoseok

The Korean Literature Night is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. Yi Hyoseok: Endless Blue Sky Wednesday 29 May 2019, 7pm Entrance Free – Booking Essential Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk or call 020 7004 2600 with your name and contact details by Sunday 5th May. Or […]

KCC May House Concert: Aeolian String Quartet

Note that May’s House Concert is the penultimate Tuesday of the month – a week earlier than usual. Aeolian String Quartet Tuesday 21 May 2019, 7pm @KCCUK Admission free but Advanced Booking is required Mei Fujisato (Violin), Sherry Shen (Violin), HyunJin Soh (Viola), Ekaterina Solomennik (Cello) Debussy String Quartet Op.10 I. Anime et tres decide […]

Home Truths season: The Room Nearby

The third screening in the Home Truths season look like an interesting one: The Room Nearby (그녀들의 방) Director: Ko Tae-Jeong (2009, 106 mins) Cast: Jung Yu-mi, Ye Soo-jung, Heo Eun-kyoung, Sin Jin-hui, Paik Soo-jang Thursday 30 May 2019 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book seat on Eventbrite Private tutor Eon-ju is living rent-free in a […]

SOAS seminar: The Re-Organization of the Rural Economy in Modern Korea

The first, and possibly only, seminar of the new term: Empire by Association: The Re-Organization of the Rural Economy in Modern Korea, 1870-1945 Dr Holly Stephens (University of Edinburgh) Friday 26 April 2019, 5:15 – 7:00pm SOAS Brunei Gallery Room B104 | Registration required via SOAS website Abstract The late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries were a […]

The Artist’s Table – Do Ho Suh

An exclusive charitable event coming up for art lovers. Full details, and registration information, on the Contemporary Art Society website. The Artist’s Table – Do Ho Suh Wednesday 22 May 2019, 7pm – 11pm At Victoria Miro, London The Contemporary Art Society is pleased to present The Artist’s Table with Do Ho Suh, with Emily […]

Kimsooja: To Breathe, at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

As part of Yorkshire Sculpture International, Kimsooja has transformed an historic chapel with an enthralling new installation at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Related events are A curator-led tour around Kimsooja’s To Breathe installation and works by Damien Hirst on 22 June An artist talk by Kimsooja on 18 July An opportunity to get inside Kimsooja’s A […]

Jessica Hyun Jin Kim with LI YILEI at Cafe Oto

Coming up at Cafe Oto in May: Jessica Hyun Jin Kim X LI YILEI £10 | £8 Advance | £6 Members | Buy tickets Thursday 2 May 2019, 7.30pm Cafe OTO | 18–22 Ashwin Street | Dalston | London E8 3DL | www.cafeoto.co.uk Great double-header from London-based artists Jessica Hyun Jin Kim and Li Yilei. […]

LKFF 2019 Teaser Screening #2: Default

It’s hard to imagine a film about the IMF Crisis being compelling viewing, but this one has been getting some really enthusiastic reviews. I’ve booked my ticket already. Default (국가부도의 날) Director: Choi Kook-hee (2018, 114 mins) Cast: Kim Hye-soo, Yoo Ah-in, Huh Joon-ho, Jo Woo-jin, Vincent Cassel Monday 20 May 2019 7:00 pm @Regent […]

Home Truths season: An Affair

One of the first Korean movies I saw, and still in my top 10. An Affair (정사) Director: E J-Yong (1998, 108mins) Cast: Lee Mi-sook, Lee Jung-jae, Song Young-chang, Kim Min Thursday 9 May 2019, 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Reserve seat on Eventbrite Architect’s-wife Seo-hyun (Lee Mi-sook), is constrained and muted by domestic life, when […]