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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Liverpool Biennial seeks emerging Korean curator

An interesting opportunity for an emerging Korean curator to work on the 2020 Liverpool Biennial: Curatorial Fellowship Dates: October 2019 – 2020 Location: Liverpool Hours: 37.5 per week Total fee: £22,000 Application deadline: 1 July 2019 Liverpool Biennial, working in collaboration with Arts Council England and Arts Council Korea, is offering an exciting opportunity for … [Read More]

Wanted: Korean actors for upcoming projects

Two actors wanted for upcoming projects. Details below. 1. NOBODY by Evan Placey and Ko Sun Duck Mature Korean actor (native speaker) required for RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP Producer: National Theatre Company of Korea (Seoul), Hanyong Theatre (Birmingham) and Judy Owen Ltd Director: Peter Wynne-Willson Designer: Shin Dong Workshop dates: Mon 27 June – Fri … [Read More]

Yoshi Sushi: “Glorious”

The Telegraph this weekend has a nice write-up of my local Korean restaurant, Yoshi Sushi in King Street, Hammersmith. (Ravenscourt Park tube). My favourite K-food joint in a London postcode apart from the Old Justice (though I’m hoping to add a third to the list when Judy Joo’s place opens next month). Links: www.yoshisushi.co.uk (photo: … [Read More]

Postcard Teas, near Bond Street tube – for your supplies of Korean nokcha

One of my top tips for London is Postcard Teas, tucked away in Dering Street, close to Bond Street and Oxford Circus. The genial and knowledgeable proprieter Timothy D’Offay sources his teas from small family estates using traditional tea growing methods, and the impressive list includes fine teas from China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Japan, India, Sri … [Read More]

Korean? Got a degree? Want to make a quick buck?

Project management company based in Bond street seeks Korean to check the language used on a client’s videophone menus. Estimated time is one day’s work, at £20 / hour. “After translating the interactive menu of our client’s videophone, we now need someone to go through every screen and check all options and submenus to flag … [Read More]

Appeal from the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

The text of a fund-raising appeal on behalf of the Glosters. Please donate generously. The 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Imjin, Korea is in April 2011 where The Gloucestershire Regiment as part of 29 Brigade fought with great distinction. To commemorate the occasion the Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum in Gloucester will produce a new … [Read More]

Contributions sought for adoptee anthology

A message just received from Perlita Harris for the British Association of Adoption and Fostering. We are editing an anthology of writing and poetry by adopted adults who were adopted in England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland including adoptees born in another country (e.g. Korea) and raised by their adoptive family in the UK. This collection … [Read More]

Lost in Translation

Every now and then I get an off-the-wall request landing in my in-box. It’s one of the pleasures of running this site. Here’s the latest. Can anyone help the new occupant of a flat whose previous occupant was a Korean? The intercom system doesn’t work, but fortunately the previous tenant left behind a helpful diagram. … [Read More]

UK female vocal talent wanted

Hurrah! At last, when someone asks for a native English speaker, they want a native British English speaker. Nay more. Inclusive attitudes to non-standard accents has not spread to this particular project, so intellectual-sounding Edinburgh accents, or salt-of-the-earth West Country accents are not wanted. I’ve checked with the advertiser, and what they want is good … [Read More]