Gig review: Kim Doo Soo at Cafe OTO

Kim Doo Soo’s stage set-up is simple but carefully planned. The stage hand has marked out the precise place where the music stand is to be positioned, and the chair – which offers the minimum of comforts. A table to the musician’s right has some water and a surface to keep the various harmonicas; also […]

A roundup of the early Autumn celebrations

As people return from their summer holidays and prepare for the autumn season, there’s a range of celebratory events that form part of the annaul cycle: from the Korean holiday calendar there’s Chuseok (celebrated over the full moon of the 8th lunar month – 12 -14 September this year) and National Foundation Day, also known […]

November literature night: A literary talk with author Kang Young-Sook

The Korean Literature Night (KLN) is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. A literary talk with author Kang Young-Sook Wednesday 27 November 2019, 7-9pm Korean Cultural Centre UK Available Seats: 33 Entrance Free – Booking Essential Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk or call 020 7004 2600 with […]

Brief review: Park Jiha at Rich Mix

Park Jiha closed K-music 2017 supported by a trio of musicians (playing bass, sax and vibes). She returned to London this year as a solo performer, presenting material from her new album, Philos, as well as older material. We also got one premiere. Park plays yanggeum (dulcimer), piri (oboe) and saenghwang (mouth organ), and when […]

Screening: Returning, After Seventy Years

Wednesday 29 October 2019, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm SOAS | Russell Square | College Buildings Room: 4429 Register online here Synopsis In September 1950 the Daily Worker journalist Alan Winnington released his pamphlet “I Saw The Truth in Korea” which documented atrocities in Daejeon during the Korean War presided over by the South Korean […]

haihm + Bongsu Park at Cafe OTO

After the Dream Ritual collaboration that came to the Coronet Theatre in July, haihm and Bongsu Park bring a new collaboration on a similar theme. See also at Rosenfeld Porcini later in the week. At the Cutting Edge: Phew, haihm & Bongsu Park, + O YAMA O Presented by Bagri Foundation Thursday 14 November 2019, […]

Korean Traditional Dance Workshop at KCC

7 Nov 2019 – 8 Nov 2019, 6:30pm – 8pm @ KCCUK Register here Application deadline: 30 Oct 2019 17:00 The Korean Cultural Centre UK is proud to announce a new Korean cultural course this autumn. The Application Deadline is 30 Oct 2019 17:00. Buchaechum (Ipchum) is one of the most integral and popular genres […]

Korean Traditional Hand Embroidery Workshop at KCC

Wednesday 6 November 2019, 7pm @ KCCUK Register here Application deadline: 30 October 2019, 5pm The Korean Cultural Centre UK is proud to announce a new Korean cultural course this autumn. The Application Deadline is 30 Oct 2019 17:00. Jasu (hand embroidery) dates back to the prehistoric era when humans first started to make clothes. […]

Ji Sun Tak: Legacy of a Master, at Han Collection

Han Collection continues its busy Autumn season of exhibitions: Ji Sun Tak: Legacy of a Master 26 October – 13 November 2019. 11:00 – 18:00 Han Collection | 33 Museum Street | Bloomsbury | London WC1A 1LH | www.hancollection.co.uk Register on EventBrite Ji Sun Tak, pre-eminent Korean Master Potter (1912 – 1993), dedicated his life […]

2019 Social Sciences Korean Studies European Network Workshop

The 2019 Social Sciences Korean Studies European Network (SoKEN) workshop will be held at UCLan, 1-2 November 2019. The workshop is open to the public. Links: Event notice on UCLan website Korea at the Crossroads: Economic Development, Political Dynamics, and Social Changes in the Contemporary Korean Peninsula 1-2 November 20019 University Of Central Lancashire | […]

K-ART NOW: Artist Talk, Sin Park

Monday, 28 October 2019, 6:30 – 7:30pm Sotheby’s Institute of Art | 30 Bedford Square | London WC1B 3EE Please join us at the Sotheby’s institute of Art as artist Sin Park talks us through her thought processes behind of paintings. This event is free and open to public – RSVP is essential via the […]