The cartoon schedule is running a few days behind, but rest assured they will be one up in the week alongside a couple of event write ups that I am working on.
Here is the Mouse with an important message
I have posted my schedule. You can see that on the right hand side column. I was attempting to do a new cartoon every three times a week. I am slightly late this week. I will change the timings of when I post, but please ensure that there will be a cartoon up at least twice a week if not more!
Catherine Lee a budding young cellist, whom I had the pleasure of meeting last year, is playing a lunch time concert at St Martin-in-the-Fields along with John Paul Ekins on the piano. The concert starts at 13:00 and is a free event. So make sure you arrive early. Have listed the programme details below with further information.
Watch out for my interview with Catherine in a future post.
Ludwig van Beethoven – Variations for Cello & Piano
Robert Schumann – Intermezzo from F-A-E Sonata
Dmitri Shostakovich – Sonata for Cello & Piano, Op.40
The event is supported by the South Korean Embassy.
Ever since I was ten years old, I was given a soft toy polar bear (drawn in my cartoon above) that I loved and carried around with me everywhere. It was not until much later and during the start of my love of all things Korean that I noticed the little tag at the side of his fluffy paw that said ‘Made in Korea.’ Coincidence or what? Little did I know that Korea has been with me since childhood. It is interesting how you can attract things into your life without really knowing.
So the New Year has begun and the start of it brings the inevitable resolutions we make to ourselves and intend to keep throughout the year. Sometimes declaring things out loud to your friends and family, help keep you focused.
This year my resolution for Diya On Korea is to write more and draw more frequently. I will post a schedule and will annouce it in a few days. So watch this space.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
What are your New Year’s Resolutions for this year?
I have not posted in a while. I guess I have not been able to get rid of that holiday feeling. There are a few articles and interviews that I am in the processing of writing up. So please bear with me. In the meantime I thought you might enjoy the following. (Don’t worry, unlike the following cartoon I do remember that I need to blog!)
Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Even though you might not celebrate Christmas, I wish you the very best of the holiday season and I hope you get to spend it with those you love.
Unfortunately for me, I was not able to attend any of the films showing at the LKFF this year. It would have been nice given my first time as an official Korea.net blogger rather than just an eager movie watcher and film star stalker! I had booked a holiday to India/Thailand where I am currently now! Although I am enjoying seeing the facebook and twitter feeds respectively report updates of the days gone by.
Most of the coverage you can obtain from sites such as London Korean Links. Click here. Philip has listed the movies in order they were shown at the festival and has also given links to the reviews. Hangul Celluloid is a good place to search for reviews and activities on the recent film festival.
I have yet to venture into writing about film on this site, but hope to do so in the forthcoming months.
From the looks and sounds of it, the festival is getting bigger each year attracting a larger audience and introducing newcomers to the joys of Korean cinema. I am only gutted that along with being unable to attend most of these screenings, I was unable to bask in the warm glow of Jung Woo-Sung and his Q&A and watch his movie Cold Eyes. I am a big fan, in case it does not come across!
Looking forward to next year 2015 at the LKFF!