Talks and seminars

Day 2 of the London Korean Film Festival Summer Documentary Fortnight. All events free. Repatriation (송환) Director: Kim Dong-won (2004, 148 mins) + Conversation with Kim Dong Won and Chris Berry Birkbeck Cinema | 43 Gordon Square | London WC1H 0PD Sunday 12 August 2018 1:30 pm | Book tickets In the Spring of 1992, […]

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SOAS conference: Senses and the Meanings of Modernity in East Asia, 1890–1945

by Events Editor 13 June 2018
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A conference at SOAS with some Korean interest, including sessions on the Local Colour Movement and on Korean film and food diplomacy: The Senses and the Meanings of Modernity in East Asia, 1890–1945 An exploratory workshop 18 June 2018, room S116 (Senate House), SOAS, University of London Reflecting recent shifts towards the study of embodied […]

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Assessing the Moon Administration One Year On

by Events Editor 2 June 2018
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It’s a while since Chatham House did a session on South Korea, and the timing for this couldn’t be better. Assessing the Moon Administration One Year On 13 June 2018 – 1:15pm to 5:45pm Chatham House | 10 St James’s Square | London SW1Y 4LE Participants Victor Cha, Senior Adviser and Korea Chair, Center for […]

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Lee Bul in Conversation and Performance by Zadie Xa

by Events Editor 22 May 2018
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Lee Bul discusses her work with Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff, followed by Flooded with ICE / Hell Fire Can’t Scorch Me, a performance by Korean-Canadian visual artist Zadie Xa that brings together live storytellers, dancers and musicians. Co-produced by writer Taylor Le Melle, with performers Jihye Kim, Jane Chan and Nam Yoon Kim. Purcell […]

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Collaborating on a World Stage – a seminar as part of the K-Dance festival

by Events Editor 14 May 2018
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Late notice of a pre-performance seminar before the big event on Wednesday. Collaborating on a World Stage Seminar on Future UK/Korea Collaborations as part of A Festival of Korean Dance Wed. 16 May 6.15pm, The Place £5 | Book tickets Panelists: Shin Ah Kim (Korean Arts Management Service), Seok Kyu Choi (Creative Director of UK/Korea […]

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BKS event: The Two Ambassadors

by Events Editor 28 April 2018
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The annual event hosted by the British Korean Society with our ambassadors to the Koreas. Highly recommended: An Update on the UK-Korea Relationship Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 6.30pm to 9.00pm SOAS, University of London Alumni Lecture Theatre | Paul Webley Wing | Senate House | Thornhaugh Street | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG Book […]

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Wookwan’s Korean Temple Food – Book Talk and Tasting Event

by Events Editor 11 April 2018
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What a shame this clashes with the opening night of 4482 – Butterfly Effect at the Bargehouse. Nevertheless, this temple food event is sure to be extremely popular, so make sure you get your application in. Yes, note the unusual registration process, which suggests that the attendee list may be prioritised in the event of […]

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BKS event: The Two Judges

by Events Editor 5 April 2018
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An interesting event organised by the British Korean Society coming up later this month. Join the BKS for lower-priced admission. You know it makes sense. The Two Judges Comparing & Contrasting the Judiciary Systems in South Korea and the UK Monday 23 April 2018, 6.30pm to 9.00pm Venue: Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell […]

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Talk on comics from North and South Korea with Paul Gravett

by Events Editor 17 March 2018
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As part of Nick Bonner’s exhibition of everyday graphic design from North Korea, an interesting talk on North and South Korean Manhwa: Secrets of North and South Korean Comics A talk by leading expert Paul Gravett 19 Apr 2018, 7:00pm | Buy tickets House of Illustration | 2 Granary Square | King’s Cross | London […]

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Lee Yil: seminar and book launch of selected writings on Contemporary Korean Art

by Events Editor 12 March 2018
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Artist Bada Song and critic / lecturer Paul O’Kane spent a large part of last year helping to translate and edit an important new collection of mid-to-late 20th century writings of renowned Korean art critic Lee Yil (1932-1997), “the main observer of “Dansaekhwa”, or Korean monochrome”. That work has now come to fruition, with the […]

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Rory MacLean: Inside the world’s most secretive nation

by Events Editor 10 March 2018
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A follow-up to the British Council exhibition of Nick Danzinger’s photographs, presented in conjunction with the production of The Great Wave at the National Theatre. Inside the world’s most secretive nation Tues 10 April, 6pm – 7pm Clore Learning Centre: Cottesloe Room, National Theatre Tickets £7 (concessions £5) | Buy tickets Rory MacLean travelled to […]

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2018 LSE SU North Korea Forum: Before He Presses the Button

by Events Editor 6 March 2018
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The LSE Students’ Union presents what seems to be turning into an annual one-day conference on matters North Korean: 2018 LSE SU North Korea Forum: Before He Presses the Button 24 March at 9:00–18:00 The London School of Economics and Political Science | Houghton Street | London WC2A 2AE Tickets £15 – £35 | Buy […]

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Brother Anthony’s poetry talks in St Andrews and London

by Events Editor 1 March 2018
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Brother Anthony of Taizé, the noted – and prolific – translator of Korean literature and poetry, is coming to the UK in March and will be appearing at the StAnza International Poetry Festival in St Andrews on 10 March and giving two talks in London on 13 and 15 March. Details below: Past & Present […]

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Japan Society talk: Escaping to North Korea – with Markus Bell

by Events Editor 18 February 2018
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Apologies for the late notice of tomorrow’s talk organised by the Japan Society, which may by now be fully subscribed. The speaker gave a fascinating talk at SOAS on broadly the same subject a few months ago, so I’d have high hopes of this one too. Escaping to North Korea – with Markus Bell 19 […]

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Korea Through My Queer Eyes: a talk with Heezy Yang

by Events Editor 16 February 2018
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Coming up next week, a very informal talk session with South Korean artist and activist Heezy Yang (a.k.a. Hurricane Kimchi). Korea Through My Queer Eyes 21 February at 19:30–21:00 G3, SOAS The topics will include Seoul Pride, Military Service, Queer Youth, Parents and Family, Night Life, Drag Culture, Art & Entertainment! About Heezy Yang Heezy […]

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Seminar: Yeoju and King Sejong the Great

by Events Editor 15 February 2018
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Late notice of a seminar about the achievements of King Sejong, and about the city of Yeoju. Yeoju has a special association with Sejong – among other things he is buried there. The seminar will be conducted by the vice-mayor of Yeoju at the Korean Cultural Centre UK. Please RSVP under this Facebook post if […]

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Kim Hong-joon: Two or Three Things I Know About Kim Ki-young

by Events Editor 31 January 2018
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Kim Hong-joon knows many more than two or three things about Kim Ki-young. Do not miss this talk. Two or Three Things I Know About Kim Ki-young, with Kim Hong-joon Thursday 22 February, 7pm Korean Cultural Centre UK | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW Register via Eventbrite The 5th of February marks the 20th anniversary […]

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