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3rd New Malden Arts Festival

Details of the 3rd New Malden Arts Festival, organised by Theatre For All.

Theatre For All logoDate: 16 June 2009 ~ 11 July (4 weeks)
Organised by: Theatre For All (
Supported by: Kingston Council, Korean Cultural Centre UK, ASIANA AIRLINES

16th June – 27th June NANTA (Cookin’) – Rose Theatre, Kingston
30th June – 11th July Bong San Tal Chum & Kook-Ak (Korean Traditional Music & Dance workshop)
4th July Street Parade / Music Festival / Traditional Korean Culture Experiences

1. Yoon Bok Hee Opening Gala Concert

Yoon Bok HeeDate: 16th JUNE 2009 7.30PM

The opening concert of the 3rd New Malden Arts Festival, Korea’s musical diva Yoon Bok Hee (윤복희) will be singing numbers from Jesus Christ Superstar. Yoon’s musical career started when she was four, and has spanned nearly 60 years.

For tickets and venue enquiries, contact theatre4all @ gmail . com or 07869 117 994 (mobile)

2. Nanta

Nanta posterDate: Thurs 18th JUNE ~ Sat 27th JUNE 2009 (No performance on Monday)
Evenings at 7:30pm, Saturday matinees at 2:30pm, Sun 21st June at 5pm
Tickets: ₤15, ₤20, ₤25 (Concession ₤10, Mon-Thu)
Venue: Rose Theatre, Kingston
Box Office: 0871 230 1552

Nanta (Cookin’) became one of the most popular shows in Korea after it premiered in Seoul 11 years ago. It has won the Korean Tourism Awards, featured in the ‘Top 10 Things to See and Do in Korea’ and was the first Asian musical to open on Broadway achieving sell-out success. Nanta was also voted best performance with 5-stars at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 1999.

This thrilling international hit combines drums and dance with knives, kitchen utensils, fire and acrobatics like you’ve never seen them used before. With no spoken word, this show is perfect for every age, culture and race.

Staged 4,236 times in 150 cities and 23 countries, Nanta now comes to the Rose Theatre, Kingston for two weeks only this summer. Book now for what will literally be the hottest ticket in town!

Supported by the Royal Borough of Kingston and Korean Cultural Centre UK.

3. Art Exhibition

A work by a Tiffin pupil - Hangeul characters using only plastic bags
A work by a Tiffin pupil – Hangeul characters using only plastic bags

Date: 16th June – 27th June 2009
Venue: Rose Theatre, Kingston (Cultural Café)

As part of 3rd New Malden Arts Festival, Theatre For All has organised an arts exhibition that will be held from 16 June to 27 June 2009 at the Rose Theatre in Kingston.

This year, the festival is aimed at promoting Korean Culture under the theme of ‘Cultural Waves in New Malden’. One of festival’s collaborators, Tiffin Boys School in Kingston Upon Thames, contributed their arts work under the supervision of Richard Plummer, the Head of Art.

Anyone interested can visit and enjoy the exhibition free of charge.

4. Bong San Tal Chum & Kook-Ak workshop

workshop1Date: 30th June – 11th July

Theatre For All offers a large variety of arts workshops in music, dance, theatre, and the visual arts which takes place in schools of New Malden, Surbiton and Kingston and also at the Korean Cultural Centre UK in central London. The workshop includes Professional Korean Traditional Music (Minyo – regional folk songs) and Mask Dance (Bong San Tal Chum – masked dance drama). This will involve learning Minyo and Danso (Korean tradional musical instrument) and painting (making masks) and learning dance techniques. People of all ages and both sexes can participate.

For enquiries, please visit or email theatre4all @ gmail . com.

5. Street Parade

parade Date: 4th July 2009 at 2:00pm
Venue: New Malden High Street

An annual street parade, collaborated with Malden Fortnight, will hit town on 4 July 2009 in New Malden High Street. This will be an amazing experience for all participants and to all those who watch our BongSan Tal Chum movements. It is a free family spectacular event which everyone in New Malden and Kingston borough can join in.

If you are interested in being part of the parade please contact Theatre 4 All.

6. Music Festival

musicians3 Date & Time: 4th July 2009 12pm (noon)~5pm
Venue: New Malden Fountain Pub back garden

Young UK bands play Jazz, Rock and Salsa; professional Korean performers play traditional music and perform the Mask Dance with gifted young dancers from local schools. Nearly 50 artists will perform for your enjoyment. And all this musical fun is free!

7. Traditional Korean Cultural Experiences

musicians1Date: 4th July 2009
Venue: New Malden Fountain Pub rear garden

There will be many exciting outdoor events at the Fountain Pub in New Malden on 4 July 2009.

Throughout the day, people can experience Korean traditional folk games guided by professional performers. Traditional games – Tuho, Noltuigi – and making Tteok (rice cakes) and Jegichagi are included. Also, this will give a chance to show and let people try Korean Traditional Foods. Materials provided by Korean Cultural Centre UK (Embassy of Republic of Korea) will introduce Korea to local residents.

Theatre 4 All are also looking for volunteers to help contribute to the festival’s success


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