Event Archive 2020

Below is a listing of 2020 events, with links to the original event notice. Where LKL has reviewed the event, an additional link is provided. We also provide a link to reviews on third party sites (marked “Ext” for External) where we are aware of coverage of an event that we couldn’t get to. Where an event lasts for several days or weeks, it appears in the list sorted on its start date.

EventDateReview
2020 International Conference on Korea’s Global PositionFri 09 Oct 2020
Ha Chong-hyun: solo exhibition at Almine Rech06 Oct - 14 Nov 2020
Hallyu Con 2020: an online celebration of Korean pop cultureSun 04 Oct 2020
Korean Eye 2020 comes to Saatchi Gallery30 Sep - 25 Oct 2020
2020 Korean Peninsula Peace ForumWed 30 Sep 2020
Brilliant Hues: Icheon Ceramic at Han Collection30 Sep - 17 Oct 2020
Ilhwa Kim solo show at HOFA Gallery28 Sep - 12 Oct 2020
Korean Harvest Fest (online)Sat 26 Sep 2020
CHAGOK CHAGOK: Korean Tapas, Tea and Natural Wine25 Sep - 26 Sep 2020
Literary talk with translator Sora Kim-RussellWed 23 Sep 2020
Zadie Xa: Moon Poetics 4 Courageous Earth Critters and Dangerous Day DreamersWed 23 Sep 2020
Deadline for 2021 IKSU call for papersFri 18 Sep 2020
Joonhong Min and Sunyoung Hwang in Urban Reckoning, at Koppel Project Hive13 Sep - 16 Oct 2020
Memories of Murder: one-off screeningSat 12 Sep 2020
LKFF Teaser Screening: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982Thu 10 Sep 2020
Suhyung Lee popup collaboration dinner at Crispin’s SpitalfieldsThu 10 Sep 2020
BTS: Break The Silence movie theatrical release10 Sep - 13 Sep 2020
The World Korean Food Festival 202005 Sep - 19 Sep 2020
Joonhong Min in Ghost Relics, at Hoxton 253 Art Project Space02 Sep - 06 Sep 2020
Purity and Virtue: the aesthetic of the Korean scholar, at Han Collection01 Sep - 30 Sep 2020
Online Discussion: SeopyeonjeThu 27 Aug 2020
August Literature Night: Seven Years of DarknessWed 26 Aug 2020
KCC August House Concert: Sooyeon Lee, HyunJeong Hwang and Minhee ChoTue 25 Aug 2020
18th K-pop Academy: application window open14 Aug - 09 Sep 2020
Choi Minyoung in Staycation, at Lychee One Gallery13 Aug - 10 Sep 2020
Seoul Unfolded: the KCC’s late summer exhibition06 Aug - 26 Sep 2020
July Literature Night: Kim Ji-young Born 1982Wed 29 Jul 2020
[Bongsu Park Dream Workshop at Freud Museum] POSTPONEDSun 26 Jul 2020
Parasite Black+White version: online and in cinemas24 Jul - 20 Aug 2020
Korean Film Night season: Trapped! The Cinema of Confinement17 Jul - 27 Aug 2020
[Operatic Extravaganza in aid of the Heart to Heart Orchestra UK Concerts] POSTPONEDSat 04 Jul 2020
[BTS Map of the Soul tour comes to Twickenham] POSTPONED03 Jul - 04 Jul 2020
Udine Far East Film Festival online screenings26 Jun - 04 Jul 2020
June literature night: DMZ Colony by Don Mee ChoiThu 25 Jun 2020
Hyunjin Kim on the work of siren eun young jungThu 25 Jun 2020
Korean artists in The Albemarle Shows at Art Moorhouse25 Jun - 15 Sep 2020
Joung Young-ju debut at Pontone Gallery15 Jun - 05 Jul 2020
Korean animations at the Annecy Festival15 Jun - 30 Jun 2020
Bang Bang Con: The LiveSun 14 Jun 2020LKL
Charity Auction: Choose Art | Give Light to Refugees08 Jun - 29 Jun 2020
Résonances livestream: MemoriesSun 07 Jun 2020
[K-Dance 2020: Double Bill: Soo Hyun Hwang | Dance Project PPopKKi] POSTPONEDFri 05 Jun 2020
