With the bank holiday weekend starting us off, there’s only four working days this week. That means more time for fun Korean activities, right?
Continuing from the BBC Proms last week, Korean artists continue to take center stage in the world of classical music. Find clarinet player Jaeyong Nam at the Korean Culture on 27th August along with pianist Harry Rylance. Both musicians attend the world-class Royal Academy of Music, so are sure to be a treat to watch live!The event is free of charge and begins at 7pm. Advanced reservation is essential and can be done here.
How about continuing the magic by watching The Illusionist featuring Yu Ho-Jin at Shaftesbury Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, London. The street has other magical connections, including its reference in the Harry Potter series. The magic performance on The Illusionist was last seen in the West End back in 2015, so if you don’t get the chance to see it by 1st September, you might have to wait a little longer. You can find out more on the Shaftesbury Theatre website.
Wrap up your week with a good read; the Korean Literature Night will be having a discussion on Kim Kyung-Uk’s God Has No Grandchildren and Spray in this month’s discussion. The texts focus on the modern Korean societal focused on obtaining wealth and power, and the way this desire leads to the disruption of family ties. The discussions are sure to be fascinating! This month’s discussions are to be held on 29th August 7-9pm at the Korean Culture Center. While the pre-booking period is over, they hold events monthly, so be sure to check back if it is something that sounds of interest to you! You can see the details for the event here.