UK Korean Events of the Week: 1st – 7th April

It’s the start of April this week which we can only hope means the start of some warmer weather after the Met office officially named yesterday the coldest Easter Sunday on record. Thankfully though, regardless of the weather, there are plenty of interesting event happening inside this week if you are looking for something to do during the Easter break. The biggest being undoubtedly actress Moon So-ri’s London visit which will include a Q&A session as part of the KCC’s ‘Year of 4 Actors’ festival. Speaking of the KCC, its long running cosmetics exhibition finally comes to an end this week after a long run so if you’ve been wanting to visit but haven’t got round to it make sure you get along there before it closes! Thankfully there are still plenty of other exhibitions taking place this week including a new one at HADA Contemporary as well as a Korean language meetup and a chance to cook up some great Korean food. Keep reading for details of all this week events.

Inspired by Nature, the Traditional Cosmetics of Korea @ KCCUK

The Korean Cultural Centre’s exhibition of the traditional cosmetics of Korea throughout the ages is finally coming to an end this week after a long run. The artifacts on display are all on loan from the Coreana Cosmetics Museum which houses over 5000 different objects related to traditional Korean cosmetic culture and range in era from the Three Kingdoms period to the 20th century.If you want a more hands on experience, you can take part about how to make traditional natural cosmetics through public workshop. We’ve been hearing good things about this exhibition so make sure you go and check it out before it closes on Saturday.

Until 6th April / Opening times Mon-Fri 11am-5pm Sat 11am-5pm / KCCUK 1 – 3 Strand London WC2N 5BW / Click here for details.

Sun, Moon and Tree: Chang Sook Lee & Soyeop Kim Ceramic Exhibition @ MOKSPACE

It’s also final week this week to catch this display so make sure to go down to Mokspace to see it if you haven’t had the chance already. The display of the work of ceramists Chang Sook Lee and Soyeop Kim continues at MOKSPACE this week. The works of both artists explore nature and life in-depth with Chang’s working focussing on ‘the material world of soil and especially its diverse connotations of life’ while Kim takes her inspiration from trees which she describes as “like the life-road towards the sky above”.

Until 7th April / MOKSPACE, 33 Museum Street, London WC1A / Click here for details and to book.

The Tainted @ Gazelli Art House

It’s the second week for this exhibition from Korean artist Shan Hur and Italian artisit Aron Demetz. The exhibition focusses on exploring the relationship between nature and man. Hur’s sculptures and installations encourage the viewer to go on a journey of discovery through his work by placing unusual objects (such as collapsed ruins and a cracked column) into an everyday space. The artist aims to make the viewer question their own observations and perceptions and to create a space which fills the mind with curiosity. Demetz’s sculptures have a similar motive but with more focus on both the balance and unbalance between man and nature. The exhibition runs until the 5th of June so you have plenty of time to check it out before it closes.

Until 5th June / Gazelli Art House, 39 Dover Street, Mayfair, London / Click here for details.

Korean-English Language Exchange Meetup: all levels

The long-established Korean Language Meetup group is having another of its regular meetups. Korean-speakers of all levels from complete beginners to native speakers are welcome to join for a great way to meet fellow Korean speakers and people interested in Korean culture. To book a place and find out more visit their Meetup page.

3th March 7pm / Admission:£1 / Central London (Location only shown upon booking) / Click here for details and to book.

‘Postmodern Times’ Gwon Osaeg exibition @ HADA Contemporary

A brand new exhibition opens at HADA this week of work by Korean artist and sculptor Gwon Osaeng. The exhibition showcases the artist’s three series: Deodorant Type, The Flat and The Sculpture which exam the futile and fleeting nature of modern life. Gwon plays with combining 2 and 3 dimensions in his artwork to push the boundaries of tradition concepts of sculpture and create a detached representation of modern life. The exhibition runs until the end of may so there is plenty of time to catch it.

4th April – 31st May / Opening times: 11am-6pm / HADA Contemporary 21 Vyner street London E2 9DG / Click here for details.

KCCUK Film Night: HAHAHA plus Q&A with actress Moon So-ri @ BAFTA

To celebrate the end of the first quarter of the Korean Culural Centre’s ‘Year of Four Actors’, the KCC is holding a special screening at the British Academy of Film and Television showing the last film in the series focussing on the first actor in the line-up, Moon So-ri. The screening will also feature a question and answer session with the actress herself who has come all the way from Korea especially for this evening. Sadly the event is now fully but hopefully everyone who has already booked their ticket will have a great night.

4th April 7pm/ Fully Booked/ British Acadmey of Film and Television Arts, 195 Piccadilly, London W1J 9LN / Click here for details.

Classic Korean Cusine: Bulgogi,  Salmon Teriyaki, Rice and Tofu-Broccoli salad (Hands-on Workshop) @ York Cookery School

There is another Korean cookery class in York this week  from Jin Kim, who we have previously interviewed. This time, Jin will be showing her class how to cook the classic meat dish, bulgogi and the Japanese favourite salmon teriyaki along with the essential accompaniment, perfect Korean-style sticky rice (which can be much more difficult that it sounds!) and a simple broccoli and tofu accompaniment. By the end of the class every student with have a full meal to eat as well as some leftovers for taking home.

7th April 9.30am-1pm / Admission: £60 / York Cookery School, York Eco Business Centre, YO30 4AG / Click here for details and to book.

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