Bloomberg New Contemporaries, at South London Gallery

Four Korean artists have been selected for the Bloomberg: New Contemporaries 2020⁣ exhibition The exhibition was due to run at the South London Gallery, 65-67 Peckham Rd, London, SE5 8UH. The most recent scheduling, following Covid-19 disruptions, was 13 Jan – 7 March 2021. The latest lockdown clearly makes that difficult. For 2020, New Contemporaries […]

January events 2021

It’s often the case that January is a little dry on the cultural front, and this year that’s particularly true. We have look to the Korea Society in New York and Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch, in Seoul for online offerings that will supplement our diet. Think of it as an opportunity to make inroads […]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2020

It would be an understatement to say that the cultural year 2020 has been markedly different from previous years. The pandemic has had a huge impact on the cultural scene, with most live events cancelled and event promoters falling back on the internet to provide us with our cultural fixes. Some of these attempts have […]

NOBUDAM Week: Home

The NOBUDAM group, founded in 2018 by Garim Kim and Yae Jin Hong, announce their fourth event. The group, whose name comes from the words “no” and “budam”, which means “pressure” in Korean, is a platform that provides students an opportunity to reveal their artistic potential. NOBUDAM Week: Home 7 – 13 December 2020 www.nobudamspace.com […]

Open Call: K-Pop together! With Lunasolar

As part of A Festival of Korean Dance 2020 – Online Edition the KCCUK in partnership with The Place are launching an open call for young dancers and youth dance companies aged 12-19 in the UK and South Korea to learn K-pop dance moves with some of the industry’s top dancers and choreographers. K Pop […]

December events 2020

As we emerge from the lockdown: Exhibitions The KCC’s Artist of the Year exhibition featuring Jewyo Rhii lasts until the end of January. There’s a series of online talks associated with the exhibition. Han Collection has an exhibition of buncheong ceramics all month. Skipwiths have an online exhibition featuring Hyojin Park – Spiritual Garden Awakening […]

London East Asia Film Festival 2020

Fingers crossed: it looks like we might see some more great Korean movies in a real cinema in a Central London location before the year’s out, thanks to the London East Asia Film Festival. The festival also includes films from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan. I’m particularly looking forward to Beauty Water: having caught […]

Korean short animations at LIAF

Once again we are grateful to LKL Facebook Group member Jordan for letting us know about some Korean (and one zainichi) animations that will be available online for a short while. We reproduce his post below for the benefit of those who don’t frequent the LKL FB group: London International Animation Festival The London International […]

Peace Forum on the Korean Peninsula

The below notice came, via a circuitous route, too late to publish in advance of the forum (what has happened to the Embassy’s PR function?). It is posted here for archival purposes. One thing of note: the flyer reveals the existence of an Embassy YouTube channel. The link is now included in LKL’s link library. […]

Love Your Depot – LocusX

A series of online talks associated with Jewyo Rhii’s Love Your Depot project at the KCCUK: Love Your Depot 30 November 2020 – 18 January 2021 Accessible at LoveYourDepot⁣.com⁣ Jewyo Rhii’s ‘Love Your Depot’ has collaborated with the Newcastle’s Locus+. With the ongoing instability caused by Covid-19 restrictions what was initially planned to be a […]

SOAS online seminar: One Left, by Kim Soom

It’s been a while since we last had a SOAS Friday evening seminar, but this should be worth the wait. One Left: A powerful tale of trauma and endurance that transformed a nation’s understanding of Korean comfort women Bruce Fulton and Ju-Chan Fulton (Translators) Friday 4 December 2020, 5 – 7pm Online. Register via Zoom […]

The 2020 (online) Kimjang Festival

Did you think that the second lockdown would get in the way of the second Kimjang Festival? Think again. The organisers have been working hard to create an online programme of events looking at how people are making kimchi at home in the UK. There are also spotlights on some innovative restaurants and chefs in […]

Ahn Eun-me talks about Dancing Grandmothers in Dance Umbrella

Star dancer and choreographer Ahn Eun-me gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the choreographic process as part of Dance Umbrella later this month. The festival is online-only, given the current Covid situation. Ahn’s free talk, which will focus on her Dancing Grandmothers project, will be at 1pm UK time on 25 November, at www.danceumbrella.co.uk