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Liverpool: European Capital of Culture 08 ‘LIVE FROM KOREA’

Liverpool: European Capital of Culture 08 ‘LIVE FROM KOREA’

Established in 1998, Liverpool Biennial is the UK’s largest and most widely reviewed festival. Celebrating the tenth anniversary of its foundation by James Moores, the fifth edition of Liverpool Biennial will be even more impressive in scale and ambition than its predecessors, and a key event in Liverpool’s year as European Capital of Culture 2008. […]

Restaurant Tour 3: New Seoul Korean Restaurant

Restaurant Tour 3: New Seoul Korean Restaurant

Having been recommended to me there I was on Monday the 13th October 2008 looking at the frontage of a restaurant which reminded me of a café type venue selling breakfasts, lunches etc. So in I went feeling a bit dubious about the whole thing as I enjoy a good meal but not anything that […]

London Korean Film Festival 2008

London Korean Film Festival 2008

Thursday 6 to Wednesday 12 November www.barbican.org.uk/film Cinema Hotline: 0845 120 7527 An unmissable selection of the best of Korean Cinema both past and present, the London Korean Film Festival,returns to the Barbican this November from Thursday 6 to Wednesday 12. Highlights this year include a special preview of Cannes 2008 hit The Good, the […]

International Medal Haul for Surrey Martial Artists

International Medal Haul for Surrey Martial Artists

The first Kuk Sool Won martial artists from Surrey to compete at the World Championships won 11 medals in Houston on the 11th and 12th October. There were over 1500 competitors from 36 different countries and the team won a total haul of 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 3 Bronze and 4 Copper (4th place) medals […]

A Veteran Remembers

A Veteran Remembers

27 July was the anniversary of the end of the Korean War in 1953 – a war in which millions died, and which only ended with a ceasefire, Korea remaining divided. Peter Poole served in the war as a member of the Royal Military Police, and agreed to share his recollections of that time. He […]

Dr Hyun-key Kim Hogarth: How to Be an Anthropologist of Your Own Culture

Dr Hyun-key Kim Hogarth: How to Be an Anthropologist of Your Own Culture

Known to her neighbours in Kent as Kim Hogarth, Hyun-key left Korea in 1968 and her CV says ‘Nationality: British’. But it’s her academic work on Korean shamanism that keeps her busy. Dr Hyun-key Kim Hogarth, fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute, arrives to tell me her story in a bright pink dress and knee-high […]

Min-Jung Kym, an Exceptionally Talented Pianist

Min-Jung Kym, an Exceptionally Talented Pianist

Philosophers and sociologists interested in music (like Pierre Bourdieu) have questioned how people have access to various musical genres – through radios, music stores, advertising. For instance, Why do certain social classes tend to listen to classical music? Why does choice of music seem to be as predictable for marketing experts as our taste in […]

Byung-Yun Yu, a Founder of Thames Philharmonia

Byung-Yun Yu, a Founder of Thames Philharmonia

Thames Philharmonia was founded by Byung-Yun Yu in 1998 as Surrey Classic Players, with Alexander Postlethwaite as leader and Marsha Young as chairman. In the year 2000 the name was changed to Thames Philharmonia. The orchestra has weekly rehearsals in Kingston-upon-Thames, and performs three or four concerts a year, in St. John’s Smith Square and […]

London United Korean Fan Club

London United Japanese Fan Club