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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

A Festival of Korean Dance: Celebrate Youth Dance

The collaboration between the KCCUK and The Place following last year’s online Festival of Korea Dance comes to fruition with the release of three short dance films with a limited online screening window. We assume the timings embedded in the images below should read BST and not GMT. A Festival of Korean Dance: Celebrate Youth … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]

Festival of Korean Dance 2020: Online Edition

The real-world Festival of Korean Dance at the end of May had to be cancelled, but we now have an online version, with one or two familiar faces represented. It’s great that as well as online performances, we’ve got some documentaries to let us hear more about the performers. And, for the first time, K-pop … [Read More]

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, … [Read More]

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 … [Read More]