London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

April events 2008

Stage Jump returns to the Peacock for a few weeks from 15 April. A fun evening out. Books and boffins The Korea Discussion Group at Chatham House hosts the former Polish ambassador to the DPRK on 11 April, and Glyn Ford MEP introduces his book there on 18 April. Professor Chang Hyo-Hyun of Korea University … [Read More]

March events 2008

Academia and discussions The last SOAS Centre for Korean Studies Friday seminar is on 7 March – Kevin Gray of Sussex University talks on Democracy, Neoliberalism and the Crisis of the Korean Labour Movement. 5pm, G52, Main Building, SOAS. Former UK ambassador to Seoul Warwick Morris addresses the Korea Discussion Group at Chatham House on … [Read More]

February events 2008

Exhibitions The Korean Cultural Centre UK is now open. Pay it a visit. Join the library. Watch that TV drama you were always interested in but didn’t want to pay to buy. Browse round the opening exhibition, Good Morning Mr Nam June Paik. Other exhibitions with Korean interest are Sacred at Novas Gallery till 16 … [Read More]

January Events 2008

Visual Arts Arcadia continues at I-MYU till 14 January. The next show will be from 31 January featuring Bon-a Koo and Yeonsoo Ha. Francesca Cho participates in a World Religion Day exhibition at Novas Gallery, the Contemporary Urban Centre, 73-81 Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 0NQ, from 18 January. And, if you happen to be … [Read More]

December events 2007

In the run up to the festive season we have the following events: Visual arts / crafts Sung Hwan Kim continues showing at the Wilkinson Gallery project space, a short stroll from Bethnal Green Tube Arcadia continues at I-MYU The Korean Contemporary Arts show returns to the Jerwood space, 171 Union Street London SE1 0LN, … [Read More]

November events 2007

Here’s what I know about: Han Style comes to London 3 – 8 November, with a hanbok exhibition at the Royal College of Arts and an afternoon of Korean culture at the Victoria & Albert museum on 4 November. Asian Art in London has a number of antique Korean arts and crafts for sale, of … [Read More]

October events 2007

Perhaps the highlight of October will be the strong Korean representation – including Secret Sunshine – at the BFI London Film Festival. Full listing of Korean films showing is here. On the academic front there’s The Korean Studies Graduate Students Convention in Edinburgh, 24-26 October Yuri Kim and Aidan Foster-Carter at Chatham House on 15 … [Read More]

September events 2007

Film & DVD: HKL / Premier Asia releases City of Violence on UK DVD on 24 September This year’s hot film, Secret Sunshine, gets a Korean DVD release on 20 September while Park Jin-pyo (of You are my Sunshine) sees his Voice of a Murderer issued on DVD a couple of days later. Social: The … [Read More]

August Events 2007

This month the focus is emphatically on Edinburgh. The events taking place as part of the Festival Fringe and the Film Festival are too numerous to type out again, given that I’ve listed them out in posts over the past couple of days. They are all in the events calendar, but please check with the … [Read More]

July events 2007

Here’s what I know about: Visual Arts The big news for July is the start of the exhibition Artists, Art and Culture of North Korea. Opens 18 July. Watch this site for further news on associated events Choi Jeong-hwa’s exhibition continues at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery. More soon. Academia, discussions etc Two talks at Chatham … [Read More]

June events 2007

Here are the events I know about for June. And please note that the London Korean Film Festival which normally takes place at the Prince Charles Cinema at about this time of year is not happening this year. There will however be a film festival later this year, organised by the Korean Cultural Centre. Academia, … [Read More]

What’s on in May and June 2007: an update

A few new events, and an amendment. Academia / talks: The Korean studies workshop originally scheduled for 25/26 May at SOAS will now be taking place on 26 June instead. Details still being finalised. A new workshop on Korean linguistics is scheduled for 1/2 June at SOAS A call for papers for a Korean studies … [Read More]

May events 2007

May is a quiet month for Korean events, so far as I am aware. The London Korean Film Festival 2007 and associated cultural events, which following the precedent of previous years would be towards the end of May, will actually be happening in June this year according to my latest intelligence. The provisional date is … [Read More]

April events 2007

Arts Francesca Cho’s show continues at the East @ West Wing festival in Slough until 6 April Sora Kim continues at the Baltic space in Gateshead until 29 April (review here) Andreas Gursky’s giant photos of the Arirang Festival continue at the White Cube (review here) Roe Kyung-jo’s show From Canvas to Ceramic opens at … [Read More]

March events 2007

Music, dance and stage Keith Howard and Rowan Pease present Korean music old and new at Asia House on 6 March. Keith will be autographing copies of his recent books. Many of us will be heaving a sigh of relief at the discriminatory age-cap applied to the Korean breakdance masterclass at the Roundhouse on March … [Read More]

February events 2007

In London / the UK Jump returns to the Peacock Theatre, London The Red Devils take on Greece in a friendly at Fulham on 6 Feb Grain in Ear, the Chinese / Korean film co-production, shows at the Chinese film festival on 7 Feb Ballet Black (including Korean dancer So-Yeon Kim) finishes its brief run … [Read More]