All Eyes on Korea at the Thames Festival 2010

Returning to the Festival for a fourth year, the Korean Cultural Centre UK present All Eyes on Korea, a celebration of Korean culture in Jubilee Gardens. Leading talents from a wide range of Korean arts and cultural groups have been selected and include extreme dance comedy from Break Out – an energetic extravaganza, returning to London after a global tour which has taken in the London’s West End, the Edinburgh Fringe (2007 Box Office No. 1), Laos, India, Malaysia, China, Bangkok, Singapore and a 3-month Broadway run.

Eyes on Korea

Korean fusion group Baramgot perform contemporary pieces on traditional instruments to create their own unique sound. The Korean stage programme also features Taekwondo demonstrations – a firm festival favourite, these world-class fighters from the Korean National Sport University demonstrate their incredible skills, impressive flying kicks and the smashing of roof tiles.

All Eyes on Korea is a family event and includes a whole host of activities and workshops for children of all ages. There will be a photo-shoot with popular animation characters, including Pucca and Pororo the Little Penguin, and various board games provided by the Korea Creative Content Agency. For those feeling hungry there is also a selection of Korean dishes from some of London’s leading Korean restaurants.

All Eyes on Korea, a celebration of Korean culture, is presented in collaboration with the Korean Cultural Centre UK.

It’s worth looking in at the Cultural Centre over the course of the Festival – I hear that Sef Townsend will be hosting some traditional story-telling sessions for children, and there may be other things going on as well such as children’s craft workshops, animation screenings, board games and more.

Saturday 11th September

12 noon & 4.30pm Taekwondo demonstrations
1.30pm & 6pm Break Out
3pm Winterplay jazz concert
7.30pm Baramgot

Sunday 12th September

12 noon & 4.30pm Taekwondo demonstrations
1.30pm & 6pm Break Out
3pm Baramgot
7.30pm Winterplay jazz concert

Workshop timetable

Saturday
1pm & 5:30pm Taekwondo workshop
2.30pm & 7pm B-boy experience
4.30pm Baramgot (traditional Korean instruments experience)

Sunday
1pm Taekwondo
2.30 Break Out B-boy experience
4pm Baramgot (traditional Korean instruments experience)

All Eyes on Korea at the Thames Festival

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