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Event Archive 2023

Below is a listing of 2023 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 or videos on third party sites (marked for a text review and for a video) 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
Noryang: Deadly Sea – UK theatrical release29 Dec - 11 Jan 2024
Min Woo Nam in Within and Beyond – Looking into the Infinite, at gallery rosenfeld15 Dec - 16 Feb 2024
BKS annual reception and dinnerFri 08 Dec 2023
12.12 The Day (서울의 봄) Theatrical release08 Dec - 28 Dec 2023LKL
1883: A Journey Through the Archives07 Dec - 27 Jan 2024
Seminar: AI and HumanityThu 07 Dec 2023
Heecheon Kim: Double Poser, at Hayward Gallery01 Dec - 07 Jan 2024
November house concert: Liszt sonata and opera galaWed 29 Nov 2023
K-Art Now: Projections of Humanity — Artist Talk with Betty KimMon 27 Nov 2023
WOODZ “Oo Li And” tour in LondonSun 26 Nov 2023
Book Talk – Black Girl from PyongyangFri 24 Nov 2023
From the Earth: Korean ceramic figures, at Han Collection23 Nov - 14 Dec 2023
Kimchi Day celebrations in KingstonWed 22 Nov 2023
From Porcelain to Palaces – A Journey Through the Cultural Heritage of the Joseon DynastyWed 22 Nov 2023
President Yoon’s State Visit20 Nov - 23 Nov 2023
SOAS-OKCHF Workshop on Korean collections in UK institutionsSat 18 Nov 2023
Kingston Korea Kimchi Festival 2023Sat 18 Nov 2023
Xdinary Heroes “Break the Brake” tour in LondonMon 13 Nov 2023
K-music 2023: Soojin Suh & Kit DownesSun 12 Nov 2023
Yaeji and guests play the RoundhouseSat 11 Nov 2023
K-music 2023: JAMBINAI and LEENALCHIFri 10 Nov 2023
Exploring Korea’s Sartorial Heritage Through HanbokThu 09 Nov 2023
The Ties Through Time: an exhibition celebrating 140 years of UK-Korea Relations09 Nov - 22 Nov 2023
Royal visit to New MaldenWed 08 Nov 2023LKL
Balming Tiger play the Village UndergroundWed 08 Nov 2023
Korea On Stage, at Wembley ArenaWed 08 Nov 2023
K-music 2023: Leenalchi tours to Nottingham and Leeds07 Nov - 08 Nov 2023
Foyle’s Korean Culture Month: Recipe for Farewell screeningSat 04 Nov 2023
Lee Seong Jong European tour in LondonFri 03 Nov 2023
Jason Haam: ‘Karma’, at No 9 Cork Street03 Nov - 18 Nov 2023
London Korean Film Festival 202302 Nov - 21 Nov 2023
Yugyeom European tour in LondonThu 02 Nov 2023
Soritgonggam: Sharing Korean Folk Music, at the KCC02 Nov - 03 Nov 2023
K-music 2023: Sun-Mi Hong + Hyelim KimWed 01 Nov 2023
V+A Symposium: Korean Photography – History and PracticesWed 01 Nov 2023
Here with You: The Beauty of Korean Heritage01 Nov - 25 Nov 2023
Seminar: Drawing Action Heroes in the Digital AgeWed 01 Nov 2023
Korean digital media showcase: The Oulim in London29 Oct - 05 Nov 2023LKL
Sangeun Lee in David Dawson’s Metamorphosis 1, at Ballet Nights27 Oct - 28 Oct 2023
Beyond Utopia – theatrical release27 Oct - 09 Nov 2023
Healing Hearts: The stories and voices of North Korean refugeesWed 25 Oct 2023
Korean Peninsula Peace ForumWed 25 Oct 2023
K-music 2023: HAEPAARYTue 24 Oct 2023
Stories of Freedom: The stories and voices of North Korean refugeesTue 24 Oct 2023
Book talk: Yu Miri’s The End of AugustSun 22 Oct 2023
Walking Tour: Where Oxford Meets KoreaSun 22 Oct 2023
