London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

V+A Hallyu! family events

Make-it: Korean Calligraphy Take part in this families workshop and find out more about Korean Calligraphy. Monday 13 – Tuesday 14 February 2023, 10.30 – 16.00 Venue: Art Studio, Learning Centre £15 | book here Join artists Kilchan Lee and Taeyoung Lee as you experiment with Korean calligraphy. Have a go at mastering the Korean … [Read More]

Celebrate Seollal at the British Museum

Join us in celebrating Lunar New Year with magical musical and dance performances by the Shilla Ensemble in the Great Court. Drawing on both contemporary and traditional music, the programme is inspired by the five colours significant in Korean culture – white, black, blue, yellow and red. Hyelim Kim (Daegeum) will be joined by Jieun … [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]

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]

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]

Korea Kimchi Festival 2022

The superfood kimchi appears on tables all over the world! 2022 Korea Kimchi Festival, a global project to promote kimchi from Korea, the origin of kimchi, to the world and to put superfood kimchi on the table of the world, special event for the world will be held in 4 countries including Korea, UK, Vietnam … [Read More]

ESEA Culture Festival and Prelude for Harvest Festival 2023

The Korean British Cultural Exchange (KBCE) is celebrating the 7th Anniversary of the Kingston Korea Festival 2022 with the launch of the ESEA (East & Southeast Asian) culture festival. The ESEA community share the exact date for the Harvest Festival, also known as the Mid-Autumn Festival, regardless of its name: Chuseok (Korea), Tsukimi (Japan), Tết … [Read More]

Hallyu Con 2022 – Where Korea Meets You

On 1 October Hallyu Con 2022 will once again be coming to London – this time for our very first hybrid event. Hallyu Con 2022 is a convention style event that will share, showcase and celebrate the Korean Wave in its various forms. Join us in person or through our livestream for a day of … [Read More]

Ollah Life Peace Pilgrimage 2022

The Korean Christian Bargn Nuri (밝은누리) community return to the UK for three performances of traditional folk music, song and dance on their Ollah Peace Pilgrimage. The Pungmul group 얼라(Ollah) is a group of students and graduates of Samil Haklim in Bargn Nuri community. The name “Ollah” has two main meanings. ‘Ollah’ means a ‘child’ … [Read More]

Korean Arts Festival at the Rose Theatre

Don’t miss this spectacular presentation of traditional Korean music and dance at the Rose Theatre Kingston on ㅣSaturday 4 September, 6pm. With one performance only, all proceeds are in support of Kingston Hospital. Diverse and rich, traditional Korean music and dance continues to evolve from the influence of ordinary people and takes the audience on an … [Read More]

Korean cultural programme for Edinburgh Festival

1. Korea House in Edinburgh Friday 5 August – Saturday 27 August 2022 | 10 am – 5pm Closed on Mondays Venue: Korea House | Conference Centre of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel | 32 Bread Street | Edinburgh EH3 9AF | doubletreeedinburgh.com To celebrate Korean culture during Edinburgh’ summer festivals season, the Korean Cultural Centre … [Read More]