UK Korean Events of the Week: 10th – 16th June
After lots of anticipation, the KCCUK’s K-Music festival is finally starting this week with the first ever London performance from the National Orchestra of Korea. The orchestra will be playing a wide variety of music which puts a twist on traditional Korean music. For those of us outside London it is a good week as well with another film screening in Glasgow and repeat screenings of the North Korea documentary throughout the week as part of Sheffield Doc/Fest. Keep reading for details of all these events and more.
Chung Heesung and Je Baak @ HADA Contemporary
It’s the second week for this exhibition at HADA contemporary which features the photography and videography of Korean artists Chung Heesung and Je Baak. The works on display explore the limits of representation found in both art forms and ‘challenge on the idea of truth, perception and identity through rejection and acceptance of failure’. The exhibition is open until the end of July so there is plenty of time left to see it.
6th June – 28th July / Opening times: 11am-6pm / HADA Contemporary 21 Vyner street London E2 9DG / Click here for details.
weeKorea Film Screening
The free bi-monthly film screening is back at Glasgow School of Art’s student union, The Art School on Tuesday. The film being shown is ‘Le Grand Chef’, a comedy drama in which the grandsons of the two apprentices of the Royal Chef of the Joseon Dynasty compete in a cooking competition to see who is the rightful owner of the Royal Chef’s knife. The short film ‘Good Romance’ will also be being shown. There will be opportunity after the showings to meet like-minded people and discuss the film upstairs in the bar.
11th June 7.15pm / Admission: FREE / The Art School, 468 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3LW / Click here for details.
The Defector @ Sheffield Doc/Fest
The interactive documentary ”The Defector: Escape From North Korea’ is being shown as part of the 20th Sheffield Doc/Fest this week. Screenings will be taking place throughout the whole duration of the festival from 10am to 5pm. The documentary follows the storries of North Koreans trying to defect as it happens and the interactive nature of the film allows the viewers to really experience what it’s like to be a North Korean defector. To find out more about the film, you can visit its website.
12th – 16th betweeen 10am and 5pm daily / Admission: FREE / Sheffield Doc/Fest Crossover Lounge, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX / Click here for details.
KCCUK Film Night: Secret Sunshine
The KCC’s Year of 4 Actors continues with the fifth film to feature second actress Jeon Do-yeon. This is the film which won Jeon the Prize for Best Actress at Cannes Film Festival in 2007 and it follows the story of widow Lee Shin-ae who moves to her husbands hometown to try and start a new life. Just as things begin to settle down he only son is abducted and she must learn to cope with her new life alone.
16th May 7pm / KCCUK, 1 – 3 Strand, London WC2N 5BW / Click here for details and to book.
K-Music Festival 2013: The National Orchestra of Korea
The widely-anticipated K-Music festival finally kicks off this week with a performance from the National Orchestra of Korea at the Barbican. The orchestra will be playing it’s signature style of music for the first time in the UK which utilises element of traditional Korean music while embracing innovative new music.
14th June 8pm / Admission: £10-25 / Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS / Click here for details and to book.
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