For those of you interested in films and culture, this week offers a ton of new experiences for you to try. The Korean Cultural Centre in London is hosting a number of events at the start of this month, with topics ranging from art to food. There’s also a free concert for classical music lovers.
Today (Monday 29th) brings Making Makgeoli, a master class on how to make the traditional Korean wine with Tae Yeol Kim, a traditional liquor ambassador. The class will teach participants how to make the wine, some of the history behind it, and of course will feature some sampling. Any makgeoli that attendees make can also be taken home.
The event is only £10 to enter, but does require a reservation. With only 25 places available, it may already be sold out. If you’re lucky enough to have gained a place, it begins at 7:00pm, ending at 9:00pm. Check here if you’re interested, but be quick!
On Tuesday 30th July, British-Korean pianist Jinah Shim will be hosting a free piano recital at St Martin-in-the-Fields near Trafalgar Square.
The recipient of many esteemed prizes, including the Chandos Young Musician of the Year Award, the afternoon promises to be a wonderful showcase of talent. Her programme will include Mozart’s Sonata for Piano in B flat, Brahms Variations on a Theme of Paganini (Book 2), and Ravel’s La Valse.
More details for the event can be found here, as well as a small teaser of her skill below.
As part of the KCC’s Korean Film Nights programme, a screening of Wanee & Junah (2011) is set for Thursday 1st August at 7pm. Described as “taboo-breaking debut” from director Kim Yong Gyun, the film follows the relationship of two young screenwriters, dealing with their past and their fractured futures.
The screening is free, but you need to book ahead to ensure a place. You can do so right here.