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Korean Film Nights “Summer Nights” season

In collaboration with the students from the Film Studies, Programming and Curation MA at the National Film and Television School, the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) is delighted to present the new summer season of Korean Film Nights 2022. All screenings will take place at the KCCUK, free of charge, with seats booking via www.koreanfilm.co.uk … [Read More]

May Literature Night: Winter in Sokcho

The Korean Literature Night is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. For May we will read the novel Winter in Sokcho by Elisa Shua Dusapin. Author Elisa Shua Dusapin and translator Aneesa Abbas Higgins will join us for a live virtual talk about the novel ‘Winter … [Read More]

Modern Korea Documentary: The Age of Beasts

The Age of Beasts, a compilation documentary by Jeong Jae-eun, is part of the series Modern Korea 2 produced by Korean Broadcasting System (KBS). The programme traces the long struggle for women’s rights, from challenges to the misogynistic legislative system in the late 1980s to first-ever court case against sexual harassment and the enactment of … [Read More]

KCC Vegan food class (online)

For the first online Korean cuisine class this year, the KCCUK will focus on vegan food. Korean Cuisine or hansik (한식) is known for being healthy and full of flavour, it is also known for its broad range of dishes that include both fermented super-foods and condiments. Based on vegetarian diets, hansik was conceived of … [Read More]

A Festival of Korean Dance 2022

The Festival of Korean Dance is back. The programme is pretty much what we were going to see in the 2020 festival, which of course got cancelled. I’m glad we haven’t missed out, and I’m really looking forward to this. So, here’s the official press release. A Festival of Korean Dance returns to The Place … [Read More]

Modern Korean history documentary double bill at the KCC

Korean Film Nights presents four episodes of the television documentary series Modern Korea 2, produced by the KBS television channel. Each episode uses footage selected from the vast KBS archives to create compilation narratives that look back at the social, political, and cultural themes that have marked Korea’s history over the decades. The footage and … [Read More]

Screening: Lee Man-hee’s The Road to Sampo

Korean Film Nights presents director Lee Man-hee’s final film ‘The Road to Sampo’ (1975). This film was digitally restored in 4K in 2021. The original film used for the restoration was the 35mm original negative film and the 17.5mm sound negative film both of which were collected in 1982. This event will be moderated by … [Read More]

March Korean Literature Night: The Road to Sampo

This March we will read the novel ‘The Road to Sampo’ by Hwang Sok-yong. This month will also feature a special discussion Zoom event, with all participants able to turn on the camera, speak, and discuss the work during the talk. Prof. Jieun Kiaer (Associate Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics, University of Oxford) will … [Read More]

Exhibition news: Drifting Terrain, at the KCC

The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) presents Drifting Terrain, an exhibition featuring recent and newly-commissioned works by UK-based artists, Euphrosyne Andrews, Nia Fekri and Seungwon Jung. Both aligning with the UK’s cultural initiatives and celebrating Lewisham’s designation as the 2022 London Borough of Culture, the KCCUK has developed this exhibition in collaboration with Lewisham Arthouse, … [Read More]

Screening: Kim Ki-young’s Angel, Become an Evil Woman

The KCC’s Korean Film Nights for 2022 kick off at the Genesis Cinema on 28 February with the first of a mini season of posthumous works. An Experience To Die For: Angel, Become an Evil Woman (죽어도 좋은 경험: 천사여 악녀가 되라) Dir: Kim Ki-Young (1990, 100 mins) Cast: Youn Yuh-Jung, Hyun Gil-soo, Lee Tammi, … [Read More]

KCC February House Concert: the Aesop Quartet

This first KCC House Concert of the year, at St James’s Piccadilly, features two popular string quartets. Aesop Quartet Katherine Yoon, violin | Amber Emson, violin | Ji-Eun Park, viola | Özgür Kaya, cello Thursday 24 February 2022, 7pm St James’s Piccadilly | Register via Eventbrite Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, Op. … [Read More]

The Cabinet: Un-Su Kim in conversation with Phillip Kim

The KCC’s monthly literature discussions restart in February with Un-su Kim’s debut novel The Cabinet. It has quite a different flavour from his Plotters, which was the first to make it into English, but shares its inventiveness and pace. The Cabinet Discussion: Wednesday 23 February 2022, 12 noon Apply by 4 February Full details – … [Read More]