Kingston Welcomes Korea – a festival of Korean music, performance, art and more

Kingston Welcomes Korea

There’s something for everyone in the upcoming celebration of Kingston’s Korean community. Congratulations to the organisers for assembling such a varied programme of events. Full details at www.kingstonwelcomeskorea.org.

Kingston Welcomes Korea

30 July to 8 August 2015
www.kingstonwelcomeskorea.org

No borough in Britain, royal or otherwise, has thrown a party to welcome friends from the other side of the world whom the tides of history have brought to our shores. We have the largest Korean community in Europe, 10% of our Kingston population. We want to celebrate that fact.

Kingston Welcomes Korea is a party with a purpose. We are combining an arts festival with a trade fair. Four brilliant Korean dance and comedy companies will be visiting the Rose Theatre from Seoul. There will be Anglo-Korean concerts and recitals at All Saints Parish Church and an exhibition from the new generation of outstanding Korean artists at the Creative Industries Centre. At Jangmadang, the Korean word for market place, there will be the ideal networking centre for British companies that want to trade with Korea and Korean companies that want to trade with Britain. There will be designs and models for a new Royal garden for the Coronation Stone, a Green Debate with leading speakers at the Guildhall, a Korean picnic, breakdancing, and many more events.

Tickets are on sale at the Rose Theatre’s box office, on line through the Rose’s website and though www.kingstonwelcomeskorea.org.

The festival runs from 30 July to 8 August. A summary of the progarmme of events can be found below. For up-to-date information visit www.kingstonwelcomeskorea.org.

Date Daytime Evening
Thu 30 Jul ROSE THEATRE
In Nam-Soon and Company
2000 to 2130*
Fri 31 Jul ROSE THEATRE
In Nam-Soon and Company
1930 to 2100
Sat 1 Aug ALL SAINTS
Korean Catholic Choir,
Desorgher and Mays
1310 to 1400

ROSE THEATRE
Haddangse Company: “BRUSH”
1430 to 1530

ALL SAINTS
Korean Catholic Choir
Sounds Positive
1930 to 2100*

ROSE THEATRE
Perfordian Factory: Ongals
1930 to 2045

Sun 2 Aug Ride London

ROSE THEATRE
Haddangse Company: “BRUSH”
1430 to 1530

ROSE THEATRE
Perfordian Factory: Ongals
2000 to 2115
Mon 3 Aug ALL SAINTS
Yoon-Seok Kim (Piano)
1310 to 1400

Market Place
Korean Food at the International Food Festival

Penny School Gallery
Exhibition: Rain Doesn’t Fall For Nothing
Private View
1900
Tue 4 Aug GUILDHALL
Green Debate
How Fragile is our Planet? (1)
1100 to 1300

GUILDHALL
Green Debate
How Fragile is our Planet? (2)
1400 to 1600

Market Place
Korean Food at the International Food Festival

New Malden Library
A Korean Literary Evening with Deborah Smith
1900 to 2030

ALL SAINTS
Rising Stars
Grace Yeo (piano) and Marisol Lee (violin)
1930 to 2100

ROSE THEATRE
Stem, the Bud, the Bloom and the Seed
Won Il and Jason Piper
1930 to 2100*

Penny School Gallery
Exhibition: Rain Doesn’t Fall For Nothing

Wed 5 Aug ROSE THEATRE
Upper Foyer/ Gallery
UKTI Seminar: “Doing Business in Korea”
0830 to 1300

GUILDHALL
Green Debate
Can we change our lifestyles?
1100 to 1300

GUILDHALL
Green Debate
Can we achieve global agreements?
1400 to 1600

Market Place
Korean Food at the International Food Festival

ROSE THEATRE
Stem, the Bud, the Bloom and the Seed
Won Il and Jason Piper
1930 to 2100

Penny School Gallery
Exhibition: Rain Doesn’t Fall For Nothing

Thu 6 Aug GUILDHALL
Green Debate
Are the answers more spiritual than scientific?
1100 to 1300

GUILDHALL
Green Debate.
Is Geo-engineering the whole earth solution?
1400 to 1600

Market Place
Korean Food at the International Food Festival

Kingston Library
The Vengeful Ghost in Korean cinema, with Colette Balmain
1900 to 2000

ALL SAINTS
Cross-over Concert
Hye-lim Kim, Dennis Lee, Melanie Henry and Sally Mays
1930 to 2100

Penny School Gallery
Exhibition: Rain Doesn’t Fall For Nothing

Fri 7 Aug Market Place
Korean Food at the International Food Festival
ROSE THEATRE
Kim Hyo-Jin and YMAP: Alice in Wonderland
1930 to 2045*

Penny School Gallery
Exhibition: Rain Doesn’t Fall For Nothing

Kingston Museum
Korean wedding gifts and costumes
New exhibition

Han Bar and Restaurant, New Malden
K-Town: Pop, Hip-Hop and R&B
2200 – late

Sat 8 Aug A Korean Picnic with a Korean Musical Group
(time and place tbc)
ROSE THEATRE
Kim Hyo-Jin and YMAP: Alice in Wonderland
1930 to 2045

ALL SAINTS
SANI, the classical Korean ensemble,
In Jieum
1930 to 2100*

* Gala tickets are available. Gala tickets holders are invited to a drinks reception to meet the artists, sponsors and KWK management team.

(automatically generated) Read LKL’s review of this event here.

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