A varied series of lectures and classes coming up at the KCC will enable you to experience a wide range of Korean culture.
2015 K-Culture Workshop
The Korean Cultural Centre UK is now taking applications for our free 10 week culture courses: K-POP Dance, Taekwondo, Seoyeh: Korean Calligraphy, Jogakbo: Korean Traditional Patchwork and Gayageum: Korean Music Class. We are also taking applications for our weekly Open Lectures: the K-Cuisine and K-Culture Lectures also run weekly and take place between March and May 2015.
- All the courses are free, but applicants for Jogakbo class should buy the materials needed for the class.
- Applicants can apply for the K-Cuisine and K-Culture Lecture on a weekly basis, all other courses run for 10 weeks.
10 Week Courses
1. K-Pop Dance
K-Pop dance is an integral part of the K-pop phenomenon. When acts combine multiple vocalists, the singers often switch their positions whilst performing, making prompt, seamless movements in synchrony.
The key movements stand out, being easily remembered as elements that match the characteristics of the lyrics of the song.
Traditional taekwondo typically refers to the martial art as it was established in the 1950s and 1960s in the South Korean military and in various civilian organizations, including schools and universities. It is one of the official events of the Olympic Games.
3. Seoyeh: Korean Calligraphy
Korean calligraphy “Seoyeh” is considered a high art form in Korea. It is commonly created with a pen and/or a brush dipped in black ink. The appearance of ink brushed on parchment is universally regarded as aesthetically pleasing. The combination of rough and smooth edges where brush strokes start and end create a naturalistic look and accentuate the simplicity of the piece.
4. Gayageum: Korean Music Class
Played seated or crossed-legged this 12 stringed instrument is one of Korea’s most famous instruments.
5. Jogakbo: Korean Traditional Patchwork
Jogakbo refers to Korean traditional patchwork and is an expression of Korean women＇s sense of beauty and creativity. Having been passed down from generations for six centuries, this craft has been used to create various household items from leftover fabrics. The use of Jogakbo in modern times has been widespread and is generally used for designs of everyday accessories such as bags, pouches and brooches.
Korean food is referred to in Korean as Hansik, which is fundamentally a slow food that is perfectly suited to health and well-being. It is primarily based on the balance between meat, fish, rice and most importantly vegetables, preferably grown/caught locally and prepared with fermented sauces.
- K-Cuisine lecture will be held at Le Cordon Bleu London on 24th March 2015.
2. K-Culture Lecture
The K-Culture Lecture is education programme that introduces Korean culture to students. This weekly lecture includes a wider introduction to all aspects of Korean Culture including K-Art, K-Architecture, K-POP, fashion, movies and games. Upon completing the course students will be able to express themselves in Korean on a vast range of topics.
- On 26th March, K-Culture Lecture will explore Korean Popular Music and be presented by Keith Howard, Professor of Music at SOAS University.
- Open Lectures take different applicants each week, please apply/register for each lecture.
Subject Date Time Gayageum: Korean Music Class Wed 8 Apr to 10 Jun Intermediate level: 18:00~19:00
Beginner level: 19:00~20:00
Taekwondo Wed 25 Mar to 27 May 18:30~20:00 Seoyeh: Korean Calligraphy Wed 25 Mar to 27 May 18:00~19:30 Jogakbo: Korean Traditional Patchwork Thurs 26 Mar to 28 May 18:00~20:00 K-Culture Lecture Thurs 26 Mar to 28 May 18:00~20:00 K-Pop Dance Fri 27 Mar to 29 May 18:00~20:00 K-Cuisine Tue 24 Mar 18:30~20:30
All events to be held at the KCCUK except K-Cuisine (Le Cordon Bleu London).
The lectures can be cancelled if there are not enough applicants. The minimum number of applicants is normally 10 people, except K-Cuisine (40 people) and K-Culture (20 people).
- Minimum Age: 18 years old
- Application forms received outside of the application window will not be accepted.
- Applications must arrive by 13 Mar 2015, 5pm.
Email: [email protected] / Fax: +44 (0)20 7004 2600
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Korean Cultural Centre UK
Grand Buildings, 1-3 Strand
London WC2N 5BW