London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

East meets East: Han Ma Eum (Planetary Mind)

Celebrating UK Korea Contents Week 2022, Art Center Nabi and KCCUK co-present the exhibition Our Friendly Neighbours and a hybrid art conference East meets East: Han Ma Eum, demonstrating the current trajectories of Korean contemporary art in the commencement of the East meets East project. East meets East (EmE) is a long-term research project by … [Read More]

September Literature Night: The Pachinko Parlour

Author Elisa Shua Dusapin and translator Aneesa Abbas Higgins will join us for a talk about the novel ‘The Pachinko Parlour’, following the talk, Elisa Shua Dusapin will respond to questions from the audience. This event is co-organised with the publisher Daunt Books Publishing. The Pachinko Parlour From the author of Winter in Sokcho, Winner … [Read More]

A discussion with poet Hakjung Kim

In August we will have a special event as a part of our Korean Literature Night (KLN) with poet Hakjung Kim and this event will be presented at the KCCUK. Poet Hakjung Kim will share his thoughts about why writing as a minority voice in contemporary Korea matters. With the moderator Eugene Kim, Hakjung Kim … [Read More]

Documentary screening: With or Without You

With or Without You follows the lives of Magg-i and Chun-hee, both widows of the same man. After their husband has passed, the two elderly women continue to share the same house and a tender relationship blessed by moments of wit and humour. The debut documentary of Park Hyuck-jee, shot intermittently over several years, depicts the … [Read More]

Documentary screening: Soup and Ideology

After suffering an aneurysm, Yang Yonghi’s mother starts revealing tragic memories of her fleeing Korea during the Jeju incident in 1948. The Japanese-born filmmaker begins to piece together her present and her mother’s past, whom she visits in Osaka every month with her Japanese fiancé. They bond through cooking and tradition, despite their ideological differences … [Read More]

Documentary screening: Daniel Kim’s Halmoni

Jo Ok Sim, the Halmoni of the title, reflects on her life as she tends the flowers in her nursery farm at the southernmost tip of Argentina, Ushuaia. Arriving here in 1974 with her schoolteacher husband, he noticed that nobody grew lettuce, and persuaded the government to give him some land so he could try. … [Read More]

Hanji: Paper Compositions, at the KCC

The Korean Cultural Centre, UK presents Hanji: Paper Compositions, an exhibition that explores the possibilities of traditional Korean paper, or hanji. The exhibition approaches hanji as a versatile material, and features the work of over 20 internationally recognised and emerging artists whose mastering of various hanji techniques allows them to push the boundaries of making … [Read More]

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]