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A follow-up to the British Council exhibition of Nick Danzinger’s photographs, presented in conjunction with the production of The Great Wave at the National Theatre. Inside the world’s most secretive nation Tues 10 April, 6pm – 7pm Clore Learning Centre: Cottesloe Room, National Theatre Tickets £7 (concessions £5) | Buy tickets Rory MacLean travelled to […]

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British Council signs MOU with DPRK Cultural Committee

by Philip Gowman 17 July 2014
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As trailed at the launch of the current photographic exhibition at the British Council, a memorandum of understanding has now been signed between the Council and the DPRK’s Cultural Committee. Not quite the ministerial level MOU that is in place between the UK and the ROK, but still a significant step. British Council forges new […]

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British Council signs teacher training deal in DPRK

by Philip Gowman 26 June 2014
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Yesterday the British Council were in Pyongyang signing a letter of understanding on English teaching and teacher training, according to KCNA. The DPRK’s press operation is clearly quick off the mark, as there’s nothing on the British Council website about this yet. To be honest, I’m not sure what’s new here, as the British Council […]

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Exhibition visit: Above the line — photographs from the DPRK at the British Council

by Philip Gowman 29 May 2014
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There must have been a time when photographs of the DPRK were a rarity. But it’s now a regular occurrence for a newspaper to run a series of photographs from North Korea, normally proclaiming that these are unique, never-before seen images from “the world’s most secretive state”. It is perhaps natural for photographers to seek […]

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Nick Danziger: “Above the Line” at the British Council

by Events Editor 11 May 2014
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An exhibition of work by photojournalist Nick Danziger opens on 14 May at the British Council head office, 10 Spring Gardens, London, SW1A 2BN, lasting until 25 July. Entitled “Above the Line”, it promises to be “a fascinating glimpse into daily life in DPRK” – though I suspect the striking photograph which is the main […]

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British Council announces 10 Korean Authors for London Book Fair

by Philip Gowman 28 January 2014
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This week the British Council announced the ten Korean Authors that it would be bringing over for the London Book Fair. Their aim was to bring a good mix of names that we might already know from existing translations, and names that have yet to make it into English. We have the following to look […]

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British Council teaches English to NK defectors

by Philip Gowman 20 December 2010
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British Council in Seoul sets example of helping NK defectors with English lessons – Korea Times. http://bit.ly/fk4wPX # “English language ability can be a real barrier for new-settlers who strive to access the higher education opportunities that South Korea has to offer,” said Ambassador Martin Uden. Keywords: Organisations and venues: British Council Other tags: Border-crossers […]

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