Note: during the pandemic, physical events in the real world are few and far between, and we need to look online for fulfillment. LKL recommends the Royal Asiatic Society, Korea Branch, in Seoul and the Korea Society in New York as excellent providers of your online cultural fix, though there are other institutions as well. However, we will not be listing their online events below as there are not enough hours in the day – though we might include events we particularly recommend in our Google calendar and will usually include them in the monthly event roundups. We will, of course, be listing below any online event put on by UK-based organisations (eg, the KCCUK and SOAS).
Here is a list of current and upcoming events that have been posted to LKL, sorted by start date. Note that there may be a few events which haven’t made it onto the below list (I can’t keep up with all the language meetups, dance workshops and K-pop parties). Most of the latter events are listed on Facebook, and you can find an aggregation of all UK Facebook-listed Korea-related events that we know about here. So a combination of the two lists should give you the complete picture. I try to post everything into our Google Calendar as well.
Where no hyperlink is provided for the event below, that’s because we’re still assembling the detailed information for it. A link will follow once we’ve completed and published the relevant events post. Updates to the list (which might be new events, or edits to events already posted) made in the last five days are flagged as *Recent*.
|Current ongoing / recurring events|
|Haegue Yang: Strange Attractors, at Tate St Ives||24 Oct - 26 Sep 2021|
|KCC exhibition: the Royal Palaces of Joseon||08 Jun - 21 Aug 2021|
|Ceramics by Ree Soo-Jong and Lee Hun Chung, at Messums Harrogate||25 Jun - 07 Aug 2021|
|Minyoung Choi: Things That Happen When We Are Not Looking, at Lychee One Gallery||02 Jul - 06 Aug 2021|
|The Korean War Talks: from Pusan to the Imjin via Pyongyang with The Glosters||03 Jul - 31 Jul 2021|
|*Recent* Hyangmok Baik: Forgotten By Us, at BEERS London||09 Jul - 07 Aug 2021|
|New and upcoming events|
|*Recent* Korean Film Nights: In Transit||29 Jul - 10 Aug 2021|
|KCC July House Concert (online): Serin Baek (Violin)||Thu 29 Jul 2021|
|BLACKPINK – the movie: UK theatrical screenings||04 Aug - 09 Aug 2021|
|*Recent* JOO at BUN H주USE casual dining pop-up||05 Aug - 05 Oct 2021|
|*Recent* Rising to the Top – Sports Talk with So-Hyun Cho and Jack Aitken||Thu 05 Aug 2021|
|8th World Hallyu Congress, at Kellogg College Oxford (External link)||12 Sep - 15 Sep 2021|
|*Recent* Festival of Korean Dance 2020: Sung Im Her (External link)||17 Sep - 18 Sep 2021|
|*Recent* Festival of Korean Dance 2020: Company SIGA (External link)||23 Sep - 24 Sep 2021|
|*Recent* K-Music 2021: ADG7 (External link)||Wed 06 Oct 2021|
|START Art Fair 2021 (External link)||13 Oct - 17 Oct 2021|
|*Recent* K-music 2021: Kyungso Park & Soona Park with Angharad Jenkins (External link)||Sun 17 Oct 2021|
|*Recent* K-Music 2021: Sinnoi + Dongyang Gozupa (External link)||22 Oct - 23 Oct 2021|
|*Recent* K-Music 2021: Black String & Nguyên Lê (External link)||Thu 28 Oct 2021|
|*Recent* K-Music 2021: Dal:um (External link)||Sat 06 Nov 2021|
|*Recent* K-Music 2021: Soojin Suh Coloris Trio & Camilla George (External link)||Wed 17 Nov 2021|
|Hallyu! The Korean Wave – at the V+A (opens Autumn 2022) (External link)||24 Sep - 31 Dec 2022|
Let me know of any omissions via the contact form below.