Gong Myoung: Walkabout at the South bank

The second of the music performances in the All Eyes on Korea festival is Gong Myoung – at heart a percussion band, but the genres range much more broadly than that: Gong Myoung: Walkabout Date: 28 July 2012, 7:45pm Venue: Purcell Room GongMyoung, meaning ‘resonance’, is a quartet that presents traditional Korean music with a […]

Introducing Korean Cuisine at the KCC

Book immediately for what promises to be a very popular demonstration at the KCC on Wednesday. Introducing Korean Cuisine DATE: Wednesday 18 July 2012, 19.00 VENUE: Korean Cultural Centre UK Master Chef Tony Yoo Executive Chef with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea Korean Cuisine is known across the world for its taste and […]

Eyes on Korea – a lecture by Ralph Rugoff

As part of the K-arts stream of All Eyes on Korea, Ralph Rugoff will be giving a talk on contemporary Korean arts at the KCC on Friday 13th July. There’s a rumour that Kim Beom, whose exhibition starts at the Hayward Gallery Project Space the following week will also be part of the evening. Not […]

Culture and Identity, Kokdu and me

To go with the opening of the KCC’s summer exhibition Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other World, the president of the museum which is lending these figures will be giving a talk about her 30 year passion for Kokdu. Culture and Identity, Kokdu and me: 30 Years of Art Management DATE […]

The Word for ‘여’, and the Korean for ‘About Raindrops’ – Ra Hee-duk at the KCC Literature workshop

In 21 October, 2009 KCC hosted a Korea Literature Workshop in the presence of Ch’oe Yun of ‘There a Petal silently falls’. The session, facilitated by Dr Jo Elfving-Hwang of Sheffield University, turned out to be a ‘creative’ response to the aspects of the author’s work. It was something of a deja vu to turn […]

The challenges of translation addressed at All Eyes on Korea literature talk

On 26 June, the KCC UK Korean Literature Workshop opened with a KCC official’s welcoming speech followed by Dr Grace Koh’s lecture (SOAS). Dr Koh emphasized the paramount importance of national identity in post-colonial literature. To introduce Korean literary works to the English-speaking world, we need to understand the issues surrounding translation. They are reception […]

Korean Pansori and Western Performer Training – Global Korea lecture at the KCC

Following last week’s lecture on Korean literature, the KCCUK gives us another interesting introductory lecture: Korean Pansori and Western Performer Training DATE: Tuesday 3 July 2012 18.30 VENUE: Korean Cultural Centre UK Speaker: Dr. Tara McAllister-Viel, Head of Voice East 15 School of Acting (University of Essex) Celebrating our 2012 summer festival, ‘All Eyes on […]