After a break in 2008, the Kingston Korean Festival is back this year on 15 August, timed to coincide with the liberation of Korea from Japan in 1945.
As usual, the event is at the Fairfield Recreation Ground in Kingston, and there will be lots of food stalls.
Here’s the provisional running order, though as ever with these events, things may change on the day.
11:30 ~ 12:00 : The traditional percussion quartet
A folk music accompanied by four percussion instruments
12:00 ~ 12:30 : Tae Kwon Do
Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea, it is the world’s most popular martial art in terms of the number of practitioners. It combines combat, self-defense, exercise, meditation and philosophy
12:30 ~ 13:00 : Traditional Dance
The slow, gracious movements that reflects the beauty of moderation
13:00 ~ 13:30 : Korean Dress Show
13:30 ~ 14:00 : Korea’s got talent
14:00 ~ 14:30 : B-Boy Dance Performance
14:30 ~ 15:00 : Korean Band
15:00 ~ 15:30 Buchaechum
Traditional form of dance usually performed by female dancers using fans painted with pink peony blossoms
15:30 ~ 16:00 : Tae Kwon Do
16:00 ~ 16:30 : Jang Go Chum
Traditional dance using a double-headed drum pinched in at the middle
16:30 ~ 17:00 : Traditional Korean Wedding Ceremony
17:00 ~ 18:00 : University Dance
18:00 ~ 18:30 : Raffle
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.