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British peace activist Lindis Percy is co-founder of Campaign For Accountibility of American Bases (CAAB) and one of the Greenham Common Women who protested UK based US nuclear weapons in the 1980s. Arrested some 500 times and imprisoned 15 times for her non-violent civil disobedience, Lindis has an extensive knowledge of law and policing, and […]

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Little Pyongyang Screening with Q+A with Mr Choi

by Events Editor 11 November 2018
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Join the Korea Future Initiative and Connect: North Korea on Dec 3rd for the first screening of ‘Little Pyongyang’ to feature a Q&A with the documentary’s star, Mr Choi Joong-hwa. The screening will take place in New Malden Methodist Church. Doors open at 7.15pm. Tickets in advance are £5; £7 on the doors. Proceeds will […]

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Korean Peninsula Peace Forum

by Events Editor 9 November 2018
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The situation in the Korean Peninsula has made many headlines in the last couple of years. With North Korea’s all out attempt to attain nuclear and ICBM capabilities in defiance of the international sanctions and pressure campaign led by President Donald Trump and US allies around the world, the situation looked precarious and dangerous. However, […]

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Talking to North Korea: Ending the Nuclear Standoff

by Events Editor 7 November 2018
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News of a book launch and talk at Bookmarks: Talking to North Korea: Ending the Nuclear Standoff Thursday 08 November 6.30 With Glyn Ford Bookmarks | 1 Bloomsbury Street | London WC1B 3QE | bookmarksbookshop.co.uk Admission £2.00 Payable on door Reserve your place here or call 020 7637 1848 North Korea’s regime is often called […]

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SOAS evening seminar: Youngmi Kim – Piketty in Hell Joseon

by Events Editor 6 November 2018
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Piketty in Hell Joseon: Inequality, Polarization and Social Contention in a Neo-liberal Age Dr Youngmi Kim (University of Edinburgh) Friday 16 November 2018, 5:15 PM – 7:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room B211 Abstract Hell Joseon is a pejorative term commonly used to compare Korea’s unequal society, somewhat simplistically divided into Kap (甲) and Eul […]

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B.A.P “Forever with BABYz” Tour in London

by Events Editor 5 November 2018
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By my reckoning this will be B.A.P’s third live gig in London. Welcome back. B.A.P “Forever with BABYz” Tour Tuesday, 4 December 2018 from 18:00-22:00 | Buy tickets Troxy | 490 Commercial Road | London E1 0HX It’s time for B.A.P’s return to London and the UK with this special show at Troxy. Catch the […]

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Asia Week at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour

by Events Editor 4 November 2018
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A wide-ranging exhibition and events programme as part of Asian Art in London: Asia Week at Design Centre Chelsea Harbour Design Centre Chelsea Harbour | Lots Road | London SW10 0XE | www.dcch.co.uk 5 – 9 November, 9:30am to 5:30pm Full programme of events can be downloaded here A resurgence in the popularity of Asian […]

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White and Wisdom: Korean Porcelain – at Han Collection

by Events Editor 2 November 2018
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The Han collection invites you to observe the pure simplicity of the white porcelain of the Joseon Dynasty. Created to reflect a dedication Confucian ideals. The beauty of these pieces comes from their naturalness. Their minimalism conveying a sense of modest wisdom which was so highly respected by the literati of Joseon who used these […]

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Kingdom of Pines: State Forestry and the Making of Korea, 1392-1910

by Events Editor 31 October 2018
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Part of the Autumn 2018 season of seminars at SOAS: Kingdom of Pines: State Forestry and the Making of Korea, 1392-1910 John Lee (Manchester) Friday 23 November 2018, 5:15 – 7:00pm SOAS Brunei Gallery Room B211 Abstract For almost every society before the twentieth century, the forest ecosystem was the main source of fuel, construction […]

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KCC November House Concert: Julia Hwang

by Events Editor 31 October 2018
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November’s House Concert features Julia Hwang (violin) with Charles Matthews on piano. Julia Hwang & Charles Matthews Tuesday 27 November 2018, 7pm Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW (Entrance in Northumberland Avenue) Register via info@kccuk.org.uk Julia Hwang (Violin) Charles Matthews (Piano) Programme Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano […]

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Ravi of VIXX plays Vauxhall

by Events Editor 30 October 2018
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It’s turning out to be a great year for live music. Here’s the latest artist to include London in their international travels: Ravi of VIXX in London! + Young Bros Party Fire & Lightbox Complex | 6a South Lambeth Place | London SW8 1SP 9 November 2018 | Buy tickets 18:00 – 19:00 VVIP VIP […]

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ROK-UK Forum on the peaceful unification of the peninsula

by Events Editor 30 October 2018
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Registration is required for this event. Please email sylviapark at live dot co dot uk if you wish to attend, with details of your Full name Affiliation Contact details including phone number. ROK-UK Peaceful Unification Forum “The Korean Peninsula – Peace Building International Co-operation” Monday 5th November 2018, 2.30 pm to 6.00 pm Millennium Gloucester Hotel, London […]

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November literature night: Mary Lynn Bracht’s White Chrysanthemum

by Events Editor 28 October 2018
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A break from tradition this month. November’s book for discussion is a novel written in English, rather than one translated from the Korean. We’ll be there because we rather liked the book. White Chrysanthemum: A discussion with author Mary Lynn Bracht Wednesday 28 November, 19.00-21.00 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK Entrance Free – Booking Essential. […]

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[Derry] Premiere of Douglas Gordon’s ‘Portrait of Janus: divided states’

by Events Editor 25 October 2018
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This year the KCCUK is really living up to its name: though based in London, it covers the whole UK. This looks really interesting, and I hope we get a screening and performance in London in due course. Douglas Gordon ‘Portrait of Janus: divided states’ Friday 9 November 2018, 18:30 – 21:00 St Columb’s Hall […]

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Poetry Reading and Discussion with Choi Jeongrye at SOAS

by Events Editor 23 October 2018
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Considered to be one of Korea’s most exacting and innovative poets, Choi Jeongrye writes poems that uncover the startling and strange qualities of everyday experiences. In association with the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK), the SOAS Centre of Korean Studies is pleased to host this literary event with Choi Jeongrye, which will consist of bilingual […]

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Black String win Songlines Music Award

by Philip Gowman 22 October 2018
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Congratulations to Korean fusion group Black String, whose debut album on ACT, Mask Dance, won the Songlines Music Award in the Asia and Pacific category. Black String, who played at the 2017 K-music festival, were in town for the awards ceremony in Brixton on 20 October, where they played music from the album. Keywords: Musicians: […]

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Jeong You-jeong in conversation at Foyles

by Events Editor 20 October 2018
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As part of Foyles’s Korean Culture Month, leading South-Korean author Jeong You-Jeong (Seven Years of Darkness) joins them for a discussion about her work and to read from her latest novel The Good Son. Yu-jin wakes up covered in blood. There’s no sign of a break in and there’s a body downstairs. It’s the body of someone […]

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