Gallery: Chuseok celebrations at the British Museum

The early Autumn brought two simultaneous Chuseok celebrations in the London area on 18 September: the harvest fest in New Malden, organised by KBCE, and a special event at the British Museum. Over the past months we’ve been starved of live music, and it was great to be able to hear the Shilla Ensemble perform […]

Festival of Korean Dance 2021: Company SIGA

The second of two live performances that constitute the Festival of Korean Dance 2021: Company SIGA: Double Bill — Zero | Equilibrium Thu 23 + Fri 24 September 2021, 7:30pm | Book tickets The Place | 17 Duke’s Road | Euston | London WC1H 9PY | www.theplace.org.uk Join Company SIGA, one of Korea’s hottest up-and-coming […]

Festival of Korean Dance 2021: Sung Im Her

It’s great that live performance is back! As the audience will be socially distanced, the performance will take place two consecutive nights to accommodate demand. Sung Im Her: W.A.Y (re-work) Fri 17 + Sat 18 September 2021, 7:30pm | Book tickets The Place | 17 Duke’s Road | Euston | London WC1H 9PY | www.theplace.org.uk […]

Hallyu Con 2021

Hallyu Con returns to London for its second edition. There are opportunities for you to participate and share your passion in several ways. Follow the links below to find out more. Hallyu Con will be streamed from 2pm UK time on 4 September 2021 Watch on the KCCUK’s YouTube Channel or the dedicated Hallyu Con […]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2020

It would be an understatement to say that the cultural year 2020 has been markedly different from previous years. The pandemic has had a huge impact on the cultural scene, with most live events cancelled and event promoters falling back on the internet to provide us with our cultural fixes. Some of these attempts have […]

Open Call: K-Pop together! With Lunasolar

As part of A Festival of Korean Dance 2020 – Online Edition the KCCUK in partnership with The Place are launching an open call for young dancers and youth dance companies aged 12-19 in the UK and South Korea to learn K-pop dance moves with some of the industry’s top dancers and choreographers. K Pop […]

Ahn Eun-me talks about Dancing Grandmothers in Dance Umbrella

Star dancer and choreographer Ahn Eun-me gives us a behind-the-scenes look at the choreographic process as part of Dance Umbrella later this month. The festival is online-only, given the current Covid situation. Ahn’s free talk, which will focus on her Dancing Grandmothers project, will be at 1pm UK time on 25 November, at www.danceumbrella.co.uk

Hallyu Con 2020: an online celebration of Korean pop culture

Hot on the heels of KBCE’s Chuseok-themed online event in September comes KCCUK’s hallyu-focused online festival. Hallyu Con 2020 Sunday 4 October 2020, 3pm Livestreamed on the KCCUK YouTube Channel Free Calling all UK and Europe-based Korean culture enthusiasts! Are you keen to join the ultimate celebration of Korean pop culture? This one-day online event, […]

Résonances livestream: Memories

Daegum player Hyelim Kim will again be appearing in an improvisational multi-disciplinary performance, livestreamed courtesy of The Vortex. Résonances: Memories 12 noon UK time Sunday 7 June 2020 Venue: Vortex Facebook Page | Résonances Facebook Page Résonances is back with a third live-streamed event! It may be our last performance online before we come back […]

Online event: a conversation with Zadie Xa

With apologies for late notice, there’s an online talk with Zadie Xa later today hosted by the David Roberts Art Foundation. Xa has had a few performances in London over the past couple of years, most recently at Art Night 2019. I’ll certainly be registering for this one. DRAF Broadcasts: Live with artist Zadie Xa […]