Weekly Events: 30 September – 13 October

Posted on September 29, 2013


848452013061011344218th Busan International Film Festival

  • 3 – 12 October: The 18th Busan International Film Festival is back with upcoming films that are going to be premiered. Also, 71 Im Kwon Taek films will be shown as part of the directrospective. Find out more about what films will be shown during the film festival. [Website | Facebook | Twitter]
  • 7 – 10 October: The Asian Film Market invites film industries professionals to learn and exchange insights about the Asian film market.
  • 9 – 20 October: Four Korean films (Lebanon Emotion, Our Sunhi, New World, and Nobody’s Daughter Hae Won) will be shown during the 57th BFI London Film Festival. Book your tickets fast before they sold out.
  • 10 – 20 October: The Hawaii International Film Festival will have their first stop in Honolulu. 11 Korean films will be shown to the Hawaiian audiences [Website]
  • 10 October: Ha Jung Woo is the final guest for the Year of the 4 Actors.  “The Unforgiven” will be the first film screening at the KCCUK. Free admission.  Remember to reserve your seat.
  • 10 October: Cinema on the Park will be showing Kim Jee Woon‘s retrospective this October. The first film to be shown is “The Good, The Bad, and The Weird”. Find out more details through the website, Twitter and Facebook



MG_6516-310x206Oak Jung Ho solo exhibition at 43 Inverness Street, London

  • 4 – 9 October: 43 Inverness Street presents Oak Jung Ho solo exhibition that consists of photographs and one single channel video. These have elegance and unexpected humour. [Website]
  • 4 – 6 October: Park Bong Su and Myoung Jae Bum will be having a joint exhibition, Lineage, at Blackhorse Lane Studios. [Website]
  • 8 – 20 October: MOKSPACE presents Choi Eun Sook solo exhibition, “The Space in Between“. This exhibition explores the battle between presence and absence.
  • 18 September – 5 October: Park Jae Ho’s “Obsession” will be at the MOKSPACE on the final week. Don’t miss it.
  • 11 – 27 October: Luna Lee Jun Geun will be having her solo exhibition, MINDSCAPE, at the Muse Gallery, London. [Facebook Event]
  • 5 September – 5 October: At the final week, the Korean Collective is still at the Albermarle Gallery. Be sure to check these works that have multi-layers and in-depth detail of these works.
  • 3 October – 22 November: Shin Mee Kyoung, is one of the five artists, who will be showing her work at the Heritage Reinvented: Inagural exhibition,  Tyron Street Gallery.
  • 26 September – 8 November: Shin Mee Kyoung also has her own solo exhibition at the Sumarria Lunn Gallery
  • 24 September – 26 October: Be sure to drop by at the KCCUK to explore Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s portait of fragments.


Music and Performance

Seoul Arirang FestivalSeoul Arirang Festival

  • 11 – 13 October: Seoul Arirang Festival celebrates the true meaning of “Arirang” through songs and live performances. This includes a mix of tradition and contemporary. [Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube]
  • 2 – 6 October: The Jeonju International Sori Festival explores the importance of Pansori and Korean traditional Music [Website | Facebook]
  • 11 – 13 October: Korean indie bands and artists will be showing live rock performances at the Zandari Festa in Hongdae, Seoul. [Website | Facebook | Twitter]
  • 30 September – 2 November: Conductor Kim Eun Sun will be performing John Strauss’s Die Flerdemous at the English National Opera. [Website]
  • 1 October – 10 Novemeber: Love X Stereo is currently on a North American Tour to show their unique electro rock live performances. Visit the Facebook to find out where they will be performing at.
  • 2 October: Apollo 18 will be at the global stage of Canal Kylin International Music Festival, Beijing, China
  • 6 October: Experience in watching the Korean traditional dance which is performed by the Chae Hyang Soon Dance Company. It will be held at the Concourse Concert Hall, Sydney, Australia. More details by the Korean Cultural Centre Australia.
  • 10 – 12 October: MU:CON Seoul is a platform to know about the Korean music industries. This can mean through distribution and marketing. Conferences, business meetings, and showcases are held during the event. [Website]
  • 4 & 5 October: KAMF, known as KAIST Art & Music Festival, is having a 2 day event which is organised by KAIST. There are picnic areas, live music performances, and art flea markets to check out. On the first day of the festival, there will be a Festival Night Fever. Check for more details including the ticket price. [Website | Facebook | Twitter]
  • 3 October: Busker Busker make their comeback live performance at the BEXCO, Busan.*
  • 3 – 6 October: The Jarasum International Jazz Festival showcases jazz artists performance who will bring you some catchy and calming tunes.* [Website | Facebook | YouTube]
  • 12 – 13 October: Indie rock bands will be rocking at the Korean Live Music Festival.*

*Check the Korea Gig Guide for more details about ticket prices.



KERB_ 1ST BDAY HEADER_v1KERB’s 1st Birthday

  • 4 October: Kimchinary will join other food traders to celebrate Kerb’s 1st birthday. Check out for more details.
  • 5 October: The Busan BBQ is back at the Urban Food Fest to whip up sone juicy and meaty burgers.
  • 4 – 6 October: KORRITO will be at the Southbank. Try out various choices of meat and choose how you want to eat (burrito wrap, salad, or rice).



1235955_626396724049593_704272306_nKorean Cultural Night in Australia

  • 16 October: To celebrate Hangul Proclamation Day (9 October), the Korean Cultural Night, organizied by the Korean Cultural Office Australia, will introduce the background knowledge on the creation of Hangul and to provide an opportunity to experience a variety of Korean culture including food, traditional games, traditional costumes and others. It’s free admission but you need to RSVP by 11th October.
  • 2 – 6 October: If you happened to be in Seoul, celebrate and have fun at the Hi Seoul Festival at Seoul Plaza, Gwanghwamun Square, Chyeonggye Plaze and other streets. [Website | Facebook]
  • 5 October: The Seoul International Fireworks Festival will be held at the Yeouido Hangang Park from 1 – 9pm. [Website]
  • 11 – 13 October: Seoul Yangnyeongsi Herb Medicine Culture Festival celebrates the history and importance of traditional medicine which is held at the Yangneyongsi market. [Website]
  • 11- 13 October: Namdo province, where is known for its delicious food, celebrates Namdo Food Festival. Visitors can sample various kinds of Namdo food at picturesque locations like the Naganeupseong Folk Village. [Website]
  • 11 – 13 October: The Toji Literature Festival pays tribute to the well-known novel, Toji, which depicts the modern history of Korea between the Donghak Revolution (1897) to the liberation of Korea (1945).
  • 12 – 13 October: During the weekend, the Itaewon Global Gathering Festival celebrates Korean traditions and foreign cultures.

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