London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Two workshops on Korean arts conservation

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from conservator Dr. Meejung Kim-Marandet about conservation of Korean painting. This talk will be delivered in two sessions. The first will take the form of a conversation between Dr. Meejung Kim-Marandet and Susan Catcher (Senior Paper Conservator, V&A). The first session will introduce Amore Pacific Conservation Project, followed … [Read More]

Hunt: UK theatrical release

Agents of the Korean National Intelligence Service (KNIS), Park Pyung-ho (Lee Jung-jae) and Kim Jung-do (Jung Woo-sung) are both independently hunting a North Korean spy within the agency. When the leaked top secret intel jeopardises national security, they are ordered to investigate each other and slowly start to uncover the shocking truth. HUNT is a … [Read More]

Japanese Breakfast UK Tour

Those of you who have read the memoir Crying in H-Mart won’t want to miss this tour by the band whose lead singer is the author. Tickets are hard to come by, though: Wed 19 Oct London 19:30 Hackney Church – Sold out Thu 20 Oct Bristol 18:30 The Marble Factory Fri 21 Oct Leeds … [Read More]

Unexpected Vanilla – poetry talks and events

About Unexpected Vanilla A sensual, surrealist collection by a young feminist poet, in an equally sensuous and sensitive queer translation. Lee explores a wide variety of relationships, attractions, and sensations. Her erotically charged, surrealist sensibility can be traced back to the paintings of Leonor Fini, a bisexual Argentinian artist whom she admires. Lee subverts the … [Read More]

Korean interest at the 2022 BFI London Film Festival

Details of the five Korean movies and one Korean American movie in this year’s London Film Festival follow. For completeness, and not listed below, there’s a zainichi Korean character in Kôji Fukada’s movie Love Life. Decision to Leave (헤어질 결심) South Korea 2022, 138min Director-Producer: Park Chan-wook Screenwriters: Chung Seo-Kyung, Park Chan-wook Cast: Tang Wei, Park Hae-il … [Read More]

Trandee Rock K-Pop Dance Workshop Tour

Trandee is a professional K-Pop Dancer working with EXO, NCT, SuperM, SHINee, THE BOYZ, ASTRO, Mamamoo and more. Mnet TV Show ‘Be Mbitious’ Finalist. This is the very first Trandee Rock Dance Workshop Tour in Europe. 1st session: K-POP Dance workshop Calling all K-Pop lovers! In this session Trandee Rock will be showing you step … [Read More]

Ollah Life Peace Pilgrimage 2022

The Korean Christian Bargn Nuri (밝은누리) community return to the UK for three performances of traditional folk music, song and dance on their Ollah Peace Pilgrimage. The Pungmul group 얼라(Ollah) is a group of students and graduates of Samil Haklim in Bargn Nuri community. The name “Ollah” has two main meanings. ‘Ollah’ means a ‘child’ … [Read More]

Free Chol Soo Lee: theatrical release

In 1970s San Francisco, 20-year-old Korean immigrant Chol Soo Lee is racially profiled and convicted of a Chinatown gang murder. After spending years fighting to survive, investigative journalist K.W. Lee takes a special interest in his case, igniting an unprecedented social justice movement. Nearly five decades later, Free Chol Soo Lee excavates this largely unknown yet essential … [Read More]

K-music 2022: Dongyang Gozupa

Dongyang Gozupa (translated as “eastern high frequency”) defy description. They stormed the K-Music Festival last year with their wild mix of trail-blazing percussion combined with the yanggeum (hammered dulcimer) to create highly intense and hard-hitting progressive post-rock, merging power and beautiful melodies. Dohyuk Jang – percussion Eunhwa Yun – yanggeum Minhwi Ham – bass Dongyang Gozupa are like … [Read More]