December events 2021

A quiet month to end the year, in which the highlight has got to be a performance by some talking Korean rice cookers just outside Coventry Exhibitions Bongsu Park’s In Dreams we Gather continues at Gallery Rosenfeld all month The KCC’s group show Nothing is – everything just has been or will be also continues […]

Festival Film Review: Heaven – To the Land of Happiness

In recent years the LKFF programmers have been getting into a groove of scheduling indie, minority interest movies for the closing film of the festival. This year, they turned things upside down by programming the festival’s most appealing film (for me, at least,) to end the fortnight. Yes, the opening movie, Mogadishu, is the top […]

Finding Angel released in UK cinemas

Heart-warming Christmas film Finding Angel from director Kim Seong-jun is coming to Cineworld and Odeon cinemas in the UK from 26th November 2021: Finding Angel (천사는 바이러스) Dir Kim Seong-jun (2017, 114mins) Lee Young-a, Park Sung-il, Chon Moo-song Cineworld: Aberdeen Union Sq| Birmingham Broad Street | Bolton| Cardiff | Didsbury | Edinburgh | Enfield | […]

Cult of Ya comes to the Kentish Town Forum

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for January’s hip-hop fest: Cult of Ya Fest 2020 Season 1 O2 Forum Kentish Town | 9-17 Highgate Road | London NW5 1JY Friday 14 January 2022, 6:30 pm Tickets: www.cultofya.com with SIK-K | GROOVYROOM | GEMINI | MIRANI | MOON (MOON SUJIN) | SMMT | CO.KR Links: The event’s […]

The Sound of Nature: Dal:um live at Southbank Centre

“Korean traditional instruments contain the sound of nature.” This is the opening line of Ha Suyean’s answer to my question regarding what Dal:um would like their international audience to know about ancient Korean instruments gayageum and geomungo. “For someone coming to these two ancient instruments for the first time, what will they discover?”, I had […]

ATEEZ plays the SSE Arena Wembley

After a two year delay imposed by the pandemic, we can finally welcome ATEEZ back to London. This is the concert originally scheduled for March 2020. ATEEZ: The Fellowship – Beginning of the End Tuesday 15 February 2022, 7:30pm | Doors 6pm The SSE Arena | Arena Square | Engineers Way | Wembley Park | […]

November events 2021

The Korean cultural diary is now back to its customary autumnal chaos: too much packed in with too many events clashing with each other. We’ve got used to the Korean Film Festival scheduling its films so you can’t go to all of them. K-music has now joined the party by scheduling gigs that clash with […]

Social Matters through Dream Sharing

Bongsu Park’s Dream Auction project comes to its conclusion: Social Matters through Dream Sharing: A Dream Symposium and Dream Auction 1 – 20 November 2021, online and at Rosenfeld Gallery We invite you to join a ‘collaboration through dreams’. This is between artists, a poet, social science, a fine art auction house and an expert […]

Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians

Scheduled as the artist video strand of the London Korean Film Festival, this exhibition runs until December. Shame that the related lecture and artistic exploration on 20 November clashes both with Bongsu Park’s long-awaited dream auction and the Kimjang festival in New Malden, but it’s nice that the show is on for a while. In […]