2005 London Korean Festival – programme details

London Korean Festival 2005 banner

Here is the programme of events that formed the 2005 London Korean Festival, organised by the Korean Anglican Community Centre. Although this post’s datestamp is May 2005 so that it appears in the appropriate month of this site’s calendar archive, it is actually being uploaded in September 2019, and is being posted for archival purposes.

Personally, I remember little of this festival. I think the reason for this is that, in common with many Korean events at the time, there was very little advance publicity and I had managed to book a holiday which took out most of the festival. Even more annoyingly, the lack of advance notice also meant that I missed out on the appearance of one of my favourite bands, Roller Coaster, who were also scheduled as part of the broader cultural festival. I did get, though, to the fascinating conference at the Charlotte Street Hotel, sponsored by CJ Entertainment, and to part of the video art presentation at the British Museum which, as is often the case with Korean events, clashed with the conference.

The events were as follows:

9 – 13 May London Korean Film Festival
10 May Contemporary Korean Cinema conference
10 May Contemporary media art screening night
11 May Favourite Classics
19 May Roller Coaster play the Mean Fiddler

The official home page of the festival, as archived in the Way Back Machine, reads as follows:

The 3rd London Korean Festival 2005

9 – 19 May 2005

The 3rd London Korean Festival 2005 will be held in central London with various exciting events.

Film lovers can enjoy different genres of movies in our The UK Korean Film Festival 2005.
Classical music fans will have a glimpse of new Korean talents in Favourite Classics.
Contemporary media art clips will be shown along with leading international artists’ works in Contemporary media art screening night.
Tasting of Korean foods is little bit changed for distributing Korean BBQ sauce for people who attend our film festival.
Rock concert with contemporary Korean musicians from Seoul and London will be vibrant in the Korean Wave show in London Astoria Theatre B1: Mean Fiddler.
We strongly hope you can have more understanding about Korean Culture through our festival.

Come and Enjoy!

The 3rd London Korean Festival 2005
Director Mr. Tae Min Oh

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