Exhibition visit: Circulation Metaphor, at the KCC

There’s a little bit of Jeollanamdo in the KCC at the moment. Although the exhibition is co-organised by the Asia Cultural Center in Gwangju, and by the Gwangju Museum of Art, the subject matter of the exhibition strays outside of the city limits into Damyang, Hwasun and further afield. The first work to engage you […]

Remembering the Sewol – the campaign’s next phase

This month Remembering Sewol UK is moving from their regular location at Trafalgar Square, where they have had a monthly presence for over five years, to New Malden – London’s ‘Koreatown’. They will be providing leaflets, yellow ribbons and badges to the public and engage in conversation with those who are interested in or affected […]

The Illusionists: we went to see the Korean Manipulator, and ended up being fans of all seven performers

The events that LKL covers often involve high culture: dance, visual arts, contemporary or experimental music. So a family entertainment show aimed at a mainstream audience is somewhat outside our usual area of coverage. But that’s not to say we don’t appreciate supreme talent and skill when we see it. Last week we went along […]

Tai-Jung Um: Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park

This year’s Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park includes a work by veteran Korean sculptor Tai-jung Um: Frieze Sculpture in Regent’s Park London’s largest free display of outdoor art returns from 3 July to 6 October, featuring more than 20 international artists Regent’s Park (southeast corner) 3 July – 6 October 2019 The English Gardens will […]

August events

It’s a bit quieter this month – except for Edinburgh of course. All events are in London except where stated otherwise. Film The KCC’s Love Beyond Boundaries season concludes with Wanee and Junah (1 August) and Oasis (8 August) The BTS Bring the Soul movie has screenings on 7 and 10 August The next Korean […]

BTS “Bring the Soul” movie screenings

Can’t get enough of the world’s biggest boy band? Their latest movie will be screening on 7 and 10 August at various venues. Check out www.bringthesoulthemovie.com for details. According to Variety, “Bring the Soul” is expected to be similar in theme to 2018’s “Burn the Stage: The Movie,” which was a mixture of BTS’ live […]

Live music review: SaaWee at the Albany, Deptford

When anticipating Korea related events involving live performance, I generally try not to raise my expectations too high. That way, I don’t get disappointed. But sometimes I break that rule, usually based on past experience of one or more of the performers. Hence, when pulling together the events post for July I highlighted three events […]

Say Sue Me UK Tour

Say Sue Me are certainly busy this year: this is their second tour in the UK – this one as part of a wider European tour: 18/08 – Green Man Festival – Crickhowell, UK – (sold out) 31/08 – Golden Leaves Festival – Darmstadt, DE | 02/09 – Supersonic – Paris, FR | 04/09 – […]

Eris 136199 play the Vortex

Eris 136199 brings their “beautiful noise” (KFJC 89.7 FM) to Europe starting with a performance at The Vortex, London, 8 August Eris 136199: Han-Earl Park, Catherine Sikora and Nick Didkovsky Thursday 8 August 2019, 8pm Vortex Jazz Club | 11 Gillett Square | London, N16 8AZ Tickets £10 | Book here Han-earl Park (guitar) | […]

LKFF 2019 Teaser Screening #4: Ode to the Goose

The fourth teaser of the season: Ode to the Goose (군산: 거위를 노래하다) European Premiere Director: Zhang Lu (2018, 121 min) Cast: Park Hae-il, Moon Sori, Jung Jin-yung, Park So-dam Monday 19 August 2019, 6:20pm Picturehouse Central | Corner of Great Windmill Street and Shaftesbury Avenue | Piccadilly Circus | London W1D 7DH | www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Picturehouse_Central Tickets £7.90 […]