This week, its all about awe-inspiring performances old and new. From historical feats to showstopping musical beats, there is something for all to enjoy in the arts and in modern Korean culture.
However, there is one anticipated event that has been placed on hold for foreseeable future. SS501 member, Park Jungmin was due to begin his European Tour on the 20th February but a recent car accident and doctor’s orders have resulted in the performances being pushed back to May so that he can make a full recovery. Triple S Entertainment and SKeYACE have confirmed that all tickets purchased will still be valid for every city on the tour and that ticket holders will receive a “special gift” which will be announced at a later date.
Any ticket holders who wish to get a refund of their purchase has been encouraged to contact SKeYACE through the e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. UnitedKpop will report on any developments and updates on Jungmin’s recovery and the new tour dates. Until then, check out his recent Korean single, “XTC” which dropped this week on all available platforms.
In better Concert news; A.C.E is touching on European soil this week and kick starting their “To Be An ACE” tour – following from the success of their American concerts. Starting in Paris on the 22nd February, the boys will also be travelling to Berlin on the 24th. Tickets have been going fast so snap them up through the MyMusicTaste page and get ready for more updates on their following concerts in Stockholm, Amsterdam, Brussels, Moscow, Budapest, Dublin & London.
If Korean Film is more your thing, there is still a chance to catch BFI Southbank’s showcase of the Lost Films From The Japanese Colonial Period. Curated by University of Sheffield Senior Lecturer and KCCUK’s Hyun Jin Cho, the surviving productions are a wide selections of melodramas, newsreels and propaganda films from this controvercial period of Korean history. The event is still currently running until the 28th February and tickets are still available through the official What’sOnBFI website.
Finally, fans of Running Man are finally getting the chance to be like their favourite stars, all courtesy of the University of Westminster. The Korean Culture Society will be holding an event themed around the famous Korean variety show on the 23rd February which is jam-packed with mystery group challenges and quirky problem solving.
There is a standard fee of £5 if you are not a Westminster student but time is running out to get your tickets as the event organisers are asking for confirmation on the 20th February at the latest. For more information and to get your tickets, check out our full event page and follow the Korean Culture Society on Instagram – @uowksoc