The Big Bang Galaxy Alive Tour will be held on December 15, 2012, Saturday, at the Wembley Arena in London. Tickets will go on sale starting October 26, and can be purchased via TicketMaster UK and LiveNation UK.
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Park Hongmin is a graduate student and he plays both screenwriter and director to A Fish. This film was shot on a shoestring budget hence it's "home made" 3D. We have no idea what that means but BFI says it has been done perfectly so it will definitely be worth checking out! This is your chance to see something a little different from Korean cinema and possibly witness a future big gun of the cinema industry in the making. BFI has described this film as both irreducibly Korean and plausibly universal; a Thriller about a husband trying to track down his wife with the help of a psychotic detective. During all of this, the husband is also fighting a personal battle where he think's he is possibly going crazy; which is always fun to watch!
An adaption of Miyabe Miyuki's famous mystery thriller novel Burning Train. We see a fiance searching for his missing wife with his cousin who is a ex-cop that was dismissed by the force (you always need one of them). Of course being a Korean film, it's never that simple so expect some unexpected twist and turns! BFI describes this film as: Byeon Yeong-joo's hard-edged feminism shines through the snaking plot: this is ultimately the story of a victimised woman. But it gets all the male stuff right too. So something for everyone! But possibly not a perfect first date film
Hong Sang-soo presents us with something a little different from the usual Korean Cinema. Hong is said to be known for her LOL films and that is what she aims to do with this film. Three French women all named Anne leave Seoul to spend a day on a boring beach resort. Hong is good at accurately capturing the reality of male and female relationships, for example all the lies we tell ourselves so this film is sure to be a fun one and a chance to also see a Foreigner's adventures outside of buzzing Seoul.
Many Korean groups and artists such as KARA, SISTAR, EXO-K, SHINee, INFINITE, and more perform at “KBS Olympic London 2012 Festival”
KBS held a special “Olympic London 2012 Festival” at Yeouido Park in Seoul to commemorate the South Korean athletes of the 2012 London Olympics Games. There were 150 athletes there in attendance and some of the medalists even performed on stage.
Korea’s top artists who performing at the event including B2ST, SHINee, G.NA, CNBLUE, Tiger JK and Tasha, KARA, SISTAR, CNBLUE, INFINITE, Ulala Session, 4minute, EXO-K, and more.
The goal of South Korea is to win 10 gold medals and this nation proved to be an athletic powerhouse at the Olympics surpassing it’s goal by achieving 13 gold medals (fifth overall) and finishing in the top 10 with 28 medals overall.
Soompi_News_Leaderboard_ATFMobile_Soompi_Ldrbrd_ATF Soompi Search Main menuSkip to contentHome News Gallery Videos Forums NEED A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE?Français Español 8 Hottest Korean Athletes at the 2012 London Olympics!by thunderstix August 13, 2012 1 of 9The 2012 Summer Olympics in London is over now, with South Korea finishing 5th overall in the medal standings. South Korea won a record-tying 13 gold medals (plus 8 silvers and 7 bronze medals), and produced countless glorious moments of unforgettable drama.
While most fans were focused on the medals and the drama, some of us here at Soompi were busy spotting the cutest and sexiest Olympians from the South Korean team. Take a look at 8 of the hottest athletes that represented South Korea at the 2012 Summer Olympics!
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Currently Park Tae Hwan is competing in the 2012 London Olympics and he won a gold medal in the 400 meter freestyle and a silver in the 200 meter freestyle events at the 2008 Summer Olympics. He is the first Asian swimmer to win a gold medal in Mens 400 metre freestyle event, and the first Korean to win a medal in swimming.. Even after experiencing a huge mental blow with his initial disqualification from the 400m preliminaries, the marine boy came back to show that he would not go down without a fight.
Kim Soo Hyun is in London to cheer for 2012 Olympics athletes. A photo of the actor was revealed on July 30, showing him in London, England, alongside other “9 to London” supporters. It was also reported that he was spotted on July 27 at the Incheon International Airport, as he was departing.
