Little Pyongyang Screening with Q+A with Mr Choi

Join the Korea Future Initiative and Connect: North Korea on Dec 3rd for the first screening of ‘Little Pyongyang’ to feature a Q&A with the documentary’s star, Mr Choi Joong-hwa. The screening will take place in New Malden Methodist Church. Doors open at 7.15pm. Tickets in advance are £5; £7 on the doors. Proceeds will […]

London band Ooberfuse join Yoon Band in Seoul Amnesty gig

Woolwich-based electropop duo Ooberfuse will be playing on Seoul with YB (Yoon Do-hyun’s band) as part of an Amnesty International project in support of refugees everywhere. The music video for the band’s upcoming single features the well-known North Korean exile and campaigner Jihyun Park, along with her daughter. This is an interesting project and I […]

Event news: Escapee Kim Young-il talks at King’s London

News of an upcoming talk by North Korean escapee Kim Young-il: My Escape from North Korea Hosted by King’s College Londond Amnesty International Society 24 March at 18:00–20:00 K2.31 Nash Lecture Theatre, Strand campus, King’s College London Register via Eventbrite KCL Amnesty International will be hosting a panel discussion with Young-II Kim, a North Korean […]

Book review: Hwang Sok-yong — Princess Bari

Hwang Sok-yong: Prices Bari Periscope, 2015, 240pp Translated by Sora Kim-Russell Originally published as 바리데기, 2007 Princess Bari is Hwang Sok-yong’s fourth full-length novel to be translated into English. It is also the most recent, having been originally published in 2007. And for a British audience it is one of the most immediately accessible, being […]

Yeonmi Park is Radio 4 book of the week

Yeonmi Park’s refugee memoir In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl’s Journey to Freedom is Radio 4’s book of the week this week, airing at 9:45am. If you missed this morning’s episode there’s a repeat at 12:30 tonight, or of course you can listen to it for the next 30 days on the Radio […]

Event news: You for Me for You – a new play about North Korean border-crossers

Coming to the Royal Court Theatre in Sloane Square this December, a new play about North Korean border-crossers by Korean-American playwright Mia Chung. You For Me For You, By Mia Chung Directed by Richard Twyman Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Thursday 3 December 2015 – Saturday 9 January 2016 – Trees don’t have ears. – How are […]

Film review: I am Sun Mu, at Raindance

It’s always nice when you are rewarded for staying at the end of a movie to read the credits. Among the names credited for the soundtrack of Adam Sjöberg’s documentary film I am Sun Mu is kayagum player Jung Ji-eun, a well-known player and teacher based in New Malden. It was also nice that she […]