London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Zadie Xa: A Sojourn Through Saturn and Across the Southern Sea

Browsing the Kingston School of Art and Stanley Picker Gallery websites today for background on their recent exhibition of Korean-inspired fashion and embroidery, I came across something I wasn’t expecting. In a zone of Kingston University’s website called Cold Protein is a series of podcasts of artists’ sound works, conceived to be experienced in specific … [Read More]

Event news: Musicians from Korea and Japan at Club Inegales

As part of the two-day conference at SOAS, there will be one of Club Inégales’ special evenings of musical improvisation featuring musicians from Korea and Japan: Presence though Sound: Elements of Asia Yi Ji-young (gayagum) – Korea Hyelim Kim (taegum flute) – Korea Jihye Kim (changgo) – Korea Kiku Day (shakuhachi) – Japan + Notes … [Read More]

Meet the Met’s Korean Community Engagement Officer

Theatre 4 All’s Radio Bang is a regular internet radio broadcast focusing on the Korean community in New Malden and Kingston. Shin Bona and Hwang Sumin do valuable work in building bridges between the Koreans and non-Koreans. In this broadcast, they chat with Glenna De Bosco, the Korean Engagement Officer for the Metropolitan Police. Radio … [Read More]

RIP Sena Lee

Many LKL readers will remember Dr Sena Lee, the Traditional Korean Medicine doctor, and LKL’s medical correspondent. She was in London for three years taking a PhD in western medicine to add to her Korean qualifications. Her articles for LKL can be found here. During her time in London she was a great ambassador for … [Read More]

Podcast: Kim Hyesoon reads at the Poetry Library

For those who decided to go to see Shin Kyung-sook and Krys Lee at Asia House rather than Kim Hyesoon at the Poetry Library, MPT Magazine has kindly recorded the latter event and put it on Soundcloud. “They’re poems that really change your life … completely visceral,” says the moderator, among other things. The event … [Read More]

Travelling the length of Korea by motorbike

For those who haven’t come across this yet: a project by some bold Kiwis to travel the length of the Korean peninsula, from Baekdusan to Hallsan, by motorbike. The journey took place this summer. Here’s a quick (12 minute) podcast they produced just after they crossed the DMZ into South Korea. and a video documentary … [Read More]

Monocle 24 broadcasts from Team Korea House

Live from Team Korea House, London, Monocle 24 hears from the CEO of the Korea Tourism Association, enjoys K-pop, and is joined by acupuncture expert Sena Lee. All to celebrate the Olympics. The K-pop interview is at 18’00” Sena is at 23’35” Philip is at 52’00” [Read More]

KAYA to perform at the KCC

Over the last 10 years Jung Ji-eun (gayageum) and Jeon Sung-min (guitar) have become familiar figures at Korean cultural events in the London area and elsewhere. But you might not have noticed that they have been steadily expanding their repertoire, in particular with their own compositions. One of these compositions was performed at the evening … [Read More]

Musical intermission

We apologise for the disruption in service. Normal service will resume as soon as possible. In the meanwhile, here’s Jeon Sung-min (Guitar) and Jung Ji-eun (Kayageum): Sung-min and Ji-eun will also be playing at the Anglo-Korean Society event on 10 April. Book your tickets now. [Read More]