Making and Sharing Kimchi Project: the 2019 Kimjang Festival

The culmination of many months’ preparation is here. Kimjang: Making and Sharing Kimchi is a project made possible by money raised by National Lottery players. It involves recording, archiving and distributing 20 authentic kimchi recipes and personal Kimjang experiences from North, South and Chinese-Korean residents, and hosting an annual Kimjang Festival on New Malden High […]

Nature Republic comes to London

We’ve had temporary pop-up beauty stores before, and since earlier this year the independent SOKOLLAB has been in Soho selling K-beauty and K-pop products. But now the big Korean beauty brand Nature Republic is opening up in London as part of an international expansion plan across Asia, America and the Middle East. The store, at […]

Korean cookery event at Westminster Kingsway college

This one is likely to be popular. Book early to avoid disappointment. Korean K-Cuisine Event Saturday 19 October 2019, 10am – 1pm Westminster Kingsway College | Victoria Centre | Vincent Square | London SW1P 2PD Tickets £50 | Book tickets Are you aged 16+ and interested in all things Korean? With K-Pop speading across the […]

Ko Jin-young wins the 2019 Evian Championship

Going into the final day, all of the top four players on the leaderboard of the LGPA Evian-les-Bains golf tournament were Korean. Kim Hyo-joo led, followed one shot behind by Park Sung-hyun. A further three shots behind were Park Inbee and Ko Jin-young. On the final day, today, things started to go wrong for Kim […]

LG launches homebrew machine with Suffolk malt

Earlier this week the British Embassy in Seoul participated in the official launch in Korea of LG’s new home brewing appliance that takes the mess and faff out of making your own beer. A sleek, self contained unit takes two weeks to brew the beer, making around 5 litres, and sanitises itself afterwards to get […]

Makgeolli-making class at the KCC

This class is bound to be popular. Book early to avoid disappointment. Traditional Korean Winemaking Class Monday 29 July 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ KCCUK Reserve your place here Tae-Yeol Kim is a traditional liquor ambassador, appointed by the Korean Traditional Alcohol Association as well as being the recipient of several international awards […]

Radio Kimchi K-Pop Fair

Last November’s inaugural K-Pop Fair was a success, so it’s returning this August, bigger and better. Radio Kimchi K-Pop Fair O2 Academy Islington | Angel Central | 16 Parkfield Street | London N1 0PS Saturday 24 August 2019 Two sessions: 12pm-2pm and 3pm-5pm Tickets £6 | Buy tickets 1on1 Events and Radio Kimchi UK present […]

Games of Change? Sport Diplomacy and the Korean Peninsula

A symposium organised by the SOAS Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy: Games of Change? Sport Diplomacy and the Korean Peninsula Professor David Rowe (Western Sydney University), Dr Simon Rofe (CISD SOAS) 17 July 2019, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM Paul Webley Wing (Senate House) Room S113 The 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics has been widely […]

KOJA Beauty pop-up store at Boxpark Shoreditch

Cruelty-Free K-Beauty Pop-Up Store: KOJA Beauty 18 – 23 June 2019 Unit 26 | Boxpark Shoreditch | 2-10 Bethnal Green Road | London E1 6GY Visit the event’s Facebook page for updates KOJA Beauty is opening the first Cruelty-Free K-Beauty Pop-Up Shop. Come and discover our favourite K-Beauty brands and get the chance to try […]

SOAS seminar: The Video Game Industry in South Korea

The summer season of evening seminars at SOAS starts up again on 7 June: The Video Game Industry in South Korea: Between National Destiny and Counterculture Dr Chloé Paberz (CKS Visiting Scholar) Friday 7 June 2019, 5:15 – 7:00 PM SOAS, Brunei Gallery Room B103 | Register via SOAS website Abstract South Korea’s image of modernity is closely […]

Byungchan Kim is runner-up in HIX Award 2018

Quite by chance last week I happened to be visiting the offices of one of the sponsors of the HIX Award – though I didn’t know this connection in advance. The HIX Award is open to current art students and graduates of the last two years and is aimed at helping with the transition between […]

Kia wins Car of the Year award

Congratulations to Kia for being the first Korean manufacturer to win Car of the Year award from the UK’s What Car? magazine. According to the magazine, “the e-Niro beats its rivals via knockout rather than on points, because it’s the first sensibly priced electric car that can fit into most people’s lives.” The company’s press […]