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Kingston’s Korean Harvest Festival

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.

Official Kingston Korean Festival 2018 poster

Fun, family-friendly and free for all

Live Entertainments

Korean Traditional Wedding Ceremony | Korean Traditional And Contemporary Performances

Food Demonstrations

The master of Kimchi making, Hayeun Lee, is coming to demonstrate how to make authentic Kimchi

Kimchi making with Hayeon Lee
Are you a vegan or vegetarian? There will be Temple food demonstrations by Mujin Sunim

Korean temple food

Taekwondo Demonstrations

Family Activities

Korean Dessert Making | Paper Lantern Making | Korean Traditional Costume Trial

Stalls For Korean Food And Raffle

Kingston Harvest Festival map

Planned schedule

(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


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

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