2023 Kimjang FestivalSat 21 Oct 2023
Music, dance, discussion and documentary: an evening with Freedom Speakers InternationalSat 21 Oct 2023
Korean Culture Month: Illustrator Wooh Nayoung with Dr Yunah LeeSat 21 Oct 2023
K-music 2023: Groove& x DUO BUDThu 19 Oct 2023
London East Asia Film Festival 202318 Oct - 29 Oct 2023
The Words Factory: book launch and creative writing sessions18 Oct - 20 Oct 2023
Hallyu Con 2023 at Samsung KXSat 14 Oct 2023
Oxford Korean Culture DaySat 14 Oct 2023
Korean Culture Month: Cheon Myeong-kwan talks to Martin ColthorpeSat 14 Oct 2023
Jisoo Jit Seo: Six Feet Forward, at Art Space Portsmouth13 Oct - 22 Oct 2023
Delight media art exhibition: Seoul’s urban cityscape13 Oct - 14 Apr 2024LKL
Cobweb screens at BFI London Film Festival13 Oct - 14 Oct 2023
Black Girl from Pyongyang with Brixton Radical ReadersFri 13 Oct 2023
Book launch: Film KoreaThu 12 Oct 2023LKL
Korean artists at START Art Fair 202311 Oct - 15 Oct 2023
UCLAN Korean Culture DayWed 11 Oct 2023
London Hallyu Festival in New MaldenSat 07 Oct 2023
Hemyeong: Constellation Links, at Bonhams07 Oct - 13 Oct 2023
Artist Talk: Jinjoon Lee in conversation with Biao XiangSat 07 Oct 2023
K-music 2023: CelloGayageum + Dasom BaekFri 06 Oct 2023
Korean artists at Focus Art Fair04 Oct - 07 Oct 2023LKL
K-music 2023: Jung Jae-il + London Symphony Orchestra: Music from Parasite & Squid GameSun 01 Oct 2023LKL
Jung Jae-il in ConversationSat 30 Sep 2023LKL
Screening: Shim Chung by Universal Ballet CompanyFri 29 Sep 2023
A North Korean ChuseokFri 29 Sep 2023
Korea Global Forum 2023Fri 29 Sep 2023
K-rime: Timeless, Bottomless Bad Movie screeningFri 29 Sep 2023
Ilhwa Kim: Tactile Hands, at HOFA Gallery29 Sep - 11 Oct 2023
aespa tour ‘synk : Hyper Line’ at the O2Thu 28 Sep 2023
Artist talk: Advancing Lines: Constellation LinksThu 28 Sep 2023
Se So Neon plays the Electric BrixtonTue 26 Sep 2023
ADOY European tour in LondonMon 25 Sep 2023
Seong-Jin Cho plays ShostakovichSun 24 Sep 2023
September House Concert: Minsu Seo (piano)Sat 23 Sep 2023
Korean Arts Festival at St Johns Smith SquareSat 23 Sep 2023
Cancelled *** KPOP.LUX at the o2 *** Cancelled22 Sep - 23 Sep 2023
oceanfromtheblue “Way to Blue” tour in LondonThu 21 Sep 2023
Seminar: Transnational Consumption of K-Dramas: A Case of Netflix OriginalsThu 21 Sep 2023
Conference: The Korean Independence Movement and the United KingdomWed 20 Sep 2023LKL
Eun-Me Ahn Company: Dragons, in London and Salford20 Sep - 27 Sep 2023
Untitled f*ck m*ss s**gon play18 Sep - 04 Nov 2023
Hallyu Con 2023: Hallyu Experience Sessions at KCCUK16 Sep - 07 Oct 2023
Jaeyeon Yoo: Dream Weaving, at Union Gallery15 Sep - 21 Oct 2023
쿠쿠 | Cuckoo by Jaha Koo14 Sep - 16 Sep 2023
Ambiguous Dance Company: Rhythm of Human13 Sep - 15 Sep 2023
Elegance in Porcelain: Exploring the Legacy of Joseon Dynasty White CeramicsTue 12 Sep 2023
Kingston ESEA Culture Festival 202310 Sep - 16 Sep 2023
(G)I-DLE “I am Free-ty” tour at Wembley ArenaSat 09 Sep 2023
Book talk: A New History of South and NorthFri 08 Sep 2023
TWICE “Ready to Be” World Tour in London07 Sep - 08 Sep 2023
KARD: Playground tour in LondonWed 06 Sep 2023
