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 […]

May Literature Night: Endless Blue Sky, by Yi Hyoseok

The Korean Literature Night is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. Yi Hyoseok: Endless Blue Sky Wednesday 29 May 2019, 7pm Entrance Free – Booking Essential Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk or call 020 7004 2600 with your name and contact details by Sunday 5th May. Or […]

KCC May House Concert: Aeolian String Quartet

Note that May’s House Concert is the penultimate Tuesday of the month – a week earlier than usual. Aeolian String Quartet Tuesday 21 May 2019, 7pm @KCCUK Admission free but Advanced Booking is required Mei Fujisato (Violin), Sherry Shen (Violin), HyunJin Soh (Viola), Ekaterina Solomennik (Cello) Debussy String Quartet Op.10 I. Anime et tres decide […]

Home Truths season: The Room Nearby

The third screening in the Home Truths season look like an interesting one: The Room Nearby (그녀들의 방) Director: Ko Tae-Jeong (2009, 106 mins) Cast: Jung Yu-mi, Ye Soo-jung, Heo Eun-kyoung, Sin Jin-hui, Paik Soo-jang Thursday 30 May 2019 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Book seat on Eventbrite Private tutor Eon-ju is living rent-free in a […]

Home Truths season: An Affair

One of the first Korean movies I saw, and still in my top 10. An Affair (정사) Director: E J-Yong (1998, 108mins) Cast: Lee Mi-sook, Lee Jung-jae, Song Young-chang, Kim Min Thursday 9 May 2019, 7:00 pm @KCCUK | Reserve seat on Eventbrite Architect’s-wife Seo-hyun (Lee Mi-sook), is constrained and muted by domestic life, when […]

Home Truths season: The World of Us

Yoon Ga-eun’s debut feature The World of Us, which was one of the quiet hits of LEAFF’s 2016 Stories of Women strand, opens the latest season of screenings at the KCC. Paul Quinn on Hangul Celluloid is a big fan of the movie: see his review here. The World of Us (우리들) Director: Yoon Ga-eun […]

KCC April House Concert: Joon Yoon + Ben Tarlton

The KCC’s third House Concert of the year features pianist Joon Yoon: Joon Yoon (Piano), Ben Tarlton (Cello) Tuesday 23 April 2019, 7:00 pm @KCCUK Admission free but Advanced Booking is required Programme Schumann Drei Fantasiestücke (Three Fantasy Pieces) I. Zart und mit Ausdruck (Tender and with expression) II. Lebhaft, leicht (Lively, light) III. Rasch […]

April literature night: The Court Dancer, by Shin Kyung-sook

The Korean Literature Night is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. Shin Kyung-sook: The Court Dancer Wedneday 24 April 2019, 19.00-21.00 @KCCUK Entrance Free – Booking Essential Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk or call 020 7004 2600 with your name and contact details by Sunday 7th April. […]

Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk Paintings @KCCUK

The KCCUK’s second exhibition of the year focuses on folk art: Minhwa: The Beauty of Korean Folk Paintings 5 April–18 May 2019 Korean Cultural Centre UK | 1-3 Strand | London WC2N 5BW Opening Reception: Thursday 4 April 2019, 5–7pm. RSVP required: info@kccuk.org.uk Minhwa Class: Friday 5 April 2019, 6–8pm. RSVP required: info@kccuk.org.uk The Korean […]

KCC March House Concert: Salomé Quartet

The KCC’s second House Concert of the year gives us an appealing programme from a young string quartet. Salomé Quartet Tuesday 26 March 2019, 7:00 pm @KCCUK Admission free but Advanced Booking is required (RSVP to info@kccuk.org.uk l 020 7004 2600) Haim Choi (Violin) | Ines Soares Delgado (Violin) | Kasia Ziminska (Viola) | Shizuku […]

March literature night: At Dusk, by Hwang Sok-yong

The Korean Literature Night is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. The second literature night of 2019 looks at Sora Kim-Russell’s translation of Hwang Sok-yong’s latest: Hwang Sok-yong: At Dusk 27 March, 19.00-21.00 @KCCUK Entrance Free – Booking Essential Apply to info@kccuk.org.uk or call 020 […]

Movie review: E J-Yong – My Brilliant Life

A feelgood Korean drama which the main character has a fatal and incurable disease, and who is writing an account for the benefit of loved ones when he is gone? Been there, done that. Well, not exactly: when the director is E J-Yong and the movie is an adaptation of a Kim Aeran novel, you […]