Ra Jong-yil Lecture 2021 – Professor Victor D Cha

This year’s Ra Jong-yil Lecture for Cambridge’s Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies will be given by Victor Cha, this Friday lunchtime. Korea’s Place in Coalitional Diplomacy Friday, 11 June 2021 13:00 – 14:30 (UK time) The talk will be held via Zoom | registration required via this link The international system today is […]

Online talk: Music for Healing — BTS, radical love and becoming other

An interesting talk coming up this week: Music for Healing: BTS, radical love and becoming other Speaker: Dr Colette Balmain, Senior Lecturer in Media and Communication, Kingston University Research series: ArCC (School of Arts, Culture and Communication) research seminar series organised by Visconti Studio. Mode: Online via Microsoft teams. Email c.balmain at kingston.ac.uk for link. […]

LKFF Teaser Screening: Deliver Us From Evil

The first London teaser screening of the year (though Sheffield beat us to it by one week). It’s nice that things gradually seem to be getting less abnormal… Deliver Us From Evil (다만 악에서 구하소서) Director: Hong Won-chan Cast: Hwang Jung-min, Lee Jung-jae, Park Jung-min, Choi Hee-seo Genesis Cinema, 24 Jun 2021 6:00 pm | […]

[Sheffield] LKFF Teaser Screening: Voice of Silence

It’s nice that the real-life teaser screenings have re-started. The Showroom Cinema in Sheffield hosts the first one this year, and the Genesis Cinema in London will follow with a different screening later this month. Voice of Silence (소리도 없이, 2020) Director: HONG Eui-jeong Cast: YOO Ah-in, YU Jae-myeong, MOON Seung-a, CHO Ha-seok Showroom Cinema, Sheffield, […]

Walking Tour: Where London Meets Korea

What a nice idea for a summer’s evening: the Korea Tourism Organisation has organised a walking tour of Korea-related sites of interest in central London. Spaces are limited, so apply now via the link on the KCC website. Where London Meets Korea: The Walking Tour Wednesday 23 June 2021, 5.30pm – 7.30pm (followed by optional […]

June events 2021

Gradually more real-life events are appearing in the calendar, but while we wait for things to catch up with the improved Covid situation, let’s get out and enjoy the weather after such a dismal May. Special Events The British Korean Society is arranging an event to honour British veterans of the Korean War on Thursday […]

KCC June House Concert: Jongsun Woo (Piano) and Holly Brown (Soprano)

June’s House Concert is a feast of Robert Schumann lieder, combining selections from Waldszenen and Liederkreis: June House Concert Thursday 10 June 2021, 7 pm on KCCUK YouTube Channel Programme Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856) Mondnacht, Liederkreis Op.39 Vogel als Prophet, Waldszenen Op. 82 Freundliche Landschaft, Waldszenen Op.82 Schöne Fremde, Liederkreis Op. 39 Auf einer […]

KCC exhibition: the Royal Palaces of Joseon

What a relief: we’re back to physical exhibitions again! Royal Palaces of Joseon 8 June – 21 August 2021 @ KCCUK Pre-booking required to enable social distancing From 8 June – 21 August 2021, the Korean Cultural Centre UK presents Royal Palaces of Joseon – an exhibition that introduces the shrines and royal palaces of Korea’s Joseon […]

KCC May House Concert: Sunhye Shin (Piano)

I always like it when a Korean musician explores the byways of British 20th century music so I’m looking forward to the Frank Bridge this month. May House Concert Sunhye, Shin (Piano) Thursday 20 May 2021, 7 pm @ KCCUK YouTube Channel W.A Mozart (1756-1791) Sonata in C Major K.330: Allegro moderato | Andante cantabile […]