London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Lim Hyung-joo, popera sensation

An article from the Korea Times which I’m posting in full as it seems to have disappeared off their website. Popera Star Lim Sings Colors of Korea in New Album ‘Lotus’ by Han Eun-jung Korea Times, 11 October 2005 Little was known of the boy who walked on stage to deliver the national anthem at … [Read More]

Roller Coaster play the Mean Fiddler

The closing event of the 2005 London Korean Festival. Roller Coaster + support Thursday 19 May 2005, 19:30 – 23:00 London Astoria Theatre (Mean Fiddler: B1) Tickets : ticket office at London Astoria theatre (close to Tottenham Court Road tube station) GBP 12.00 (students GBP 10.00) – in advance GBP 15.00 (students GBP 12.00) – … [Read More]

Favourite Classics, at St Giles in the Fields

A classical concert as part of the London Korean Festival: Favourite Classics Wednesday 11 May 2005, 7:30pm St. Giles in the Fields We proudly present our Classical music evening performed by emerging Korean musicians based in the UK. sponsored by Felixtowe International College Programme Brahms – Hungarian Dance No.5 in G minor Dvorak – Last … [Read More]

2005 London Korean Festival – programme details

Here is the programme of events that formed the 2005 London Korean Festival, organised by the Korean Anglican Community Centre. Although this post’s datestamp is May 2005 so that it appears in the appropriate month of this site’s calendar archive, it is actually being uploaded in September 2019, and is being posted for archival purposes. … [Read More]

London Korean Festival + Film Festival 2004

A press release announcing the launch of the 2nd London Korean Festival. The festival comprised a series of cultural lectures in conjunction with Asia House (not mentioned in the press release), a rock concert, a classical music concert and a film festival. The latter contained three of the top Korean movies of the decade (2003 … [Read More]

The first London Korean Festival, 2003

I recently discovered the WayBack Machine – the internet archive – which has enabled a certain amount of research into some of the Korean cultural activities in London prior to the establishment of LKL. In particular, I managed to find some archived pages from the website of the Korean Anglican Community Centre, the organisation that … [Read More]

The Last Empress: spectacular but unsatisfying

The Last Empress is an original Korean musical in the style of a traditional Broadway production, and is based on the life story of Queen Min, the last Empress of the Joseon Dynasty, who was murdered by Japanese assassins in 1895. Undoubtedly patriotic in its theme, it capitalises on the popularity of the musical in … [Read More]