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Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

Review: Hwang Sok-yong – The Prisoner

How to review the autobiography of one of Korean’s leading novelists, who has won accclaim both sides of the border; who has spent five years in prison as well as being a person of interest to the authorities for much of his professional career? The memoir makes for fascinating reading as literary history: most of … [Read More]

November events 2021

The Korean cultural diary is now back to its customary autumnal chaos: too much packed in with too many events clashing with each other. We’ve got used to the Korean Film Festival scheduling its films so you can’t go to all of them. K-music has now joined the party by scheduling gigs that clash with … [Read More]

Social Matters through Dream Sharing

Bongsu Park’s Dream Auction project comes to its conclusion: Social Matters through Dream Sharing: A Dream Symposium and Dream Auction 1 – 20 November 2021, online and at Rosenfeld Gallery We invite you to join a ‘collaboration through dreams’. This is between artists, a poet, social science, a fine art auction house and an expert … [Read More]

Ellie Kyungran Heo: Plantarians

Scheduled as the artist video strand of the London Korean Film Festival, this exhibition runs until December. Shame that the related lecture and artistic exploration on 20 November clashes both with Bongsu Park’s long-awaited dream auction and the Kimjang festival in New Malden, but it’s nice that the show is on for a while. In … [Read More]

Korean Peninsula Peace Forum 2021

King’s London announces the 2021 Korea Peace Forum, organised in collaboration with SOAS atn the ROK Embassy Korean Peninsula Peace Forum 2021 Wednesday 17 November 2021, 14:30 Bush House, 30 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BG Register via Eventbrite The 2021 forum will involve leading academics and practitioners discussing the political and security situation in the Korean … [Read More]

New Malden’s 3rd Kimjang Festival

The Kimjang Festival returns to the streets of New Malden this November: Kimjang Festival 2021 Saturday 20 November 2021 New Malden Sharing is giving. This autumn we are back with the heart of Korean tradition and cuisine, Kimjang, which is the traditional and communal process of preparing, making, and sharing kimchi. For those who aren’t … [Read More]

2021 University of Edinburgh Yun Posun Memorial Symposium

The 2021 University of Edinburgh Yun Posun Memorial Symposium takes the pandemic as its theme: New Agenda for South Korea-UK Cooperation in the COVID19 Era 2 – 3 November 2021 Zoom and YouTube Online Symposium First day: 2nd November, 2021 (10:00 am-12:30pm GMT, 7:00pm-9:30pm KST) Registration (9:30am-10:00am GMT, 6:30pm-7:00pm KST) Opening Ceremony (10:00am-11:05am GMT, 7:00 … [Read More]

seoul private 프라이빗 hip-hop / trap night

It’s good to have this type of event starting up again – things almost seem to be getting back to normal. seoul private 프라이빗 hip-hop / trap night with dj/producer roots Friday 12th November 2021 10pm – 3am (last entry 1am) | Buy tickets Piccadilly Institute | The London Pavilion | 1 Piccadilly Circus | … [Read More]

LKL’s list of ten Squid Game superlatives

Well, I guess everyone who’s going to watch it has watched it already, but nevertheless I’ve tried to avoid any major spoilers in the below. Here’s the list of things that struck me most about the hit series. Most enjoyable reveal Runner up was the identity of the multi-gazillionaire who set up the game, But the … [Read More]