The following events from April 23 to 29 can be found below from SOUTH CLUB’s Europe Tour, an exhibition and the screening of ‘White Badge’ at KCCUK!

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Madrid (Sala But): Monday 23rd April
Paris (Le Trabendo): Friday 27th April
Cologne (Die Kantine):  Friday 29th April

You can buy your tickets here!

‘Munbangsau: Friends of the Scholar’ an exhibition of Korean Crafts

Korean Cultural Centre UK, 1-3 Strand, London, WC2N 5BW

Dates: 23 April – 17 June 2018

Opening Reception: Monday 23 April 2018, 6-8pm

As part of the Korea/UK season, the Korean Cultural Centre UK and the Cheongju Craft Biennale present ‘Munbangsau: Friends of the Scholar’.  The exhibition is based on munbangsau – the four essential literary tools used by Confucian scholars (seonbi) during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897 AD).

The exhibition joins the programme of London Craft Week 2018 (9-13 May), and is complemented by an opening performance by a classical geomungo (traditional Korean instrument) player, Jeong-ju Lee, at the opening reception on 23 April. A talk and a workshop will take place on 12 May, featuring master craftsmen from Chungcheongbuk-do, a province in Cheongju, Korea, renowned for the preservation of traditional Korean craftsmanship.

A discussion with author Ahn Jung-hyo

The Korean Literature Night (KLN) is a monthly discussion group that explores various themes and topics relating to that month’s chosen book. We will read Silver Stallion by Ahn Jung-hyo.

Event Date: 25 April, 19.00-21.00

Venue: Korean Cultural Centre UK

Entrance Free – Booking Essential

Apply to or call 020 7004 2600 with your name and contact details by Thursday 5th April.

The booking system utilises a lottery based programme that picks names at random, once the final selection has been drawn we will send you an e-mail regarding the result of the selection.

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About the Author– Ahn Jung-hyo

Ahn was born in Seoul in 1941. He graduated from Sogang University with a BA in English literature in 1965 then worked as an English-language reporter, columnist, and editor at the Korea Times and Korea Herald.

Ahn made his debut as a translator in 1975, when he published a Korean translation of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez which was serialized in the monthly Literature & Thought. From that time until the late 1980s, he translated approximately 150 foreign works into Korean. He published his first novel titled ‘White Badge,” about the story of Korean participation in the Vietnam War.

White Badge

26th April 2018, 7:00pm

Event Synopsis:

Writer Han Ki-jo exists in a kind of daze, floating between his cramped apartment, his editor’s office and into and out of the lives of his various friends and acquaintances. A Vietnam veteran, Han earns money by publishing articles on his experiences while carrying the ambition to someday write a novel on the subject, if he can ever bring himself to put the traumatic tale down on the page. When an old comrade from his Vietnam war days comes back into his life, Han is forced to recount the terrible war-time experiences that have left the lives of both men in ruins. With a career stretching back to the 1950s, Ahn Sung-ki is considered one of Korea’s finest actors; he carries the film here as Han, while ably supported by a standout turn from fellow acting veteran Lee Kyeong-yeong  as the damaged Pyon.

Between 1964 and 1973 South Korea, second only to the United States itself, dispatched the most troops of any nation to the Vietnam War. Renowned writer and translator Ahn Junghyo’s first novel White Badge recounts the novelist’s personal experiences as a soldier during the conflict.

Director: Chung Ji-young

Running time: 124mins

Event Date: Thursday 26 April, 7:00pm

Location: KCCUK

FREE Admission, booking essential:



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