W24 Born Again UK TourSat 19 Aug 2023
Ransomed – UK theatrical release18 Aug - 31 Aug 2023
Korean Film Night: Next Door (옆집사람)Thu 17 Aug 2023
August House Concert: The KBS Symphony Orchestra QuintetSat 12 Aug 2023
Audible Garden: Panel Discussion with the artistFri 11 Aug 2023
Korean performers at the 2023 Edinburgh International Festival08 Aug - 17 Aug 2023
Odd Eye Circle “Volume Up” tour in LondonSat 05 Aug 2023
ikkibawiKrrr in É a lama, é a lama (It’s the mud, it’s the mud) at Elizabeth Xi Bauer Gallery04 Aug - 16 Sep 2023
Korean performers at the 2023 Edinburgh Fringe02 Aug - 27 Aug 2023
The Korean War: 70 Years OnFri 28 Jul 2023
Seayool and Worldwide Welshman: From Ancient Songs – WalesFri 28 Jul 2023
Korean War Armistice commemoration eventThu 27 Jul 2023LKL
Fringe preview: Collage magic showSun 23 Jul 2023
Sang Young Park, Anton Hur and Simon Lam on Love in the Big CityFri 21 Jul 2023
Jinjoon Lee’s Audible Garden, at the KCC21 Jul - 13 Oct 2023
JungKook performs Seven – live on The One ShowFri 21 Jul 2023LKL
Love in the Big City – Sang Young Park and Anton Hur in conversationWed 19 Jul 2023
Jinseon Chon: Looking Glass World, at Pontone Gallery19 Jul - 20 Aug 2023
K-pop UK National Competition 2023Sun 09 Jul 2023
Young In Hong in Threads: Breathing stories into materials, at Bristol’s Arnolfini08 Jul - 01 Oct 2023
Korean Art London at Mall Galleries06 Jul - 22 Jul 2023
Veterans of the Korean War – event at National Army MuseumWed 05 Jul 2023
Sang Woon Nam: Blue, at Aleph Contemporary04 Jul - 06 Sep 2023
Danbee Kim’s Korea LH Garden at the Hampton Court Garden Festival04 Jul - 09 Jul 2023
Sollip pop-up at CORD RestaurantMon 03 Jul 2023
Blackpink play BST Hyde Park 2023Sun 02 Jul 2023
Colors of Bang Yongguk tour in LondonSat 01 Jul 2023
MAP Project UK: WEL,COME – at the Arthur Cotterell Theatre KingstonSat 01 Jul 2023
Shinuk Suh: Veiled Memories, at Daniel Benjamin Gallery30 Jun - 05 Aug 2023
June House Concert: Yunho Jeong (piano)Thu 29 Jun 2023
Woman at Point Zero, at the Royal Opera House28 Jun - 30 Jun 2023
2023 IKSU Korean Studies Summer School28 Jun - 30 Jun 2023
Okkyung Lee: Live at the ICASun 25 Jun 2023
Jey and Khakii play the GarageSun 25 Jun 2023
North Korean Food Exhibition in New MaldenSat 24 Jun 2023LKL
Hammersmith & Fulham marks Korean Armistice with Armed Forces Day partySat 24 Jun 2023
Edinburgh Conference: Korean Youth – Spaces, Ecologies and Technologies19 Jun - 20 Jun 2023
Kid Milli plays the Village UndergroundSun 18 Jun 2023
Joo Yeon Sir plays Britten Violin ConcertoFri 16 Jun 2023
KCCUK documentary season: Labour(s) of Love15 Jun - 06 Jul 2023
Judy Joo, Maree Kinder, Euny Hong and Rosalie Kim in conversation at FortnumsThu 15 Jun 2023
Korea Update with the two ambassadorsThu 15 Jun 2023
North Korean human rights abuses and security concerns: A parallel challengeThu 15 Jun 2023
North Korea: Jihyun Park and Lindsey Miller in conversationWed 14 Jun 2023
Book talk: William Franklin Sands in Late Choson Korea – At the Deathbed of Empire, 1896-1904Wed 14 Jun 2023
The Tastes of Korea at the Taste of London14 Jun - 18 Jun 2023
Blurred Traces: Beom Jun & Mimi Jeong, at J/M Gallery14 Jun - 20 Jun 2023
