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 week. Make sure to keep reading to find out more information about all these events.

Inspired by Nature, the Traditional Cosmetics of Korea @ KCCUK

The Korean Cultural Centre continues it’s exhibition of traditional cosmetics of Korea throughout the ages. 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. It looks like a really interesting exhibition and it runs on until the start of April so there is plenty of time to catch it before it closes. For more details on the exhibition, make sure to check out this article over at London Korean Links.

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

Bae Chan-hyo: Punishment Project @ Purdy Hicks Gallery

This week sees the opening of an exhibition of works by photographer Chan-Hyo Bae at the Purdy Hicks gallery. The works on display follow on from his two previous exhibitions ‘Existing in Costume’ and ‘Fairy Tales’ and explore the ideas of power and punishment through Bae’s intricate depiction of himself as a series of famous power holders from throughout history. For more information, on this fascinating exhibition head over to London Korean Links for more information on the exhibition and the artist.

Until 23rd March / Opening times Mon–Fri 10am – 6pm Sat 11am – 6pm / Purdy Hicks Gallery 65 Hopton Street Bankside London SE1 9GZ / Click here for details.

Yun Posun Memorial Symposium @ University of Edinburgh

A symposium being held in honour of late former president of South Korea, Yun Posun by the University of Edinburgh who was an alumni of the university. The three day programme features a series of workshops and lectures and a Korean Culture Show organised by Edinburgh University Korean Students’ Society which will cover both traditional and modern culture with a series of documentaries and performances. There will also be a memorial lecture given by the writer, brodcaster and former British diplomat to North Korea, Dr James Hoare and a book launch from Dr Myungkoo Ki.

January 4th-6th / University of Edinburgh and Pleasance Theatre, Edinburgh / Click here for details and to book.

King of Pigs @ FACT, Liverpool AND Pan-Asia Film Festival, London

The critically acclaimed Korean animated drama ‘King of Pigs’ which played as part of the London Korean Film Festival last week is being screened not once but twice this week. The first screening will be at the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology in Liverpool followed by a screening on Friday as part of Asia House’s Pan-Asia Film Festival at Rio Cinema. The film takes a closer look at the issues of class struggles and school bullying in Korean society and seems like it will be well worth the watch.

4th March 9pm  / Admission: £7.50-£9 /FACT, 88 Wood Street, Liverpool, L1 4DQ / Click here for details and to book.

8th March 11.30pm / Admission: £8 / Rio Cinema, 107 Kingsland High Street, London E8 2PB / Click here for details and to book.

Min Jungyeon Solo exhibition @ HADA Contemporary

This is the first UK solo exhibition for Korean artist, Min Jungyeon which will showcase some of her most fantastical works. On display at the exhibition will be a range of drawing and paintings of the artist’s ‘phantasmagorical realm’. It looks to be a unique display as Min uses he work to create a new universe of her own and you can read more about it over at London Korean Links.

7th-31st March / Opening times 11am-6pm / HADA Contemporary 21 Vyner street London E2 9DG / 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. This event welcomes Korean-speakers of all levels from complete beginners to native speakers and is 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.

8th March 7pm / Admission:£1 / Central London (Location only shown upon booking) / Click here for details and to book.

Kpopteam Korean School club night

Kpopteam is hosting another one of it’s club nights and this time it’s school-themed! Their Korean School events have been a sell out for the past four years so it’s sure to be a good night. So if you want a good K-pop club night make sure to dress up in your best uniform and go along. Plus girls get in free before 11pm!

9th March 10pm-4am / Admission: £10 (guestlist, more on the door) / Yager Bar 2-3 New Change Peters Hill, St Paul’s, London EC4M 8EN / Click here for details and to book.