Event news: DPRK Youth Para-Ensemble UK tour 2017

by Philip Gowman on 26 April, 2017

in DPRK, Event Notices, Western classical music

The DPRK Youth Para-Ensemble makes its second UK appearance:

DPRK Youth Para-Ensemble UK Concert Tour 2017

2017 Concert Poster

DULA International is a UK charity (CHARITY NO. 1166701) dedicated to the promotion of disability welfare and the improvement of living conditions of people with disabilities in North Korea. Founded in 2012, DULA has been collaborating with the KFPD (Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled) since its beginning.

As part of efforts to actively support and promote growing social integration for people with disabilities in North Korea, DULA is organising its second DPRK Youth Para-Ensemble Concert Tour, which will see the delegation visit the UK from 24th May to 1st June 2017.

Kim So-ock

Kim So-ock, recitalist and teacher at the Royal Academy of Music, will perform with the ensemble in London, Oxford and Cambridge

The first tour, which took place in 2015, marked the first North Korean disabled group perform outside the DPRK; since then, a ripple effect of positive awareness towards disability has been working throughout North Korea. Our first tour had been monumental in creating a shift in attitude towards disability in the DPRK and we hope to carry on this progressive trend.

Concerts

Oxford: 26th May / Sheldonian Theatre, University of Oxford / 7.30pm
Cardiff: 27th May / Dora Stoutzker Hall, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama / 7pm
Cambridge: 29th May / Trinity College Chapel, University of Cambridge / 7pm
London: 30th May / St. John’s Smith Square / 7.30pm

Seminars

University of Oxford 25th May 3pm (location tbd)
SOAS, University of London 31st May

Support the Youth Para-Ensemble

We are currently fundraising for the Concert Tour and future projects, including specialist education materials and greenhouses for disability schools in North Korea. Show your support for the young performers and the future of disability in the DPRK by coming to see the Para-Ensemble in concert.

Reservations

Reserve via Eventbrite: www.dulainternational.eventbrite.co.uk

Tickets are free to book, just make a donation online or at our events!
Tickets, donations and further information: www.dula.org.uk
Donate online: www.justgiving.com/dulainternational

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