All Eyes on Korea at the Thames Festival

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

All Eyes on Korea: Wedding Ceremony

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

Lee Lee-nam

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.

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