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 […]

Résonances livestream: The Art of Resilience

An announcement from the Vortex / Résonances Faceboook page: Résonances – The Art of Resilience Sunday 3 May 12 noon UK time Vortex or Résonances Facebook pages Followed by Zoom Q+A Official Facebook event notice here. We will be hosting our second Résonances live-streamed from our respective homes on Sunday 3rd of May. You will […]

Livestream: Hyelim Kim in Résonances, at the Vortex

Lockdown doesn’t mean shutdown, as taegum player Hyelim Kim notes. Join her and others this evening for a live interdisciplinary performance. Donate to the venue and artists via the link below or via the event’s Facebook page. Résonances – Live Stream Sunday 5 April 2020, 6:30pm – 7:15pm BST Livestream on the Vortex Facebook page […]

K-Dance 2020: Art Project BORA: Muak

After their superb performance last year, Art Project BORA return to The Place as the second performance in the 2020 festival of Korean Dance. Art Project BORA: Muak Tuesday 2 June 2020, 7:30pm The Place | 17 Duke’s Road | Euston | London WC1H 9PY UK Early Bird Discount: All tickets £13 until 13 Apr […]

K-Dance 2020: pre-performance conversation

Don’t miss this talk before the second performance in the Korean Dance Festival. There’s also a Q+A after the performance. Pre-show Conversation Part of A Festival of Korean Dance 2020 Tuesday 2 June 2020, 6:00pm The Place | 17 Duke’s Road | Euston | London WC1H 9PY £5 or £2.50 if bought with a ticket […]

K-Dance 2020: Jin Yeob Cha — MIIN: Body to Body

The 2020 Festival of Korean Dance opens with Jin Yeob Cha’s group Collective A. It’ll be great to have Cha back in town after her stunning performance in the 2018 festival and her Dream Ritual performance last year Jin Yeob Cha / Collective A — MIIN: Body to Body Friday 29 May 2020, 7:30pm The […]

A Festival of Korean Dance 2020

Here’s hoping that I’m not tempting fate by posting this press release. I really hope that the health emergency is over by the end of May. Keep your fingers crossed, because this festival gets better each year. As last year, there are three performances and one pre-performance discussion: Fri 29 May: Collective A | MIIN: […]

Hyelim Kim in Résonances, at the Vortex

Daegeum player Hyelim Kim will be among the musicians collaborating with dancer Petra Haller at the Vortex this Thursday, early evening: Résonances Thursday 12 March 2020, 5.30pm Vortex Jazz Club | 11 Gillett Square | London N16 8AZ | www.vortexjazz.co.uk Admission free After Slovenia, Poland, Finland and Ireland we are bringing Jazz Connective to the […]

Igudesman & Joo play the Royal Festival Hall

Igudesman & Joo’s performance in the Cadogan Hall was one of LKL’s highlights of 2012. I think we all need a bit of cheering up at the moment, and these are the guys to do it. Don’t miss their Festival Hall appearance next week: Igudesman & Joo Wednesday 4 March 2020, 7:30pm Royal Festival Hall, […]

Grid Theatre presents Red Peter at the Vault Festival

Grid Theatre’s Korean stage director Chris Yun-Ward tackles a Kafka short story: Red Peter Friday 6 – Sunday 8 March 2020, 6pm – 7pm Additional matinee performance Sunday 8 March, 3pm – 4pm Vault Festival | Leake Street | Waterloo | London SE1 7NN Tickets from £11 | Buy Tickets A stage adaptation of the […]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2019

A review of some of the highlights and trends in the Korean cultural year, primarily in London but also with half an eye to anything we might have seen elsewhere in the UK. The review is a personal one, inevitably skewed towards the events we managed to get to. Introduction This time last year I […]