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Kingston Korean Festival 2009: 15 August

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.

Fan Dance11:00 ~ 11:30 : Liberation Day Ceremony

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.

6 thoughts on “Kingston Korean Festival 2009: 15 August

  1. Sounds like a great event, but to clarify this is in 2009? And where in Kingston is this event held? Is public transportation readily available? Thanks.

    1. Wasn’t aware there were two. In Surrey, just outside London. If in doubt, check the map in the link I gave you and zoom out to get your bearings 😉
      It’s not the one in Yorkshire.

  2. Kingston is now A Greater London Borough
    It did come under the the County of Surrey until the change of boundaries some years ago.
    It still uses Surrey as it’s address

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