Monday 14 May 2018, 1pm at St Clement Danes, Strand, London, WC2R 1DH Soprano: Haegee Lee Baritone: Dominic Sedgwick Piano: David Gowland Director: Noa Naamat The regular free lunchtime recitals, at St Clement Danes in the Strand, feature the rising stars of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.
Fragmentality, at Arthill Gallery in North End Road, is a show featuring two RCA students. Minhee Kim’s works are delicate constructions made from layered paper or hair, using the ‘comfort women’ issue as her theme: Taeho Kim’s works include light and sound installations, as well as works on paper, employing intricate geometric patterns.
Berlin-based Korean DJ Peggy Gou seems to be everywhere right now: on the March cover of British music magazine Mixmag… …where she provides this month’s cover mix; …on BBC Radio 1, where she made her Essential Mix debut in the small hours of yesterday morning, with the BBC’s Pete Tong introducing her as ‘arguably the […]
Apologies for the late notice of tomorrow’s talk organised by the Japan Society, which may by now be fully subscribed. The speaker gave a fascinating talk at SOAS on broadly the same subject a few months ago, so I’d have high hopes of this one too. Escaping to North Korea – with Markus Bell 19 […]
Late notice of a seminar about the achievements of King Sejong, and about the city of Yeoju. Yeoju has a special association with Sejong – among other things he is buried there. The seminar will be conducted by the vice-mayor of Yeoju at the Korean Cultural Centre UK. Please RSVP under this Facebook post if […]
Late notice of an exhibition by South Korean artist, performer and LBGT activist Heezy Yang aka Hurricane Kimchi: Gay Men And Pants New Bloomsbury Set | The Basement | 76 Marchmont Street | London WC1N 1AG 15-16 February 2018 Bar opening hours 4pm – 11.30pm “Underwear as medium – taking an intimate look at queer lives in […]
Radio 4’s food programme the The Kitchen Cabinet will be broadcasting from New Malden this Saturday, featuring all things Korean. On the panel will be Jordan Bourke, co-writer with Rejina Pyo of Our Korean Kitchen. The broadcast will be at 10:30 on Saturday morning, 27 January. It will be available on iPlayer thereafter.
Apparently the MoD have been doing some contingency planning, and sent some top brass over to check out the lie of the land: Based on the information [Senior British military officers] collected, they are devising an evacuation plan for some 8,000 British civilians in South Korea (Chosun Ilbo). I suppose it was the responsible thing […]
There’s a nice feature on London-based designer Rejina Pyo in the Korea JoongAng Daily. Pyo’s work particularly caught our eye in the February 2014 London Fashion Week. Here’s a quote from the interview: I want to design clothes that my friends tell me are gorgeous, rather than the glamorous dresses that celebrities like to wear. […]
Hyelim Kim (daegum) and Jieun Jung (gayageum) will be giving a free recital in the British Museum tomorrow. Free admnission. Korea Foundation Gallery (Room 67) at the British Museum 18:00–19:00, 19 January 2018
The regular free lunchtime recitals, at St Clement Danes in the Strand, feature the rising stars of the Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. Lunchtime recital: Konu Kim (tenor) David Gowland (piano) Monday 22 January 2018, 1pm St Clement Danes | Strand | London WC2R 1DH Free | Registration required via Royal Opera House website Jette […]
I’m not sure who did the photoshopping (I came across it on this tweet, so I’ll credit @darren_tenerife) but it’s too good not to share:
In January last year Sokeel Park from the NGO Liberty in North Korea gave a talk at Chatham House about the younger generation of entrepreneurs in North Korea, and other ways in which society is inexorably changing. Somewhere I’ve still got my notes and the handout from that talk – which I probably won’t get […]
A concert of both Korean and Western songs and choruses with piano and orchestra, performed by the London Korean Choral Society with soloist Vittoria Kim: Date: Saturday, 9th December 2017 Time: 7pm Venue: St James Church, Bodley Road, New Malden, KT3 5QD Tickets: £10
In advance of the exhibition Dawn Breaks, Jewyo Rhii and Jihyun Jung will be in conversation with curator Je Yun Moon (Korean Cultural Centre UK) at the ArtReview Bar. This talk is organised in collaboration with Amanda Wilkinson Gallery which is presenting Jewyo Rhii’s solo exhibition The Day 3, Walls and Barbed from 18 November […]
Who knows how much Gordon Ramsay is getting paid to be brand ambassador for Oriental Brewery’s Cass lager. But he’s certainly getting their brand into the news, at least in the English language press, both in the UK and Korea. His current promotional tour to Korea, coinciding with his filming of an episode of Please Take […]
Some photos from the exhibition of new work by Kang Soon-yul – Between Heart and Mind – at Han Collection last month.