London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Some regional foods in Tongyeong

Korea is a foodie paradise, and while you can get by very nicely on bibimbap and bulgogi, there’s so much more to discover. Here’s some of the treats I discovered down south on my recent trip – and thanks to Suzy in Seoul for some of the recommendations for Tongyeong, given over some splended smoked … [Read More]

Park Kyung-ni’s tomb in Tongyeong

For peope who like to track down literary landmarks, the tomb of Park Kyung-ni, author of the sweeping epic T’oji (Land) can be found on Mireukdo, Tongyeong, just above a memorial hall dedicated to her life and work. And for those who are short of time (like me), and like to tick off a number … [Read More]

Affordable art at Mokspace

Running Boy’s cartoon-like embroidery and Kyungho Park’s colourful street art at Mokspace (near the British Museum) are bright, fun and very affordable. Pay the exhibition a visit [Read More]

ID Please: a Korean group show in Peckham

News of an upcoming group exhibition by young Korean artists, in a Peckham gallery: ID, please. New Gallery London (92 Peckham Road, London, SE15 5PY) 9 – 14 April 2012 (Monday to Saturday) Private view: 6 – 9pm, Monday, 9 April 2012 Curated by Dani Daeun Kim & Yovi Jisun Song Organised by Alpha Art … [Read More]

A big thank you to all those who made my recent Korea trip so special

I’ve just come back from an action-packed 10 days in Korea: contemporary art and Joseon dynasty architecture in Seoul; contemporary music, Joseon dynasty naval prowess and great scenery in Tongyeong; mountain hiking, fine Korean tea-bowls, Koryo dynasty cotton cultivation, Kaya kingdom tombs, one of highest temples in South Korea and much more in Sancheong County. … [Read More]

National Pension Service to open London office

The Korean National Pension Service (NPS), one of the world’s biggest pension funds, is to set up a new base in London. The NPS announced the decision after a meeting between its chairman, Jun Kwang-woo, and the deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, who is visiting Seoul for the Nuclear Security Summit. [Read More]

Korea’s National Museum in top 10

The National Museum of Korea makes top ten most visited global art venue, according to The Art Newspaper (via the BBC) The same article gives a special mention to the National Folk Museum of Korea in the grounds of the Gyeongbokgung for four exhibitions attracting more than 9,000 visitors a day. [Read More]