London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Report from the KCC Artist Talk: Shakespeare interpretations in East Asia

I hadn’t been to any of the events for Seoul in the City, part of this year’s City of London festival. The symposium at London’s Korean Cultural Centre for Shakespeare’s plays in contemporary East Asian languages seemed particularly interesting to me. My previous experience of Shakespeare in East Asia was confined to Ran, Akira Kurosawa’s … [Read More]

Artist Talk – Re-interpreting Shakespeare’s Hamlet

This is the third talk presented in connection with the Seoul in the City strand of this year’s City of London Festival. And check this link to find out about an offer of free tickets to Yohangza Theatre Company’s production of Hamlet this Saturday. Beyond Borders: Re-interpreting Shakespeare’s Hamlet Monday 14 July 2014, 19:00 to … [Read More]

UK-Korea Relations – A Talk by Thomas Harris KBE

The talk on UK-Korea relations by Sir Thomas Harris KBE CMG, held at Gresham College on Friday 27th of June, was both a stimulating and ultimately uplifting account of the diplomatic and economic interactions between the two countries before and after the Korean War. Amongst his various international posts as a businessman and diplomat, Sir … [Read More]

Ensemble Sinawi in Artist Talk: Think in Performance

As part of the Seoul in the City strand of the City of London Festival, SOAS is hosting an evening of performance and instruction with Korean fusion band Ensemble Sinawi. The ensemble is performing at LSO St Luke’s on the previous evening, 8 July. Artist Talk: Think In Performance Beyond Borders: Re-creating Pansori in the … [Read More]

Korean performances at the City of London Festival

This year’s City of London Festival has a Korean focus. And although most of the performances in the festival are of Western classical music, there is a Korean Hamlet from Yohangza Theatre Company (who do a wonderful Midsummer Night’s Dream), fusion music from Ensemble Sinawi and contemporary and street dance too. Sunwook Kim (piano) Wednesday … [Read More]

Seoul in the City: forum and reception

An open invitation from the KCC. RSVP required. Seoul in the City Party: Forum and Reception Tuesday 24 June 2014, 18:30-21:00 Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand Buildings | 1 – 3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW (Entrance on Northumberland Ave) We are delighted to invite you to an opening party to celebrate SEOUL IN … [Read More]