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I’M OK, I’M PIG! by Kim Hyesoon

I’M OK, I’M PIG! by Kim Hyesoon

The Korean Literature Night (KLN) is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. This month we will read I’M OK, I’M PIG! by Kim Hyesoon who Korea’s most important contemporary poets. Event Date: 28 June, 19.00-21.00 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK Entrance Free – Booking Essential […]

2017 KCC House Concert with Samson Tsoy Choi

2017 KCC House Concert with Samson Tsoy Choi

DATE: Tues 27 June, 7pm VENUE: Korean Cultural Centre UK ARTIST: Samson Tsoy Choi piano Pianist SAMSON TSOY, described as “the most promising” by BBC Music Magazine, was named Laureate of the prestigious 2012 Santander International Piano Competition. At the invitation of Elisabeth Leonskaja, Samson performed alongside Jörg Widmann and the Doric String quartet, at […]

‘Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive’

‘Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive’

Korean Cultural Centre UK, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW Dates: 27 June – 19 August, 2017 The Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) is pleased to announce Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive running from 27 June – 19 August 2017, as part of the 2017-2018 Korea/UK season. The exhibition explores the development of South […]

Miso Inspired Supper Club – With Japan Society and Clearspring – Hosted by Jay Morjaria

Miso Inspired Supper Club – With Japan Society and Clearspring – Hosted by Jay Morjaria

We are delighted to announce an informal Japan Society supper club, organised in partnership with Clearspring and chef, Jay Morjaria. Many members have said they’d like more social opportunities – so this event has been designed to combine an exciting dining experience with a relaxed opportunity to meet old friends and get to know new […]

The Japanese House: I Was Born, But… with live piano and Benshi narration

The Japanese House: I Was Born, But… with live piano and Benshi narration

In conjunction with the exhibition The Japanese House and Benshi event on 23 June, Barbican present a screening of Yasujiro Ozu’s early comedy I Was Born, But…, one of the few surviving examples of Ozu’s silent period filmmaking, featuring live piano accompaniment by Mie Yanashita and Benshi narration by Hideyuki Yamashiro. Date: 25 June 2017 […]

Guitar Music from the Time of Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Guitar Music from the Time of Jane Austen (1775-1817)

We welcome back the lute and baroque guitarist Taro Takeuchi to the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation. Together with mezzo-soprano Sophie Maisey, he will perform some of the finest pieces from the time of Jane Austen. The concert will include pieces by Mozart, Handel, Haydn and others. Doors open at 6:30pm. Taro Takeuchi Taro Takeuchi was born […]

Moving お引越し

Moving   お引越し

Renko is in the sixth grade when her parents decide to separate. Initially she is happy about the situation, not having had any idea that they might divorce, and enjoys the fact that she now has two homes. She begins feeling uneasy when her mother tries to draw up a ‘contract’ for their life together, […]

How to become a Benshi! Silent Cinema and the Art of Live Narration

How to become a Benshi! Silent Cinema and the Art of Live Narration

Silent cinema was never truly silent. In Japan, silent films were accompanied not only by live music but also by Katsudo-Benshi. Providing live narration, on-screen voice acting and original commentary, Benshi became an influential and integral part of Japanese silent cinema. In conjunction with the Barbican’s screening of Yasujiro Ozu’s I was Born, But… organised […]

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