From Facebook, details of the annual Universities of London Korean Society Korean Evening. Usually at the Conway Hall in Red Lion Square, this year it has migrated to SOAS, where there is now a lively Korean Society.
Location: SOAS, Brunei Gallery
Date: Friday 6th February
Time: Food Market 5-7pm
Cultural Performances 7-8pm
Other food prices TBC
Vegetarian options will be available
Cultural Performance Tickets: £2
Free with bowl of bibimbap ^_^
On February 6th, in the SOAS Brunei Gallery, ULKS (Universities of London Korea Society) is giving you the unique chance to experience a journey into the depths of Korean culture.
Be sure not to miss the delicious food market from 5 to 7pm, which will cater Korean favourites such as Bibimbab and Dukk Rice Cakes. There will also be some traditional Korean games for you to try and enjoy. To complete your experience, there will be cultural performances from 7 – 8pm, including Taekwondo demonstrations and Korean drums performance, Samulnori.
Taekwondo (태권도) is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. It is the world’s most popular martial art in terms of number of practitioners; and Gyeorugi, one type of sparring, is an Olympic event. Taekwondo training generally includes a system of blocks, kicks, punches, and open-handed strikes and may also include various take-downs or sweeps, throws, and joint locks.
Samul nori is a genre of traditional percussion music originating in Korea. The word samul means “four objects” and nori means “play”; samul nori is always performed with four traditional Korean musical instruments:
Kkwaenggwari (a small gong), Jing (a larger gong), Janggu (an hourglass-shaped drum), Buk (a barrel drum similar to the bass drum)
The daegeum(대금) is a large bamboo transverse flute used in traditional Korean music. It has a buzzing membrane that gives it a special timbre. It is used in court, aristocratic, and folk music, as well as in contemporary classical music, popular music, and film scores. Daegum will be playing Sanjo; Sanjo (literally, scattered melodies) is a solo instrumental genre and one of the most advanced forms in Korean music. It begins slowly and proceeds to a faster tempo and is flexible for improvisations that the performer can spontaneously create melodies within a prescribed form
All proceeds from this event will go towards the Korean charity “Okedongmu” which aids primarily North Korean children in need, by providing necessities that they do not normally have access to, such as medicine, school supplies, etc.
For more information please contact:
07828 077858 SoonYoung Banya
07912 556196 Kwon
Apparently it’s also ‘Hug a Korean Day’ on Friday, so there’s another excuse to come along and find yourself a Korean to hug! ^_^