Chuseok at the British Museum – 17 Sept

by Philip Gowman on 28 August, 2016

in British Museum, Event Notices, Expos and Festivals, Kang Ik-joong (강익중), Kim Hyelim, Rhee Kate-hers

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A chance to catch up on the things you didn’t manage to fit in on Friday evening. This is the last of three special Chuseok sessions at the British Museum, and with so much going on you’ll need to plan carefully. Here’s LKL’s unofficial timetable to assist (click for a full-size version):

Saturday at BM

Follow these links for the schedule of events for Friday 16 Sept 2016 and Thursday 15 Sept 2016.

Celebrating Chuseok 한가위 축제

Saturday 17 September 2016,
11.00–16.00 Great Court, galleries and Clore Centre for Eduction
Free, just drop in – some events have limited capacity

Welcome to a special family day to celebrate Chuseok, the Korean Harvest Moon Festival. Enjoy traditional music by Jeong Ga Ak Hoe, K-Pop dance performances and a costumed photo booth, plus themed workshops, storytelling and a special workshop with artist Ik-Joong Kang. All activities are free, just drop in. Activities are suitable for all ages unless stated. Please stay with your children at all times.

Supported by the Korea Foundation and presented in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Centre UK.

한국의 명절 추석을 맞아 영국박물관에서 준비한 한가위 축제에 여러분을 초대합니다. 정가악회의 전통 국악과 케이팝 댄스팀의 공연을 즐기실 수 있으며, 다양한 체험활동과 전래동화 구연, 그리고 현대작가 강익중씨와 함께하는 특별 워크샵도 준비되어 있습니다.

모든 활동은 무료로 진행되며 일부 활동을 제외하고 누구나 참여하실 수 있습니다. 항상 어린이와 동행하여 주시기 바랍니다.

Great Court

Performance: Jeong Ga Ak Hoe 정가악회 공연

11.00–11.45 & 14.00–14.45, Great Court

Celebrate Chuseok with a vibrant performance by Korean group Jeong Ga Ak Hoe.

Korean crafts 공예 체험

11.00–16.00, Great Court (south-east)

Create a your own colourful yeon (traditional Korean shield kite) and jegi chagi (hacky sack) with artist Davina Drummond.

Make an ancestor offering 제사상 만들기 체험

11.00–16.00, Great Court (south-west)

Design and make an offering to an ancestor and leave it on our growing installation with artist katehers RHEE. With additional support of Berlin Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.

Performance: K-Pop dancers 케이팝 댄스 공연

12.00–12.30 & 15.00–15.30, Great Court

Performers from the London K-Pop dance workshop will dance to famous K-Pop songs – Korean pop music!

Clore Centre

Traditional Korean games 전통놀이 체험

11.00–16.00, Clore Centre for Education West Foyer

Play traditional Korean games of jegi chagi and tuho. Pitch your arrows and kick your jegi in our games area. Who will win?

Dress up photobooth 포토존 및 한복 체험

11.00–16.00, Clore Centre for Education East Foyer

Try on hanbok (traditional Korean clothes) and have your photo taken in our photobooth. Take your photo home with you or share on social media. This is likely to be very popular – queues expected.

Korea Gallery (Room 67)

Objects up close 한국유물 체험

11.00–12.00 & 15.00–16.00, Room 67

Handle traditional Korean objects from the collection. What will you discover?

Related gallery – Korea (Room 67) 한국실(67번 전시실)

This newly refurbished gallery creates an encounter with the peninsula’s art, history and culture, through the British Museum’s important objects and also through loans from partner institutions, including the National Museum of Korea. The gallery was created in 2000 thanks to the generosity of the Korea Foundation and refurbished in 2014 with a grant from the National Museum of Korea.

BP Lecture Theatre

Folktales of Korea 한국 전래동화 구연

11.30–12.00, 13.00–13.30 & 14.15–14.45, BP Lecture Theatre

Sef Townsend tells popular stories from Korea. Afterwards join in with ganggangsullae, a traditional circle dance. Suitable for ages 5+

Sackler Rooms

My wishing moon jar with artist Ik-Joong Kang 강익중 작가와 함께하는 나의 달항아리

13.00–15.00, Sackler Rooms (limited places) Work with contemporary artist Ik-Joong Kang in a family fun drop-in art workshop. With additional support from Totally Thames.

All over:

Family trails, backpacks and art materials 온가족이 함께하는 박물관 체험활동

10.30–16.30, Families Desk, Great Court

Explore the Museum with a range of things to do as a family. Backpacks available until 15.00.

Food and drink 식사와 음료

11.00–16.00, Great Court and Clore Education Centre East Foyer

Complement your Chuseok celebrations with Korean-themed food and drink, available to buy throughout the event. Includes kimbap (seaweed rice rolls), jeon (vegetable pancakes), kimchi, gochujang pulled pork, rice wine, Korean beer and pomegranate ice tea. Food supplied by Benugo.

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