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Sometimes I just don’t have the time to marshal any thoughts about a movie after seeing it. Daily life takes over any before I know it I’ve watched another movie and the memory of the previous one is dimming fast. But as I’ve been on holiday for a few days away from the daily grind, […]

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Jeong You-jeong in conversation at Foyles

by Events Editor 20 October 2018
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As part of Foyles’s Korean Culture Month, leading South-Korean author Jeong You-Jeong (Seven Years of Darkness) joins them for a discussion about her work and to read from her latest novel The Good Son. Yu-jin wakes up covered in blood. There’s no sign of a break in and there’s a body downstairs. It’s the body of someone […]

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Brief review: Comrade Kim goes Flying

by Philip Gowman 20 October 2018
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The London East Asia Film Festival gives us the second chance this year to see Comrade Kim Goes Flying in the company of two of its directors, Nicholas Bonner and Anja Daelemans. The screening in March was in fact the UK premiere, which came almost six years after its international premiere in Toronto in early September […]

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[Preston] UCLan Annual Korean Festival

by Events Editor 20 October 2018
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The University of Central Lancashire IKSU Korean Festival is back. Each event will be open to both UCLan Students and the Public. 5 – 6 November International Institute of Korean Studies | Adelphi Building AB145 | Preston PR1 2HE | Lancashire 5th November 10 am – 12 pm at AB226 Study Abroad Fair Find out details […]

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[Cambridge] Reflections on the Sunshine Policy and its relevance today

by Events Editor 19 October 2018
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The Republic of Korea and its efforts for a peaceful relationship with its neighbour, the People’s Republic of Korea, has become of huge strategic interest in international politics. This year, it will be just over 25 years since Kim Dae-Jung spent time at Clare Hall, a college in the University of Cambridge as a Visiting […]

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North Korea – Natural Beauty @Mall Galleries

by Events Editor 17 October 2018
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The second outing this year for Paul and Teresa Song’s quality collection of North Korean artworks: North Korea: Natural Beauty 6 – 11 November 2018 10am to 5pm (closes 1pm on final day) Mall Galleries | The Mall | London SW1 | www.mallgalleries.org.uk Highlighting the talent and culture of Chosun (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, aka North Korea), this […]

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Korean Temple Food Demonstration by Balwoo Gongyang

by Events Editor 15 October 2018
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A live-cooking demonstration of Korean Temple Food will be hosted by the Michelin-starred Seoul restaurant Balwoo Gongyang at the Le Cordon Bleu on 22 Oct 6:30-8:30pm. The Executive Chef, Ji-Young Kim will share three beautifully inspired dishes. Napa cabbage kimchi with riped persimmon Deep-fried assorted mushroom coated with sweet and spicy Gochujang paste Lotus root […]

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K-Beauty pop-up store @Westfield White City

by Events Editor 15 October 2018
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Get ready for the cold and dry weather with a wide range of Korean beauty products at q pop-up store at Westfield: K-beauty Pop-up Store Westfield London | Ariel Way | White City | London W12 7GF 29th October – 4th November 2018 More information: www.facebook.com/events/2122216008031956/

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Korean Culture Month at Foyles

by Events Editor 12 October 2018
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There’s not much information yet on this event at Foyle’s in Charing Cross Road, other than that we know that Jeong You-jeong will be appearing on 3 November to talk about The Good Son. The following text is taken from the KCC’s Facebook page: Korean Culture Month at Foyles Charing Cross Road We are pleased […]

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Oh Man-chul: Capturing the Spirit, at Han Collection

by Events Editor 10 October 2018
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This Autumn Han Collection invites you to a solo exhibition of important contemporary Korean pottery painter Oh Man-Chul. The exhibition will feature his classic works known for the blending of clay and fire. Oh Man-Chul harmonises pottery and paint capturing the spirit of his subjects with his combination of Sumukhwa and ceramics. In his masterful […]

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October events 2018

by Philip Gowman 1 October 2018
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Visual arts and exhibitions Suh Do-ho’s Bridging Home, London is near Liverpool Street, and Lee Ufan’s Relatum – Stage outside the Serpentine Gallery, at least until the end of the year. The Liverpool Biennial (till 28 Oct) and Asia Triennial Manchester (5 – 21 Oct) have plenty of Korean interest Yunchul Kim’s Dawns, Mine, Crystal […]

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Asia Triennial Manchester 2018 opens on 5 October

by Events Editor 29 September 2018
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Asia Triennial Manchester has come round again, with two weeks of contemporary art from around Asia. The event was last held in 2014, with a focus on China, which somewhat squeezed any Korean interest out of the programme. ATM18: Where are you from? No, where are you really from? 5 – 21 October 2018, Manchester www.atm.mmu.ac.uk […]

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October literature night: The Good Son by Jeong You-Jeong

by Events Editor 29 September 2018
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The Korean Literature Night (KLN) is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. The October meeting will feature The Good Son by Jeong You-Jeong (LKL review here). Jeong You-jeong Wednesday 31st October, 19.00-21.00 Korean Cultural Centre UK Entrance Free – Booking Essential Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk or […]

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KCC October House Concert: Salomé Quartet

by Events Editor 28 September 2018
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News of October’s House Concert at the KCC: Salomé Quartet Tuesday 23 October 2018, 7pm Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW (Entrance in Northumberland Avenue) Register via info@kccuk.org.uk Haim Choi: Violin Inês Delgado: Violin Katarzyna Ziminska: Viola Shizuku Tatsuno: Cello Programme Haydn String Quartet Op. 33 No. 1 […]

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Lee Leenam + Hwang Seontae: at Pontone Gallery from 4 October

by Events Editor 27 September 2018
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It’s a while since we’ve had a chance to see Lee Leenam’s work in London. He comes to Pontone Gallery with one of their regulars, Hwang Seontae: Lee Leenam | Hwang Seontae Pontone Gallery | 43 Cadogan Gardens | London SW3 2TB Mon – Sat: 10am – 6pm | Sun: 11am – 6pm 4 October […]

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London East Asia Film Festival 2018 programme announced

by Events Editor 24 September 2018
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As in previous years, the London East Asia Film Festival has a strong representation of Korean films. Although this year there is a focus on Taiwan and the Nara International Film Festival, there’s also a focus on the work of actor Kim Yoon-seok, who also features in the opening movie, Dark Figure of Crime. At […]

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Exhibition: Jiro Takumatsu, Hi Red Center, Hirata Minoru + Kim Ku Lim

by Events Editor 23 September 2018
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Looks like a fascinating exhibition coming up examining experimental work from 60s and 70s Japan and Korea. Kim Ku Lim will be there at the opening. Jiro Takumatsu 高松次郎 | Hi Red Center | Hirata Minoru 平田実 | Kim Ku Lim 김구림 28 Sept – 28 Oct 2018 (Weds–Sat 12–6pm) DRAF (David Roberts Art Foundation) […]

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