London Korean Links

Covering things Korean in London and beyond since 2006

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Selected publications

The London Korean Links Awards 2008

Here are the winners and losers of the third annual LKL Awards. Again, a personal and unscientific selection. Cultural event of the year (UK) There was a lot of competition for this particular award this year, but the winner is the Dano Festival in Trafalgar Square. The performance of Noridan was almost enough on its … [Read More]

The King Baeksu counterblast to Amnesty International

J Scott Burgeson, aka Scott Bug, aka King Baeksu, has been monitoring the protests in Seoul pretty much nightly since they started. He’s been filing some detailed and extended eyewitness accounts over on his bulletin board. A week or so ago Amnesty International called for the “excessive force” used by South Korean police “against peaceful … [Read More]

Candle-lit vigil in central London

It is the weekend when Korean culture is on display in Central London: today sees the Dano Korea Summer Festival, with traditional dancing, food, fan-making and more contemporary music in Trafalgar Square. Last night another traditional Korean activity was on show – the street protest. An estimated 250 Koreans gathered in Whitehall opposite Downing Street … [Read More]

Mad Cows: President Lee’s apology

The following is the full text of President Lee Myung-bak’s statement in a live TV broadcast at Cheong Wa Dae on 22 May to address the resumption of U.S. beef imports and ratification of the Korea-U.S. FTA. Courtesy of the Korean Culture and Information Service (KOIS). For those who haven’t been following the Mad Cow … [Read More]