London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Frustration at more examples of poor Korean organisation

Thanks to Hyun-ho Khang for letting me know about a Korean performance by the Royal Philharmonic at the Fairfield Halls on the Mayday bank holiday. And absolutely no marks to the organisers of Think Korea 2006 and the Fairfield Halls for not publishing the programme. The RPO’s website doesn’t even acknowledge the existence of the … [Read More]

A Scent of Eastern wind: music at St James’s Piccadilly

At very short notice I head of a Korean classical music fusion concert entitled “Scent of Eastern Wind” at St James’s Piccadilly on 6 April 2006. I approached the concert with some trepidation, being nervous about the blending of eastern and western instruments, particularly in playing western music. I was partly right. The least successful … [Read More]

What a difference a region makes

East Asian popular culture currents and counter-currents, Birkbeck College, 17/18 March 2006 Thanks to Chris Berry (Goldsmiths) and Nicola Liscutin (Birkbeck) for putting together a stimulating day and a half symposium discussing regional popular culture in East Asia. Presentations mainly covered the creative industries in Japan, Korea and Taiwan. The focus on Taiwan was puzzling, … [Read More]

Think Korea: Jump comes to the Peacock

An energetic show comes to the Peacock as part of Think Korea 2006. Jump 7 – 26 Feb 2006 Peacock Theatre | Portugal Street | London WC2A 2HT) Introduction 2005`s sell-out extravaganza of feet, fists and fun entertains all ages with hilarious, spectacular acrobatics Key Talent of Show Presenting Korean new hit show, the spectacular … [Read More]

Theatre Momzit: Empty Hands, at Battersea Arts Centre

Part of London International Mime Festival: Theatre Momzit – Empty Hands 27-29 January 2006 Battersea Arts Centre Director: Yu Jin-gyu Duration: 55 minutes “A beautiful visual theatre performance based on Korean ritual ceremonies and shamanism, accompanied by traditional percussion music.” ● Shaman Sword The Shaman Sword and the body become one and represent the symbolic … [Read More]

Conference details: Hallyuwood — Korean Screen Culture

Details of today’s Hallyu conference at the Senate House: Symposium for Screen Studies Hallyuwood: Korean Screen Culture Goes Global Friday, 20 May 2005 Senate House, 10.00‐17.00 “Hallyuwood: Korean Screen Culture Goes Global,” featuring international speakers Professor Koichi Iwabuchi (Waseda University) and Professor Kim Soyoung (Korean National University of Arts), and sponsored by Korean Air and … [Read More]

Conference report: the Korean film industry examined

Notes from the industry conference held in the Screening Room at the Charlotte Street Hotel, 10 May 2005, 3pm – 6pm. One of the sideshows of the 2005 London Korean Film Festival was a get-together of industry representatives, academics and observers who made observations on current trends in the Korean film industry and the reception … [Read More]

Roller Coaster play the Mean Fiddler

The closing event of the 2005 London Korean Festival. Roller Coaster + support Thursday 19 May 2005, 19:30 – 23:00 London Astoria Theatre (Mean Fiddler: B1) Tickets : ticket office at London Astoria theatre (close to Tottenham Court Road tube station) GBP 12.00 (students GBP 10.00) – in advance GBP 15.00 (students GBP 12.00) – … [Read More]

Favourite Classics, at St Giles in the Fields

A classical concert as part of the London Korean Festival: Favourite Classics Wednesday 11 May 2005, 7:30pm St. Giles in the Fields We proudly present our Classical music evening performed by emerging Korean musicians based in the UK. sponsored by Felixtowe International College Programme Brahms – Hungarian Dance No.5 in G minor Dvorak – Last … [Read More]

The 2005 London Korean Film Festival programme

Here is the programme of films that screened in the 2005 London Korean Film Festival. Although this post’s datestamp is May 2005 so that it appears in the appropriate month of this site’s calendar archive, it is actually being uploaded in November 2015 (with subsequent edits), and is being posted for archival purposes. It’s nice … [Read More]