Think Korea: A Midsummer Nights Dream

News of a special Korean Shakespearian adaptation at the Barbican, as part of Think Korea 2006 Details provided by the Barbican follow. Check out their website for more fun images. Yohangza Theatre Company: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Directed by Jung Ung Yang, in association with AsiaNow Productions 27th June – 1st July, Barbican Theatre, Silk […]

Exhibition Visit: Traditional yet Contemporary

Air Gallery, London, May 29 – June 3 2006 As Stephanie Seung-min Kim says in her article introducing the exhibition, “…culture can only be seen in a clear light when compared with other cultures. I believe that is why Korean ceramic works have to be judged more in an international setting.” The exhibition demonstrated the […]

Think Korea: UK-Korea Forum

A two-day conference as part of Think Korea 2006: The UK-Korea Forum for the Future – 14th Annual Meeting 8-9 June 2006 Sheraton Park Tower Hotel, Knightsbridge Programme Thursday 8 June am call by the Korean delegation on the Foreign Secretary 12:45 for 13:00 Lunch, Guest Speaker 14:45 The Lord Richard and Dr Han Seung-Soo, […]

Review: Korean Breeze – Bloomsbury Theatre 24 May

An evening which displayed the rich variety of Korean traditional music. This was a big enterprise, with twelve distinguished musicians involved in the tour, organised by Justina Jang of the Korean Cultural Promotion Agency as part of Think Korea 2006. The musicians played earlier the same week in the Hollywell Music Room in Oxford and […]

London Korean Festival: V+A Korean day

As part of Think Korea 2006 and the London Korean Festival the Victoria and Albert Museum hosts an afternoon of Korean culture featuring the musical Oh, Youran and percussive entertainment from Dulsori. As part of the day there will be gallery talks in the V+A’s Samsung Korea Gallery. Korean Day at the V+A Date: 27 […]

Think Korea: Dano — Korean Breeze

A programme of traditional Korean music as part of the Think Korea 2006 programme of events: Dano: Korean Breeze Mon 22, 7:30 pm, OXFORD, Holywell Music Room (01865 305 305), www.ticketsoxford.com Tue 23 7:30 pm, CAMBRIDGE, West Road Concert Hall (01223 357 851), www.westroad.org Wed 24 7:30 pm, LONDON, The Bloomsbury Theatre (0207 388 8822), […]

Think, Korea

I can’t help feeling that the Koreans have been taken for a bit of a ride with this Think Korea 2006 thing. I’d be interested to know for sure which government is investing more money in the programme, but I’d be willing to bet that it’s the Koreans. And let’s look at who’s getting what […]