In the pictures made public, Kim Soo Hyun is seen rooting for Korean swimmer Park Tae Hwan in the 400m freestyle competition. As soon as Park Tae Hwan made the turn, Kim Soo Hyun sent up a round of applause. The actor also reportedly led the cheers for the 200m and 1500m competitions.
Kim Soo Hyun’s London agenda included a luncheon with “9 to London.” He chatted with fans as well, and gave in to requests for photographs with fans.
Korea Sports Art 2012 runs through August 15 at MOKSPACE Gallery, London in conjunction with the 2012 Summer Olympic Games (photos courtesy of IADG).
As the torch relay continues its journey around the British capital, Korean visual artists have gathered together for Korea Sports Art 2012, a group exhibit in celebration of the upcoming London Olympic Games, slated from July 27 to August 12. Beginning on July 20, Korea Sports Art 2012 welcomes Londoners and Olympic travelers across the globe to the world of sports art, introducing Korean talents who have pioneered and developed a relatively new genre at one of Europe's centers for the contemporary arts and design. Visitors are welcome to discover an inspiring mix of sports art at MOKSPACE Gallery (33 Museum Street, London WC1A), only a few steps away from the British Museum until August 15. Fourteen emerging Korean artists bring collections of their works executed using diverse media to share the global spirit of sports. The works on display range from traditional genres including video installation, photography illustrations, and paintings that capture the thrill and emotion of athletes in action to more cutting-edge objects like figurines, custom sneakers, and a bicycle saddle wittily redesigned as a reindeer head sculpture.
"Sports art may not have drawn much attention so far, yet is one of the universal genres sharing cultural values that can be easily enjoyed by a wider scope of audiences beyond borders", remarked Jung Jisuk, artistic director of the International Art Directors Group (IADG), who organized the show. "While curating the whole exhibition, the most exciting part was to reinterpret the different roles sports play in our lives, and turn the energy and beauty it bears into artistic creations in various media. We expect this exhibition would further gain momentum in raising awareness of both the genre and Korean contemporary culture under the common theme of sports, and as the first official event of its kind. Those outside of London are also invited to explore the virtual exhibit offered free-of-charge through Hexa Gallery, a smartphone and smartpad application, which brings a real-life gallery to your fingertips. Participating artists include Kim Min-seok (a.k.a. KWANG), Kim Younsung (a.k.a. Gaeko), Kim Sungkug, Park Kyeongho, Sakiroo, Shin Dongjin (GFX), Shin Heungwoo, Yoon Seohee, COOLRAIN, Won Chunho, Saemi Cho, Youchang Jung, Zooki, and Lee Jungmin. For more information, please visit www.mokspace.com/korea_sports_art_2012.phpor to view a video clip, click here. By Hwang DanaKorea.net Staff Writer
MBC, who holds the "Idol Athletic Championship" every year, held the same event in "Idol Star Olympic" as a special episode for the upcoming 2012 London Olympics this Friday.
As stars recorded for the event on July 10th and 15th, the first part has finally aired on July 25th and the second part will be aired on the 26th, 9:55 KST.
100 stars of nation's top idol groups in 24 teams participated in "Idol Star Olympic". They competed for the gold medals in eight events: 100m dash, hurdling, long jump, high jump, walking relay, fencing, table tennis, and archery.
KBS music program, "Music Bank," will not be airing on August 3rd due to the London 2012 Olympics.
On July 25th, KBS officials told My Daily, "The August 3rd 'Music Bank' episode will not air due to the Olympics. In place of 'Music Bank,' archery, fencing, table tennis events will be shown."
They continue, "Because of the Olympic Games, this is the only time the show will be cancelled. It will continue to broadcast normally every other day."
Producer of the variety program Kim Tae Ho also alerted viewers about the time change before hand through his Twitter. According to the official new schedule, Infinity Challenge will begin broadcast at 4:05 KST instead of its original time of 6:30 KST.
After the earlier broadcast of Infinity Challenge, Koreas Marine Boy Park Tae Hwan will compete in the 400m preliminaries for swimming. The womens handball match will be aired as well.