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Book Club a magnet for Korean writers

When it started out as a simple reading club, Barry Welsh had no idea that his book club would become a forum for Korea’s most famous authors.But 3 1/2 years since it started out, the Seoul Book Club...

Updated : 2015.01.20 21:16

Talk to remember ’forgotten’ figure in Korean history

There is one enemy of the state whom Seoul has not paid enough attention to according to a former senior adviser to the head of South Korean national security. Ra Jong-yil, a former ambassador and a professor at Hanyang University, will be giving a lecture for the Korean branch of the Roya...

Updated : 2015.01.20 21:15

Belly dancer’s ‘Shake Shop’ readies for final shows

Belly dancer Eshe Yildiz is set to hold the 19th “Shake Shop” club night in Hongdae on Saturday. Eshe founded the monthly event in 2013 and also dances with the Eshe and Navah troupe. She says she feels blessed to have had the opportunity to meet everyone who has been involved.“I can’t...

Updated : 2015.01.20 21:14

Seoul mayor to hold meeting with European residents

Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon will host a meeting with European nationals living in the city at the Seoul Global Center in late February. Over 375,000 foreign nationals were living in Seoul as of the end of September, making up more than 3.7 percent of the city’s population. The Seoul Metropo...

Updated : 2015.01.20 21:14

Giving Back gears up for annual fund-raiser

English-teaching charity Giving Back is running its annual fund-raiser in Itaewon next week.The Jan. 31 event will feature live bands and a raffle, and the money raised will help fund classes for underprivileged children run by the group’s Korean and expat volunteers.Barry Smith, who volu...

Updated : 2015.01.20 21:14

Teachers headed for final court battle over employment status

Dozens of teachers who worked at Chungdahm Learning academies are preparing for a final court battle over pay and conditions, after the company appealed a ruling recognizing them as employees, rather than contractors.Employee status would grant the teachers the right to certain benefits, s...

Updated : 2015.01.13 21:33

Unpuzzled to put community into theater

A group of expats and Koreans will look to involve more Koreans in expat drama with a community theater project in Gwangju.Unpuzzled Theatre Company, set up by British acting graduates Victoria Brown ...

Updated : 2015.01.13 21:33

Shakespeare troupe to hold midwinter fund-raiser

Seoul Shakespeare Company will hold its annual Mid-Winter Party this Saturday to raise funds for its upcoming production of “Titus Andronicus.”Entertainment will start with musical theater performances by members of Seoul Shakespeare Company, followed by a comedy performance by Seoul Cit...

Updated : 2015.01.13 21:33

Seoul society plans Burns Night bash

The St. Andrew’s Society of Seoul is holding a Burns Supper on Jan. 24.The event is timed to coincide with Burns Night on Jan. 25, when Scots traditionally celebrate their national poet, Robert Burns. The black tie event will be held from 7 p.m. at the Namsan Room of the Grand Hyatt Hotel...

Updated : 2015.01.13 21:33

Stand Up Seoul to host Shanghai-based comic

Stand Up Seoul is eschewing its monthly comedy challenge for January to host Shanghai-based comic Drew Fralick this Friday. Fralick performs regularly as part of the Kung Fu Komedy club, a stand-up comedy group based in Shanghai, and has worked in the U.S. and around Asia. Also performing ...

Updated : 2015.01.13 21:33

Daejeon expats open own art gallery

A new gallery has opened in Daejeon, run by a local group of expat artists.The Daejeon Artists’ Collective has been running exhibitions since 2011, but made the plunge late last year to open a small ...

Updated : 2015.01.06 21:15

‘12 Angry Jurors’ explores drama behind deliberation

A scene from a rehearsal of “12 Angry Jurors.” (Jenna Apollonia)The cold weather has done nothing to cool off tempers in the south, as Busan English Theater Association will stage a production of “...

Updated : 2015.01.06 21:15

Camarata to begin kids’ choir in Feb.

The Camarata Music Company is setting up a new children’s choir, which will begin rehearsals next month.Introductory meetings to give more information to parents about the choir, open to children aged 7-14, will be held in Seoul on Jan. 17 and 24.CMC director and conductor Ryan Goessl sai...

Updated : 2015.01.06 21:14

Talk to explore puzzle left by Buddhist mural

The Royal Asiatic Society’s Korea Branch will host a talk on Jan. 13 on the mysteries surrounding a Buddhist painting, the Amitabha Buddha triad mural at Muwi-sa in South Jeolla Province.The mural was painted during the early Joseon era in 1476, despite Joseon’s suppression of Buddhism. ...

Updated : 2015.01.06 21:14

Filmmakers’ group holds networking meeting Sunday

What’s Next Entertainment Group is holding the first monthly Global Filmmaking Network meeting of the year in Seoul on Sunday. The event aims to bring Korean and expat filmmakers together by providing education and opportunities for growth. It will also function as a very early meet-and-g...

Updated : 2015.01.06 21:14