Events

Kingston’s Koreans today celebrated the 73rd anniversary of Independence Day. It was the first public engagement of the new ambassador, HE Park Eun-ha, who is to be thanked for making the time: she only arrived in London to take up her post two days ago. In attendance were Kingston’s Mayor, Thay Thayalan, and the leader […]

{ 0 comments }

8 more reasons to visit Lee Bul: Crashing

by Philip Gowman 17 August 2018
Thumbnail image for 8 more reasons to visit Lee Bul: Crashing

Lee Bul’s fabulous show at the Hayward Gallery closes this weekend. If you haven’t seen it yet, here are eight more reasons why you should. 1. Park Chung-hee naked OK, a rather sensationalist opener, and not something I ever expected to find myself writing, but yes: suspended from the ceiling are two naked effigies of […]

Read the full article →

Movie review double bill: Along with the Gods 1 and 2

by Philip Gowman 16 August 2018
Thumbnail image for Movie review double bill: Along with the Gods 1 and 2

Somehow, I managed to miss last year’s fantasy blockbuster Along with the Gods. I didn’t spot that it got a brief UK release until it was too late, and the movie didn’t make to any of the UK festivals to my knowledge. I didn’t even read any reviews. But it registered in my brain as […]

Read the full article →

BIGONE @ The Fiddler’s Elbow

by Events Editor 15 August 2018
Thumbnail image for BIGONE @ The Fiddler’s Elbow

Kim Daeil aka Bigone will be at the intimate Fidler’s Elbow at the end of this month – up against the horror movie Gonjiam. The structure of these events is always a bit of a mystery to me, with doors opening (maybe only for some) at 5pm. There are no clues online as to what […]

Read the full article →

Event news: the Independence Day Korean Festival

by Events Editor 12 August 2018
Thumbnail image for Event news: the Independence Day Korean Festival

The big Korean festival on Kingston’s Fairfield Recreation Ground seems to have run its course. Instead, this year we have a slightly smaller celebration in the heart of Koreatown: The 73rd Independence Day Ceremony and Festival Saturday 18 August 2018, 11:00am – 4:30pm Glasshouse Pub Courtyard | 14 Coombe Road | New Malden KT3 4QE […]

Read the full article →

New Malden hosts Arirang Concert

by Events Editor 11 August 2018
Thumbnail image for New Malden hosts Arirang Concert

Your chance to hear the sohaegeum, the North Korean four-stringed haegeum. More information in Korean on the event’s Facebook page. Arirang Concert 22 Performances with South & North Korean, Chinese Artists Sunday 12 August 2018, 6:30pm St James Church Bodley Rd, New Malden KT3 5QD Ticket Price is 10 Pounds (Including Dinner Buffet) You Can […]

Read the full article →

Along with the Gods: Last 49 Days gets UK release

by Events Editor 11 August 2018
Thumbnail image for Along with the Gods: Last 49 Days gets UK release

The London East Asia Film Festival presents a special screening of the biggest box office hit in Korea, Along With The Gods: The Last 49 Days as a UK premiere. The pre-fest screening will be presenting a double bill of Along With The Gods – Part 1 and 2. Along with the Gods: The Last […]

Read the full article →

K-music 2018: Youn Sun Nah + Hyelim Kim & Alice Zawadzki, 20 November @QEH

by Events Editor 10 August 2018
Thumbnail image for K-music 2018: Youn Sun Nah + Hyelim Kim & Alice Zawadzki, 20 November @QEH

The final concert of K-music 2018 is a double bill. After their amazing debut collaboration at K-music 2017, Hyelim Kim and Alice Zawadzki have a well-deserved reunion. Youn Sun Nah opened K-music 2016 with her regular on-stage partner Ulf Wakenius, and we look forward to her return this year. Youn Sun Nah + Hyelim Kim […]

Read the full article →

K-music: Near East Quartet + Kyungso Park

by Events Editor 10 August 2018
Thumbnail image for K-music: Near East Quartet + Kyungso Park

The penultimate concert of the 2018 K-music festival is a collaboration between composer / kayageum player Kyungso Park – who performed with Andy Sheppard during K-music 2016 – and jazz / fusion band Near East Quartet: Near East Quartet + Kyungso Park Monday 19 November 2018, 7:45pm | Buy tickets Purcell Room | Belvedere Road […]

