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UK Korean Events of the Week: 25th – 31st March

We have yet another roundup of this week’s UK Korean events for you and it’s a good week for art lovers this week with two new exhibitions opening, one in London and one in Glasgow.Two more exhibitions are still open this week in case you haven’t…

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Dear Mr. PD, Give Me a Break! Female bodies on K-pop TV shows

The image above is a screenshot of G.NA’s performance on last week’s Inkigayo

Sometimes I really don’t enjoy watching K-pop music shows. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the big fancy set pieces and costumes and I’m always curious to see if the…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 18th – 24th March

It’s another film-dominated week with not one but three showings of Leesong Hee-il’s latest works courtesy of the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival as well as a film which offers insight into life in a North Korean Prison Camp. If it’s not a film…

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10 old K-pop songs every K-pop fan should know

Ever wanted to know more about the first wave of K-pop of the late 90’s and early 2000’s but didn’t know where to start? Well, we’ve compiled a playlist of 10 of the most important songs to get you started! All the songs on this…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 11th – 17th March

It’s a fairly quiet and London-centred week although a good one for film lovers with screenings of two very interesting and well-renowned films, including one as part of the British Film Institute’s annual London Lesbian and Gay Film Festival that looks well worth a watch. Three…

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Cute Girls Finish First: Is aegyo a form of power?

Cuteness is something valued throughout the world. For evolutionary reasons, humans are programmed to want to protect and care for cute things. Big eyes, small mouths, small noses, naivety and innocence are all traits which are universally thought to be inherently cute and they are all traits associated with those…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 4th – 10th March

It’s another busy week of events with the opening of a new exhibition over HADA Contemporary, a Korean culture symposium happening at University of Edinburgh, film screenings in London and Liverpool, a K-pop club night, a language exchange meetup and more exhibitions continuing their run on from last…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 25th February – 3rd March

One of the most notable events happening this week is definitely the release of perhaps Korea’s most famous and most celebrated director, Park Chan-wook’s English-language film debut Stoker which sees its UK release nationwide on Friday. The film is a psychological thriller starring Nicole Kidman and…

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Behind the Scenes in K-pop: Interview with SM producer Young-hu Kim

Here at Beyond Hallyu we like to take a closer look at the creative side of K-pop and the people involved in making the music that K-pop fans love so much. Recently we were given the opportunity to interview one of the highly experienced producers behind some of…

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Korean Events of the Week: 18th – 24th February

It’s a varied week of events this week with a selection of different events for those interested in different aspects of Korean culture. There is the opening of the Korean Cultural Centre’s newest exhibition on traditional Korean cosmetics while Soon Yul Kang’s tapestry exhibition is coming to…

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