Event Notices

Power play – a group exhibition at the KCC and Delfina Foundation

by Events Editor 22 December 2018
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The first major group exhibition, split across two London venues, explores the power dynamics at play in relationships between individuals, institutions and the state. By my reckoning, seven Korean artists have had residencies at Delfina Foundation. Two of them – Young In Hong and Geumhyung Jeong – have already had performances / exhibitions showing their […]

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Hyeyoon Park coffee concert at the Wigmore

by Events Editor 21 December 2018
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Making a welcome return to Wigmore Hall, Korean Hyeyoon Park has established herself as a violinist of outstanding gifts and expressive power. Her programme precedes one of Beethoven’s most challenging works for the instrument with Szymanowski’s subtle and elusive myth-based poems. Hyeyoon Park violin | Sholto Kynoch piano Karol Szymanowski (1882-1937): Myths Op. 30 Ludwig […]

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KCC Special Concert: Joyful Harmonica Ensemble

by Events Editor 20 December 2018
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Joyful Harmonica Ensemble are a group of disabled musicians originally from the Daegu Sungbo School in Korea. This school encourages their students to become more involved in the cultural and arts industries by providing them opportunities to perform at a variety of venues. The nine members of Joyful Harmonica Ensemble play various types of harmonicas, […]

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Sunwook Kim plays the Wigmore Hall

by Events Editor 19 December 2018
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Winner of the 2006 Leeds Piano Competition, the South Korean’s programme has as its lynchpins three major sonatas alongside a world première of a new work by his compatriot Donghoon Shin, the RPS composition prize winner and the awardee of the LSO Panufnik commission. Programme Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791): Piano Sonata in D K311 Ludwig […]

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Call for Papers: Joint East Asian Studies Conference, Edinburgh, Sept 2019

by Events Editor 18 December 2018
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Deadline for this call for papers is 1 February 2019: Call for Papers Joint East Asian Studies Conference, University of Edinburgh, 4 – 6 September 2019 We are pleased to announce that the triennial Joint East Asian Studies Conference (JEASC) will be held at the University of Edinburgh from 4 to 6 September 2019. The […]

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Shifting Landscape – the first of the KCC’s film seasons of 2019

by Events Editor 18 December 2018
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The KCC announces its first group of screenings for 2019 – three early movies from the Korean New Wave. It’s nice that they’ve got three screenings in January – a month that has been something of a cultural drought for the KCC in recent years. Shifting Landscape The release of Park Kwang-Su’s 1988 film Chil-su […]

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Novus String Quartet coffee concert at the Wigmore

by Events Editor 8 December 2018
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Novus String Quartet play Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky Sunday 16 December 2018 11:30AM Wigmore Hall £16 (Concs £14) includes programme and coffee/sherry/juice | Book tickets This concert will be approximately 1 hour in duration, without an interval Mendelssohn’s A minor quartet is an early work, written in 1827 when he was 18 and shows the impact […]

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Wasafiri, the international literary magazine, launches Korea-focused number

by Events Editor 2 December 2018
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The Winter 2018 issue of Wasafiri, the British literary magazine covering international contemporary writing, has a Korea focus. On sale now online or in good book stores. There will be a celebratory launch event on 21 February 2019 – details to be confirmed. Wasafiri Issue 96, Winter 2018 Special Issue – Korea: Divisions and Borders […]

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Gender and Politics in Northeast Asia: Legislative Patterns of Female Legislators in Korea and Taiwan

by Events Editor 2 December 2018
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Organised by the SOAS Centre of Taiwan Studies, but of interest to Koreanists: Gender and Politics in Northeast Asia: Legislative Patterns of Female Legislators in Korea and Taiwan 5 December 2018, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm SOAS, Russell Square, College Buildings, Room 4426 Abstract Drawing insights from the literature on the effect of gender on […]

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Exhibition: Hey Siri, What am I doing?

by Events Editor 29 November 2018
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A brief group show featuring young Korean artists based in London: Hey Siri, What am I doing? Safehouse 2 | 137 Copeland Rd | London SE15 3SN 30th Nov – 2nd Dec (PV Night: 29th Nov 18.00-21.00) Hey Siri, What am I Doing? -Keeping it real? Hey Siri, What are You Doing? -I was just […]

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You come in, I come out: a gay man in the South Korean army

by Events Editor 29 November 2018
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Jeram Yunghun Kang tells his personal and disturbing story of coming out as gay in the South Korean army, and discusses the institutional homophobia that still criminalises gay men in the military today. Jeram is a London based artist who earlier this year produced an art installation and book, ‘You Come In, I Come Out’ […]

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UK BTS fan group seasonal events

by Events Editor 28 November 2018
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Some meet-up events to keep UK ARMY members happy during December. Enjoy! BTS Christmas Party London, 15 & 16 December | Manchester, 29 December Purchase tickets on Eventbrite Happy Holidays ARMY! UKBTSARAMATION & BTSRADIO UK present to you our first annual BTS Christmas meet-up! The events will be occurring at two locations and across different […]

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SOAS evening seminar: Dynamic Texts as Hotbed for Transmedia Storytelling

by Events Editor 27 November 2018
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Part of the Autumn 2018 season of seminars at SOAS: Dynamic Texts as Hotbed for Transmedia Storytelling: A Case Study on the Story Universe of The Journey to the West Barbara Wall (University of Copenhagen) Friday 14 December 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 pm Brunei Gallery Room B211 If you would like to attend the event […]

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SOAS evening seminar: UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Context of Korean Peninsula

by Events Editor 26 November 2018
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Part of the Autumn 2018 season of seminars at SOAS: UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Context of Korean Peninsula Dr Sojin Lim (University of Central Lancashire) Friday 7 December 2018, 5:15 – 7:00 pm Brunei Gallery Room B211 If you would like to attend the event please register. Online registration Abstract In September 2016, […]

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Exhibition news: Soon Yul Kang — dialogue, at The Menuhin Hall

by Events Editor 25 November 2018
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Soon Yul Kang has a solo exhibition at the Menuhin School, presenting her hand-woven tapestries and paper collage works: Soon Yul Kang: d i a l o g u e 15 November 2018 – 15 February 2019 Viewing Times | Monday – Friday 10am-12.30pm & 1pm-3pm (During the school holidays call the Box Office to […]

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K-ART NOW: Artist Talk J Roh

by Events Editor 24 November 2018
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Artist J Roh talks about her recent works with Seoyoung Kim, our lead curator. In her solo exhibition Fresh made in the street, she attempted to emphasize both physical and psychological experience she had in London, showcasing her work experience as an immigrant manual worker at Pret A Manger. The talk highlights Roh’s work revealing […]

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SOAS evening seminar: Is digital feminism as public feminism in South Korea?

by Events Editor 23 November 2018
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Part of the Autumn 2018 season of seminars at SOAS: Is digital feminism as public feminism in South Korea? Dr JongMi Kim (Coventry University) Friday 30 November 2018, 5:15 – 7:00pm Brunei Gallery Room B211 If you would like to attend the event please register. Online registration Abstract In this paper, I explore how the current feminist movement […]

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