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Whale of a Time: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013

Whale of a Time: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013

Breaking the boundaries of traditional and pop music, Coreyah is clearly influenced by modern pop culture, but Korean tradition is never far away. Beautiful ensemble and powerful performance! The band features four Korean traditional musical instrument players, a guitarist, and a world percussionist. The group’s eclectic composition allows them to blend a wide range of […]

Music Show – Wedding!: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013

Music Show – Wedding!: The Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013

Sensational non-verbal comic music show where the actors sing, dance, and play approximately 20 creative and unique instruments. With a wedding ceremony being the main backdrop, audiences of all nationalities can enjoy the excitement. The ceremony is spiced up with a comical synopsis, the excellent facial expressions of the actors, participation of the audience, and […]

HYPER JAPAN 2013

HYPER JAPAN 2013

HYPER JAPAN is the UK’s biggest celebration of traditional and modern Japanese culture and cuisine. HYPER JAPAN is a unique event that offers something for both the dedicated Japanophile and those not so familiar with Japanese or Asian culture. It’s fun, colourful, diverse, and a great way to discover new and interesting trends. Admission: £12 […]

Jiseul (Ji-seul): Edinburgh International Film Festival

Jiseul (Ji-seul): Edinburgh International Film Festival

In 1948, Korean troops, under the direction of the U.S. military government, waged a brutal campaign against the inhabitants of the southern island of Jeju. This elegantly composed and mournful film focuses on two contrasting groups: a unit of soldiers who are under orders to wipe out a small village, and a band of villagers […]

East End Film Festival

East End Film Festival

The East End Film Festival is one of the UK’s largest film festivals, presenting a rich and diverse programme aiming to support and exhibit pioneering work by global and local independent filmmakers. This year’s programme includes Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s adaptation of Kanae Minato’s famous novel in Penance (2012), and up-and-coming director Daisuke Shimote’s Kuro (2012), which […]

Virgin Forest (Wonsirim): Edinburgh International Film Festival

Virgin Forest (Wonsirim): Edinburgh International Film Festival

The filmmaker and Sang-woo visit the home of her recently-deceased maternal grandmother. They revive memories of the past, while dealing with the clash between their own very different personalities and between their different views on life, death and the family history. An alluring and thoughtful mixture of documentary and fiction. Screening with: Day Trip, Park […]

The Berlin File: Edinburgh International Film Festival

The Berlin File: Edinburgh International Film Festival

Ryoo Seung-wan, one of Asia’s top directors, spins a fast-paced and twisty yarn of international intrigue. After an arms deal in a Berlin hotel ends in chaotic violence, a North Korean spy who narrowly escapes comes to suspect that he’s been set up by a double agent. Meanwhile, his South Korean counterpart starts to uncover […]

National Security (Namyeong-dong 1985): Edinburgh International Film Festival

National Security (Namyeong-dong 1985): Edinburgh International Film Festival

Set in 1985, this is the true story of a prodemocracy activist who was interrogated and tortured for three weeks by government agents at South Korea’s notorious Namyeongdong detention centre. With a calm and compassionate style, the director depicts the mechanics of torture, the interrelationships between the captors and their prey, and the prisoner’s desperate […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club