Event Notices

A 20-day installation as part of the Korea / UK year of cultural exchange, 2017-18: Kimchi and Chips: Halo 8 – 27 June 2018 Free, Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court, Somerset House In the month of the summer solstice, a major courtyard installation brings the sun down to earth, in a heady alchemy of nature […]

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The Longest Tomb: Documentary on the Daejeon Massacre (1950)

by Events Editor 25 May 2018
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At SOAS next week: Film Screening and Q&A: The Longest Tomb 29 May 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room: Alumni Lecture Theatre Facebook event page Knowledge is Power and The Education Centre for Peace and Reunification present The Longest Tomb, the first ever documentary on the controversial subject of […]

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Jheon Soocheon: Space of Contemplation, at the KCC

by Events Editor 24 May 2018
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The KCC’s exhibition to take us into summer: Jheon Soocheon: Space of Contemplation Korean Cultural Centre | 1-3 Strand | London  WC2N 5BW (main entrance: Northumberland Avenue) 7 June – 21 July 2018 Opening Reception: 6 June 2018, 6–8pm The Korean Cultural Centre (KCCUK) is pleased to present the first solo exhibition in the UK […]

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Lee Bul in Conversation and Performance by Zadie Xa

by Events Editor 22 May 2018
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Lee Bul discusses her work with Hayward Gallery Director Ralph Rugoff, followed by Flooded with ICE / Hell Fire Can’t Scorch Me, a performance by Korean-Canadian visual artist Zadie Xa that brings together live storytellers, dancers and musicians. Co-produced by writer Taylor Le Melle, with performers Jihye Kim, Jane Chan and Nam Yoon Kim. Purcell […]

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Han-Na Chang and Sunwook Kim in Korea-UK Year of Culture Closing Concert

by Events Editor 20 May 2018
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A celebratory concert to round off the performance strand of UK/Korea year of cultural exchange 2017-18: Philharmonia Orchestra – Korea-UK Year of Culture: Closing Concert 7:30 pm, Thu 14 Jun 2018 Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre £11 – £55 (MULTI-BUY DISCOUNT) | Buy tickets here Performers Han-Na Chang conductor Sunwook Kim pianist Philharmonia Orchestra Repertoire […]

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Exit from Paradise: Korean and Japanese photographers at Somerset House

by Events Editor 19 May 2018
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Late notice of an exhibition taking place as part of Photo London 2018. Exit from Paradise Thursday 17 May – Sunday 20 May 2018 River Rooms, Somerset House ‘Exit from Paradise’ brings together works by five artists from Japan and Korea who use photography to tackle concerns surrounding race, gender, politics, and the impact of capitalism […]

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National Changgeuk Company in Trojan Women

by Philip Gowman 17 May 2018
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I hope I’m not setting my expectations too high, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this is near the top of my list of events of the year. Trojan Women National Changgeuk Company of Korea | Ong Keng Sen Queen Elizabeth Hall Sat 2 June, 7.30pm | Sun 3 June, 5pm | Tickets £22 – […]

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[Birmingham] Mixrice: Migrating Flavours at Eastside Projects

by Events Editor 15 May 2018
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KCCUK continues to live up to its name: it’s not the Korean Cultural Centre for London — it has a nationwide remit. Migrating Flavours Eastside Projects | 86 Heath Mill Lane | Birmingham B9 4AR | eastsideprojects.org 2 June – 21 July Public Preview: Friday 1 June, 6–9pm Simply wondering about fruits, lost memories, ultimate […]

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Collaborating on a World Stage – a seminar as part of the K-Dance festival

by Events Editor 14 May 2018
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Late notice of a pre-performance seminar before the big event on Wednesday. Collaborating on a World Stage Seminar on Future UK/Korea Collaborations as part of A Festival of Korean Dance Wed. 16 May 6.15pm, The Place £5 | Book tickets Panelists: Shin Ah Kim (Korean Arts Management Service), Seok Kyu Choi (Creative Director of UK/Korea […]

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Kyung Hwa Shon: Every Second in Between

by Events Editor 13 May 2018
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A one week installation as part of the RCA’s Curating Contemporary Art MA: Kyung Hwa Shon: Every Second in Between Westworks | White City Place | Wood Lane | London W12 7TP 14 May 2018 to 20 May 2018 | Weekdays: 8am – 6pm/Weekends: 10am – 6pm Private view: Monday 14 May, 6.00–8.30pm Lunch hour […]

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Litro Summer Literary & Arts Festival ’18

by Events Editor 12 May 2018
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The Litro Summer Literary Festival has a few things of Korean interest, not least of which is the very welcome presence of Krys Lee, who apart from hosting a masterclass on Korean poetry and participating in a panel session on female writers will also be introducing Im Sang-soo’s adaptation of Hwang Sok-yong’s The Old Garden […]

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Lee Seung-taek at White Cube Masons Yard

by Events Editor 8 May 2018
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White Cube continues its series of solo shows by important contemporary Korean artists: Lee Seung-taek Preview: Thursday 24 May, 6–8pm 25 May – 30 June 2018 White Cube | 25 – 26 Mason’s Yard | London SW1Y 6BU Curated by Katharine Kostyál White Cube is pleased to present a survey exhibition of South Korean artist […]

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May Literature Night: Hwang Sok-yong’s The Old Garden

by Events Editor 5 May 2018
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Continuing the KCC’s season of screen adaptations of Korean novels. May Literature Night: Hwang Sok-yong’s The Old Garden 30 May 2018, 19.00-21.00 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK Entrance Free – Booking Essential. Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk or call 020 7004 2600 with your name and contact details by Thursday 10th May. The booking system utilises a […]

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Chelsea Flower Show: Hay-joung Hwang’s LG Eco-City Garden

by Events Editor 3 May 2018
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After winning silver-gilt in 2016, let’s hope Hwang Hay-joung earns a medal upgrade this year: LG Eco-City Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show 22 – 26 May Designed by: Hay-Joung Hwang Built by: Randle Siddeley Ltd Sponsored by: LG Electronics LG Eco-City Garden represents the green space allocated to one housing unit in a ‘vertical […]

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DTSQ, Endless Zanhyang + National Pigeon Unity at Focus Wales

by Events Editor 2 May 2018
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To catch the three Korean bands at Focus Wales, track down TŶ PAWB in Chester Street, Wrexham LL13 8BE, on 10 May, 6pm-9pm: Korean bands at Focus Wales Wrexham, 10-12 May www.focuswales.com DTSQ DTSQ is a strong cocktail with heavy shots of various genres such as blues, punk, electronic, psychedelic, jazz and pop. Formed in […]

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Lee Bul: Crashing, at Hayward Gallery

by Events Editor 30 April 2018
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A retrospective of Lee Bul’s work is coming up at the Hayward Gallery. We are promised that she will bring “cyborgs, mirrored labyrinths and a Zeppelin” to the newly refurbished South Bank space. Lee Bul: Crashing Hayward Gallery, 30 May – 19 August 2018 From 30 May to 19 August 2018, Southbank Centre’s Hayward Gallery […]

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3rd Line Butterfly, Billy Carter, ADOY + Say Sue Me @The Great Escape, Brighton

by Events Editor 30 April 2018
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If you want to catch all four Korean bands in Brighton, your sensible plan is to visit Patterns, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL, on Saturday 19 May from 12:15 mid-day till 3:45pm – though they all separately have other gigs too. The Great Escape Brighton, 17 – 19 May 2018 greatescapefestival.com | Buy tickets […]

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