Think Korea 2006

Think Korea 2006 was an ambitious programme of cultural and other events organised by the Korean Embassy as part of the “Korea-UK Mutual Visit Year”. There was, I believe, a reciprocal series of UK-related events organised in Korea, but I never saw any publicity about it. One event I do know of: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra […]

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London Korean Festival 2006 – an introduction

by Philip Gowman 16 August 2017
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The London Korean Festival 2006 was the last of the festivals organised by Oh Tae-min and his team, which included Stephanie Seung-min Kim who would go on to be the first curator at the Korean Cultural Centre before moving into the art curatorial world on her own. Previously working from within the Korean Anglican Community […]

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Think Korea 2006: a review of the year

by Philip Gowman 30 December 2006
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2006 was a great year for Korean culture in London. I can’t rank it against previous years because this was the first time I’ve taken it upon myself actively to follow as many Korean-related events as I can, but for the wide range of things on show I think it must be one of the […]

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Think Korea 2006 draws to a close – with some free tickets

by Philip Gowman 9 December 2006
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The closing event of Think Korea 2006 takes place on Wednesday 13th at the Fairfield Hall. Full details of the event are on the Think Korea website here. The event there earlier on this year was very well attended, so make sure you book. There are a few complimentary tickets for LKL readers who are […]

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Uncovering Wonderland

by Beccy Kennedy 5 December 2006
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Review of the Asia House exhibition by Beccy Kennedy The multi-storey, multi-story exhibition of contemporary Korean art at Asia House, Through the Looking Glass, provides a multi-faceted Korean art experience, in terms of the media used and the themes approached by the artists. Independent curator, Jiyoon Lee, uses the looking glass as an audience-friendly metaphor […]

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Think Korea: the Finale

by Events Editor 2 December 2006
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Details of the closing events of Think Korea 2006 Korean Traditional Performance 11 December 2006 7:30pm Manchester, Bruntwood Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music 13 December 20067:30pm Croydon, The Fairfield Hall Introduction The National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts is an organization which began more than 1400 years ago. Its forerunners can be traced […]

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Exhibition news: Through the Looking Glass, at Asia House

by Events Editor 15 November 2006
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A major exhibition with associated events, as part of Think Korea 2006: Through the Looking Glass 23rd November 2006 – 3rd March 2007 (Monday to Saturday, 10am – 6pm) ASIA HOUSE 63 New Cavendish Street , London W1G 7LP (0207 307 5454) Press View: 22 November, 10am – 12pm Opening Reception: 22 November, 6.30pm – […]

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Think Korea: Romeo and Juliet

by Events Editor 10 November 2006
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As part of Think Korea, a big Shakespeare adaptation at the Barbican by one of Korea’s leading playwrights. Coinciding with this production are several talks / educational events: 15 November: a lecture presented by John Russell Brown, on Oh Tae-seok, Shakespeare and popular theatre, at Asia House 30 November: a talk by Oh Tae-seok after […]

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Think Korea 2006 – the Jae-Eun Park Ensemble

by Events Editor 20 October 2006
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Details of an unusual event as part of Think Korea 2006: Jae-Eun Park Ensemble Date : 27 – 29 October 2006 Venue : SOAS & Duke’s Hall 1. Introduction 1) Korean Society of Women Composers The KSWC (Korean Society of Women Composers) was founded in 1981 by six composers, Young-Ja Lee, Kyungsun Suh, Bang-Ja Hurh, […]

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Brief review: Baudeogi at the Bloomsbury

by Philip Gowman 12 September 2006
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Another entertaining evening from Think Korea. As the year progresses, the sponsors are learning about how best to introduce their wonderful shows to a western audience. This time, there was a glossy programme which set out some of the background to what we were about to see, which was helpful. There was also some useful […]

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Think Korea: Fantasia

by Events Editor 2 September 2006
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An evening of traditional dance as part of Think Korea: Fantasia 14 September 2006 7:30pm London, The Bloomsbury Theatre 16 September 2006 7:30pm Manchester, Bruntwood Theatre, Royal Northern College of Music CFNMK Performing Art Group was founded on 20 July 2004, with the founding ideal of dressing Korean performing arts in new attire and promoting […]

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Think Korea: Baudeogi

by Events Editor 1 September 2006
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An evening of traditional street performance as part of Think Korea: Musical: Baudeogi 11-12 September 2006 The UCL Bloomsbury Theatre | 15 Gordon Street | London WC1H 0AH Introduction It is one of the most superior musicals to be staged on a traditional Korean open stage on a large scale. It features a panorama of […]

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Think Korea: Kim Duk-soo in Rhythm Sticks at the Purcell Room

by Events Editor 2 July 2006
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Kim Duk-soo comes to London as part of Think Korea 2006. Rhythm Sticks 19:30, 17 July 2006 Purcell Room, South Bank Centre (Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX) Introduction SamulNori is a group of dynamic musicians dedicated to performing and preserving traditional Korean music and dance. Since Kim Duk Soo first formed their […]

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Think Korea: Sarah Chang at the Barbican

by Events Editor 30 June 2006
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A classical concert as part of Think Korea 2006, featuring one of Korea’s best-known violinists: Sarah Chang plays Bruch 19:30, 2 July 2006 Barbican Centre | Silk Street | London EC2Y 8DS Programme Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 in G minor Bartok Concerto for Orchestra Sarah Chang – Violin London Symphony Orchestra Mikko Frank Conductor […]

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Think Korea website now up & running

by Philip Gowman 30 June 2006
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It’s taken a while, but here it is: www.thinkkorea.org.uk. It seems to be part of the Korean Embassy website. And it’s now coming up on google. It must be a recent creation, because I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve googled in search of “Think Korea 2006” and only found my own site. […]

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Prof Kim Chang-nam: history & characteristics of modern Korean culture

by Philip Gowman 21 June 2006
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(SOAS, 5 June 2006, 7pm: the concluding event of the London Korean Festival 2006) I’m more reluctant than usual to make this post. The ground covered in Professor Kim’s hugely stimulating conclusion to the London Korean Festival was more than extensive, and left the audience wanting to ask tons of questions. To condense a hundred […]

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Danoje: an enjoyable but slightly baffling event from Think Korea

by Philip Gowman 16 June 2006
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If you had read the blurb on the Bloomsbury Theatre website you might have been expecting two seperate pieces to be on the programme at the NewRa Dance Company’s performance: a performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring; and a performance of a Korean springtime ritual. Here’s the material from the Bloomsbury site, which was repeated […]

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