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An Event to Meet and Honour Korean War Veterans

The British Korean Society, in collaboration with the National Army Museum, will hold an event on Thursday 5 May to show our appreciation of and to honour British veterans of the Korean War – and to hear something of their experiences. The doors will open at 18.00 for a 18.30 start at the National Army … [Read More]

엄마, Mother – at Han Collection

Six Different Interpretations of MOTHER 엄마, MOTHER is a group exhibition that presents artworks from six South Korean-born artists who have been living and settled in the UK for decades as a wife, mother and grandmother. 엄마 is the Korean word for mum. It is an informal way to refer to a female parent in … [Read More]

2022 K-Music Showcase

The K-Music Showcase returns live to the heart of London with a spectacular line-up of alternative musical talent. For 2022, the showcase will offer Alt Hip-hop from BALMING TIGER and the Lo-fi vintage modern sound of SE SO NEON – who will also be performing at The Great Escape Festival 2022. Paris based DJ DIDI … [Read More]

Okkyung Lee, Yeong Die and Bela at Cafe Oto

Hugely excited to present this line-up featuring cellist, composer, and improviser Okkyung Lee, DJ, musician, sound artist and visualist, Yeong Die, and Paju-based producer, bela. “The last couple of years have been extremely challenging as we all know. Although the new norm seems to be settling in, the future remains to be hazy than ever. … [Read More]

Congratulations to Bora Chung, Anton Hur and Honford Star

Congratulations to author Bora Chung, translator Anton Hur and publisher Honford Star for Cursed Bunny’s inclusion in the International Booker Prize shortlist. Anton Hur had the distinction of having two of his translations longlisted, the other one being Sang Young Park’s Love in the Big City. It was also nice to see one title from … [Read More]

2022 K-Pop World Festival: UK Round

The UK Round is a preliminary heat of the K-Pop World Festival which takes place in Korea later in the year. This exciting event gives K-Pop fans the chance to express their talents whether this is in the form of singing or dancing. The winners of each preliminary round are then given the chance to … [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]

Gemini, Mirani and CO.KR play the Oval Space

Cult of Ya presents GEMINI, MIRANI, CO.KR. Join us at Oval Space for a night of the best up and coming KPOP. Age 14+, with 14-15 year olds to be accompanied by an adult. No DSLR’s or selfie sticks. Please bring photo ID. 6PM: VIP doors / Photos with Artists 7PM: Early Entry doors 7:30PM: … [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]

April events 2022

It’s looking like a relatively quiet month this month… Film The KCC is screening a documentary double bill on 7 April. Hopefully a second double bill will follow later in the month. You might find Umma featuring Sandra Oh in a cinema somewhere, though screening times in the West and Southwest London area at least … [Read More]

And in other Apple news…

With all the excitement about the launch of the adaptation of Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko on Apple TV, and Apple’s Oscar win, something that might once have been big news – the appearance of a free-to-view Park Chan-wook short film on YouTube – has not really had much airtime. Back in 2011, brothers Park Chan-wook … [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]

K-Dance 2022: Collective A / Jinyeob Cha – MIIN: Body to Body

In this visually arresting performance, Collective A’s critically acclaimed choreographer Jinyeob Cha examines perceptions of beauty and femininity beyond societal norms and traditions. Accompanied by a hypnotic soundscape created by Eun-yong Sim, an acclaimed musician with Korean Avant-rock band Jambinai, six female dancers flit between precise, discreet, feminine poses and aggressive, erratic movements to embody … [Read More]