SOAS seminar: The Zainichi Korean Question

SOAS’s second Friday evening seminar of the new year: The Zainichi Korean Question: Decolonization and the Cold War in U.S.-Occupied Japan and Korea Dr Deokhyo Choi (Sheffield University) 24 January 2020, 5:15 – 7:00 PM Alumni Lecture Theatre, Paul Webley Wing (Senate House), SOAS Online registration required via SOAS website Abstract By the end of […]

Wacław Zimpel + Park Jiha play LSO St Lukes

An interesting double bill coming up at the end of January, as Park Jiha returns to London following her appearance at the 2019 K-music festival. LSO St Lukes is a better venue than Rich Mix: you’ll be able to get a better impression of Park’s other-worldly sounds in a more natural acoustic and without the […]

SuperM “We are the Future” tour at the O2 Arena

SuperM exploded on the scene in late 2019 as the “the Avengers of K-pop”, put together by K-pop powerhouse SM Entertainment and Capitol Music Group. The group pulls talent from multiple top acts, including Taemin of SHINee, Kai and Baekhyun of EXO, Taeyong and Mark of NCT, Ten and Lucas of WayV. Their streetwise sound […]

Y Dance: Hyper Hygienic, at Resolution 2020

Y Dance returns to The Place as part of Resolution 2020: Jaz Woodcock-Stewart / Petronella Wiehahn / Y Dance The Place | 17 Duke’s Road | Euston | London WC1H 9PY UK | www.theplace.org.uk Thursday 23 January 2020, 7:30pm Duration: 90 mins Tickets £12 | £16 | Get tickets Jaz Woodcock-Stewart | Learning Piece Learn […]

ONE: Prvt Only, at XOYO London

Hip-hop artist ONE is coming to London as part of his two-stop tour in February: XOYO | 32-37 Cowper Street | Shoreditch | London EC2A 4AP Sunday 23 February 2020, 19:30 – 22:30 Tickets £25 – £95 | Get tickets Check for updates on Facebook event page 6PM: VIP doors / Photos with ONE 7PM: […]

SOAS seminar: Geospatial Mapping in DPRK Human Rights Monitoring

The first SOAS Friday evening seminar of 2020. A version of this talk will also be presented the previous day at the human rights seminar at City University of London. Geospatial Mapping in North Korean Human Rights Monitoring Dr Sarah Son (Sheffield University) 17 January 2020, 5:00 – 7:00 pm SOAS | Paul Webley Wing […]

AB6IX 6IXENSE World Tour in London CANCELLED

According to a message from the tour organisers, posted in the AB6IX fan cafe, the tour is cancelled. Rookie five-member boy band AB6IX will be including London in their world tour in February: indigo at The O2 | Peninsula Square | North Greenwich | London E3 3 Wednesday 26 February 2020, showtime 7:30pm Tickets £64 […]

Seventeen: Ode To You World Tour at Wembley Arena CANCELLED

Following the cancellation of the AB6IX Tour, Pledis Entertainment has announced the cancellation of Seventeen’s tour, again citing Coronavirus. SEVENTEEN WORLD TOUR [ODE TO YOU] 취소 관련 공지 pic.twitter.com/ZikJvtzjAr — 세븐틴(SEVENTEEN) (@pledis_17) February 9, 2020 Sunday, 8 March 2020, 6pm SSE Arena | Arena Square | Engineers Way | Wembley Park | Wembley HA9 0AA […]

BTS: Fandom Culture in the age of New Media

For those that can’t make it to the two-day conference in Kingston, here is some consolation. I expect this one will be popular. Book soon. BTS: Fandom Culture in the age of New Media Monday 6 January 2020, 6:30pm @ KCCUK Reservation essential via KCC website Dr. Jeeheng Lee will present a lecture at the […]

Media showcase at the KCC: Lady Hyegyong’s 60th anniversary Uigwe

What a nice way to start the new year. From Tangible to Intangible: Kisa chinp’yori chinch’an uigwe showcase 9 – 22 January 2020 @ KCCUK Opening reception Thursday 9 January 6-8pm | RSVP required to info@kccuk.org.uk KCCUK is pleased to present a media showcase of ‘Kisa chin p’yori chinch’an uigwe’, a royal commemorative manuscript from […]

Joo Yeon Park’s Library of the Unword, at the National Poetry Library

National Poetry Library | Level 5, Blue side | Royal Festival Hall 5 December 2019 – 29 March 2020 | Admission free Joo Yeon Park’s Library of the Unword commemorates the 30th anniversary of Samuel Beckett’s death. The exhibition features an installation, Twenty Times a Thousand (2019), in response to Beckett’s poem ‘Echo’s Bones’ (1935). The work comprises over […]

Young In Hong’s Let Us Dance, at Arnolfini Bristol

Alongside Still I Rise, a major international exhibition of feminist work at the Arnolfini, Young In Hong presents a weekly dance performance: Let Us Dance 1F Gallery | Arnolfini | 16 Narrow Quay | Bristol BS1 4QA | arnolfini.org.uk Sunday, 15th September 2019 to Sunday, 15th December 2019, 14:00 to 14:30 Free Every Sunday through […]

Hansol Jung’s Wild Goose Dreams, at Theatre Royal Bath

Thanks to Colin Bartlett for passing on the news of this interesting and well-reviewed production in Bath: Wild Goose Dreams by Hansol Jung, directed by Michael Boyd Ustinov Studio | Theatre Royal Bath | Sawclose | Bath BA1 1ET | www.theatreroyal.org.uk Thursday 21 November — Sat 21 December 2019 | Book tickets Evenings: Mon – […]

SOAS seminar: Socialist competition and class formation in DPRK, 1953-56

A seminar at SOAS tomorrow, just announced. Looks interesting. Socialist competition and class formation in North Korea’s post-Korean War recovery, 1953-1956 Dr Owen Miller (SOAS) Friday 6 December 2019, 5:15 – 7:00 pm Venue: Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Alumni Lecture Theatre Register on SOAS website Abstract How did North Korea manage to recover […]