Jessica Hyun Jin Kim with LI YILEI at Cafe Oto

Coming up at Cafe Oto in May: Jessica Hyun Jin Kim X LI YILEI £10 | £8 Advance | £6 Members | Buy tickets Thursday 2 May 2019, 7.30pm Cafe OTO | 18–22 Ashwin Street | Dalston | London E8 3DL | www.cafeoto.co.uk Great double-header from London-based artists Jessica Hyun Jin Kim and Li Yilei. […]

LKFF 2019 Teaser Screening #2: Default

It’s hard to imagine a film about the IMF Crisis being compelling viewing, but this one has been getting some really enthusiastic reviews. I’ve booked my ticket already. Default (국가부도의 날) Director: Choi Kook-hee (2018, 114 mins) Cast: Kim Hye-soo, Yoo Ah-in, Huh Joon-ho, Jo Woo-jin, Vincent Cassel Monday 20 May 2019 7:00 pm @Regent […]

Home Truths season: An Affair

One of the first Korean movies I saw, and still in my top 10. An Affair (정사) Director: E J-Yong (1998, 108mins) Cast: Lee Mi-sook, Lee Jung-jae, Song Young-chang, Kim Min Thursday 9 May 2019, 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Reserve seat on Eventbrite Architect’s-wife Seo-hyun (Lee Mi-sook), is constrained and muted by domestic life, when […]

Korean bands at Liverpool Sound City

The Liverpool Sound City website is, less than two weeks before the event, a bit light on detail as to the Korean bands attending and exact timing of the gigs. However, based on hearsay, some Facebook posts, a tweet from a record label and creatively joining the dots, the following bands (at least) should be […]

Korean bands at The Great Escape 2019

Brighton’s The Great Escape has now announced the detailed schedule for the 2019 Festival, and if you want to catch four Korean bands at once your best bet is Patterns Upstairs during the day on Saturday 11 May. But there are other appearances too. Here are the details of the four Korean and one UK/ROK […]

Home Truths season: The World of Us

Yoon Ga-eun’s debut feature The World of Us, which was one of the quiet hits of LEAFF’s 2016 Stories of Women strand, opens the latest season of screenings at the KCC. Paul Quinn on Hangul Celluloid is a big fan of the movie: see his review here. The World of Us (우리들) Director: Yoon Ga-eun […]

DPRK Revolutionary Poster Art Exhibition

The UK Korean Friendship (part of the worldwide Korean Friendship Association with over 17,000 members around the world) is holding its second DPRK revolutionary poster exhibition on the 27th and 28th of April at the 5th Base Gallery in East London The exhibition is on a slightly larger scale than last year. There will be […]

Korean Arts Festival 2019 in Kingston Parish Church

Korean senior citizens display their talents, along with the Thames Philharmonia, on 4 May: Korean Arts Festival 2019 All Saints Church Kingston | 14-16 Market Place | Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JP Saturday 4 May 2019, 4pm Tickets: £12 (Performance+ Including 1 glass of wine) | Early Bird Ticket £10 | Under 13 & Over […]

Take a Moment: A selection of Korean Crafts

Han Collection’s exhibition coinciding with London Craft Week: Take a Moment: A selection of Korean Crafts Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk Wed 8 May – Sun 12 May 2019, 11:00 – 18:00 Register via Eventbrite The Han Collection invites you to our new exhibition for London […]

A Festival of Korean Dance 2019

Korean Cultural Centre UK and The Place Presents: A Festival of Korean Dance 2019 31 May – 7 June 2019 The Place | 17 Duke’s Rd | London WC1H 9PY | www.theplace.org.uk An array of dance styles for London audiences to discover as the capital’s festival of Korean dance returns for a second year “This […]

Chihwaseon screens at the National Gallery

The second in the London East Asia Film Festival’s KCinema 100 series is Chihwaseon by the veteran director Im Kwon-taek, which tells the story of iconoclastic Joseon Dynasty artist Jang Seung-eop (pen name Owon). It will be screened at the National Gallery. Chihwaseon (취화선) Dir: Im Kwon-taek (2002, 116 mins) Cast: Choi Min-sik, Ahn Sung-ki […]

Korea Day in Wales – Dydd Korea yn Cymru

On the first Saturday in May, the City of Cardiff will be celebrating everything Korean. We understand that the event’s opening will have a high-profile VIP: none other than the Lord Mayor of Cardiff will be giving a welcome speech. Last year’s events in Sheffield and elsewhere were a big hit, so make your way […]

Jukhee Kwon in October Gallery 40th Birthday celebration

October Gallery, founded in 1979, has pioneered the development of what it calls the Transvangarde – the trans-cultural avant-garde. They are having a special exhibition to celebrate their 40th birthday. Jukhee Kwon will be one of the artists exhibiting: Dream No Small Dream Celebrating 40 Years of the Transvangarde 11 April – 25 May 2019 […]