Yun Hyong-keun exhibition at Hastings Contemporary10 Jun - 01 Oct 2023
Korea Now! Festival at Outernet and St Giles SquareSat 10 Jun 2023
The Roundup: No Way Out: UK theatrical release09 Jun - 22 Jun 2023
Bomi Kim: A Wild Romance Surrounds Us, at Strike09 Jun - 09 Jul 2023
Red Velvet R to V tour at Wembley ArenaTue 06 Jun 2023
Korean Day Festival at York St John UniversitySat 03 Jun 2023
Acquainted with the Night: Dongwook Suh, Ahnnlee Lee and Yoonhee Choi at No 9 Cork Street03 Jun - 17 Jun 2023
Lee Ufan and Claude Viallat: Encounter, at Pace Gallery02 Jun - 29 Jul 2023
Arsenal of Sounds: Yama Warashi + The Shilla Ensemble, at Woolwich WorksFri 02 Jun 2023
V+A Hallyu seminar: K-drama and K-pop in focus02 Jun - 03 Jun 2023
XODIAC debut showcase in London CANCELLEDThu 01 Jun 2023
Virtuous Garden: Korea’s entry in London Design Biennale01 Jun - 25 Jun 2023
May House Concert: Ambra Wind QuintetWed 31 May 2023
Histories of Philosophies in the Peripheries: The Case of KoreaTue 30 May 2023
Jambinai plays at Portals Festival HackneySun 28 May 2023
Tae Kim: Bloom, at Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery26 May - 24 Jun 2023
Dislocation Blues: Jane Jin Kaisen screenings at Tate ModernThu 25 May 2023
A Letter from a Million Years Past: Jihae Hwang’s show garden at Chelsea Flower Show23 May - 27 May 2023LKL
May Literature Night special: book talk with Cheon Myeong-kwanFri 19 May 2023
Shin Sang-ho: The Mind of a Master, at Han Collection18 May - 17 Jun 2023
Sunwook Kim plays Brahms 1 at the BarbicanWed 17 May 2023
Bloo: Fox and the City Tour in LondonSun 14 May 2023
Workshop: Hand-Stitched Silk Bok Jumeoni, at the V&AFri 12 May 2023
Light of Weaving: Labour-Hand-Hours, at the KCC11 May - 30 Jun 2023
Soojin Kang: To Be You, Whoever You Are, at Gathering11 May - 17 Jun 2023
Film Premiere: Nam June Paik: Moon Is The Oldest TVWed 10 May 2023
Mind, Hand and Time: Dahye Jeong, at Cromwell Place09 May - 14 May 2023
Icheon Ceramic by Han Collection, for London Craft Week08 May - 13 May 2023
New Malden celebrates the CoronationMon 08 May 2023
Books and People: a Korean CornucopiaThu 04 May 2023
K-Dance 2023: Choi x Kang Project | Art Project BORA Double BillWed 03 May 2023
K-Dance 2023: Company SIGA and Howool Baek Triple Bill03 May - 09 May 2023
Return to Seoul preview + director screentalkWed 03 May 2023
Moon Jar: The Untold Story, at Cromwell Place03 May - 14 May 2023
Otoboke Beaver x Drinking Boys and Girls Choir UK tour02 May - 10 May 2023
Overcoming Barriers: Korea in TranslationTue 02 May 2023
Luminous European tour at the Islington AcademySun 30 Apr 2023
Sheffield Korea Day 2023Sat 29 Apr 2023
BKS curator tour of Hallyu exhibitionFri 28 Apr 2023
Korea – Europe Forum | The Global Transformation of Geopolitics and Geoeconomics: Responses from Korea and EuropeWed 26 Apr 2023
K-Dance 2023: Korea National Contemporary Dance Company Double Bill24 Apr - 29 Apr 2023
Han Kang: Greek Lessons launch eventSun 23 Apr 2023
Saturday morning Korean Cuisine worshops22 Apr - 20 May 2023
April House Concert: The Musical in ConcertFri 21 Apr 2023
Fashion in Motion: MINJUKIM, at the V&AFri 21 Apr 2023
Book launch: The Korean Book of HappinessWed 19 Apr 2023
