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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Hallyu Con 2022 – Where Korea Meets You

On 1 October Hallyu Con 2022 will once again be coming to London – this time for our very first hybrid event. Hallyu Con 2022 is a convention style event that will share, showcase and celebrate the Korean Wave in its various forms. Join us in person or through our livestream for a day of … [Read More]

Trandee Rock K-Pop Dance Workshop Tour

Trandee is a professional K-Pop Dancer working with EXO, NCT, SuperM, SHINee, THE BOYZ, ASTRO, Mamamoo and more. Mnet TV Show ‘Be Mbitious’ Finalist. This is the very first Trandee Rock Dance Workshop Tour in Europe. 1st session: K-POP Dance workshop Calling all K-Pop lovers! In this session Trandee Rock will be showing you step … [Read More]

Homeland – A new play by HeeJin Kim

“I just want to start a new life in this country. I worked so hard you know, to f*cking survive.” Theatre Company Knee presents the world premiere of Homeland, a comedy-drama that explores the idea of home from the perspective of recent migrants to the UK. Written by award-winning Korean Playwright HeeJin Kim and featuring … [Read More]

Hot Hanbok/Cool Glass: Hallyu comes to Stourbridge

A collaboration between the Korean Cultural Centre UK and the International Festival of Glass A superb evening of Korean culture, its traditions and contemporary Hallyu (Korean Wave), a collective term that refers to the phenomenal growth of Korean culture internationally, which encompasses everything from music, movies, fashion, drama to online games and Korean cuisine. Featuring … [Read More]

Edinburgh Festival: We Are Monchichi

A dance show for young audiences explores how we connect across cultures and languages. How do we come together when everything is pushing us apart? What language do we choose? How do we face the mountain of cultural stereotypes? Shihya Peng was born in Taiwan, but she lives in Paris. Marco di Nardo was born … [Read More]

Tiger is Coming: Dolpagu

South Korea’s award-winning theatre company Dolpagu presents the UK Premiere of XXL Leotard and Anna Sui Hand Mirror, a groundbreaking theatre production exploring gender and social class across generations.  Junho must keep his secret – he likes to wear women’s leotards. Wearing them stops him stressing about his upcoming college entrance exam. Hee-joo finds out his secret and posts a photo … [Read More]

Tiger is Coming: Collective A

Visionary choreographer Jinyeob Cha and her Seoul-based creative group, Collective A, presents the UK Premiere of Body-Go-Round: round 1 – a genre-bending, mixed reality, dance spectacle inspired by the process of melting to evaporation in the water cycle. Looming above the stage, a giant ice formation slowly melts as performers respond to the process of … [Read More]

Tiger is Coming: Ambiguous Dance Company

International dance sensation Ambiguous Dance Company present the incredible Body Concert, in their UK premiere. Their pioneering hologram appearance at the BRIT awards amassed over 300 million views online, but now Ambiguous are here live breaking down barriers of genre and all preconceptions, to present a fresh, exciting and electric evening of dance work. Structured like a concert, … [Read More]

Tiger is Coming: Kim Modeun

Kim Modeun presents a special screening of the film MODEUN TOUR: The Path of The Body, featuring six vignettes Stone, Water, Wind, Sea, Stratum and Alley. These six dance films focus on the space and nature of Jeju Island, the southernmost area of Korean Peninsula, through human bodies, their relationship to nature and the boundaries … [Read More]

The Apology

Arcola reunites with New Earth for this powerful human story which asks how a nation can apologise for the crimes of its past. “My feelings? They’re not hurt. My feelings are incensed…” Seoul, 1991. Priyanka is beginning the UN investigation into the ‘comfort women’ of the Second World War, and the subsequent political cover-up. Yuna … [Read More]

Korean comic play: A First Class

A father sacrifices his organs to fund his wife’ s crazed brain-altering attempt to create A FIRST CLASS DAUGHTER. Is this truly the route to perfection? The mother’s desperate efforts to make her daughter a first-class person are a pitiful sight. She has had her daughter’ s brain changed into that of a confirmed genius … [Read More]

2022 K-Pop World Festival: UK Round

The UK Round is a preliminary heat of the K-Pop World Festival which takes place in Korea later in the year. This exciting event gives K-Pop fans the chance to express their talents whether this is in the form of singing or dancing. The winners of each preliminary round are then given the chance to … [Read More]

A Festival of Korean Dance 2022

The Festival of Korean Dance is back. The programme is pretty much what we were going to see in the 2020 festival, which of course got cancelled. I’m glad we haven’t missed out, and I’m really looking forward to this. So, here’s the official press release. A Festival of Korean Dance returns to The Place … [Read More]