[K-Dance 2020: pre-performance conversation] POSTPONEDTue 02 Jun 2020
[K-Dance 2020: Art Project BORA: Muak] POSTPONEDTue 02 Jun 2020
[K-Dance 2020: Jin Yeob Cha -- MIIN: Body to Body] - POSTPONEDFri 29 May 2020
[(G)I-DLE "I-LAND" World tour in London] CANCELLEDSun 24 May 2020
Online event: a conversation with Zadie XaThu 21 May 2020
Korea Society Webcast: Korean Novels in the USTue 19 May 2020
Stray Kids “District 9 Unlock” tour at Wembley Arena CANCELLEDSun 17 May 2020
SOAS seminar: Rescuing Art History from the Nation (Cancelled?)Fri 15 May 2020
The Great Escape Festival CANCELLED13 May - 16 May 2020
[LKFF Teaser Screening: Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982] CANCELLEDTue 12 May 2020
Hyukoh play the Roundhouse CANCELLEDFri 08 May 2020
Online lecture: North Korean Ghost ShipsThu 07 May 2020
Résonances livestream: The Art of ResilienceSun 03 May 2020
KCC House Concert: Flute, Violin, and Piano Trio CANCELLEDTue 28 Apr 2020
RASKB Online Lecture: Practicing Korean Traditional ArcheryTue 21 Apr 2020
Bang Bang Con: BTS Online Concert Weekend18 Apr - 19 Apr 2020LKL
Korea Society Webcast: Korean Election AnalysisFri 17 Apr 2020
KEI webinar: The Implications of South Korea’s National Assembly ElectionsThu 16 Apr 2020
Social Sciences Korean Studies European Network (SoKEN) conference, Edinburgh POSTPONED08 Apr - 09 Apr 2020
Online lecture: Samsung RisingTue 07 Apr 2020
Livestream: Hyelim Kim in Résonances, at the VortexSun 05 Apr 2020
Screening: Shin Sang-ok’s To The Last Day CANCELLEDThu 02 Apr 2020
KCC March House Concert: Trio Rouge CANCELLEDTue 31 Mar 2020
K-Art Now: Artist Talk with Yva Jung CANCELLEDMon 30 Mar 2020
Aurora Orchestra with Yeol Eum Son at Kings Place CANCELLEDSat 28 Mar 2020
2020 LSE East Asia Forum: Youth in the East Asia – Pioneers of Change CANCELLEDSat 28 Mar 2020
March Literature Night: Nine Cloud Dream CANCELLEDWed 25 Mar 2020
Abandoned Heroes No 43 screens in Wimbledon CANCELLEDWed 25 Mar 2020
BKS Annual General Meeting POSTPONEDMon 23 Mar 2020
Han-Earl Park in improv session at waterintobeerSat 21 Mar 2020
ATEEZ: The Fellowship – Map the Treasure, at Wembley Arena CANCELLEDFri 20 Mar 2020
Wolfson College workshop: Korea’s Strategy – Economic Success, Popular Culture, and Global Art CANCELLEDFri 20 Mar 2020
Swindler + Our Home screen at Crystal Palace Film Fest19 Mar - 26 Mar 2020
Screening: The Marines Who Never Returned CANCELLEDThu 19 Mar 2020
Hyelim Kim in Résonances, at the VortexThu 12 Mar 2020
Joonhong Min and Shinuk Suh: Rendered Reality at the KCC10 Mar - 24 Jul 2020LKL
Musicians’ Company Concert: Julia Hwang and Ben TarltonMon 09 Mar 2020
Cho Nam-Joo talks about ‘Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982’ at Waterstones TCR CANCELLEDMon 09 Mar 2020
Seventeen: Ode To You World Tour at Wembley Arena CANCELLEDSun 08 Mar 2020
Korean artists group show “?” by Nobudam Space07 Mar - 10 Mar 2020
Grid Theatre presents Red Peter at the Vault Festival06 Mar - 08 Mar 2020
Igudesman & Joo play the Royal Festival HallWed 04 Mar 2020
Snowpiercer screening w/ Bong Joon-ho + Tilda Swinton Q+ASun 01 Mar 2020LKL
Korea Day 2020 in SheffieldSun 01 Mar 2020
2020 LSE SU Korea Future Forum: Korea’s Ascent to the Global StageSat 29 Feb 2020
Edinburgh conference on Reunification of the peninsula and the March 1st Independence MovtSat 29 Feb 2020
