The summer’s events come to an end with the Thames Festival, which coincides with the Chuseok season. As usual, Korea will be strongly represented, this time in a prestigious location just in front of Tate Modern.
All Eyes on Korea at the Thames Festival
Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 September 2012, 12 – 10pm
A full programme of events for all the family with a focus upon Korean art and cuisine. Enjoy comedy, contemporary arts and crafts, a great selection of food tasting and artist workshops all in front of Tate Modern. The festival also includes a traditional Korean wedding celebration!
Sat 8 Sept
1.10pm Babbling Comedy 2 by Perfordian Factory
2.20pm Traditional Korean Wedding Demonstration & Stage Performance
4.40pm Taekwondo Demo by Kukkiwon Taekwondo team and GB National Poomsae Squad
5.50pm Traditional Korean Music by Yeonheedan Palsandae
7pm K-Pop Contest
Sun 9 Sept
12.10pm Babbling Comedy 2 by Perfordian Factory
1.30pm Traditional Korean Wedding Demonstration & Stage Performance
3.40pm Taekwondo Demo by Kukkiwon Taekwondo team and GB National Poomsae Squad
4.50pm Yeonheedan Palsandae
5.50pm Babbling Comedy 2 by Perfordian Factory
6.50pm Kukkiwon Taekwondo Display Team
8.10pm Screening of Jeong Yoon-chul’s film Marathon
Prior to each live performance, audiences will have the opportunity to see a selection of stunning large-scale projections by Lee Lee-nam, the video artist considered to be second only to Nam-June Paik.
Drop-in workshops for all the family! (from 12 – 10pm)
Meekyoung Shin & Hong Sang-sik
Contemporary Korean artist Meekyoung Shin leads a workshop making colourful soap-bricks. These will be used to create a replica of Cheomsungdae, the 7th century astronomical observatory in Gyeongju, Korea, one of the oldest scientific installations on Earth. The second art workshop will feature contemporary Korean artist Hong Sang-sik whose work involves creating shapes and objects with dried noodles.
The second workshop features contemporary Korean artist Hong Sang-Sik whose work involves creating shapes and objects with dried noodles.
(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.