This week sees a variety of events that range from classic Korean cinema to modern Korean beauty. There’s something for everyone interested in the arts and cultural, topped off with a concert that’s sure to bring in a crowd.
At the beginning of the week, the Society of Antiquaries hosts a lecture with Dr. Eleanor Hyun, curator of the Korean collections at the British Museum, on Korean Munbangdo paintings. This genre of artwork appeared in the early Joseon period, continuing their popularity into the 20th century. The paintings usually depict a recurring theme of books at their centre, the still life nature showing objects that had an impact on the developing trends and technologies of the period. It’s sure to be a fascinating insight into the past.
On the 14th, Kim Hong Joon is set to return to the KCCUK to host two of his own short essay films, discussing classic Korean cinema; a tribute to director Kim Ki Young and a reflection on Kim Ku. Both directors have left a mark on the Korean cinematic landscape, and Kim Hong Joon himself has a great insight into the works of these two great directors.
Tying in with the Early Korean Cinema season at the BFI in London, this should prove to be a great opportunity for all you Korean film fans to gain some in-depth knowledge from a well-respected speaker and director. Tickets are also free.
For any K-Beauty enthusiasts, Skin Library are hosting their first ever Bookclub event, featuring YouTube duo Q2HAN. These vlogging twins showcase their day to day life on their channel, talking about everything from K-fashion to make-up, and travelling around their favourite places in Korea in between.
At the event, the girls will give a talk on K-Beauty, followed up by a Q&A session, with the opportunity to take photos later in the day. There’s also a chance to win a K-Beauty hamper and free gifts for anyone who attends. The event will take place on the 17th and tickets are £25.
And to finish the week off with a bang, Planetarium Records brings their “We Go Holic” tour to Europe through MyMusicTaste. The concert in London takes place on the 17th at the ULU Live. All five solo artists from the record label will be in attendance, making up the five-member group that released ‘IGOHOLIC’ back in September last year.
Tickets are still available from £45 if you’ve yet to grab one. Just make sure you snap them up fast. Just to get you in the mood, check out their collaboration song again here!