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2018 K-MUSIC SHOWCASE

2018 K-MUSIC SHOWCASE

The annual K-Music London Showcase returns with a spectacular line-up featuring the outstanding Korean female-fronted bands 3rd line Butterfly, Gonne Choi Band and Billy Carter.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Life is Sweet – Japanese inspired desserts by Suzue Aoyama-Curley

Life is Sweet – Japanese inspired desserts by Suzue Aoyama-Curley

We are delighted to welcome pastry chef Suzue Aoyama-Curley for a very special demonstration and tasting of her wonderful desserts inspired by Japan. Award-winning Suzue Aoyama-Curley has created afternoon teas at world-renowned London hotels, Claridges and The Savoy. During her time in the UK, she has seen Japanese ingredients such as sansho pepper and miso […]

Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers

Archipelago: Exploring the Landscape of Contemporary Japanese Women Filmmakers

A special season dedicated to celebrating the diverse and exceptional work by the new generation of female directors who have emerged from the Japanese archipelago in the last fifteen years. This programme will offer a glimpse into the distinctive voices of these screenwriter-directors, whose work remains largely undiscovered outside their home country. Each with their […]

HYPER JAPAN presents: Illuminight – Magical ‘akari’ lanterns installation

HYPER JAPAN presents: Illuminight – Magical ‘akari’ lanterns installation

HYPER JAPAN Christmas will bring a festival of light to London this November, presenting an exhibition of lighting installations which blend traditional and modern aspects of Japanese culture. Featuring illuminations often seen at Japanese “matsuri” festivals, the installations will include the stunning work of contemporary Japanese artists Tadaharu Kawamura and Teppei Hayakawa. Date: 24 November […]

The 2nd London East Asia Film Festival 19-29 October 2017

The 2nd London East Asia Film Festival 19-29 October 2017

We are excited to host some of our esteemed guests for LEAFF this year. From directors to actors and artists, flying across the world to be a part of our Film Festival, we welcome 14 directors and 7 actors and actresses! The Festival not only focuses on celebrating East Asian Cinema in all its glory, […]

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London United Korean Fan Club

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