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This year’s Korea Future Forum looks particularly interesting for the two keynote addresses, especially prosecutor Seo Ji-hyun. Full speaker details and more on the conference’s website and Facebook page. 2019 LSE SU Korea Future Forum Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE Saturday 2 March 2019, 9:30 AM – 5:20 PM Tickets £40 (students £20) | Buy […]

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Movie review: E J-Yong – My Brilliant Life

by Philip Gowman 19 February 2019
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A feelgood Korean drama which the main character has a fatal and incurable disease, and who is writing an account for the benefit of loved ones when he is gone? Been there, done that. Well, not exactly: when the director is E J-Yong and the movie is an adaptation of a Kim Aeran novel, you […]

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Screening: A Long Way Around

by Events Editor 17 February 2019
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A one-off screening of ‘A Long Way Around’ (‘에움길’) at Hammersmith Novotel Screening room 1, part of the week long International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema. Director Seung-Hyeon Yi’s 77 minute film tells the story of the ‘comfort women’ through the life of grandma Ok-Seon Lee. Free screening. No booking required. 10am, 18 February 2019. […]

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Chan-Hyo Bae: Jumping Into, at Purdy Hicks

by Events Editor 16 February 2019
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A welcome new exhibition by Chan-Hyo Bae: Chan-Hyo Bae: Jumping Into 8 March – 1 April 2019 Purdy Hicks Gallery | 25 Thurloe Street | London SW7 2LQ | www.purdyhicks.com Open Monday – Friday 10-6 | Saturday 11-6 Gender, culture, isolation, prejudice, and stereotypes are explored in the work of Korean photographer Chan-Hyo Bae (born […]

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Korean Crafts at Collect 2019

by Events Editor 15 February 2019
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I always enjoy visiting Collect – and not just for the Korean exhibitors. Obviously, though, it’s the Korean galleries that attract my attention the most, and it’s good to see the Korean Craft and Design Foundation back for their sixth year. They always present a high quality selection of work; but for me the highlight […]

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Shinuk Suh in Invisible Balance, at Daniel Benjamin Gallery

by Events Editor 14 February 2019
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Following on from their Figurative NOW group show, Daniel Benjamin Gallery present another exhibition including a Korean artist: Invisible Balance Shinuk Suh, Daniel Cordas 17 February – 16 March 2019 Daniel Benjamin Gallery | 120 Kensington Park Road | London W11 2PW | db-gallery.com Gallery hours: Tues – Sat 10am – 6pm Daniel Benjamin Gallery […]

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The Kimjang Project is officially launched

by Philip Gowman 10 February 2019
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The Kimjang Project launched yesterday in New Malden with congratulatory messages from the Mayor of Kingston Thay Thayalan and the local MP Sir Ed Davey among others. The project celebrates the various aspects of kimjang, for example the communal character of kimchi-making and its health-giving properties. New Malden, sometimes known as New Mal-dong (뉴몰동), as […]

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SOAS seminar: Shamans and Confucian Public Officials

by Events Editor 10 February 2019
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The first SOAS seminar of the month: Shamans and Confucian Public Officials: Religion and Social Recognition in Korea Dr Antonio J. Domenech (Universidad de Málaga) Friday 1 March 2019, 5:15pm Room B104, Brunei Gallery, SOAS University of London This seminar is free, but registration is required. Register here Abstract The general objective of this presentation […]

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Eleanor Hyun on Korean Munbangdo Paintings (OCS members + guests)

by Events Editor 9 February 2019
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A special lecture given by the BM’s Eleanor Hyun for the Oriental Ceramics Society: Picturing Possession: Korean Munbangdo Paintings A lecture by Dr. Eleanor Soo-ah Hyun, curator of Korean collections at the BM Tuesday 12th February: The annual Sonia Lightfoot Memorial Lecture 5:45 for 6:15 pm with welcome drinks sponsored by Woolley & Wallis Society […]

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Bang Yongguk plays the The Underworld, Camden

by Events Editor 9 February 2019
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Bang Yong Guk, former leader of B.A.P, will be touring Europe this March in 5 cities – a powerful and sentimental lyricist who will be releasing his new album soon. Wednesday 27 March 2019 from 17:30-21:30 | Facebook event page Underworld Camden | 174 Camden High St | Camden Town | London NW1 0NE 5:30PM: […]

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Lee Jin Woo: Towards Silence, at HdM Gallery

by Events Editor 7 February 2019
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The focus on dansaekhwa in London continues with this new exhibition at HdM Gallery: Lee Jin Woo: Towards Silence 7 February – 4 March 2019 HdM Gallery | 42 Conduit Street | Mayfair | London W1S 2YH | www.hdmgallery.com Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm HdM GALLERY is delighted to present ‘Towards Silence’, a solo […]

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Screening: The Gift of Love

by Events Editor 6 February 2019
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Join the Korea Future Initiative and Connect: North Korea on February 22nd at 7pm in New Malden Methodist Church for a screening of ‘The Gift of Love’, a new film by North Korean exile and film director Gim Gyu Min. Following the screening, Mr Gim will join for a Q+A. Screening of ‘The Gift of […]

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K-Beauty event featuring Q2HAN

by Events Editor 4 February 2019
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Korean beauty products seem to be getting more of a foothold in the UK. Last year, the pop-up in Westfield and the meet & greet with youtuber Joan Kim; and this year starts with another session with a beauty youtube channel, hosted by UK online supplier of K-beauty products. Q2HAN x Skin Library K-Beauty Talk […]

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Eric Nam plays the Islington Academy

by Events Editor 3 February 2019
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The Korean American singer and songwriter will be in London this June. Friday 21 + Saturday 22 [extra date] June 2019 @ 7:00 pm | O2 Academy Islington, London Facebook events page Links: www.ericnam.com Keywords: Musicians: Eric Nam Other tags: London K-pop gigs

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Sleepers in Venice screening at London International Filmmaker Festival

by Events Editor 2 February 2019
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I didn’t make it to Venice in 2015, so I managed to miss Sleepers in Venice, a group show of Korean artists curated by Stephanie Seungmin Kim. Fortunately, she producted a documentary of the whole thing, which you can catch at the London International Filmmaker Festival this month. Be there. Sleepers in Venice Directed & […]

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BLACKPINK London tickets go on sale 5 Feb

by Events Editor 1 February 2019
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BLACKPINK have announced two UK shows as part of their 2019 world tour. The K-Pop stars will perform at the Manchester Arena on Tuesday 21 May, and the SSE Arena in Wembley the next day, marking their first ever UK dates and what should be the biggest K-pop event in the UK so far this […]

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RIP Kim Bok-dong

by Philip Gowman 1 February 2019
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Next Tuesday, 5 February, a vigil will be held in remembrance of Kim Bok-dong who passed away on Monday 28 January, aged 93. She was a victim of Japanese military sexual slavery and a tireless campaigner against violence to women and girls in conflict. Her visit to London in 2015 touched many hearts. The vigil […]

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