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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Dreamcatcher plays the Brixton Academy

Billboard-acclaimed K-Pop girl group DREAMCATCHER will reunite with their fans in London on the 2022 Dreamcatcher World Tour “Apocalypse: Follow us” tour. The seven-member group are back with their dynamic metal sounds, powerful ballads and jaw-dropping choreography. [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]

Ilhwa Kim: Real Life Architecture, at HOFA gallery

South Korean mixed media artist Ilhwa Kim will bring to London a brand new selection of artworks created in the last 2 and a half years. ‘Real Life Architecture’ is a collaborative curatorial project which will centre around the artist’s philosophy and purpose for creating. This latest exhibition will feature more than 20 large panel … [Read More]

London Korean Film Festival 2022 programme announcement

Here’s the main press release announcing the LKFF’s 2022 programme. We’ll be posting the detailed schedule in due course, but tickets are already on sale via the festival website. London Korean Film Festival announces its 2022 programme Special Presentation of Kore-eda Hirokazu’s Award Winning BROKER Critically Acclaimed RETURN TO SEOUL Closing Film: KIM Han-min’s HANSAN: … [Read More]

Zadie Xa: House Gods, Animal Guides and Five Ways 2 Forgiveness – at Whitechapel Gallery

For her largest solo exhibition in London to date, Korean-Canadian artist, Zadie Xa (b.1983) presents a new body of work commissioned by Whitechapel Gallery. Xa creates an ambitious installation where sculptures, textiles and paintings act as ‘tricksters’ and ‘shapeshifters’ in and amongst a large-scale fabric structure that is inspired by a traditional Korean home known … [Read More]

October events 2022

There’s no let-up in the schedule this month after last month’s hectic pace. This month sees the BFI London Film Festival, the London East Asia Film Festival – both of which have strong Korean showings – and the start of the K-music festival. Music and performance The 2022 K-music Festival opens with: Dal:um & ReMidas … [Read More]

4482 Ten: Hope

For the past two years, we have seen an ever-increasing crisis around the world. The pandemic interrupted our daily lives, and the recent War in Ukraine took us apart from friends and family. We are hoping to combine our 10th exhibition together with the theme of Hope which we would like to call as Ten … [Read More]

Exhibition visit: Silent Mind, at Cromwell Place

Lloyd Choi has a regular stable of artists whose body of work you can enjoy at her gallery’s exhibitions: as the work becomes more familiar, it somehow becomes more desirable. But she does not stand still. She gradually introduces new artists into her roster – as she did with the minhwa-decorated ceramics of Lee Geum-young … [Read More]

Korean Artists at StART Art Fair 2022

Stars of K-drama, K-Pop and K-movies show their artistic side at StART art fair, London Now in its 9th year, StART art fair has become known for bringing the work of lesser-known artistic communities to an art collecting public. Held annually at London’s iconic Saatchi Gallery, StART fills all three floors of the gallery with … [Read More]

Hallyu Con 2022 – Where Korea Meets You

On 1 October Hallyu Con 2022 will once again be coming to London – this time for our very first hybrid event. Hallyu Con 2022 is a convention style event that will share, showcase and celebrate the Korean Wave in its various forms. Join us in person or through our livestream for a day of … [Read More]

Andong remembers the Queen

The Korea Times has a nice article reminiscing about the Queen’s visit to Andong’s Hahoe Folk Village in 1999, where she celebrated her 73rd birthday. The village has set up a temporary memorial for the Queen for visitors to pay their respects in the period leading up to the state funeral on 19 September. The … [Read More]