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UK Korean Events of the Week: 17th – 23rd June

It’s definitely a busy week down at the Korean Cultural Centre this week! As well as the ongoing K-Music festival which has three concerts plus short daily performances this week, a new exhibition of Korean pottery is opening and the centre’s Women on Screen film series will…

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Edinburgh Film Festival brings Korean film to Scotland

The prestigious Edinburgh International Film Festival is to show a series of South Korean films as part of this year’s programme. The Focus on Korea strand of the festival will run from 22nd to the 30th of June and will be showcasing five different films, both independent and mainstream…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 3rd – 9th June

It’s a busy week with the long anticipated Terracotta Far East Film Festival kicking off this week with a range of great films across that part of the world including some of the most popular Korean films of last year. On top of that many of the long-running…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 20th – 26th May

It’s another busy week in London with several interesting events with insights into Korean history, art and culture taking place throughout the week. The KCC is kicking off its K-MUSIC 2013 festival with a discussion forum featuring several music professionals and experts, it also continues its ‘Women on…

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SECRET’s Hyosung, Netizens and Democracy in South Korea

K-pop girl group SECRET’s leader Hyosung has been having a bit of a tough time recently. At first it was all the articles and comments about her diet which overshadowed the group’s recent comeback and then something a little more serious happened. Yesterday on a radio show…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 13th – 19th May

It’s a busy week at the KCCUK  as the 3rd K-pop Academy comes to an end, their new art exhibition continues, as does the ‘Year of 4 Actors’ with another screening and then all rounded off with its 3rd Annual K-pop Contest and K-pop night on…

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Behind the Scenes in K-pop: Interview with SM Choreographer Rino Nakasone

We’re back again with another interview with a very talented person working in K-pop behind the scenes. Having previously talked to a producer for SM Entertainment, we recently had the opportunity to interview the choreographer behind many of the company’s most famous dances of the past few…

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UK Korean Events of the Week: 15th – 21st April

Image: An example of Minhwa by artist Jackie Kim
The KCC starts it’s 10 week programme of free lessons for those want to learn how to play the traditional Korean instrument, the gayageum or learn the traditional folk painting style, Minhwa. Unfortunately all the places on both courses are…

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How to cook the perfect Korean rice (without a rice cooker!)

Want to know how to cook good Korean-style rice without a rice cooker? Well, look no further! Our new guest blogger, Jin Kim, is here to explain the best way to cook rice on the stove.

For my very first Korean food column, rice was first thing that came…

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