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Okinawa Day 2013

Okinawa Day 2013

London Okinawa Sanshinkai and Okinawa Association U.K are delighted to host Okinawa Day 2013 on Saturday 22nd June at Spitalfields in London E1. Okianwa Day 2013 is an admission free outdoor event and organised as a part of the Spitalfields Estate Community Events Programme. We are committed to promote the diversity of Okinawan culture through […]

Pluto (Myungwangsung): Edinburgh International Film Festival

Pluto (Myungwangsung): Edinburgh International Film Festival

At an elite boarding school, the murder of a top student adds fuel to the rivalry and suspicion among his class. One of the suspects, a boy who has so far failed to break into the coveted ranks of the top ten students, uncovers a frightening conspiracy among his classmates. The poisonous atmosphere at the […]

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 […]

Open City Docs Fest

Open City Docs Fest

Open City Docs Fest is a festival dedicated to exploring the world through the vision of documentary film. Taking place over four days, the programme features over 100 films across a number of venues including two recent Japanese documentary films concerning 2011′s disaster in the Tohoku region of Japan: Toshi Fujiwara’s No Man’s Zone and […]

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 […]

Uhuhboo Project and Pere Ubu

Uhuhboo Project and Pere Ubu

Long-standing pioneers of avant-garde Korean pop music, Uhuhboo Project take to the Scala stage as part of the K-Music 2013 Festival.” Uhuhboo Project’s music is simply impressive.” Choreographer Pina Bausch Also on the bill at this concert are Pere Ubu who, since their formation in the mid-1970s, have been changing the face of rock music, […]

The 13th Japanese Matsuri

The 13th Japanese Matsuri

From 1 to 2.30 pm, there will be Japan Experience corner for visitors to put on kimono, try origami, write their names in Japanese aplhabets, and sample Asian sweets. From 2.30 to 3.30 pm, there will be performance corner for visitors to listen to Taiko (Japanese druming) by local people and Japanese songs by the […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club