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Otoboke Beaver x Drinking Boys and Girls Choir UK tour

Damnably presents Otoboke Beaver – SUPER CHAMPON Tour 2022 plus special guest Drinking Boys and Girls Choir from Daegu Otoboke Beaver are a punk-rock-garage quartet from Kyoto, Japan. Formed at Kyoto University’s music club, the band consists of Accorinrin (Lead Vocal & Guitar), Yoyoyoshie (Guitar & Vocals), Hirochan (Bass & Vocals) and Kahokiss (Drums & … [Read More]

December events 2022

As expected, December is a quiet month. When you’re not preparing for the holiday season, you can catch up with all those TV dramas you’ve been meaning to watch for ages (I’m currently bingeing on 100 Days My Prince). Or you can sample Alexander Armstrong’s Channel 5 Korean Travelogue, or (with a more tenuous Korean … [Read More]

Art talk: Every Day, with Seulgi Lee Kang

Sometimes, a form of performance/video art can deliver more impact on people’s psychological level compared to any other type of arts. Our last 4482 Artist Talk session will spotlight a performance artist, Seulgi Lee Kang. We are pleased to introduce her to you and hope you can come along to hear more about her and … [Read More]

Onsemiro Hannuri Concert: Harmony for Peace

온새미로 한누리 콘서트 Onsemiro Han-nuri Concert “Onsemiro Han-nuri” means ‘Whole, undivided, unbroken world’. Organised by The Peaceful Unification Advisory Council Europe, Middle East, Africa Provincial Assembly The Peaceful Unification Advisory Council in UK Ministry of Unification LKL says: we don’t know what to expect from this concert, and as far as I’m aware it has … [Read More]

V&A’s Friday Late celebrates Hallyu

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, is celebrating the Korean Wave and we couldn’t be any more excited. The term refers to the spread in popularity on a global scale of all things Korean, with idol music and dramas at the forefront of this global phenomenon. For the majority of the year, every last Friday … [Read More]

Jindo Drum Dance Workshop

This exciting Jindo-Drum Dance Workshop at the KCCUK will be held 14th (3pm-5pm for UCL students) and 15th December (6pm-8pm for everyone). The Jindo Drum Dance is a traditional dance from the third largest island (Jindo) in South Korea, the dance gained popularity and fame by the work of the late Park Byung Cheon. This … [Read More]

SOAS 2022 Autumn seminars

The Tradition of Commons: Two Magna Cartas of England and Korea Prof Hang-Nyeong Oh (Jeonju University) 18 November ‘Magna Carta’ was a charter approved by King John of England in 1215. And there was a constitution called the Great Compendium of Statecraft (經國大典) in Korea in 1485. Article 33 of Magna Carta stipulates that “In … [Read More]

Friday Late at the V+A: Making Waves

This special Friday Late, Making Waves, spotlights the explosive creative energy of contemporary Korean culture, held in conjunction with our current exhibition Hallyu! The Korean Wave. Hallyu refers to the rapid rise of pop culture from South Korea, led by K-drama and cinema, K-pop, and K-beauty and fashion, which has inspired a global following. For this … [Read More]

A Special Collaboration of Korean Break Dancing and Gugak

The world-renowned b-boy crew ‘Artistreet’ and ‘Gamblerz Crew’ will be joining the event in collaboration with ‘Jeong Ga Ak Hoe’, another band of the opening performers of the 2021 K-Music Festival — ADG7. The Korean Culture and Information Service’s (KOCIS) Korean Culture Scene has been holding a variety of Korean culture festivals in a bid … [Read More]

K-Arts Dance Company Mixed Bill

A welcome return to Laban Theatre for our institutional partners, Korea National University of the Arts, and K-Arts Dance Company, who bring their fusion of traditional Korean and contemporary dance to London in a show that promises skill, strength and superb sound. Don’t miss this chance to see a rare UK performance from this graduate … [Read More]

2022 Kimjang Festival

The Kimjang Festival is back – to be held in St George’s Square right next to New Malden station – this time with some classes in the nearby pub. As part of the Kimjang festival, KBCE is teaming up with Chef Cindy from The Korean Pantry for a day of Kimchi tasting, making and stuffing. … [Read More]

River Sessions: Joo Yeon Sir plays Solitude

We’re delighted to welcome West-London based solo violinist, Joo Yeon Sir, for a very special solo performance at River Sessions. Joo Yeon will be playing a selection of solo pieces, including some from her latest album, Solitude. Prize-winning violinist and composer Joo Yeon Sir has appeared as a soloist with the Royal Philharmonic, Philharmonia, and Bournemouth Symphony … [Read More]