London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

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]

January events 2007

The Through the Looking Glass exhibition at Asia House continues. Lee Jiyoon’s series of Wednesday morning lectures (Art & Society in Modern Korea) commences on 10 January, and there are two related evening events: Choi Jeong-hwa on 22 January and Chong Doryun on 29 January. All at Asia House. Paul French, author of the wide-ranging … [Read More]

December events 2006

Keep your eyes on my events calendar. I don’t always specifically announce updates to the calendar, and there’s always a last-minute event or two which are worthwhile. For December, here’s what’s happening: The Mokhwa Theatre Company’s presentation of Romeo & Juliet continues at the Barbican until 9 December. Director Oh Tae-Suk participates in the Symposium … [Read More]

November events 2006

Here are the events we know about for November: Till 2 November: Korean Film at the 50th BFI London Film Festival 7 November, 6pm: Auction of Modern Japanese and Korean Ceramics — including many items shown at the “Traditional Yet Contemporary” show – at Bonhams, New Bond Street 15 November 2006 – 28 February 2007: … [Read More]

October events 2006

Here are the events we know about for this month: All month: Give me Shelter, at Union Gallery Till 1 October: the second 2006 London Korean Film Festival 5 – 12 October: K-film blockbuster season on Film 4 6 – 29 October: Circuit Diagram at Cell gallery Thursday 12 October: Chuseok celebrations at Asia House … [Read More]

September events 2006

Here are the events we currently know about for September, in date order: 6-7 Sept 2006 Halifax Hall, Sheffield University Annual conference of British Association for Korean Studies. “Generations in Korea: Past, Present and Future”. 10 Sept 2006 British Museum Talk on Mingei, including Korea’s place in that movement. Stephenson Lecture Theatre 11-12 Sept 2006 Bloomsbury … [Read More]

August events 2006

This month’s events are: The open air Korean festival on the Fairfield which I’m told is near Kingston station. I believe it’s on 12 August. The only details I have are gleaned from running the Korean Residents Society’s events page through the google translator. The mangled prose which emerges for August is Korean banking (Korean … [Read More]

July events 2006

July is the month for Korean drumming. There’s a concert at the Purcell Room on 17 July, and evening classes on Korean drumming at SOAS that week 17-21 July. As a culmination of that week, there’s a special drumming event in Russell Square on the Friday night, from 7pm. On Tuesday 25 July there’s a … [Read More]

June events 2006

The 2006 London Korean Festival is now over. You can still comment on the films here, and also please give some feedback on the film festival generally by filling out my survey here. Comment on the Traditional Yet Contemporary exhibition here. If you managed to get to the final event, Professor Kim Chang-nam’s talk, please … [Read More]

May events 2006

We’re just about to get into May, and there’s lots going on in London. Keep an eye on my What’s On page. There’s something to suit all tastes. Probably the most unusual thing to be happening is the Contemporary Korean Ceramics exhibition as part of the Korean festival. Do please support that event. Wherever possible … [Read More]