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London Korean Film Night: The Old Garden

London Korean Film Night: The Old Garden

Anti-government protests provide the stimulus for Im Sang-soo’s romantic drama that charts a love affair across the years. In The Old Garden, we first meet activist Hyun-woo as he’s released from prison after a 17-year stint. Years of cramped, often solitary, confinement have seemingly taken their toll on Hyun-woo, who appears to find difficulty communicating […]

London Korean Film Night: A Petal

London Korean Film Night: A Petal

Stumbling along rivers and roads in tattered, ill-fitting clothes, an unnamed girl trails a vulgar and violent man. Refusing to leave his side no matter how much the man beats, berates, and sexually assaults her, the girl follows him home. The question of what led to the mental collapse and subsequent ruination of this once […]

A FESTIVAL OF KOREAN DANCE

A FESTIVAL OF KOREAN DANCE

Representing the rich cultural exchange and collaboration between Korea and the UK, The Place is collaborating with the Korean Cultural Centre in London to present a festival featuring performances by five Korean dance companies. This a chance to experience the diversity of the Korean dance scene, from contemporary to hip hop, including the first-ever UK […]

‘Munbangsau: Friends of the Scholar’ an exhibition of Korean Crafts

‘Munbangsau: Friends of the Scholar’ an exhibition of Korean Crafts

Dates: 24 April – 17 June 2018 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW As part of the Korea/UK season, the Korean Cultural Centre UK and the Cheongju Craft Biennale present ‘Munbangsau: Friends of the Scholar’. The exhibition is based on Korea’s intangible cultural heritage munbangsau – the four essential literary tools […]

KCC House Concert with Piano n Cello Duo

KCC House Concert with Piano n Cello Duo

ARTIST Yong-Jun Lee cello Alim Beisembayev piano PROGRAMME JS Bach Gamba Sonata in G minor, BWV 1029 Beethoven Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 102, No. 1 Isang Yun Nore for Cello and Piano Franck Sonata in A major BIOGRAPHY Yongjun Lee South Korean cellist Yong-Jun Lee is acknowledged as a young cellist of distinction, […]

London Korean Film Night: The Descendants of Cain

London Korean Film Night: The Descendants of Cain

The Descendants of Cain opens on a village celebration of Korea’s recent liberation from Japanese rule. Amidst the drinking and dancing, petty rivalries and minor grudges simmer, when the party is interrupted by the threatening presence of a returning husband, Cheo. Now an officer of the Workers’ Party, Cheo is back to implement land reform, […]

London Korean Film Night: Earth

London Korean Film Night: Earth

Heo Sung, the son of a revered revolutionary leader is rescued from a life of rural poverty in order to study Law in Seoul. Passing the bar exam, the young man rises to become head of the household he once served when he marries the homeowner’s fickle daughter, Jeong-son. Typical of director Kim Ki-young’s female […]

Seung Ae Lee: Becoming

Seung Ae Lee: Becoming

Date: 8 March – 7 April 2018 Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK As part of the Korea/UK Season, the Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK) presents the solo exhibition of Seung Ae Lee (b. 1979), acclaimed for her meticulously detailed pencil drawings, from 8 March to 7 April 2018 (Preview: 7 March). The exhibition focuses on […]

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