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Haruki Murakami and I- A Talk by Hideo Furukawa

Haruki Murakami and I- A Talk by Hideo Furukawa

The Japan Foundation is delighted to welcome Hideo Furukawa, a dynamic and compelling Japanese contemporary writer. Furukawa is an admirer of Haruki Murakami and is acknowledged by many in the Japanese literary world as the successor to the literature giant’s legacy, but due to his eagerness to experiment and the diversity in his works he […]

KCC House Concert with Piano Four Hands

KCC House Concert with Piano Four Hands

Date: Tuesday 27 February, 7 pm Venue: Hall Kcc, KCCUK ARTISTS: Victor Dohan Lim piano Cheongbin Yu piano PROGRAMME: Debussy Petite Suite Schubert Fantasy in F minor, D. 940, Op. 103 (Intermission) Stravinsky The Rite of Spring BIO: Cheongbin Yu Born in South Korea, Cheongbin Yu obtained his Bachelor’s degree at Seoul National University then […]

KCC Special Concert featuring Baritone Claudio Jung and Pianist Grace Yeo

KCC Special Concert featuring Baritone Claudio Jung and Pianist Grace Yeo

Date: Tuesday 23 February, 7 pm Venue: Reception Hall, Korean Cultural Centre UK Welcome to this special concert featuring the baritone Claudio Jung and pianist Grace Yeo at the Korean Cultural Centre UK. The concert is a pre-event for Jung’s 2018 Korea & UK recital tour. Claudio Jung has previously presented recitals at Carnegie Hall, […]

COLLECT 2018

COLLECT 2018

Date: 2018. 2. 22(Thu) – 2. 25(Sun) Venue: Saatchi Gallery (Booth 8.6), Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, London, SW3 4RY From Gallery LVS & LVS CRAFT (Gallery LVS) first participation in Collect 2013 and following participation in 2014 and 2015, they have shared highlights of Korean contemporary porcelain artists in London. The gallery has […]

NHK World Documentary : Bacchan: Granny’s Table

NHK World Documentary : Bacchan: Granny’s Table

Chikako Nakamoto, affectionately called “Bacchan” or “Granny”, is known as the city’s Mother Theresa. For years she’s been welcoming juvenile delinquents with her homecooked meals. She believes that hunger is a trigger for acts of assault, purse snatching, shoplifting and prostitution, and that a warm meal is the first step toward rehabilitation. Some of the […]

Escaping to North Korea – with Markus Bell

Escaping to North Korea – with Markus Bell

Why did tens of thousands of people recently migrate from Japan to North Korea? What was life like for these people in North Korea? and why are an increasing number returning to Japan? Opening with the case of one family’s heart-breaking decision to send their only daughter to North Korea, this talk illustrates the relationship […]

Setsuko Ono

Setsuko Ono

In 2018 Japanese artist Setsuko Ono will bring her work to London for the first time, with two consecutive solo exhibitions. Ono creates steel sculptures characterised by their cut-out shapes, forming open and closed figures and designs. The cut-out silhouettes are bent in an animated way, while the cut-out negatives let sunlight and views of […]

Classical Guitar Recital by Sean Shibe: J.S. Bach and Villa-Lobos

Classical Guitar Recital by Sean Shibe: J.S. Bach and Villa-Lobos

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation will host a recital by internationally acclaimed classical guitarist, Sean Shibe. This recital will follow Shibe’s debut tour of Japan in January 2018, featuring performances and masterclasses in Takasaki City Core Hall (Tokyo), Musashino Shimin Bunka Kaikan (Tokyo) and Munetsugu Hall (Nagoya), organised by the Musashino Cultural Foundation. In this concert, […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club