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Trojan Women

Trojan Women

Date: 2 Jun 2018 – 3 Jun 2018 Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre Singaporean director Ong Keng Sen breathes new life into the third tragedy of Euripides’ trilogy in this contemporary opera. Trojan Women fuses modern music and pansori, the 400-year-old Korean genre of storytelling, with the classic Greek tragedy. Troy may be defeated, […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

‘I hope food can boost inter-Korean relations’

‘I hope food can boost inter-Korean relations’

Bibimbap mixed rice with meat, and some greens with an eobok jaengban (어복쟁반) boiled meat platter. ’ These are the menu items that Director Yoon Sook-ja of the Institute of Traditional Korean Food has recommended that the leaders of the two Koreas eat during their upcoming 2018 Inter-Korean Summit.

‘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, […]

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