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Sheffield Korea Day 2022

An annual celebration since 2018 (though I think there was an inevitable hiatus last year), this year’s Korea Day in Sheffield is on 12 March: We hear that the Shilla ensemble will be among the performers. Sheffield Korea Day 2022 Saturday 12 March 2022, 12 noon – 5pm The Octagon Centre | Clarkson Street | … [Read More]

Gallery: Chuseok celebrations at the British Museum

The early Autumn brought two simultaneous Chuseok celebrations in the London area on 18 September: the harvest fest in New Malden, organised by KBCE, and a special event at the British Museum. Over the past months we’ve been starved of live music, and it was great to be able to hear the Shilla Ensemble perform … [Read More]

Traditional Korean Music Workshop series

The Korean Cultural Centre UK has announced a new Korean cultural course for spring/summer 2021. Musician and researcher Dr. Hyelim Kim will introduce various aspects of traditional Korean Music. This series of monthly talks will give you a chance to explore and gain an in-depth knowledge of traditional Korean music. Traditional Korean Music Workshop series … [Read More]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2020

It would be an understatement to say that the cultural year 2020 has been markedly different from previous years. The pandemic has had a huge impact on the cultural scene, with most live events cancelled and event promoters falling back on the internet to provide us with our cultural fixes. Some of these attempts have … [Read More]

Résonances livestream: Memories

Daegum player Hyelim Kim will again be appearing in an improvisational multi-disciplinary performance, livestreamed courtesy of The Vortex. Résonances: Memories 12 noon UK time Sunday 7 June 2020 Venue: Vortex Facebook Page | Résonances Facebook Page Résonances is back with a third live-streamed event! It may be our last performance online before we come back … [Read More]

Résonances livestream: The Art of Resilience

An announcement from the Vortex / Résonances Faceboook page: Résonances – The Art of Resilience Sunday 3 May 12 noon UK time Vortex or Résonances Facebook pages Followed by Zoom Q+A Official Facebook event notice here. We will be hosting our second Résonances live-streamed from our respective homes on Sunday 3rd of May. You will … [Read More]

Livestream: Hyelim Kim in Résonances, at the Vortex

Lockdown doesn’t mean shutdown, as taegum player Hyelim Kim notes. Join her and others this evening for a live interdisciplinary performance. Donate to the venue and artists via the link below or via the event’s Facebook page. Résonances – Live Stream Sunday 5 April 2020, 6:30pm – 7:15pm BST Livestream on the Vortex Facebook page … [Read More]

Hyelim Kim in Résonances, at the Vortex

Daegeum player Hyelim Kim will be among the musicians collaborating with dancer Petra Haller at the Vortex this Thursday, early evening: Résonances Thursday 12 March 2020, 5.30pm Vortex Jazz Club | 11 Gillett Square | London N16 8AZ | www.vortexjazz.co.uk Admission free After Slovenia, Poland, Finland and Ireland we are bringing Jazz Connective to the … [Read More]

Korea Day 2020 in Sheffield

This is the third Korea Day in Sheffield. Sheffield Korea Day 2020 Octagon Sheffield | Clarkson Street | Sheffield S10 2TQ Sunday 1st March 2020, 12:00 – 17:00 Tickets £5 | Book tickets 12 and under: FREE entry – e may ask for proof of age upon entry Check the event’s Facebook page for updates … [Read More]

A review of the Korean cultural year 2019

A review of some of the highlights and trends in the Korean cultural year, primarily in London but also with half an eye to anything we might have seen elsewhere in the UK. The review is a personal one, inevitably skewed towards the events we managed to get to. Introduction This time last year I … [Read More]

Hyelim Kim w/ Australian Art Orchestra at the Vortex

Back in 2011 we heard a collaboration between Hyelim Kim and Simon Barker at the KCC. Tomorrow brings a chance to see how that partnership has developed, with the welcome addition of Peter Knight. If it’s as good as last time, you’ll kick yourself if you miss it. Australian Art Orchestra Saturday 02 Novermber 2019, … [Read More]