Read the full article →

K-music 2018: Ahn Sook-sun, 3 November @Purcell Room

by Events Editor 10 August 2018
Thumbnail image for K-music 2018: Ahn Sook-sun, 3 November @Purcell Room

Event of the year so far has been the Changgeuk Trojan Women, in which Ahn Sook-sun played a significant part. I’m thinking this fourth concert in the 2018 K-music festival could be even better. Note the early start time. The event is preceded by a free talk. Ahn Sook-sun: Heungbuga (흥부가) Saturday 3 November 2018, […]

Read the full article →

K-music 2018: Urban Sound, 19 October @Kings Place

by Events Editor 10 August 2018
Thumbnail image for K-music 2018: Urban Sound, 19 October @Kings Place

The third gig in this year’s K-music festival features the new group Urban Sound who this year have been performing in interesting spaces such as Brunel’s Tunnel in Rotherhithe: Urban Sound Friday 19 October, 8pm | Buy tickets Kings Place (Hall Two) | 90 York Way | London N1 9AG Urban Sound is a collaboration […]

Read the full article →

K-music 2018: Ensemble E-DO, 9 October @Rich Mix

by Events Editor 10 August 2018
Thumbnail image for K-music 2018: Ensemble E-DO, 9 October @Rich Mix

E-DO were the musicians behind the 2017 LKL Performance of the Year (together with choreographer / dancer Yoo Sun-hoo in an Edinburgh Fringe show entitled After 4 – Over the Moon), and their 2015 album Yeominrok got a well-deserved rave review from World Music Central. So don’t miss their London debut as the second act […]

Read the full article →

K-music 2018: SsingSsing, 2 October @Purcell Room

by Events Editor 10 August 2018
Thumbnail image for K-music 2018: SsingSsing, 2 October @Purcell Room

The 2018 K-Music festival opens with Lee Heemoon’s amazing glam-fusion band SsingSsing at the South Bank: SsingSsing Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX Tuesday 2 October 2018, 7:45pm Buy tickets SsingSsing have been making waves across the globe, bringing glam rock and funk elements together with a charismatic theatrical twist that takes inspiration from […]

Read the full article →

Exhibition visit: Lee Bul – Crashing. Pt 2 – Scale of Tongue

by Philip Gowman 6 August 2018
Thumbnail image for Exhibition visit: Lee Bul – Crashing. Pt 2 – Scale of Tongue

The most eye-catching work in Lee Bul’s Hayward Gallery exhibition is the giant inflatable zeppelin, its grid of rectangular silver panels echoing the grid of skylights in the Hayward’s newly refurbished upper floor. The work, entitled Willing to be Vulnerable, memorialises the Hindenburg disaster in 1937, when the giant airship, representing a possible future of […]

Read the full article →

SOAS conference: Visualising Asia

by Events Editor 5 August 2018
Thumbnail image for SOAS conference: Visualising Asia

An upcoming conference organised by the SOAS Japan Research Centre and Centre of Korean Studies: Visualising Asia: Deciphering ‘Otherness’ in Visual and Material Cultures Thursday 20 September 2018 12:45 pm – Friday 21 September 2018 7:00 pm SOAS Brunei Gallery room B202 (10 Thornhaugh Street | Russell Square | London WC1H 0XG) Register free via […]

Read the full article →

Jinyong Park in Gazelli Art House Window Project celebration

by Events Editor 4 August 2018
Thumbnail image for Jinyong Park in Gazelli Art House Window Project celebration

News of a summer group show at Gazelli Art House: Window Project 2012 – 2018 Private View: 2nd August, 6 – 8 pm Exhibition: 3rd August – 1st September 2018 Gazelli Art House | 39 Dover Street | London W1S 4NN | gazelliarthouse.com Monday – Friday 10:00 – 18:00 | Saturday 11:00 – 19:00 Celebrating […]

Read the full article →

A fun day out at the Sheffield Korea Day

by Gargi Sengupta 2 August 2018
Thumbnail image for A fun day out at the Sheffield Korea Day

Gargi Sengupta, a new guest contributor, reports from the Sheffield Korea Day earlier this year. On 11th March, my Dad and I went to Sheffield to go to the Korea day at Sheffield University. As I love Kpop and want to acquire knowledge and learn more about Korean culture, it was a great opportunity for […]

Read the full article →