Events

Novus String Quartet play Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky Sunday 16 December 2018 11:30AM Wigmore Hall £16 (Concs £14) includes programme and coffee/sherry/juice | Book tickets This concert will be approximately 1 hour in duration, without an interval Mendelssohn’s A minor quartet is an early work, written in 1827 when he was 18 and shows the impact […]

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Wasafiri, the international literary magazine, launches Korea-focused number

by Events Editor 2 December 2018
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The Winter 2018 issue of Wasafiri, the British literary magazine covering international contemporary writing, has a Korea focus. On sale now online or in good book stores. There will be a celebratory launch event on 17 January 2019 – details to be confirmed. Wasafiri Issue 96, Winter 2018 Special Issue – Korea: Divisions and Borders […]

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Gender and Politics in Northeast Asia: Legislative Patterns of Female Legislators in Korea and Taiwan

by Events Editor 2 December 2018
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Organised by the SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies, but of interest to Koreanists: Gender and Politics in Northeast Asia: Legislative Patterns of Female Legislators in Korea and Taiwan 5 December 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm SOAS, Russell Square, College Buildings, Room 4426 Abstract Drawing insights from the literature on the effect of gender on […]

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December events 2018

by Philip Gowman 1 December 2018
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Finally, it’s calming down a bit, after a truly hectic couple of months, but there’s still plenty going on. Film and TV There’s another chance to catch Lee Chang-dong’s Burning prior to its theatrical release next year: 10 December at Regent Street Cinema The SOAS North Korea Society is hosting a screening of The Jangmadang […]

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Exhibition: Hey Siri, What am I doing?

by Events Editor 29 November 2018
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A brief group show featuring young Korean artists based in London: Hey Siri, What am I doing? Safehouse 2 | 137 Copeland Rd | London SE15 3SN 30th Nov – 2nd Dec (PV Night: 29th Nov 18.00-21.00) Hey Siri, What am I Doing? -Keeping it real? Hey Siri, What are You Doing? -I was just […]

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You come in, I come out: a gay man in the South Korean army

by Events Editor 29 November 2018
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Jeram Yunghun Kang tells his personal and disturbing story of coming out as gay in the South Korean army, and discusses the institutional homophobia that still criminalises gay men in the military today. Jeram is a London based artist who earlier this year produced an art installation and book, ‘You Come In, I Come Out’ […]

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UK BTS fan group seasonal events

by Events Editor 28 November 2018
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Some meet-up events to keep UK ARMY members happy during December. Enjoy! BTS Christmas Party London, 15 & 16 December | Manchester, 29 December Purchase tickets on Eventbrite Happy Holidays ARMY! UKBTSARAMATION & BTSRADIO UK present to you our first annual BTS Christmas meet-up! The events will be occurring at two locations and across different […]

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BFI, KOFA and KCCUK announce archive exchange

by Events Editor 27 November 2018
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Something to look forward to in February 2019: BFI, KOFA and KCCUK announce archive exchange to mark the centenary of the birth of Korean cinema More than ten of Korea’s oldest surviving films to screen to UK audiences for the first time in February 2019 at BFI Southbank and the KCCUK BFI restorations to show […]

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SOAS evening seminar: Dynamic Texts as Hotbed for Transmedia Storytelling

by Events Editor 27 November 2018
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Part of the Autumn 2018 season of seminars at SOAS: Dynamic Texts as Hotbed for Transmedia Storytelling: A Case Study on the Story Universe of The Journey to the West Barbara Wall (University of Copenhagen) Friday 14 December 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Brunei Gallery Room B211 If you would like to attend the event […]

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SOAS evening seminar: UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Context of Korean Peninsula

by Events Editor 26 November 2018
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Part of the Autumn 2018 season of seminars at SOAS: UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Context of Korean Peninsula Dr Sojin Lim (University of Central Lancashire) Friday 7 December 2018, 5:15 – 7:00 pm Brunei Gallery Room B211 If you would like to attend the event please register. Online registration Abstract In September 2016, […]

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Exhibition news: Soon Yul Kang — dialogue, at The Menuhin Hall

by Events Editor 25 November 2018
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Soon Yul Kang has a solo exhibition at the Menuhin School, presenting her hand-woven tapestries and paper collage works: Soon Yul Kang: d i a l o g u e 15 November 2018 – 15 February 2019 Viewing Times | Monday – Friday 10am-12.30pm & 1pm-3pm (During the school holidays call the Box Office to […]

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K-ART NOW: Artist Talk J Roh

by Events Editor 24 November 2018
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Artist J Roh talks about her recent works with Seoyoung Kim, our lead curator. In her solo exhibition Fresh made in the street, she attempted to emphasize both physical and psychological experience she had in London, showcasing her work experience as an immigrant manual worker at Pret A Manger. The talk highlights Roh’s work revealing […]

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Festival film review: This Charming Girl

by Robert Cottingham 23 November 2018
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Lee Yoon-ki (이윤기) This Charming Girl (여자, 정혜, 2004, 99 mins). Review by Robert Cottingham. You know how people talk about reality TV, even though there is nothing ‘real’ about it? Well, if you wanted to see actual reality, the sheer day-to-day mundane-ness of the average person’s life, then this film is the closest you […]

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SOAS evening seminar: Is digital feminism as public feminism in South Korea?

by Events Editor 23 November 2018
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Part of the Autumn 2018 season of seminars at SOAS: Is digital feminism as public feminism in South Korea? Dr JongMi Kim (Coventry University) Friday 30 November 2018, 5:15 – 7:00pm Brunei Gallery Room B211 If you would like to attend the event please register. Online registration Abstract In this paper, I explore how the current feminist movement […]

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Yanghwa and Sang Ho Chung in Figurative NOW, at Daniel Benjamin Gallery

by Events Editor 21 November 2018
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Two Korean artists feature in a group show in Notting Hill: Figurative NOW. 22 November – 5 January Daniel Benjamin Gallery | 120 Kensington Park Road | London W11 2PW | www.db-gallery.com info@db-gallery.com Artists exhibited: Alex Mullen, Larry Cotton, Alexi Marshall, Eleni Odysseos, Filippo Cegani, Madelynn Mae Green, Marco Piemonte, Nour Saleh, Paolo Salvador, Sang […]

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Exhibition: Taste of Korea — Jeonju

by Events Editor 21 November 2018
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The KCC’s final exhibition of the year takes you on a trip to Korea’s culinary capital: Taste of Korea: Jeonju 22 Nov 2018 – 12 Jan 2019 | Mon-Fri: 10am – 6pm Sat: 11am – 5pm Korean Cultural Centre UK In partnership with the Korea Traditional Culture Center The Taste of Korea: Jeonju introduces this […]

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Taste of Korea: Jeonju — demonstration with Chef Hyungsoo Yim

by Events Editor 21 November 2018
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In 2012 UNESCO designated Jeonju a ‘Creative City for Gastronomy’ for its long history of enriching Korean cuisine. Taste of Korea: Jeonju will celebrate the region with a host of events, including an exciting learning experience led by chef Yim. The event will include a cooking demonstration of two Jeonju classics that are featured in […]

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