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Korean War and the UK-Korea Diplomatic Relations in Defence

Korean War and the UK-Korea Diplomatic Relations in Defence

This year is the 130th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and the United Kingdom. To mark the occasion, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea hosts a Global Korea Lecture to commemorate the history of the military and diplomatic cooperation between the two countries. Speakers Major General GMG Swindells CB (President of the British […]

London Korean Film Night: The Housemaid (2010)

London Korean Film Night: The Housemaid (2010)

Eun-yi (Jeon Do-youn) is hired as a nanny in an opulent mansion owned by the wealthy and handsome businessman Hoon Goh (Lee Jung-jae). He wastes no time in seducing his alluring young employee who seemingly has little choice but to comply with his sexual advances. Soon the vengeful women of the family, including a villainous […]

Pansori Night: Ahn Sook-Sun

Pansori Night: Ahn Sook-Sun

Pansori is Korean musical drama which delivers myths that have been passed on orally – with no musical notation, pansori is limitless and exciting, combining passion and humour. One of the greatest of all pansori singers, Ahn Sook-Sun, was the first Korean artist to play the Edinburgh International Festival, and has also played Womad. She […]

Yi Sung-yol, Jang Kiha and the Faces

Yi Sung-yol, Jang Kiha and the Faces

Since his 1994 debut as part of the pioneering Korean modern rock duo, U & Me Blue, New York City native, Yi Sung Yol, has soared as a solo artist by making his name and making his mark as one of Korea’s top modern rock icons. After featuring in a series of high profile Korean […]

London Korean Film Night: Homebound (1967)

London Korean Film Night: Homebound (1967)

Paralyzed from the waist down due to injuries from fighting in the Korean War, Coe is sexually disabled. He becomes a novelist and uses his own marital relationship as the motif in a novel that is serialised in a newspaper. He is tortured by the feeling of shame that for 14 years of marriage he […]

Geomungo Factory

Geomungo Factory

The first-ever British concert by Korean cult legends Geomungo Factory, who’ve taken the geomungo – an ancient form of zither, played with a stick – and explored its future as well as its past. ‘You can’t make innovations if you don’t know the tradition’, they say, so the first half of this concert explores the […]

Geomungo Factory Workshop: Meet the Musicians

Geomungo Factory Workshop: Meet the Musicians

Ahead of their London debut, Geomungo Factory will lead a workshop introducing their unique instruments and compositions. This rare opportunity will provide audiences with the chance to meet the performers and discuss their works and influences. * Workshop Content – Introducing Korean Instruments – Exploring the Geomungo and the Gayageum – Demonstration Date: Tuesday 18 […]

MOON JAR: Contemporary Translations in Britain

MOON JAR: Contemporary Translations in Britain

Marking 130 years of Anglo-Korean relations our summer exhibition celebrates these ties through the work of four leading UK potters and a Korean artist; Adam Buick, Jack Doherty, Akiko Hirai, Gareth Mason and Yee Sookyung. In 1883 the UK was the first country in Europe to form diplomatic relations with Korea, then known as the […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club