Global Korea Lecture

Similar to this time last year, the South Korean embassy is sponsoring a series of informative introductory lectors on culture, education, science and economy. While admission is free, booking is required. To reserve your place, email press@koreanembassy.org.uk with the title of the talk you would like to attend, guest names and numbers. A Korean buffet […]

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Discover Korea: How much do you know about Korea?

by Events Editor 11 November 2014
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Yes, I know you’re all focused on the Film Festival right now, but here are some interesting things for your diary later this month. Note that RSVPs to these talks are to the Embassy, not the KCC. Discover Korea: How much do you know about South Korea? Four talks on Korean Culture | Economy | […]

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Global Korea Lecture celebrates UK-Korea diplomatic relations

by Events Editor 25 June 2013
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Notice of the upcoming Global Korea Lecture: Korean War and the UK-Korea Diplomatic Relations in Defence Date: Wednesday, 3 July 2013, 18:00 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW This year is the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the United Kingdom. To mark the occasion, the Embassy […]

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Dokdo, Historical Awareness, and Korea-Japan Relations

by Events Editor 4 October 2012
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I do like a good argument. I remember a couple of years ago a Japanese diplomat gave a very informative talk at Chatham House about Korea-Japan relations. But there was a Korean in the audience with strong views and the Q&A degenerated into a heated debate about Dokdo. There’s been rather too much in the […]

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Kkokdu – a cortege’s colourful attendants

by Philip Gowman 5 September 2012
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Accompanying the KCC’s exhibition of Korean funerary figures, Charlotte Horlyck gave a helpful lecture providing some historical background and context to these colourful wooden characters. The talk was particularly valuable as the introduction provided by the director of the Kkokdu Museum a few weeks previously had lacked much content. While generally admitting that not much […]

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Funeral Figurines: A Unique Art Form of Traditional Korea

by Events Editor 24 August 2012
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The opening talk of the current KCC exhibition, presented by the director of the museum who has provided the exhibits, was a little short on information on these charming funeral dolls. So Charlotte Horlyck’s upcoming talk is very welcome. Funeral Figurines: A Unique Art Form of Traditional Korea Global Korea Lecture: ‘Korean Culture Shining Bright’ […]

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Korean Music: Tradition, Innovation, and Identity

by Events Editor 16 July 2012
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For those not going to HJ Lim’s barnstorming debut at the Wigmore on Friday evening, there’s the last of this month’s All Eyes on Korea / Global Korea Lectures on aspects of Korean culture. Wish I could do both. If you’ve heard Keith Howard lecture before, you know you’re in for a fascinating evening at […]

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Introducing Korean Cuisine at the KCC

by Events Editor 16 July 2012
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Book immediately for what promises to be a very popular demonstration at the KCC on Wednesday. Introducing Korean Cuisine DATE: Wednesday 18 July 2012, 19.00 VENUE: Korean Cultural Centre UK Master Chef Tony Yoo Executive Chef with the Embassy of the Republic of Korea Korean Cuisine is known across the world for its taste and […]

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An Education in P’ansori – a report from last week’s All Eyes on Korea lecture

by Annie Cole 9 July 2012
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Annie Cole from Kimchi Soul gives her impressions. As the KCC hall packed out for the latest All Eyes on Korea lecture, it was clear that the concept of P’ansori had caught the imagination of Londoners. The audience were a mixed bunch of professionals, academics, writers and students with varied knowledge of the art form […]

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Eyes on Korea – a lecture by Ralph Rugoff

by Events Editor 8 July 2012
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As part of the K-arts stream of All Eyes on Korea, Ralph Rugoff will be giving a talk on contemporary Korean arts at the KCC on Friday 13th July. There’s a rumour that Kim Beom, whose exhibition starts at the Hayward Gallery Project Space the following week will also be part of the evening. Not […]

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Korean Pansori and Western Performer Training – Global Korea lecture at the KCC

by Events Editor 1 July 2012
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Following last week’s lecture on Korean literature, the KCCUK gives us another interesting introductory lecture: Korean Pansori and Western Performer Training DATE: Tuesday 3 July 2012 18.30 VENUE: Korean Cultural Centre UK Speaker: Dr. Tara McAllister-Viel, Head of Voice East 15 School of Acting (University of Essex) Celebrating our 2012 summer festival, ‘All Eyes on […]

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North Korea’s nuclear threat and the upcoming Seoul Nuclear Security Summit

by Events Editor 25 November 2011
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In March 2012, South Korea will be hosting the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit. Mark Fitzpatrick, director of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, will introduce some of the issues at December’s Global Korea Lecture at the KCC. Pre-registration necessary. North Korea’s nuclear threat and the upcoming Seoul Nuclear Security […]

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Formula 1 Fan Forum with Mark Blundell

by Events Editor 20 August 2011
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To mark the second Korean Grand Prix coming up in October, the KCC will be holding a Formula 1 event on 5 September. This is the first Global Korea event related to sports, and should draw in a diverse audience. F1 Fan Forum Hosted by Former F1 Driver and Le Mans 24hrs Winner Mark Blundell […]

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Thank you

by Philip Gowman 17 May 2011
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Tonight at the Korean Cultural Centre, I’m told that it was a record attendance for a Global Korea Lecture. So, thanks to the people who came along to my talk. I think I said most of the things I wanted to, but missed a couple of things. More importantly, thanks to the Ministry of Culture, […]

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Colour photos of Korea in the 1950s

by Philip Gowman 22 April 2011
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So unusual to see colour photos of Korea in the 1950s. Sorry I missed this talk by Dr John Cornes – last week’s Global Korea Lecture at the KCC. http://bit.ly/fuZjvR # Keywords: General post tags: Global Korea Lecture

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The LKL book launch event – 17 May

by Philip Gowman 22 April 2011
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It’s official – it’s the Royal Ancestors book launch event. There’s no backing out now. I guess I need to figure out what I’m going to say. As usual, pre-booking is essential, this time with the Embassy press office. I look forward to seeing you there. Details below. ROYAL ANCESTORS AND CONTEMPORARY CULTURE A talk […]

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Everything you want to know about Korean language and Korean alphabet

by Events Editor 26 October 2010
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SOAS’s Dr Yeon Jae-hoon has an ambitious title for tomorrow’s talk at the Cultural Centre: TEACHING ENGLISH IN KOREA? WANT TO LEARN KOREAN? INTERESTED IN KOREAN FOOD, FILM, AND DRAMA? WANT TO TRAVEL TO KOREA? Everything you want to know about Korean language and Korean alphabet Dr Jaehoon Yeon (SOAS) Wednesday 6.30pm 27th October 2010 […]

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