August Literature Night: a talk with author Kim Kyung-Uk

The Korean Literature Night (KLN) is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. August’s texts are ‘God Has No grandchildren’ and ‘Spray’ by Kim Kyung-Uk, and the discussion will benefit from the presence of the author himself. The latter story is available online, while the latter […]

Makgeolli-making class at the KCC

This class is bound to be popular. Book early to avoid disappointment. Traditional Korean Winemaking Class Monday 29 July 2019, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm @ KCCUK Reserve your place here Tae-Yeol Kim is a traditional liquor ambassador, appointed by the Korean Traditional Alcohol Association as well as being the recipient of several international awards […]

Love without Boundaries: Oasis

One of LKL’s films of the noughties screens as the final movie in the Love without Boundaries season. Oasis (오아시스) Director: Lee Chang-dong (2002, 132 mins) Cast: Moon So-ri, Sul Kyung-gu, Ahn Nae-sang Thursday 8 August 2019, 7pm @KCCUK | Book here Jong-du (Sul Kyung-gu, Memoir of a Murderer), introduced to the viewer as he […]

Love without Boundaries: Wanee & Junah

This film has been on my to-watch list for around 15 years. Finally I might get to see it. Wanee & Junah Director: Kim Yong Gyun (2001, 114 mins) Cast: Kim Hee-sun, Joo Jin-mo, Cho Seung-woo, Choi Gang-hee, Kim Soo-jin Thursday 1 August 2019 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book here Wanee is a disenchanted animator […]

Exhibition: Circulation Metaphor, at the KCC

The KCC’s second exhibition of the summer is a collaboration with the Gwangju Museum of Art and Asia Culture Centre. Circulation Metaphor Korean Cultural Centre UK | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW 23 July – 7 September 2019 Opening Reception: Monday 22 July 2019, 5-8pm Artist talk from 7pm, RSVP Participating Artists: Bongchae Son […]

July Literature Night: Diary of a Murderer by Kim Young-ha

The Korean Literature Night is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. This month’s book is a good one (LKL review here). Kim Young-ha: Diary of A Murderer Wednesday 31 July 2019, 7pm @KCCUK Entrance Free – Booking Essential Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk or call 020 7004 […]

Love without Boundaries: The Hand of Fate

The third film in the KCC’s Love without Boundaries season is a classic Han Hyeong-mo movie: The Hand of Fate (운명의 손) Director: Han Hyeong-mo (1954, 85 mins) Cast: Yoon In-ja, Lee Hyang, Joo Seon-tae Thursday 18 July 2019 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book here The opening scenes of The Hand of Fate reveal the […]

Love without Boundaries: No Regret

Leesong Hee-il’s White Night trilogy was the highlight of the 2013 London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. Here’s an opportunity to see an earlier film: No Regret (후회하지 않아) Director: Leesong Hee-il (2006, 114mins) Cast: Kim Nam-gil, Lee Yeong-hoon, Kim Jung-hwa, Cho Hyun-chul Thursday 11 July 2019 7:00 pm | Book here At 18, Su-min […]

Love without Boundaries: A Girl At My Door

The first screening in the Love without Boundaries season was the hit of the 2014 festivals: A Girl at my Door (도희야) Director: July Jung (2014, 119 mins) Cast: Bae Doona, Kim Sae Ron, Song Sae Byuk Thursday 4 July 2019, 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Reserve your seat Following a personal scandal which disgraces her […]

KCC June House Concert: Jenny Lee + Artur Haftman

June’s house concert is a viola recital: Jenny Lee (Viola) & Artur Haftman (Piano) Tuesday 25 June 2019, 7pm @KCCUK Admission free but Advanced Booking is required Programme Schumann Adagio and Allegro for Viola and Piano Bach Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major arr for Solo Viola Brahms Sonata for Viola and Piano in […]

Home Truths season: My Mother and her Guest

The final screening in the current Home Truths season is Shin Sang-ok’s classic weepie My Mother and her Guest. We loved it when it screened at the LKFF twelve years ago. My Mother and her Guest (사랑방 손님과 어머니) Director: Shin Sang-ok (1961, 102mins) Cast: Choi Eun-hee, Jeon Young-sun, Kim Jin-gyu, Han Eun-jin, Do Kum-bong […]

Home Truths season: Woman of Fire

The fifth screening in the Home Truths season brings one of Kim Ki-young’s remakes of his classic Housemaid. Woman of Fire (화녀) Director: Kim Ki-young (1971, 98mins) Cast: Youn Yuh-jung, Jeon Gye-hyeon, Nam Koong Won 13 June 2019 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Reserve your seat Woman of Fire sees Kim Ki-young remake his stunning classic […]

June Literature Night: Sweet Potato by Kim Tongin

The KCC’s Korean Literature Night is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book: Kim Tongin: Sweet Potato Wednesday 26 June 2019, 7pm @KCCUK Entrance Free – Booking Essential Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk or call 020 7004 2600 with your name and contact details by Sunday 9th June. […]

Exhibition: Ways to Experience, at the KCC

The KCC’s next exhibition is the outcome of the annual open call for artists: Ways to Experience 11 June – 6 July 2019 Korean Cultural Centre UK | Grand Buildings | 1–3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW | kccuk.org.uk (Main Entrance on Northumberland Avenue) Opening Hours: Monday to Friday 10:00–18:00 | Saturday 11:00–17:00 (Closed Sundays) […]

Home Truths season: Lies

This X-rated movie was one of the first Korean films LKL’s editor saw, when it had a theatrical release in London in the early noughties. It doesn’t get screened often and it’s worth catching to see one of Jang Sunwoo’s more controversial films. Lies (거짓말) Dir: Jang Sunwoo (2000, 112 mins) Cast: Lee Sang-hyeon, Kim […]