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Tickets for the Early Korean Cinema season at the BFI, which was announced as last year’s London korean Film festival came to an end, go on sale on 15 January. The organisers particularly direct our attention to two screenings: THU 7 FEB, 18:00 – OPENING SCREENING WITH LIVE PERFORMANCE + INTRO: Crossroads of Youth 청춘의 […]

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Jihoon Kim on the ‘Archival Turn’ of recent Korean Documentary Cinema

by Events Editor 10 January 2019
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Associate professor of cinema and media studies at Chung-ang University, Jihoon Kim will speak at the KCCUK on 24 January, examining recent tendencies in South Korean documentary cinema. Includes film screenings Cyclical Night (17m) + 88/18 (57m). The talk focuses on a particular aspect of Kim’s project on recent Korean documentary cinema. You can get […]

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A review of the London Korean cultural year 2018

by Philip Gowman 28 December 2018
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Every year at this stage in the year, I look back on the cultural highlights, whether they be live performances, exhibitions, movies or books that I have encountered over the past twelve months. Every year I lament that I’ve been unable to cover everything, that I’m getting slower and that there’s been even more to […]

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Power play – a group exhibition at the KCC and Delfina Foundation

by Events Editor 22 December 2018
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The first major group exhibition, split across two London venues, explores the power dynamics at play in relationships between individuals, institutions and the state. By my reckoning, seven Korean artists have had residencies at Delfina Foundation. Two of them – Young In Hong and Geumhyung Jeong – have already had performances / exhibitions showing their […]

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BFI, KOFA and KCCUK announce archive exchange

by Events Editor 27 November 2018
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Something to look forward to in February 2019: BFI, KOFA and KCCUK announce archive exchange to mark the centenary of the birth of Korean cinema More than ten of Korea’s oldest surviving films to screen to UK audiences for the first time in February 2019 at BFI Southbank and the KCCUK BFI restorations to show […]

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Exhibition: Taste of Korea — Jeonju

by Events Editor 21 November 2018
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The KCC’s final exhibition of the year takes you on a trip to Korea’s culinary capital: Taste of Korea: Jeonju 22 Nov 2018 – 12 Jan 2019 | Mon-Fri: 10am – 6pm Sat: 11am – 5pm Korean Cultural Centre UK In partnership with the Korea Traditional Culture Center The Taste of Korea: Jeonju introduces this […]

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Taste of Korea: Jeonju — demonstration with Chef Hyungsoo Yim

by Events Editor 21 November 2018
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In 2012 UNESCO designated Jeonju a ‘Creative City for Gastronomy’ for its long history of enriching Korean cuisine. Taste of Korea: Jeonju will celebrate the region with a host of events, including an exciting learning experience led by chef Yim. The event will include a cooking demonstration of two Jeonju classics that are featured in […]

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KCC November House Concert: Julia Hwang

by Events Editor 31 October 2018
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November’s House Concert features Julia Hwang (violin) with Charles Matthews on piano. Julia Hwang & Charles Matthews Tuesday 27 November 2018, 7pm Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW (Entrance in Northumberland Avenue) Register via info@kccuk.org.uk Julia Hwang (Violin) Charles Matthews (Piano) Programme Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano […]

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November literature night: Mary Lynn Bracht’s White Chrysanthemum

by Events Editor 28 October 2018
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A break from tradition this month. November’s book for discussion is a novel written in English, rather than one translated from the Korean. We’ll be there because we rather liked the book. White Chrysanthemum: A discussion with author Mary Lynn Bracht Wednesday 28 November, 19.00-21.00 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK Entrance Free – Booking Essential. […]

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KCC October House Concert: Salomé Quartet

by Events Editor 28 September 2018
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News of October’s House Concert at the KCC: Salomé Quartet Tuesday 23 October 2018, 7pm Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW (Entrance in Northumberland Avenue) Register via info@kccuk.org.uk Haim Choi: Violin Inês Delgado: Violin Katarzyna Ziminska: Viola Shizuku Tatsuno: Cello Programme Haydn String Quartet Op. 33 No. 1 […]

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Another World We Are Making: a look at LKFF’s focus on Kim Dong-won

by Philip Gowman 17 September 2018
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Almost inexplicably, when compared with previous documentary screenings, the KCC’s mini festival of Korean documentaries, spread over two weekends, was over-subscribed, with latecomers for one session needing to sit on the floor. The decision to break out the documentary strand from the main London Korean Film Festival has probably been vindicated, and the strategy of […]

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KCC September House Concert: The Elpis Trio

by Events Editor 13 September 2018
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News of September’s House Concert at the KCC: Elpis Trio Tuesday 25 September 2018, 7pm Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW (Entrance in Northumberland Avenue) Register via info@kccuk.org.uk Sohyun Park – Piano | Sirius Chau – Flute | Hugo Lau – Clarinet The Elpis Trio comprises flautist Sirius […]

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Yunchul Kim: Dawns, Mine, Crystal – KCC’s 2018 Artist of the Year exhibition

by Events Editor 24 August 2018
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The KCC has announced its artist of the year exhibition for 2018: Yunchul Kim: Dawns, Mine, Crystal 18 September – 3 November 2018 Korean Cultural Centre UK The Korean Cultural Centre, London (KCCUK) is pleased to announce Dawns, Mine, Crystal, the first UK solo exhibition from South Korean artist Yunchul Kim. The exhibition marks Kim’s nomination as […]

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September literature night: Pyun Hye-young’s The Hole

by Events Editor 22 August 2018
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The KCC’s Korean Literature Night is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. September brings the opportunity to explore another work by Pyun Hye-young: Pyun Hye-young: The Hole Wednesday 26 September, 19.00-21.00 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK Entrance Free – Booking Essential. Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk or […]

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KCC August House Concert: Yoonseo Sally Lee

by Events Editor 31 July 2018
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July’s House Concert at the KCC features Yoonseo Sally Lee (violin): Yoonseo Sally Lee (violin), Kumi Matsuo (piano) Tuesday 28 August 2018, 7pm Korean Cultural Centre | Grand Buildings | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW (Entrance in Northumberland Avenue) Register via info@kccuk.org.uk Programme Beethoven Sonata No.1, Op.12: I. Allegro con brio | II. Tema con variazioni: […]

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August literature night: Eun Hee-kyung’s Beauty Looks Down On Me

by Events Editor 29 July 2018
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August’s literature night features a short story collection by Eun Hee-kyung, published last year by Dalkey Archive: Eun Hee-kyung: Beauty Looks Down on Me 29 August, 19.00-21.00 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK Entrance Free – Booking Essential. Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk or call 020 7004 2600 with your name and contact details by Friday 10th August. […]

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KCC Screening: Barefooted Young

by Events Editor 21 July 2018
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The fourth screening in the Rebels with a Cause season: Barefooted Young (맨발의 청춘) With introduction by Emily Steele Director: Kim Ki-duk (1964, 115 mins) Cast: Shin Seong-il, Um Aeng-ran, Yoon Il-bong, Lee Yea-chun Thursday 9 August 2018 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book tickets Adolescent films first gained widespread popularity in Korea during the 1960s; […]

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