Stray Kids play the Brixton Academy

Another K-pop concert that sold out pretty quickly, with tickets now only available on the secondary market, unless they release some more. According to Koreaboo, Stray Kids, a 9-member boyband formed in 2017 by JYP, are goodwill ambassadors of the Korean Culture and Information Service – the organisation that published my book. Maybe if they’d […]

Idiotape play the Oslo Hackney

These guys completely blew us away when they played the Rich Mix three years ago. Don’t miss this gig. Idiotape Thursday, 25 July 2019 | 19:00-23:00 Oslo Hackney | 1A Amhurst Road | London E8 1LL Tickets £16.80 from Ticketweb Check for updates on Facebook event page “Seoul’s Idiotape have been making waves internationally with […]

Bursters K-Rock Revelation UK Tour

What was originally planned as a single gig in London in early June has turned into a full-fledged tour in July: Bursters K-Rock Revelation Mon 15 July 19:30 | The Waterfront Norwich | Norwich | Get Tickets Tue 16 July 19:30 | The Mill Digbeth | Birmingham | Get Tickets Wed 17 July 19:00 | […]

Love Without Boundaries: Shorts Night

Another chance to see Oh Suyeon’s Blind Alley, along with Leesong Hee-il’s first short and more: this evening should be good. Love Without Boundaries: Shorts Night Birkbeck Cinema, Thursday 25 July 2019 6:30 pm | Book here First Love (깊고 오랜 사랑) Director: Kang Ji-Sook (2016, 28 mins) Cast: Seo Woo-Rim, Jeong Haeng-Sim Written and […]

Love without Boundaries: The Hand of Fate

The third film in the KCC’s Love without Boundaries season is a classic Han Hyeong-mo movie: The Hand of Fate (운명의 손) Director: Han Hyeong-mo (1954, 85 mins) Cast: Yoon In-ja, Lee Hyang, Joo Seon-tae Thursday 18 July 2019 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book here The opening scenes of The Hand of Fate reveal the […]

MASC Run to Europe tour at The Garage

Beyond ENT bring their second act of the year to The Garage (20-22 Highbury Corner, London N5 1RD). MASC (마스크) is a four-member boy band formed by J Planet Entertainment in 2016. Friday 28 June 2019, 7pm – 11pm Tickets priced at £25-£110 are available from www.europebeyond.com (NB not https). More details on the Facebook […]

Exhibition: The Earth Cries

An exhibition of ceramic sculptures, material samples and photography: Chae Rin Hwang: The Earth Cries Saturday – Sunday 29-30 June 2019 10:00 – 21:00 | Sunday 12:00 – 20:00 Party: 29th June 2019, 19:00 – 22:00 Filet | 103 Murray Grove | London N1 7QP | Register here ‘The Earth Cries’ is a collection of […]

Love without Boundaries: No Regret

Leesong Hee-il’s White Night trilogy was the highlight of the 2013 London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Here’s an opportunity to see an earlier film: No Regret (후회하지 않아) Director: Leesong Hee-il (2006, 114mins) Cast: Kim Nam-gil, Lee Yeong-hoon, Kim Jung-hwa, Cho Hyun-chul Thursday 11 July 2019 7:00 pm | Book here At 18, Su-min […]

Parasang: Byron Wallen, Jihye Kim + Pouta Ehsaei

Trumpeter Byron Wallen has in the past collaborated with Hyelim Kim. Now comes Jihye Kim’s turn: Byron Wallen, Jihye Kim & Pouya Ehsaei Redon | The Railway Arches | Cambridge Heath Road | Bethnal Green | London E2 9HA Thursday, 27 June 2019 from 19:00-23:00 | Tickets £6 Another cosmic Parasang journey via the modular […]

Discussion: Digital Sexual Violence in South Korea

Another interesting event organised by the SOAS Korean Social and Environmental Justice Society: Digital Sexual Violence in South Korea Monday 24 June 2019, 18:30-20:30 Room S312, Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, United Kingdom (enter via north door on SOAS campus) Spy cams in hotel rooms and public toilets, revenge porn, date rape […]

LKFF 2019 Teaser Screening #3: Fengshui

Looking forward to this one, as I happened across the location at the centre of this movie in my Korea trip last year. Fengshui (명당) Director: Park Hee-gon (2018, 126 mins) Cast: Cho Seung-woo, Ji Sung, Kim Sung-kyun, Baek Yoon-sik, Moon Chae-won Monday 22 July 2019, 7pm @ Regent Street Cinema | Book tickets From […]