Woogie’s K-pop day in Stoke NewingtonSat 29 Feb 2020
SuperM “We are the Future” tour at the O2 ArenaFri 28 Feb 2020Ext
Korean crafts at Collect 202027 Feb - 01 Mar 2020LKL
Private: AB6IX 6IXENSE World Tour in London CANCELLEDWed 26 Feb 2020
February literature night: Marilyn and Me by Ji-Min LeeWed 26 Feb 2020LKL
KCC February House Concert: Esther Park (Violin) + Kumi Matsuo (Piano)Tue 25 Feb 2020
Jimin Suh’s Unburied in double bill at The Bunker25 Feb - 28 Feb 2020
ONE: Prvt Only, at XOYO LondonSun 23 Feb 2020
Whose Comfort? – book launch at the KCCFri 21 Feb 2020
Jeronimo: an untold tale of a Korean Cuban revolutionary screens at the KCCThu 20 Feb 2020LKL
[Uxbridge] Double Bill by Jane Chan and Sung Im HerWed 19 Feb 2020
Ceramics by Ree Soo-Jong and Lee Hun-Chung at Messums London19 Feb - 14 Mar 2020
Exploring the 1980s Korean film collectives with Kim Hong-joonSat 15 Feb 2020
Sokeel Park: Insight from working with North Korean defectorsThu 13 Feb 2020
Song Ginyoung exhibition at Whitehall Historic House13 Feb - 01 Mar 2020
Minjung Baek plays Rachmaninov: London recitals11 Feb - 27 Feb 2020
Parasite: UK theatrical releaseFri 07 Feb 2020LKL
Wacław Zimpel + Park Jiha play LSO St LukesFri 31 Jan 2020LKL
SOAS seminar – Small China concept in the T’aengniji by Yi Chung-hwanFri 31 Jan 2020
[Birmingham] Unsuk Chin premiere: SPIRA - A Concerto for OrchestraThu 30 Jan 2020
Glittering Hands screens at SOASWed 29 Jan 2020
In the Absence screens at ICA, with Q+ASat 25 Jan 2020
Celebrate the lunar new year at Whitehall Historic HouseSat 25 Jan 2020
SOAS seminar: The Zainichi Korean QuestionFri 24 Jan 2020
Y Dance: Hyper Hygienic, at Resolution 2020Thu 23 Jan 2020
Park Jieun solo exhibition at Pontone Gallery23 Jan - 23 Feb 2020
BKS Diners celebrate SeollalMon 20 Jan 2020Ext
SOAS seminar: Geospatial Mapping in DPRK Human Rights MonitoringFri 17 Jan 2020
Korean Human Rights seminar, at City University of LondonThu 16 Jan 2020
Connect, BTS art projects in London, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Seoul, New York14 Jan - 27 Mar 2020
Building Relationships and Trust across the Korean PeninsulaMon 13 Jan 2020
Day6 “Gravity” World Tour at the Brixton AcademySun 12 Jan 2020
CFP deadline: International Conference on Korea’s global position, CoventrySun 12 Jan 2020
송 SONG solo exhibition at 640EAST The Arches10 Jan - 14 Jan 2020LKL
Media showcase at the KCC: Lady Hyegyong’s 60th anniversary Uigwe09 Jan - 22 Jan 2020
K-Town Music Night at the Windmill, BrixtonWed 08 Jan 2020Ext
BTS: Fandom Culture in the age of New MediaMon 06 Jan 2020LKL
BTS: A Global Interdisciplinary Conference Project at Kingston University04 Jan - 05 Jan 2020LKL
Lee Jungwoong: Brush and Blue Abstraction, at Pontone Gallery12 Dec - 19 Jan 2020
Kang Jungsuck: KCC’s 2019 Artist of the Year exhibition10 Dec - 15 Feb 2020LKL
Joo Yeon Park’s Library of the Unword, at the National Poetry Library05 Dec - 29 Mar 2020
[Paris] Lee Young-hee's Stuff of Dreams, at the Guimet04 Dec - 09 Mar 2020LKL
Shinuk Suh: Man(u)fractured, at Unit 1 Gallery | Workshop29 Nov - 18 Jan 2020LKL
Nam June Paik: The Future is Now, at Tate Modern17 Oct - 09 Feb 2020
Adidas Originals by Ji Won Choi in Designs of the Year exhibition11 Sep - 31 Mar 2020
Sculpture in the City: Suh Do-ho -- Bridging Home, London24 Sep - 31 Mar 2020LKL