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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Sheffield Korea Day 2022

An annual celebration since 2018 (though I think there was an inevitable hiatus last year), this year’s Korea Day in Sheffield is on 12 March: We hear that the Shilla ensemble will be among the performers. Sheffield Korea Day 2022 Saturday 12 March 2022, 12 noon – 5pm The Octagon Centre | Clarkson Street | … [Read More]

‘Drifting’: A Performance by Yong Min Cho

As the group show Expanding Horizons enters its final week at October Gallery, Korean dancer and body language artist Yong Min Cho marks the occasion with a special performance: ‘Drifting’: A Performance by Yong Min Cho Saturday 5 March 2022, 18:00 – 18:40 GMT October Gallery | 24 Old Gloucester St | London WC1N 3AL … [Read More]

What Remains of Us, at Bristol Old Vic

This interesting collaboration between Bristol Old Vic, Bath Spa University and K-Arts University should be worth a trip down to Bristol in early March. The production explores the theme of Korean family reunions. What Remains of Us Judy Owen Ltd in association with Bristol Old Vic, Bath Spa Productions and Korea National University of Arts … [Read More]

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]