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 […]

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 […]

Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other World – the KCC’s summer exhibition

It’s been a while since we’ve had an exhibition at the KCC. But the buildings maintenance is now complete and the floor in pristine condition. This exhibition, part of All Eyes on Korea, will see us through the summer months, and into our next lives. Korean Funerary Figures: Companions for the Journey to the Other […]

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 […]