Queer East Festival: A Korea Focus18 Apr - 30 Apr 2023
Minjung Baek recital at St Mary’s PerivaleThu 13 Apr 2023
IKSU Annual International Conference 202303 Apr - 04 Apr 2023
pH-1 “About Damn Time” tour comes to the TroxySun 02 Apr 2023
Korean Literature Night: Yun Ko-Eun in conversation with Sharlene TeoFri 31 Mar 2023LKL
March House Concert: String QuartetThu 30 Mar 2023
NCT Dream tour in LondonTue 28 Mar 2023
Joo Yeon Sir / Irina Andrievsky lunchtime recital at LSEThu 23 Mar 2023
Jae Ko: Gi (氣 Vital Force), at Opera Gallery22 Mar - 09 May 2023
Jukhee Kwon: Liberated, at October Gallery16 Mar - 22 Apr 2023
Novus String Quartet play Britten, Janáček and Shostakovich at the Wigmore HallThu 16 Mar 2023
Sooyoung Chung: Self on the Shelf, at Maddox Gallery16 Mar - 30 Apr 2023
BFI Flare: A Korea focus15 Mar - 26 Mar 2023
Seoul – London Global Investor Relations ConferenceTue 14 Mar 2023
Junny “Blanc” tour in London and Manchester12 Mar - 14 Mar 2023
AOMG “Follow the Movement” tour in HammersmithFri 10 Mar 2023
Korean Film Nights: Seoul on Screen09 Mar - 06 Apr 2023
Ra Jong-yil Lecture 2023: Dr Chung Sye-kyun - Korea’s Role in the New International OrderTue 07 Mar 2023
The Korean Wave: Its Past, Present, and FutureMon 06 Mar 2023
Collect 202303 Mar - 05 Mar 2023
Illustrated talk: Life as a diplomat in 1970s SeoulMon 27 Feb 2023
February House Concert: Poem for Moon JarSat 25 Feb 2023
Broker: UK theatrical release24 Feb - 09 Mar 2023
Transfer / 갈아타다: Korean and British Abstract Painting and the Digital Document24 Feb - 15 Apr 2023LKL
ATEEZ – The Fellowship Break the Wall Tour in LondonWed 22 Feb 2023
Korean Literature Night: The Age of Doubt by Pak KyongniWed 22 Feb 2023
The Rose “Heal Together” tour in LondonTue 14 Feb 2023
KISU European tour comes to LondonTue 14 Feb 2023
Seong-Jin Cho solo recital at the BarbicanMon 13 Feb 2023
V+A Hallyu! family events13 Feb - 17 Feb 2023
SOAS conference: The Real North Korea: in its Multiplicity of Origins, Dynamics, and FuturesSat 11 Feb 2023
Science Engagement with the DPRK: The Mount Paektu Research CentreThu 09 Feb 2023
Temple Food Demonstration with Ven Beop SongWed 08 Feb 2023
Epik High European Tour comes to Manchester and London06 Feb - 12 Feb 2023
Sabal: Playing with Fire – works by Shin Chul and Kim Byung Yeoul, at Han Collection03 Feb - 23 Feb 2023
Conference: Art and Soft Power in the UK and South KoreaSat 28 Jan 2023
Kang Daniel First Parade tour in Manchester and LondonFri 27 Jan 2023
Sik-K European tour at the Kentish Town ForumSun 22 Jan 2023
Five Senses of Korea: Ensemble La Mer et L’Île plays St John’s Smith SquareFri 20 Jan 2023
Celebrating Seollal 설맞이 at the British MuseumFri 20 Jan 2023
CIX “Save me, Kill me” tour at the Kentish Town ForumFri 20 Jan 2023
Two workshops on Korean arts conservation19 Jan - 20 Jan 2023
Yunchan Lim’s London debut at the Wigmore HallWed 18 Jan 2023
Eunjung Seo Feleppa: In Your Eyes16 Jan - 21 Jan 2023
Begin Again: KCC UK X Germany Open Call exhibition 202223 Nov - 04 Feb 2023
Exhibition: Hallyu! The Korean Wave24 Sep - 25 Jun 2023
Zadie Xa: House Gods, Animal Guides and Five Ways 2 Forgiveness20 Sep - 30 Apr 2023