The Anglo-Korean Society will be presenting its regular Korean Culture evening on 10 April. If it happened last year, I’m afraid I missed it, but two years ago I went along. It was my first event as an AKS member, and I was very frustrated because there had been some very generous sponsorship of the wine but this was in the middle of Lent and I was abstaining.
Apart from the wine, there was a splendid buffet, speeches, a raffle, some tourism videos and of course the opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old ones. One of the highlights of the evening was a demonstration of taekwondo by some local Korean children. Cute.
The event two years ago was in the gentlemen’s-club-like atmosphere of the Foreign Press Association in Carlton House Terrace. This time round it will be hosted at the new Cultural Centre.
Here’s the official details from the AKS:
The Anglo-Korean Society in association with the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) will give you the opportunity to share our knowledge of Korean culture, food & music. They will present a short video, highlighting their positive steps to promote Korean tourism.
The KTO was established in 1962 to further develop Korea’s tourism industry. The KTO is responsible for all promotional activities, development of new tourism resources & research into the tourism industry. They can provide you with up-to-date information on Korean tourism.
Britain’s first Korean Cultural Centre opened on 30 January 2008. They will offer a cutting-edge insight into trends in contemporary Korean culture such as the dynamic film scene, the influence of Korean music & television on Asia, & the country’s innovations in new technology, as well as connections to Korea’s unique cultural heritage.
The centre houses an art gallery, lecture room, theatre & cultural lounge. It also has a library & high-tech information centre offering Korean language courses & lectures by academics & other experts.
The evening will commence with a reception followed by an exquisite Korean buffet with wine. There will be entertainment by Korean musicians, together with a demonstration by a group of young boys & girls of the traditional Korean martial art of Taekwondo.
The cost is £15.00.
KOREAN CULTURAL CENTRE UK
Grand Buildings, 1 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5EJ
Download the application form below and send your cheque to Sylvia Park without delay. It’s a great value evening.
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.