Event news: Discover Korea lecture series

Similar to this time last year, the South Korean embassy is sponsoring a series of informative introductory lectors on culture, education, science and economy. While admission is free, booking is required. To reserve your place, email press@koreanembassy.org.uk with the title of the talk you would like to attend, guest names and numbers. A Korean buffet […]

Global Korea Lecture celebrates UK-Korea diplomatic relations

Notice of the upcoming Global Korea Lecture: Korean War and the UK-Korea Diplomatic Relations in Defence Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2013, 18:00 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW This year is the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the United Kingdom. To mark the occasion, the Embassy […]

Kkokdu – a cortege’s colourful attendants

Accompanying the KCC’s exhibition of Korean funerary figures, Charlotte Horlyck gave a helpful lecture providing some historical background and context to these colourful wooden characters. The talk was particularly valuable as the introduction provided by the director of the Kkokdu Museum a few weeks previously had lacked much content. While generally admitting that not much […]

Funeral Figurines: A Unique Art Form of Traditional Korea

The opening talk of the current KCC exhibition, presented by the director of the museum who has provided the exhibits, was a little short on information on these charming funeral dolls. So Charlotte Horlyck’s upcoming talk is very welcome. Funeral Figurines: A Unique Art Form of Traditional Korea Global Korea Lecture: ‘Korean Culture Shining Bright’ […]

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 […]

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 […]

North Korea’s nuclear threat and the upcoming Seoul Nuclear Security Summit

In March 2012, South Korea will be hosting the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit. Mark Fitzpatrick, director of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, will introduce some of the issues at December’s Global Korea Lecture at the KCC. Pre-registration necessary. North Korea’s nuclear threat and the upcoming Seoul Nuclear Security […]

Thank you

Tonight at the Korean Cultural Centre, I’m told that it was a record attendance for a Global Korea Lecture. So, thanks to the people who came along to my talk. I think I said most of the things I wanted to, but missed a couple of things. More importantly, thanks to the Ministry of Culture, […]

The LKL book launch event – 17 May

It’s official – it’s the Royal Ancestors book launch event. There’s no backing out now. I guess I need to figure out what I’m going to say. As usual, pre-booking is essential, this time with the Embassy press office. I look forward to seeing you there. Details below. ROYAL ANCESTORS AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURE A talk […]