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Making and Sharing Kimchi Project: the 2019 Kimjang Festival

The culmination of many months’ preparation is here.

Kimjang: Making and Sharing Kimchi is a project made possible by money raised by National Lottery players. It involves recording, archiving and distributing 20 authentic kimchi recipes and personal Kimjang experiences from North, South and Chinese-Korean residents, and hosting an annual Kimjang Festival on New Malden High Street on the third Saturday of November.

The 2019 grand finale of the Kimjang Project is the Kimjang Festival, which includes a Kimchi Experience Area where you can learn about and make various types of kimchi; stalls selling Korean food; live music performances and a cultural activities programme for the whole family to enjoy together.

Korean residents and locals from the entire borough can buy pre-prepared cabbage and Kimchi seasoning to make their own Kimjang kimchi on the day!

Find our more on the Kimjang Project website.

Also, the organisers are looking for volunteers to help make the day run smoothly. So, if you’re a reliable and responsible person with a passion for Korean culture, contact [email protected] to volunteer.

You can register for the kimchi-making sessions here.

1st Kimjang Festival

Saturday 23 November 2019, 11am – 6pm, New Malden High Street
Sharing is giving – Kimjang: making and sharing kimchi

Kimjang Festival banner


11am – 4pm, New Malden High Street

Photo exhibition, Kimchi tasting and Street market including Korean food stalls

12pm – 4pm, St. George Square

Kimchi making demonstration and Kimchi making classes

1pm – 3pm, Methodist Church

Expert talks, Kimchi exhibition and Korean costume experience

4:30pm – 6pm Methodist Church

Live entertainment, including performance by Shilla Ensemble (Fundraising event for Kingston Hospital)

Kimjang events map

Programme for performance at Methodist Church

Kimjang supporters


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