Now in its third year, the early Autumn Korean harvest festival organised by Korean British Cultural Exchange comes to Kingston’s marketplace this September:
Kingston Celebrates Chuseok
Saturday 22 September 2018, 12 noon – 4pm
Ancient Market Place | Kingston-upon-Thames KT1 1JS
Detailed schedule at the bottom of this page.
Fun, family-friendly and free for all
Korean Traditional Wedding Ceremony | Korean Traditional And Contemporary Performances
The master of Kimchi making, Hayeun Lee, is coming to demonstrate how to make authentic Kimchi
Are you a vegan or vegetarian? There will be Temple food demonstrations by Mujin Sunim
Korean Dessert Making | Paper Lantern Making | Korean Traditional Costume Trial
Stalls For Korean Food And Raffle
(actual times might vary)
11:40 Gilnori / DJ B.Flow 12:00 Opening Ceremony 12:10 Taekwondo / Livingwell Taekwondo Club, Master Derek Sumner 12:30 Cooking Demonstration-Kimchi / Korean Food Grand Master, Kimchi, Lee Ha-yeun 12:50 Community Stage / Jordan x Xinachu, PianW000 x Santo, PianW000xNinja Tea Jana, MSK, NUSH 13:15 Cooking Demonstration-Temple Food / Mujin Sumin 13:35 Community Stage / Bivocal 13:45 Cooking Demonstration-Korean Food for Every Day / Chef Yim Hyung-soo 14:00 Korean Traditional Wedding Ceremony / Designer – Deok Soon Jin, Performers – In Hong Song, Sophy Sooyeon Jaekal 14:20 Cooking Demonstration-Kimchi / Korean Food Grand Master, Kimchi, Lee Ha-yeun 14:35 Community Stage / UJJN, NUSH, AZIZA, Santo 14:50 Cooking Demonstration-Temple Food / Mujin Sumin 15:05 Community Stage /The WE.K.END Company 15:15 Cooking Demonstration-Korean Food for Every Day/ Chef Yim Hyung-soo 15:30 Community Stage / MSK, Jules, Jordan x Xinachu, PianW000, AZIZA Crew 15:55 Finale / Arirang, Bivocal
Presenters: Sophia Tang & Sunny
Message from The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
It gives me great pleasure to send a message of good wishes to the “Kingston celebrates Harvest Fest” event on the 22nd September 2018 in the Ancient Market Place. The Royal Borough of Kingston has the largest Korean community in Europe contributing enormously to the rich cultural diversity of the borough.
This annual Kingston Korea Festival is one of the premier cultural events in Kingston, bringing together a broad array of local businesses, community groups and individual volunteers from the Korean community in a joint celebration of their unique heritage. In June this year I had the pleasure of enjoying the beautiful musical the Phitharmonia Orchestra at the Korea/UK Year of Culture Closing Concert at the Royal Festival Hall. I also had the pleasure of attending the 64th British Korean War Veterans Remembrance Day event and the 73rd Korean Liberation Day celebrations which showcased some of the traditional Korean music and dance performances. These cultural and social activities illustrate the strong contribution you make to the cultural life of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.
I wish the festival all the success and would like to extend my sincere thanks and congratulations to the organisers, participants, sponsors and volunteers for their untiring effort to make this a memorable and enjoyable event for everyone.
Cllr Thay Thayalan The Worshipful the Mayor of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames