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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Architect Minsuk Cho’s Mass Studies selected for 2024 Serpentine Pavilion

Serpentine is delighted to announce that Seoul-based Korean architect Minsuk Cho and his firm Mass Studies have been selected to design the 23rd Pavilion. Mass Studies’ Pavilion will be unveiled at Serpentine South on 5th June 2024 with Goldman Sachs supporting the annual project for the 10th consecutive year. This innovative commission, which began in … [Read More]

Hera Hyesang Park and Bretton Brown at Milton Court

Soprano Hera Hyesang Park and pianist Bretton Brown give a recital that celebrates Park’s Korean heritage, finding parallels and contrasts between western repertoire and Korean art and folk-song. In weaving together western classical music and Korean art songs and folk-song arrangements, Park and Brown find the common threads that unite different cultures. A Korean Boat … [Read More]

ITZY “Born to Be” tour in London

This is, we think, ITZY’s first performance in London. JYP’s girl band consists of Yeji, Ryujin, Chaeryeong and Yuna, with a fifth member, Lia, currently taking a break. Their most recent album, released this month, is Born to Be, which gives the title to their world tour that begins in Seoul on 24 February. [Read More]

Jiwon Oh in Resolution triple bill

Korean movement artist Jiwon Oh appears in a triple bill of contemporary dance as part of Resolution 2024: Devil Fish, by Silver-Tongue Studios Picture us Now, by Jiwon Oh Forward To Nowhere by Twofold Dance Theatre Devil Fish, by Silver-Tongue Studios Lithe limbs curling free as a creeper. That writhes in this deep, soundless space. … [Read More]

STAYC Teenfresh tour at the Troxy

WITHs in LONDON! Get ready to be enchanted by the whimsical charm of STAYC, South Korea’s dynamic girl group, as they embark on their very first world tour. Brace yourselves for the magical spectacle of the “2024 STAYC 1ST WORLD TOUR [TEENFRESH] in LONDON,” happening at Troxy on March 3rd, 2024. These six darlings are … [Read More]

0WAVE play the Garage

0WAVE are a five-member crew on the 파이렛 record label who debuted in late 2022 with the EP Off The Wall. They come to London as part of a four-city European tour Early entry doors: 6:30pm VIP Ticket Perks Earliest entry at 5:30PM Photos with 0WAVE in groups of 5 VIP ticketholders Photos will be … [Read More]

Korean Film Night: A Tour Guide (믿을 수 있는 사람)

Han-young, a North Korean defector, gets a license to guide Chinese tourists thanks to the language skills she acquired as a refugee in China. She works diligently but faces many challenges, from coworker rivalry to assimilation, all while desperately searching for her missing brother. The irony of Han-Young’s position is emblematic of marginalized peoples’ struggles … [Read More]

Exploring Kew’s Economic Botany Collection through a Korean lens

Curator Erin Messenger will speak at Kew Gardens on “Exploring Kew’s Economic Botany Collection through a Korean lens” Erin’s role as Collections Manager for the Economic Botany Collection involves the general day-to-day care and management of around 120,000 useful plant-based objects. Whether that’s pest management, accessioning of new objects, handling loan and sampling requests or … [Read More]

The Rose “Dawn to Dusk” tour in London

The Rose is a Korean indie rock band comprised of four talented members: vocalist and guitarist Woosung, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Dojoon, bassist Jaehyeong, and drummer Hajoon. Renowned since their inception for electrifying performances, The Rose quickly became one of Korea’s most sought-after groups delivering a series of critically acclaimed albums that resonated with fans worldwide. In 2019, … [Read More]

Corbyn and LXX play the Lower Third

We at Seoul Therapy said the K RnB takeover would be something this winter so we got Corbyn and LXX just for you. From Corbyn’s pop-infused RnB, to LXX’s honest lyrics paired with lo-fi beats, the 28Laboratory artists will be tailoring their setlists to create an unforgettable evening with Seoul Therapy this February. Save the … [Read More]

Jimmy Brown and Rovv play the Oslo Hackney

Jimmy Brown and Rovv are RnB artists from South Korea and part of a rising RnB crew called The Good Days Boys. They are currently on a tour which includes three stops in Europe. They released their first album ‘Like the First Time’ in 2021, which features a blend of RnB, hip-hop, trap, and Afrobeats. [Read More]

Kim’s Convenience: a great family night out

On a cold January night, if you’re looking for some warm and cozy entertainment, Kim’s Convenience fits the bill admirably. The Park Theatre’s intimate stage has a homely feel. The scene, needless to say, is a convenience store, provisioned, as it happens, courtesy of New Malden’s Korea Foods. Audience members in the front row of … [Read More]

Black Girl from Pyongyang: paperback launch event

Come along to Richmond Library on 16 January for the launch of the paperback release of Black Girl from Pyongyang by author Monica Macias and co-writer, Becky Branford. This remarkable memoir details the extraordinary true story of a West African girl’s upbringing in North Korea under the guardianship of President Kim Il Sung. Join Monica and her … [Read More]