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New Malden Korean Harvest Fest 2021

The Korean Harvest Festival is back: this time the festivities are in New Malden High Street and St George’s Square. We didn’t have any independence day celebrations during August so this September event will be extra welcome.

There’s plenty of opportunity to be part of the fun – for example you could participate in the talent contest, the hanbok parade or the Arirang community dance. More details on the KBCE Official Facebook page.

Korean Harvest Fest

(Part of Kingston Korea Festival 2021)
Saturday 18 September 2021, 12 noon – 4pm
St Georges Square and High Street, New Malden

Enjoy the British Autumn, Korean style! Fun, family-friendly and free event for all.

Programme schedule

MCs: Sophia Tang, Sunny Lee

11:45 – 12:00 Parade from High Street to Square
Traditional Percussion Band led by Master Jong Bok Oh
12:00 – 12:20 Opening Ceremony
12:20 – 12:40 Taekwondo demonstration
Livingwell Taekwondo Club with Master Derek Sumner
12:40 – 13:00 North and South Korean Songpyeon tasting
13:00 – 13:20 Folk game (Jaegi Chagi)
13:20 – 13:30 Kpop performance
AZIZA – winner of KPOP UK National Competition 2019
13:30 – 13:50 New Malden’s Got Talent
13:50 – 14:00 Community Dance (Together)
Audience + LOKO | choreographed by Suyoung Park
14:00 – 14:20 Taekwondo demonstration
Livingwell Taekwondo Club with Master Derek Sumner
14:20 – 14:40 North and South Korean Songpyeon tasting
14:40 – 15:00 Folk game (Jaegi Chagi)
15:00 – 15:20 New Malden’s Got Talent
15:£0 – 15:25 Community Dance (Arirang)
Audience | choreographed by Hae Yun Kim
15:25 – 15:45 North and South Korean Songpyeon tasting
15:45 – 15:50 Olympic Result Announcement
15:50 – 16:00 Finale: Traditional Music Performance
Traditional Percussion Band led by Master Jong Bok Oh

Schedule subject to change.

Folk Games Olympics (starting from 12:30)

KKF September 2021 poster
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  • Jaegi Chagi, a traditional game in which players kick a shuttlecock-like item as many tomes as they can without it touching the floor
  • Gonggi Nori starts with all the stones on the surface, first peck up one stone and throw it in the air. While it is in the air, pick up the next stone and then catch the first stone with the other in your hand. Continue to throw up all the stones in your hand and pick up the next one until you have picked them all up without dropping any.
  • Tuho is a game where the players throw arrows (or sticks) in a large pot from a certain distance.
  • Yutnori includes 4 wooden sticks, flat on one side and curved on the other, eight playing tokens and a game board. The aim is to move your tokens across the game board back to the start, four tokens for each team. Moving across the board you move along the dots, following the arrows. The board allows you to make choices on which path you can choose: it is your choice to pick the correct paths in order to get your tokens back first. You can have as many counters on the board as you like at any time


  • Korean food, Kpop trading, Crafts

New Malden map


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

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